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  • 'Public should have say in EU-funded projects that impact communities'

    'Public should have say in EU-funded projects that impact communities'

    The Church’s Environment Commission is urging the European Commission and Parliament to introduce mandatory public consultation in relation to EU-funded projects that have an impact on communities. On the occasion of World Town Planning Day, the...

  • 400 buffalo drown after stampede into river between Botswana and Namibia

    400 buffalo drown after stampede into river between Botswana and Namibia

    Around 400 buffaloes drowned after stampeding into the Chobe River along the border between Botswana and Namibia, possibly while running away from lions, the tourism ministry said. The Chobe River flows along the northeastern border of the Chobe...

  • Strong GDP growth set to continue

    Strong GDP growth set to continue

    Malta’s strong GDP growth is set to continue as domestic demand replaces net exports as the main engine of economic activity, according to the European Economic Forecast for autumn. The report says that the internationally oriented services sector...

  • Step up supervision of banks, European Commission warns Malta

    Step up supervision of banks, European Commission warns Malta

    Updated 5.30pm with PN reaction The European Commission has demanded that the Maltese authorities step up supervision of banks in its jurisdiction through a formal opinion delivered on Thursday. In a statement, the Commission said it had adopted...

  • Owner of massage parlour gets suspended sentence for running a brothel

    Owner of massage parlour gets suspended sentence for running a brothel

    The owner of a massage parlour who admitted to living off the earnings of prostitution was given a suspended jail term and fined upon her arraignment on Thursday. Mary Alison Galea, a 38-year-old St Paul’s Bay resident, was arraigned under arrest...

  • 'Relaxing' planning policies would lead to affordable housing

    'Relaxing' planning policies would lead to affordable housing

    Downsizing apartments and "relaxing" particular planning policies would allow developers to build affordable flats, real estate lobbyists are insisting. The Malta Developers Association presented a paper listing seven proposals for the provision...

  • Government ‘encroached’ on Church property to build road to new school

    Government ‘encroached’ on Church property to build road to new school

    Church-owned land was abusively taken over by the government and excavated to build an access road to a new school in Marsascala, according to a judicial protest filed on Wednesday. The Church also claimed that material dug up from the land in...

  • Increase in full-time employment

    Increase in full-time employment

    Registered full-time employment in June increased by 5.5% while part-time employment as a primary job increased by 1.3% when compared to the same month in 2017. The National Statistics Office said that according to administrative data provided by...

  • 69-year-old starts legal process to reduce his age by 20 years

    69-year-old starts legal process to reduce his age by 20 years

    A 69-year-old man has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and achieve greater success with women on Tinder. Emile Ratelband argues that if transgender people are allowed to...

  • Deputy sheriff, 11 others killed in California bar shooting

    Deputy sheriff, 11 others killed in California bar shooting

    Updated at 1.30pm A gunman killed 12 people including a sheriff's deputy after he walked into a Southern California bar and started shooting late Wednesday night, police said. The gunman was also killed, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean told a...

  • White House revokes CNN correspondent's credentials

    White House revokes CNN correspondent's credentials

    The White House has revoked the press pass for CNN's White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, after a fiery exchange with US President Donald Trump. The White House alleged that Acosta "placed his hands" on an intern who tried to take the microphone...

  • Prison warder charged with raping an underage prisoner

    Prison warder charged with raping an underage prisoner

    Updated 11.55am with court details A prison warder was arraigned under arrest on Thursday morning charged with raping an underage prisoner. The 52-year-old man was charged with the offence he allegedly committed during office hours while he worked...

  • 'I couldn't be bothered about political parties' - Judge Mizzi bows out amid tense Panama Papers case

    'I couldn't be bothered about political parties' - Judge Mizzi bows out amid tense Panama Papers case

    A case which was bound to discuss the money laundering claims surrounding the Panama Papers scandal stuttered on Thursday as it came in front of a judge who is bound to retire in just a few days'. Judge Antonio Mizzi will no longer be hearing the...

  • Britain's Prince Charles says: I won't meddle when I am king

    Britain's Prince Charles says: I won't meddle when I am king

    Britain's Prince Charles said he will stop speaking out on issues he feels strongly about when he becomes king as he is "not that stupid". Speaking ahead of his 70th birthday next week, the son of 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth said that the role of...

  • Three-second scan saving patients from invasive test

    Three-second scan saving patients from invasive test

    Around half of the people who up to a year ago would have had to undergo an angiogram are being spared the invasive test through a three-second scan. Radiology developments at Mater Dei Hospital have picked up in recent years, especially visible...

  • Trump warned after Attorney General Sessions is forced out

    Trump warned after Attorney General Sessions is forced out

    The ouster of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump on Wednesday drew sharp criticism from Democrats, who warned Trump against moving to squash a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The probe, led by...

  • Australian political leader faces harassment allegations months from election

    Australian political leader faces harassment allegations months from election

    The opposition leader of Australia's most populous state was on Thursday embroiled in a #MeToo row after a female reporter released a statement detailing alleged inappropriate behaviour, four months ahead of an election he was in a position to...

  • Delayed flights result of Air Malta's crisis management - pilots

    Delayed flights result of Air Malta's crisis management - pilots

    Updated 11pm with Air Malta reaction below - The flight crew member originally scheduled to operate the Air Malta flight to Moscow that was delayed by more than 10 hours on Tuesday has been on extended sick leave for close to a month, the pilots'...

  • Today's front pages - November 8, 2018

    Today's front pages - November 8, 2018

    The following are the main stories in Thursday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says that according to a European Environment Agency report, premature deaths due to air pollution in Malta have continued to rise, totalling 270 two years ago. In another...

  • Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

    Underperforming Chinese workers made to drink urine, eat bugs

    Workers at a Chinese home renovation company who failed to complete their tasks had to drink urine, eat cockroaches or get whipped by a belt. Others had to shave their heads or drink water from a toilet bowl and had their salaries withheld by a...

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