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  • ‘Malta sending message that serious financial crimes go unpunished' – former FIAU chief

    ‘Malta sending message that serious financial crimes go unpunished' – former FIAU chief

    Malta was sending the message that serious financial crimes were going unpunished, former FIAU director Manfred Galdes warned on Tuesday. Dr Galdes, who was addressing an anti-money laundering conference organised by the Malta Institute of...

  • Road works at Triq Aldo Moro on Tuesday night

    Road works at Triq Aldo Moro on Tuesday night

    Preparatory works for the beginning of the second phase of the Marsa Junction Project will continue at night between Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February, along parts of Triq Aldo Moro. The works along this arterial thoroughfare, which include the...

  • Create legal pathway to regularise non-returnable migrants - church commissions

    Create legal pathway to regularise non-returnable migrants - church commissions

    Calls for the creation of a legal pathway for the regularisation of non-returnable migrants who made Malta their home should be heeded, the Justice and Peace Commission and the Emigrants’ Commission said. This would allow them to live with dignity...

  • Japanese father gets custody of his 13 children, born by surragacy

    Japanese father gets custody of his 13 children, born by surragacy

    A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago. Mitsutoki Shigeta's case raised...

  • Six suspects arrested in €1.4 billion Indian bank fraud case

    Six suspects arrested in €1.4 billion Indian bank fraud case

    Six people have been arrested in an alleged €1.36 billion Indian bank fraud case. Central Bureau of Investigation spokesman Abhished Dayal said five bank workers and an employee of main suspect Nirav Modi, a billionaire jeweller, were arrested for...

  • Seven facing child porn charges after Interpol tip-off

    Seven facing child porn charges after Interpol tip-off

    Seven men were arraigned in rapid succession on Tuesday and accused of having possessed and distributed child pornography. The arraignment was made following a successful operation by the vice squad acting on a tip-off by Interpol. A 45-year old...

  • Watch: Airport reopens after fire, hundreds evacuated

    Watch: Airport reopens after fire, hundreds evacuated

    Updated 6.30pm Hundreds of people were evacuated and operations were suspended for two hours at Malta International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after a fire broke out in the arrivals concourse. People streamed out onto a section of the airport...

  • Construction worker injured in fall

    Construction worker injured in fall

    A 24-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he fell a height of one storey at a building site in Gharghur on Tuesday morning.  The man, from Ghana, was reportedly on his first day of work. Rescuers from the Civil Protection Department and a...

  • Restoration grants offered for use of old buildings for social housing

    Restoration grants offered for use of old buildings for social housing

    A restoration grant of up to €25,000 is being offered to encourage owners of unused buildings to turn them into social housing. Housing Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes said on Tuesday that owners of “dormant properties” would be given...

  • KFC runs out of chicken in the UK

    KFC runs out of chicken in the UK

    A problem with KFC's new delivery contractor has forced the fast-food chain to close the majority of its 900 outlets across Britain. See video above.

  • Motorcylist injured in Birkirkara crash

    Motorcylist injured in Birkirkara crash

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in collision with a car in Birkirkara on Tuesday morning. The police said the crash, in Mannarino Road at 9am, involved a Kymco Downtown motorcycle driven by a 38-year-old man from Balzan, and a Toyota...

  • 98 dead after assault on rebel-held Damascus suburbs

    98 dead after assault on rebel-held Damascus suburbs

    Intense Syrian government shelling and air strikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 98 people on what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said. A day after Monday's government barrage,...

  • Trump endorses critic Romney for US Senate seat

    Trump endorses critic Romney for US Senate seat

    President Donald Trump has announced he's supporting Mitt Romney in the run for a US Senate seat in Utah. Romney, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 election, has been an outspoken critic of Trump.  The President tweeted Romney "will make a...

  • 184 magisterial inquiries pending 20 years or longer

    184 magisterial inquiries pending 20 years or longer

    A staggering 184 magisterial inquiries have been pending for 20 years or longer – three of them for just over 30 years, according to Justice Minister Owen Bonnici. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Mario Galea, he said that as at February...

  • Internet usage continues to grow across all age groups

    Internet usage continues to grow across all age groups

    80.1 per cent of the population made regular use of the Internet last year, official research shows. The National Statistics Office said that all those aged 16 to 24 use the internet, while individuals aged 65 to 74 recorded the lowest internet...

  • Illegal billboards still stand despite notices going back two years

    Illegal billboards still stand despite notices going back two years

    More than 140 illegal billboards around the island remain standing despite pending enforcement notices and amid anger over the removal of three billboards calling for justice over the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Most of the...

  • Caruana Galizia picture back at memorial, after photos disappear

    Caruana Galizia picture back at memorial, after photos disappear

    Updated 6pm Daphne Caruana Galizia's picture was once again displayed prominently at the makeshift memorial in Valletta on Tuesday afternoon after all photos were removed by unknown individuals overnight.  Photos of Daphne Caruana Galizia,...

  • Proposal to turn Marfa Palace to hotel set for decision

    Proposal to turn Marfa Palace to hotel set for decision

    A proposal to turn Marfa Palace into a boutique hotel is now in the final stages of evaluation, according to Capital Projects Minister Ian Borg. Having made it through the evaluation stage, the proposal will now be passed on to the Board of...

  • Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

    Iran finds wreckage of crashed plane on top of mountain

    Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians' fears about the country's aging fleet of...

  • Karol Aquilina hits back after Labour says he fails good governance test

    Karol Aquilina hits back after Labour says he fails good governance test

    Details given in a parliamentary question showed how Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina failed the good governance test, the Labour Party said on Tuesday.   It said that on the day the Gonzi government collapsed - December 10, 2012, Dr Aquilina worked...