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  • Watch: Nexia BT's Karl Cini refuses to comment about 17 Black

    Watch: Nexia BT's Karl Cini refuses to comment about 17 Black

    Nexia BT's designated money-laundering reporting officer, Karl Cini, on Tuesday refused to answer questions about the Dubai company 17 Black. Spotted leaving an FIAU training event about anti-money laundering procedures, Mr Cini declined to answer...

  • UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers put on standby

    UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers put on standby

    British ministers agreed Tuesday to make no-deal Brexit planning "an operational priority" amid continued opposition to Prime Minister Theresa's May draft divorce deal, just 14 weeks before the country leaves the EU. Following a meeting of her...

  • Two accused of involvement in foiled Żabbar hold-up

    Two accused of involvement in foiled Żabbar hold-up

    Two men who allegedly acted as a look-out and as a get-away driver in a Żabbar hold-up last month have been remanded in custody after being arraigned on Tuesday and accused of conspiracy to commit the crime. The hold-up, at the Crystal Palace...

  • Muscat welcomes change of tone in EU-Africa talks

    Muscat welcomes change of tone in EU-Africa talks

    Talks between the European Union and African countries have changed tone, since they are no longer focused solely on migration and the two sides are instead discussing partnerships, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday. Dr Muscat is in...

  • Travellers pay dearly for doing friends a favour

    Travellers pay dearly for doing friends a favour

    Two Egyptian workers who were travelling back to their homeland carrying cash which friends had asked them to hand over to their families ended up in court on Tuesday after Customs officers found them carrying more money than allowed by law. Ahmed...

  • Handyman gets suspended sentence after promising to return money to family he robbed

    Handyman gets suspended sentence after promising to return money to family he robbed

    A handyman who on Sunday admitted in court to stealing €16,000 from his employers has been handed a suspended sentence and is also facing repatriation. Amadeo Montilla Manalo, 44, from the Philippines told the court that he stole the money to...

  • Woman critical in hospital after Birkirkara Bypass accident

    Woman critical in hospital after Birkirkara Bypass accident

    A 22-year-old Italian woman was critically injured after being run over on Triq Dun Karm, Birkirkara at 9am on Tuesday. The police said that the woman, who lives in Iklin, was hit by a car being driven by a 21-year-old man from Birkirkara. She is...

  • Putin says Russia can make intermediate-range missiles if US quits nuclear treaty

    Putin says Russia can make intermediate-range missiles if US quits nuclear treaty

    President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia could easily make and deploy land-based intermediate-range missiles if the United States made good on a threat to quit a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. The United States has accused...

  • Minister Borg’s swimming pool hits new snag

    Minister Borg’s swimming pool hits new snag

    A private project by Transport Minister Ian Borg to develop an agricultural field adjacent to his dwelling into a swimming pool and an al fresco dining area in the middle of a rural valley in a hamlet outside Rabat, has hit another snag as a new...

  • Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels - RSF

    Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels - RSF

    The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday. At least 63...

  • Fans cause havoc after boarding flight to take photos of pop band

    Fans cause havoc after boarding flight to take photos of pop band

    Buy a ticket on a flight your favourite band will be on, take their photo, get off the plane and get a refund on the ticket. What could possibly go wrong? Three fans came up with their cunning plan after they learned that pop band Wanna One was...

  • Passport sale regulator slams ‘over-rigid’ banks

    Passport sale regulator slams ‘over-rigid’ banks

    Financial and administrative institutions must not continuously put at “undue risk” the running of the Individual Investor Programme (IIP), the passport sale scheme’s regulator has said. In an annual report tabled in Parliament, the IIP regulator...

  • Simon Busuttil and David Casa ask to be accepted as parties in Konrad Mizzi's case

    Simon Busuttil and David Casa ask to be accepted as parties in Konrad Mizzi's case

    Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil and Nationalist MEP David Casa have asked to be allowed to intervene as parties in a Constitutional application filed by Minister Konrad Mizzi last Friday in which he claimed a breach of his human rights. Dr...

  • UN Security Council considers action to back Yemen deal on Hodeidah

    UN Security Council considers action to back Yemen deal on Hodeidah

    The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that asks UN chief António Guterres to submit proposals by the end of the month on how to monitor a ceasefire agreed by Yemen’s warring parties for the key port city of Hodeidah, diplomats...

  • Undeclared cash found on foreign passengers

    Undeclared cash found on foreign passengers

    Members of the Customs' recently-launched anti-money laundering team have once again found undeclared cash during routine operations at Malta International Airport. Two Egyptian nationals were carrying €21,570 stashed in several envelopes...

  • Arts Council dishes direct orders despite Auditor’s warnings

    Arts Council dishes direct orders despite Auditor’s warnings

    More than 65 direct orders worth over €1.5 million were dished out by the Arts Council in the first half of the year despite the Auditor General highlighting financial shortcomings and noticing excessive use of such methods in 2016 and...

  • Judge sentences poacher to Bambi viewings

    Judge sentences poacher to Bambi viewings

    A judge in the US state of Missouri has sentenced a prolific poacher to repeat screenings of Bambi, the Walt Disney classic weepy about a fawn whose mother is slain by a hunter. David Berry Jr will be forced to see the animated movie at least once...

  • Wall Street crumbles again as stocks erode in fear

    Wall Street crumbles again as stocks erode in fear

    Wall Street crumbled again on Monday while other global stocks mostly fell as a wave of bad feeling about economic growth swept over investors. US President Donald Trump lambasted the Federal Reserve again, calling on the central bank not to raise...

  • Victim-blaming could stoke domestic violence

    Victim-blaming could stoke domestic violence

    If we do not challenge victim-blaming and the myth that abuse on women is sometimes acceptable, domestic violence numbers will continue to increase, social workers are warning. Welcoming developments aimed at improving the quality of life of...

  • Today's front pages - December 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - December 18, 2018

    The Venice Commission’s full report on Malta’s rule of law provisions dominate front page headlines in local newspapers this Tuesday. The Times of Malta reports on social workers warning that victim-blaming could stoke domestic violence.     The...

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