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  • No legal basis for blocking the new IVF Act - Attorney General

    No legal basis for blocking the new IVF Act - Attorney General

    Divisive amendments to the IVF law cannot be blocked on constitutional grounds, the Attorney General confirmed to the Health Ministry on Monday. The AG informed the government that he saw no legal basis for arguing that the amendments to the Act -...

  • Today's front pages: June 19, 2018

    Today's front pages: June 19, 2018

    The scale of the alleged bribery involving visas given to Libyans was the main story in the Times of Malta, with as many as 88,000 believed to have been issued. It also carries a story confirming that there is no provision in the Constitution of...

  • Man fires into Malmo crowd celebrating World Cup win

    Man fires into Malmo crowd celebrating World Cup win

    Updated 9.52pm - Several people were injured after a man opened fire in Central Malmo, Sweden on Monday evening. The man fired an automatic weapon at a crowd celebrating the win of Swedish national team in the World Cup, according to preliminary...

  • Merkel to support Italy in tackling migration challenge

    Merkel to support Italy in tackling migration challenge

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Berlin wanted to support Italy in its efforts to reduce the number of migrants arriving on its shores by possibly handling asylum requests for Europe in non-European countries such as...

  • No entity equipped to measure decibel levels

    No entity equipped to measure decibel levels

    The police, or any other entity, have no equipment to calculate noise decibel levels and Malta has no law to regulate noise levels, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia told Godfrey Farrugia in reply to a parliamentary question on Monday. Dr...

  • Driver attacked police with sword 'out of hatred for the Queen'

    Driver attacked police with sword 'out of hatred for the Queen'

    An Uber driver attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace out of "hatred" for the Queen, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") as two officers grappled with him near the...

  • Merkel's coalition partners give her two weeks to sort migrant policy issues

    Merkel's coalition partners give her two weeks to sort migrant policy issues

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies have put on hold moves to turn back some migrants unilaterally at the country's border. The decision gives Ms Merkel two weeks to find an agreement with other European governments, news agency dpa...

  • Libel cases put off as Konrad Mizzi asks for postponment of his testimony

    Libel cases put off as Konrad Mizzi asks for postponment of his testimony

    Two libel cases involving Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi were on Monday put off to October after the minister asked not to take the witness stand until he had testified in ongoing magisterial inquiries concerning the Panama Papers scandal.   The...

  • St Paul's Bay area to get clean-up 'blitz'

    St Paul's Bay area to get clean-up 'blitz'

    Updated 19 June 10.20am Parliamentary Secretary Deo Debattista has promised a clean-up 'blitz' for the St Paul's Bay area following a memorandum of understanding signed on Monday between St Paul’s Bay Local Council and the Cleansing and...

  • Paceville roadworks completed, council disappointed at lack of notice

    Paceville roadworks completed, council disappointed at lack of notice

    Transport Minister Ian Borg and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi yesterday toured roadworks in St Julian’s that caused mayhem last week. The roadworks were unannounced, as the transport watchdog failed to inform the St Julian’s local council that...

  • Three graffiti artists killed by a train in south London

    Three graffiti artists killed by a train in south London

    Three men died after they were hit by a train in south London on Monday, with police saying it was possible the men were graffiti artists. British Transport Police said a train driver had alerted them after spotting multiple bodies on the track at...

  • Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

    Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

    Volkswagen was holding crisis talks to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand after German authorities arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions test cheating. Stadler is the most senior company official to be detained so...

  • Slovenia to sue fellow EU member Croatia over border ruling

    Slovenia to sue fellow EU member Croatia over border ruling

    Slovenia will take neighbouring Croatia to court because Zagreb is unwilling to implement an international arbitration ruling on the border between the two European Union members, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Monday. The case against Croatia...

  • Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    A sex doll company offering customers the opportunity to 'try before you buy' has been fined £10,000, a council has said. Gateshead Council said in a statement that LD Europe Limited sold a range of so-called "sex articles", despite lacking the...

  • Man held in custody after rape charge

    Man held in custody after rape charge

    A man has been remanded in custody after denying in court that he had raped a Maltese woman whom he lured to his home. Libyan national Mustafa Abu Seadah was arraigned on charges of having raped the 21-year old, held her against her will and...

  • James Piscopo to head Lands Authority after all

    James Piscopo to head Lands Authority after all

    Updated 4.29pm with official announcement Former Labour Party CEO James Piscopo has been appointed Chief Executive of the Lands Authority, despite earlier denials by Transport Minister Ian Borg. Sources close to Transport Malta told Times of Malta...

  • Watch: An eight-year-old daughter... and he's never been able to meet her

    Watch: An eight-year-old daughter... and he's never been able to meet her

    An Ethiopian man could not celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, as his dream of being united with his daughter – whom he has never met – entered its eighth year. Mohamad Kadir, 29, fled death in an Ethiopian prison when his wife was four months...

  • Alleged Msida shop thief remanded in custody

    Alleged Msida shop thief remanded in custody

    A self-confessed drug addict who three days ago allegedly raided two stores in Msida, injuring one of the shop owners, has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. Johan Pace, a 28-year old pastizzeria worker, pleaded not guilty to the two...

  • Stop separating children from migrant parents, UN chastises Trump

    Stop separating children from migrant parents, UN chastises Trump

    The top UN human rights official called on the Trump administration on Monday to halt its "unconscionable" policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. US officials said on Friday that...

  • €100 stolen in mini-market hold-up

    €100 stolen in mini-market hold-up

    Some €100 in cash were stolen on Monday afternoon in a hold-up carried out by a hooded man at a Tarxien mini-market. The police said the man, armed with a pointed instrument, walked up to the cashier and demanded cash. The incident happened at...