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  • Majority vote for seasonal clock change to go in 2021

    Majority vote for seasonal clock change to go in 2021

    The European Parliament is forcing member states to take action to abolish the seasonal time change. A large majority on Tuesday voted in favour of the Transport and Tourism’s proposal to abolish the seasonal clock change in 2021. It is up to...

  • Motorcyclist grievously injured as he skids to avoid bent traffic lights

    Motorcyclist grievously injured as he skids to avoid bent traffic lights

    A 50-year-old motorcyclist was grievously injured in a traffic accident in Luqa on Tuesday. The accident happened in Triq l-Avjazzjoni at 9.45am. The police said a 27-year-old man from Attard was driving a Fordson van when he crashed into the...

  • Immediate action should be taken to restore Malta's reputation - Opposition

    Immediate action should be taken to restore Malta's reputation - Opposition

    The Opposition has called on the government to take immediate action to restore the country's reputation in light of the preliminary findings of the MoneyVal report commissioned by the Council of Europe. The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation...

  • UK parliament plots Brexit Plan B after sidelining PM

    UK parliament plots Brexit Plan B after sidelining PM

    Britain's parliament sought a new Brexit strategy Tuesday after seizing the initiative from Prime Minister Theresa May in a historic vote, with the risk of a chaotic "no-deal" departure looming. Lawmakers exasperated by Britain's failed efforts to...

  • 54 adoptions in 2018, setting 10-year record

    54 adoptions in 2018, setting 10-year record

    Adoptions in 2018 reached a 10-year high, with 54 successful applications mostly from foreign countries, Social Policy Minister Michael Falzon announced. Prospective parents applying for inter-country adoptions benefitted from a €10,000 government...

  • Muscat briefs House on post-Brexit possibilities

    Muscat briefs House on post-Brexit possibilities

    “We are in uncharted territory,” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the House of Representatives on Monday when briefing MPs about a European Council summit held recently on Brexit. Representatives were told that the United Kingdom would be exiting...

  • Road safety boosted by new EU rules which could save 25,000 lives a year

    Road safety boosted by new EU rules which could save 25,000 lives a year

    A number of technological measures will become mandatory in European vehicle as of 2022, aimed at protecting passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. Ninety per cent of fatalities and injuries are due to human error, which is where new technologies...

  • Two-year-old hurt in Gozo car crash transferred to Mater Dei

    Two-year-old hurt in Gozo car crash transferred to Mater Dei

    A two-year-old boy has been transferred to Mater Dei from the Gozo Hospital after injuries sustained in an accident took a turn for the worse.  The accident occurred on Monday at Triq ix-Xlendi, Munxar, at 2.45pm. The boy was in a Hyundai Accent...

  • UK government has 300 no-deal Brexit contingency plans

    UK government has 300 no-deal Brexit contingency plans

    Operation Yellowhammer is the code name for the UK government’s no-deal Brexit contingency planning. The Yellowhammer is a small bird with a distinctive call that is often thought to say “a little bit of bread and no cheese”. Some might think it a...

  • Watch: Six protected birds found shot in less than a month despite closed season

    Watch: Six protected birds found shot in less than a month despite closed season

    Six protected birds have been found shot since March, despite the hunting season being closed, Birdlife said. The Ornis Committee last week recommended the opening of the spring hunt for quail between April 10 and 30. A decision on turtle doves is...

  • Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

    Bangladesh town barbers face fines for 'foreign' cuts

    A barber's association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give "foreign" haircuts or beard styles. An association order has been hung up at every barber shop in the town of Bhuapur in the conservative Muslim-majority South...

  • Times of Malta in group shortlisted for press prize

    Times of Malta in group shortlisted for press prize

    A consortium of media houses which includes the Times of Malta has been shortlisted for the European Press Prize 2019. Forbidden Stories is a non-profit project founded by Freedom Voices Network. Spearheaded by Laurent Richard, the team behind the...

  • Pentagon authorises $1 bn for Trump's border wall

    Pentagon authorises $1 bn for Trump's border wall

    Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has authorised $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border, the first funds designated for the project under the president's emergency declaration. The Department of...

  • Bid to boost killifish numbers at Il-Magħluq marshland

    Bid to boost killifish numbers at Il-Magħluq marshland

    Some 500 endemic killifish bużaqq will be reintroduced to Il-Magħluq marshland in Marsascala to bolster the endangered population as authorities begin works to improve the unique habitats at the site.  Il-Magħluq, a protected Natura 2000 site, is...

  • Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

    Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

    Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery. The magnitude 7.5...

  • Man injured in fall

    Man injured in fall

    A 57-year-old man from Mġarr was grievously injured on Monday when he fell from a height of around one storey while working at a residence. The police said the accident happened in Triq San Pawl, Mġarr at around 8pm. The man was taken to Mater Dei...

  • Today's front pages - March 26, 2019

    Today's front pages - March 26, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Tuesday’s newspapers. Times of Malta says that according to a university-wide survey, the majority of University students are against the legalisation of abortion. In another story, the newspaper says Malta...

  • Watch: Ministers disagree on ODZ fuel stations, but conclusion imminent

    Watch: Ministers disagree on ODZ fuel stations, but conclusion imminent

    Environment Minister José Herrera has admitted to a lack of agreement with Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg over the prospect of fuel stations continuing to be built outside development zones.  Dr Herrera, however, insisted the two ministers were...

  • Malta faces ‘tax haven’ vote in EP today

    Malta faces ‘tax haven’ vote in EP today

    The European Parliament will today vote on a Tax3 committee resolution, which, among other things, calls for a freeze on golden visa schemes. Malta and several other European Union countries faced a backlash in the European Parliament (EP) on...

  • Italy's 'orphaned' Five Stars on brink of crisis

    Italy's 'orphaned' Five Stars on brink of crisis

    Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) may be on its last legs amid electoral flops, a corruption scandal and an identity crisis that risks tearing it apart, experts say. In the latest blow, M5S took home just 20% of votes in Sunday's...

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