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  • Watch: Truck in dangerous manouevre, road grating caves in....

    Watch: Truck in dangerous manouevre, road grating caves in....

    The lack of discipline in Malta's roads is clearly manifested the minute you get behind the wheel, but more motorists are now complaining at what appears to be a total lack of enforcement and remedial action, as these two examples show. A video...

  • Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole

    Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said today in messages seen by Reuters. Liu, 61, was jailed for...

  • Unemployment figures improved in May, new figures show

    Unemployment figures improved in May, new figures show

    Updated 6.30pm with government statement Unemployment figures continued to improve in May, new Jobsplus statistics have shown.  According to data published by the National Statistics Office, the number of people registering under Part I of the...

  • Frustration and wasted time … all in a day’s commute

    Frustration and wasted time  … all in a day’s commute

    More than half of commuters are wasting 10 to 40 minutes stuck in traffic every day, according to a Misco survey conducted for The Sunday Times of Malta. With congestion a continuing source of frustration, and long-term solutions mainly still just...

  • GO employees get a new collective agreement

    GO employees get a new collective agreement

    GO plc has inked a new collective agreement with the General Workers' Union that includes higher salaries and more flexible working conditions for all its staff.  The new deal also includes enhanced provisions for employees on long-term sick...

  • Gay marriage law would not change school textbooks - MGRM

    Gay marriage law would not change school textbooks - MGRM

    Legalising gay marriage would not lead to schools having to amend textbooks as some MPs have suggested, but would rather bring laws in line with existing school rules, the Malta Gay Rights Movement has said. "The MPs concerned seem to be...

  • ITS extends course registration period following 'grand response'

    ITS extends course registration period following 'grand response'

    The Institute of Tourism Studies has extended the registration period for enrollment to courses during the 2017-18 academic year following what it called a "grand response" to new courses on offer. Prospective students keen to study at the ITS can...

  • DUP leader returns to London to try sew up deal with PM May

    DUP leader returns to London to try sew up deal with PM May

    The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster, has returned to London and hopes to finalise a deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, she told Sky News today. After May lost her majority...

  • Turkey set to scrap teaching of Darwin's evolutionary theory in high schools

    Turkey set to scrap teaching of Darwin's evolutionary theory in high schools

    A new draft of Turkey's national curriculum excludes Charles Darwin's theory of evolution from textbooks, with an official saying high school students are ill-equipped to understand the "controversial" theory.  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has...

  • PN ‘will support’ gay marriage law, Busuttil insists

    PN ‘will support’ gay marriage law, Busuttil insists

    Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil yesterday threw a damp cloth on rumblings that a small faction within the party was against the proposed Marriage Equality Act, insisting the Opposition would support it. The Prime Minister said the...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta leads with Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil's pledge that the Opposition will support an imminent law introducing gay marriage. Dr Busuttil's announcement comes...

  • Key positions: Malta’s World War II radars

    Key positions: Malta’s World War II radars

    Months before the declaration of World War II, the British were already experimenting with their first radar prototype in Malta. The Malta system was the first and only one tested outside the UK, and as soon as the war broke, the British Forces...

  • Buġibba and Qawra project finished in a rush, residents claim

    Buġibba and Qawra project finished in a rush, residents claim

    The government’s announcement that the €3.5 million Buġibba and Qawra promenade project had been completed has come as a surprise to residents who say work was carried out in a rush. As a result, Qawra residents told the Times of Malta, the...

  • Humanitarian aid has an indirect impact on migration - European Commissioner

    Humanitarian aid has an indirect impact on migration - European Commissioner

    Humanitarian aid could have an indirect impact on migration flows as it encouraged people to stay in safe places closer to home and avoid crossing over to Europe, according to European Commissioner Christos Stylianides. Humanitarian aid is not a...

  • Nine dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

    Nine dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombian reservoir

    Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir yesterday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Officials did not disclose the...

  • Announcements

    FALZON SCERRI. On June 24, at Mater Dei Hospital, MAGDALENA (Maudy), widow of Carmel, aged 89, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her sad loss her children Joseph, Dorothy and her husband Frank Galea,...

  • Use your brains for a good cause

    Use your brains for a good cause

    Malta University Sports & Leisure has once again teamed up with the University of Malta Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) to help raise funds for research in ALS. Since its setting up in 2011, the RIDT has managed to raise close to...

  • Call for accordionists

    Call for accordionists

    After the success of the first Accordion Festival of Malta, held during Easter time this year, another accordion activity will be held on October 6 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Santa Maria Accordion Band under the founder and...

  • Austrian ensemble performing in concert

    Austrian ensemble performing in concert

    The Ensemble KlangEssenz is performing today as part of the Victoria International Arts Festival. The Austrian ensemble features Jorg Schneider (oboe), Christoph Knitt (bassoon), Sonja Starke (violin), Christian Götz (viola), Alma-Sophie Starke...

  • All is one

    All is one

    A mixed-media exhibition by David Grima entitled arbanġ (“inanimate, animate, all is one”) is currently on at St James Cavalier. Through photographs, radiographic imaging and thread, the exhibition aims to understand the hidden synergy which we,...