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  • Today's front pages - January 16, 2019

    Today's front pages - January 16, 2019

    These are the main stories in Wednesday’s newspapers. Most newspapers in Malta lead with Tuesday evening’s vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, which was defeated by a massive margin, triggering a no confidence vote that...

  • Motorcyclist injured in accident

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A motorcyclist was grievously injured on Tuesday in a traffic accident in Għajnsielem. The police said the accident happened in Triq l-Imġarr at 7.50pm. The 36-year-old Italian motorcyclsit, who lives in Xewkija, was riding a Kymco Agility that...

  • Holy smoke: Croatian bishop accidentally shoots hunter

    Holy smoke: Croatian bishop accidentally shoots hunter

    A Croatian bishop accidentally shot and badly wounded a man while hunting wild boar, reports and officials said Tuesday, igniting criticism on social media in the mainly Catholic country.   Bishop Vjekoslav Huzjak was on an organised hunting trip...

  • 13 treated for overexposure to pesticides in 5 years

    13 treated for overexposure to pesticides in 5 years

    Thirteen individuals were treated for overexposure to pesticides in the air over the past five years, official figures show. According to the National Hospitals Information System, they required medical treatment at Mater Dei Hospital between 2013...

  • 'Humiliated': British press says May 'crushed' by defeat

    'Humiliated': British press says May 'crushed' by defeat

    Prime Minister Theresa May was left "crushed" and "humiliated", Britain's newspapers said Wednesday as they raked over the fallout from parliament's huge rejection of her EU divorce deal. Daily papers said May's deal was sunk after the huge vote...

  • Enforcement notice withdrawal raises eyebrows

    Enforcement notice  withdrawal raises eyebrows

    A Planning Authority decision to withdraw an enforcement notice issued years ago following the unauthorised opening of a road in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq has left residents fuming and raised eyebrows. The controversy revolves around what was previously a...

  • Pro-EU protesters revel in parliament defeat of Brexit deal

    Pro-EU protesters revel in parliament defeat of Brexit deal

    Waving European Union flags, hundreds of anti-Brexit activists outside Britain's parliament roared with approval on Tuesday as the government's divorce deal was crushed by MPs. Massed in front of two big screens airing live coverage of the pivotal...

  • New waste sorting facility planned for Ħal Far

    New waste sorting facility planned for Ħal Far

    A new €14 million waste sorting facility will help the island process larger volumes of recycling in a bid to improve Malta’s poor track record on waste management, according to a new tender agreement. The Multi-Material Recovery Facility will be...

  • Polish man takes wrong Ryanair flight and ends up in Malta

    Polish man takes wrong Ryanair flight and ends up in Malta

    An elderly Polish man caught the wrong Ryanair flight at Leeds Airport and ended up in Malta, 1,000 miles from home. He only realised he was in the wrong country when the taxi driver didn’t understand him, according to the Daily Mail. The incident...

  • Man, 78, hit by car

    Man, 78, hit by car

    A 78-year-old man from Birkirkara was grievously injured on Tuesday evening when he was hit by a car at the junction of Dun Filippu Borg Street with Cane Street in Birkirkara. The man was hit by a Honda Fit driven by a 42-year-old man from...

  • Brexit in turmoil as UK MPs overwhelmingly reject exit deal

    Brexit in turmoil as UK MPs overwhelmingly reject exit deal

    Updated January 16, 10am Britain’s exit from the European Union was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday when the withdrawal agreement negotiated by the bloc and Theresa May’s government was soundly rejected by the House of Commons. In a major...

  • PN administrative committee to convene on Wednesday

    PN administrative committee to convene on Wednesday

    The Nationalist Party administrative committee is to convene a meeting on Wednesday, with a discussion expected to revolve around leader Adrian Delia, according to party sources.  A separate meeting for the executive committee is scheduled for...

  • Nuclear arms treaty faces collapse after failed US-Russia talks

    Nuclear arms treaty faces collapse after failed US-Russia talks

    The survival of a key nuclear arms control treaty was cast further in doubt Tuesday after the US and Russia blamed each other for pushing the agreement to the brink of collapse.  Senior diplomats from both countries met in Geneva amid widespread...

  • Alleged hotel rooms thief caught by CCTV

    Alleged hotel rooms thief caught by CCTV

    A man is being held behind bars after allegedly stealing from a number of rooms in two hotels in Gzira.  Christopher Sammut, 47, from Lija, was arraigned on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to having made off with electronic equipment and cash...

  • Wanted Bulgarian man arrested in Malta

    Wanted Bulgarian man arrested in Malta

    A man wanted by the Bulgarian police has been arrested in Malta and is expected to face extradition proceedings. The police said the man, 30, was arrested after days of observation by the Criminal Intelligence Unit. He is wanted for allegedly...

  • Vitals found ‘novel ways to pocket taxpayer money’

    Vitals found ‘novel ways to pocket taxpayer money’

    Updated - Adds video of press conference by Opposition leader Adrian Delia. The government is duty-bound to look into the alleged financial manoeuvring of the people behind Vitals Global Health Care (VGH) and news reports into questionable deals,...

  • Emma remains most popular girls' name for fourth year

    Emma remains most popular girls' name for fourth year

    It may have been only the second parliamentary sitting of the year, but any backlog built up over the Christmas recess did not stop Prime Minister Joseph Muscat from providing a spot of lighter information on Tuesday: the most popular baby names...

  • Guests escape harm as avalanche hits Austrian hotel

    Guests escape harm as avalanche hits Austrian hotel

    Around 60 guests were evacuated from an Austrian hotel and holiday apartment house early Tuesday after the buildings were engulfed by an avalanche, rescue services said. "It was lucky the avalanche didn't occur four hours earlier when all of the...

  • Shaving company ad tries to change macho culture

    Shaving company ad tries to change macho culture

    Over 5.5 million people have seen a Gillette video on Twitter aimed at changing the culture of macho, with a further 3.5 million watching it on YouTube. The campaign, which has had its fair share of criticism, is based on its tagline The Best A...

  • First food aid in six months reaches two Yemen areas: UN

    First food aid in six months reaches two Yemen areas: UN

    A slowdown in fighting in Yemen's Hodeida province has allowed the UN to deliver more than 3,000 tonnes of food to two areas for the first time in six months, the World Food Programme said Tuesday.  Tuhayta and Darahimi districts in southern...

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