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  • Busy, but encouraging 10 months for the Customs Department

    Busy, but encouraging 10 months for the Customs Department

    The past 10 months have been busy, and the results have been encouraging, the Customs Department said on Thursday. It said its officials in the year to the end of October seized 11,450kg of cannabis, 5kg of cocaine, 50.3 million contraband...

  • Watch: ‘Cannot say if power station businessmen approached PL’ - Anġlu Farrugia

    Watch: ‘Cannot say if power station businessmen approached PL’ - Anġlu Farrugia

    Former Labour deputy leader Anġlu Farrugia “cannot say” if the party was approached by businessmen involved in the power station deal prior to the March 2013 election because he was not involved in the matter. Dr Farrugia, who is now Speaker of...

  • Migrants returned to Libya, but refuse to disembark

    Migrants returned to Libya, but refuse to disembark

    Migrants are refusing to leave a cargo ship which rescued them and returned them to Libya, saying they would rather die than be returned to land. In the first documented case of its kind, the migrants have been stranded on the ship since it...

  • OPM backs Konrad Mizzi decision to only invite selected media

    OPM backs Konrad Mizzi decision to only invite selected media

    The Office of the Prime Minister said it did not interfere in ministers’ decisions on which media houses are invited to their events, backing Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi’s habit of not issuing official press calls. Replying to questions by Times...

  • UK's Brexit secretary quits, party propping up UK government will vote against deal

    UK's Brexit secretary quits, party propping up UK government will vote against deal

    Britain's Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's deal for leaving the European Union. "I regret to say that, following the Cabinet meeting yesterday on the Brexit deal, I must resign," he...

  • Seminar on reporting in the digital age

    Seminar on reporting in the digital age

    A one-day seminar steered by Deutsche Welle's political correspondent will discuss the different styles of reporting in the digital age. No matter what story they cover, most journalists rarely publish their work on a single platform these days.

  • Man marries a computer character in Japan

    Man marries a computer character in Japan

    A 35-year-old man in Japan has decided to give up his pursuit of finding the perfect woman, instead, opting to marry a computer character, who took on doll-form for the sake of their wedding. His bride is Hatsune Miku, she's a virtual reality star...

  • Priest in Porsche was a ‘regional display of joy’ - Gozo Curia

    Priest in Porsche was a ‘regional display of joy’ - Gozo Curia

    Controversial scenes of a Gozitan parish priest being paraded through the streets in a child-drawn convertible luxury car were a “regional display of joy”, the Gozo Curia said. Fr John Sultana, 47, raised eyebrows this week when amateur footage...

  • Ex-Transport Malta official gets €100,000 consultancy

    Ex-Transport Malta official gets €100,000 consultancy

    A former Transport Malta chief officer who resigned a few weeks ago has now been engaged as a consultant by the Lands Authority through a company he owns. Mark Sammut, who was touted to become CEO at the transport regulator soon after the...

  • Trump to meet N. Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises - Pence

    Trump to meet N. Korea's Kim in 2019; won't allow broken promises - Pence

    US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won't repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be broken on pledges to end arms programmes. The United...

  • Today's front pages - November 15, 2018

    Today's front pages - November 15, 2018

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Thursday.  Times of Malta leads with a call for the better protection of journalists, made in the United Nations’ universal periodic review on Wednesday. It also reports that Italy and...

  • GWU silent on president’s conflict

    GWU silent on president’s conflict

    The General Workers’ Union has kept silent over news revealed by this newspaper that its president, Victor Carachi, is on the government’s payroll as one of its consultants. Questions by the Times of Malta on whether the union’s administration has...

  • UK ministers back May on Brexit but she faces battle in parliament

    UK ministers back May on Brexit but she faces battle in parliament

    Updated British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement. More...

  • Press freedom organisations reiterate 'serious concerns' about Malta's freedom of expression

    Press freedom organisations reiterate 'serious concerns' about Malta's freedom of expression

    A group of international press freedom organisations have again highlighted “serious concerns” about the state of freedom of expression in Malta.In a statement issued on Wednesday, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders, the European Centre...

  • Students at Barts Medical School rise to 59

    Students at Barts Medical School rise to 59

    The student population at Barts Medical School in Gozo has risen to 59, but at this rate the target mentioned by the Prime Minister of having 300 after five years will not be met. Compared to last April when the figure stood at 40, the total...

  • Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

    Monkey kills 12-day-old Indian baby

    A monkey has snatched a 12-day-old Indian boy from his mother and killed him, police said. "A group of monkeys entered the victim's house and one of the monkeys snatched the baby from his mother who was breastfeeding him, and ran away with the...

  • After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch

    After aborted mission, NASA astronaut confident about December launch

    The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month's aborted launch and dramatic emergency landing is confident that her scheduled trip in December on a rocket that she calls a "workhorse" will go...

  • Prime Minister in Macedonia

    Prime Minister in Macedonia

    Business opportunities between Malta and Macedonia are set to be explored in 2019 by visiting trade delegations from both countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev said on Wednesday. The two prime ministers...

  • Arrivals from Poland rising steadily

    Arrivals from Poland rising steadily

    Visitors from Poland were up more than 12 per cent in the first eight months of this year, with increased marketing efforts by the Malta Tourism Authority in the country seeming to bear fruit. During 2017, 89,335 visitors came to Malta from...

  • Malta-Italy gaming intelligence agreement following major crackdown

    Malta-Italy gaming intelligence agreement following major crackdown

    Maltese gaming authorities will start exchanging anti-Mafia intelligence with their Italian counterparts following a major crackdown that uncovered Malta's role in a major organised crime money laundering racket. Digital Economy Parliamentary...

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