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  • PN: Finance minister putting the interests of the government before the interests of the financial sector

    PN: Finance minister putting the interests of the government before the interests of the financial sector

    The Opposition has hit out at Finance Minister Edward Scicluna for having failed to denounce minister Konrad Mizzi and chief of staff Keith Schembri when questioned by the press. "Minister Edward Scicluna is putting the interests of the government...

  • Pianist conditionally discharged for 'minimal contact' with girl - police say they were misled

    Pianist conditionally discharged for 'minimal contact' with girl - police say they were misled

    A Russian pianist has been conditionally discharged after pleading not guilty to having indecently touched two French underage girls in a hotel. Criminal investigations against the 29-year old Moscow-born musician kicked off after police at the St...

  • Italy's PD says might talk to 5-Star if centre-right shut out

    Italy's PD says might talk to 5-Star if centre-right shut out

    Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) said on Tuesday it would be willing to hold coalition talks with the 5-Star Movement on condition the anti-establishment party breaks contact with the centre-right. Italy has been stuck in political limbo...

  • Frida Barbie stopped by relatives

    Frida Barbie stopped by relatives

    Distant relatives of late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll. Kahlo's great-niece, Mara de Anda Romeo, argued in a Mexican court that Mattel does not have the rights to use Kahlo's...

  • New €27m De La Rue facility opens

    New €27m De La Rue facility opens

    De La Rue Malta has opened a new €27 million product authentication facility, a project which started two years ago. The facility will produce tax stamps, authentication and brand protection products, including brand protection labels for...

  • Watch: Muscat refuses to comment on 17 Black claims

    Watch: Muscat refuses to comment on 17 Black claims

    Updated with video at 4.45pm Prime Minister Joseph Muscat would not say when questioned on Tuesday whether he had discussed the Daphne Project revelations on mystery company 17 Black with his chief of staff Keith Schembri or Minister Konrad...

  • €300,000 needed to reach Fr George’s Ethiopian dream

    €300,000 needed to reach Fr George’s Ethiopian dream

    Preparations are in full swing for this year’s Kilimanjaro Challenge, with the participants trying to recreate the difficult conditions they will endure during the expedition. Apart from regular gym sessions, the participants on this year’s...

  • Watch: News headlines from around the world - April 24, 2018

    Watch: News headlines from around the world - April 24, 2018

    Fish are eating plastic in the world's oceans and the risks are moving up the food chain, scientists in Hong Kong are concerned.  The Russian navy is holding live-fire drills in the Sea of Japan, while Canadian authorities are trying to work out...

  • Medical expert warns new IVF law brings higher risk of incest

    Medical expert warns new IVF law brings higher risk of incest

    Medical professor Pierre Schembri Wismayer has warned that amendments to the Embryo Protection Act may give rise to incest and genetic illnesses. He made the warning in light of proposed amendments that allow couples to freeze their...

  • Mystery mummy in Iran could belong to Shah

    Mystery mummy in Iran could belong to Shah

    The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran city council's...

  • Pilatus Bank is 'winding down'

    Pilatus Bank is 'winding down'

    Pilatus Bank is in the process of winding down, lawyers for its chairman have said in papers filed in a New York court. The documents were part of submissions for a bail request from Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad a few days ago. Citing documents,...

  • Nationalist MEPs snub Jason Micallef Brussels reception

    Nationalist MEPs snub Jason Micallef Brussels reception

    PN MEPs David Casa, Roberta Metsola and Francis Zammit Dimech have rejected an invitation by the Malta Permanent Representation to the European Union and the Maltese Ambassador to Belgium for a reception and presentation by Valletta 2018...

  • Suspected pickpocket caught at bus terminus by plain-clothes officer, court told

    Suspected pickpocket caught at bus terminus by plain-clothes officer, court told

    A man allegedly caught slipping his hand into a woman's purse by a plain-clothes police officer has been denied bail.  Sabin Daniel Talpas, 41, was arraigned under arrest over the alleged pickpocketing incident which happened yesterday afternoon...

  • Roads to Lapsi, St Peter's Pool, to be upgraded

    Roads to Lapsi, St Peter's Pool, to be upgraded

    The central government is rebuilding the road which leads from Siġġiewi to Lapsi beach. The investment will be of some €500,000, Transport Minister Ian Borg has announced. He said his ministry also plans to upgrade the road which leads to St...

  • Pedestrian hit by bus, seriously injured

    Pedestrian hit by bus, seriously injured

    A 30-year-old man from Birzebbuġa was seriously injured on Tuesday morning when he was hit by a bus while crossing the junction of Triq San Tumas with Triq il-Liedna in Fgura. The route bus was being driven by a 33-year-old Moroccan man, who is...

  • Over 400 to hospital with drug overdoses in 2017

    Over 400 to hospital with drug overdoses in 2017

    Over 400 people went to the Mater Dei emergency department with drug overdoses in 2017, Healthy Minister Chris Fearne said. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP Ivan Bartolo, he said that 242 men and 159 women went to the hospital, and that...

  • A Lidl too much to ask for?

    A Lidl too much to ask for?

    Lidl’s distribution hub, meant to employ 120 people, has not yet got off the ground because the amount of land required was “so large”, Economy Minister Chris Cardona said. MP David Stellini asked a parliamentary question about the project which...

  • Watch: Poacher caught on camera is an 'FKNK official,' BirdLife claims

    Watch: Poacher caught on camera is an 'FKNK official,' BirdLife claims

    A man caught on camera illegally shooting down a protected bird is an official of Malta's hunting lobby, BirdLife Malta claimed on Tuesday.  Footage shot by BirdLife officials on April 16 in Miżieb shows a man pop out of a hunting hide, aim his...

  • Many read to the end even if they are not enjoying a book

    Many read to the end even if they are not enjoying a book

    It's a conundrum faced by every reader at some point - ditch a book that you are just not enjoying, or see it through with grim determination until the bitter end. A new poll, from the Reading Agency, suggests that many of us are unwilling to give...

  • FIAU caseload soars by 30 per cent in 2017

    FIAU caseload soars by 30 per cent in 2017

    The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit forwarded 34 cases of suspected money laundering to the police for further investigation last year, including four involving bribery and corruption. According to its 2017 annual report, FIAU officials also...