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  • 'I never stayed at a hotel': Konrad Mizzi's wife Sai testifies in libel case

    'I never stayed at a hotel': Konrad Mizzi's wife Sai testifies in libel case

    Konrad Mizzi’s wife confirmed in court on Monday that she regularly travelled to Malta with the couple's children and always stayed at her husband's Sliema residence. Sai Mizzi Liang was testifying via Skype call in the course of libel proceedings...

  • Transcripts alleging visa fraud by OPM official presented in court

    Transcripts alleging visa fraud by OPM official presented in court

    Transcripts of a number of Libyans claiming they bought visas from an official in the Office of the Prime Minister were submitted in court on Monday. The transcripts, along with a hefty document detailing how the alleged racket was conducted, were...

  • 'No legal basis' to block IVF amendments on constitutional grounds - AG

    'No legal basis' to block IVF amendments on constitutional grounds - AG

    The Attorney General has quashed hopes by pro-life groups that amendments to IVF laws before parliament can be blocked on constitutional grounds. In an opinion made public through a statement by the Health Ministry, the Attorney General informed...

  • Driver learns the hard way why you should not block fire hydrant

    Driver learns the hard way why you should not block fire hydrant

    Firefighters had to break the windows and run a hose through a car that was blocking a fire hydrant in New Jersey. The fire crew arrived on the scene of a house fire in Hamilton Township but found the car parked in front of the hydrant. A picture...

  • Official promises about Rabat road trees rubbished by eNGO

    Official promises about Rabat road trees rubbished by eNGO

    Updated 1.50pm  Transport Ministry assurances that a “majority” of mature trees along the Attard – Rabat road will be retained when the road is widened have been dismissed by eNGO Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar. In a statement on Monday, FAA and its...

  • Journalist loses Konrad Mizzi libel case

    Journalist loses Konrad Mizzi libel case

    A former Malta Independent journalist has been condemned to pay €2,000 by way of libel damages to Minister Konrad Mizzi over an article that was rendered defamatory after editorial alterations. Helena Grech, the former journalist, had penned the...

  • Pointless revisiting migrant solutions which did not work in the past - PM

    Pointless revisiting migrant solutions which did not work in the past - PM

    The EU needed to adopt a paradigm shift solution to the migration issue, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Monday, insisting previous ‘solutions’ had been unsuccessful. Addressing a meeting of the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee, ahead...

  • Melania Trump clashes with husband over separation of immigrant families

    Melania Trump clashes with husband over separation of immigrant families

    First lady Melania Trump has waded into the emotional controversy over policies enacted by her husband's administration that have increased the number of migrant children being separated from their parents. Ms Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham...

  • Development starting dates set to be put online

    Development starting dates set to be put online

    The Planning Authority is currently programming a system to ensure that all commencement notices on developments are available online, the Times of Malta is informed. The system will inform people when the authority receives a notice from an...

  • Zammit Dimech to serve as EPP rapporteur on new whistleblower laws

    Zammit Dimech to serve as EPP rapporteur on new whistleblower laws

    MEP Francis Zammit Dimech will serve as rapporteur for his political grouping on legislation concerning whistleblowers.  Dr Zammit Dimech will report back to his EPP colleagues on progress Euro-parliamentarians have made in proposing strengthened...

  • Bus strikes Dutch concert-goers, kills one, wounds three

    Bus strikes Dutch concert-goers, kills one, wounds three

    A bus struck four people at a Dutch concert in the early hours of Monday morning, killing one and injuring three, hours after R&B artist Bruno Mars had performed, police said. A police statement said the bus drove away from the scene and is being...

  • Delia pays his taxes, with a little help from the in-laws

    Delia pays his taxes, with a little help from the in-laws

    Opposition leader Adrian Delia received a little help from his in-laws in settling an €80,000 pending tax bill, after they bought out a promise-of-sale agreement he had signed several years ago for an €88,000 property adjacent to his Siġġiewi...

  • Garage gets bulldozed... by accident

    Garage gets bulldozed... by accident

    A runaway bulldozer smashed into a home in Pennsylvania, injuring its operator. Alan Baker was operating the bulldozer for Latona Construction in Dunmore when he got thrown from the machine, Dunmore police said. Police chief Sal Marchese told the...

  • Today's front pages: June 18, 2018

    Today's front pages: June 18, 2018

    Changes to the IVF Bill, which has its last reading in Parliament tomorrow, were highlighted in the main story on the Times of Malta on Monday, explaining that they would result in more surplus embryos being left frozen indefinitely. The newspaper...

  • Colombia president-elect Duque vows to unite nation

    Colombia president-elect Duque vows to unite nation

    Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque, who swept aside leftist Gustavo Petro in Sunday's election, pledged to unite his South American nation after a divisive campaign but insisted he would change a landmark peace accord with leftist...

  • More embryos could remain frozen through ‘compromised’ IVF Bill

    More embryos could remain frozen through ‘compromised’ IVF Bill

    More than 500 doctors have denounced the consultation over controversial changes to the law regulating in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, saying the debate only served to “compromise” embryo protection even further. They noted that compared...

  • More than 200 reported injured in Japan quake - NHK

    More than 200 reported injured in Japan quake - NHK

    More than 200 people were injured in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan's second-largest metropolis of Osaka and surrounding areas on Monday morning, public broadcaster NHK reported. The quake, which hit just before 8am (2300 GMT...

  • Lucrative direct orders for Air Malta chairman, top Labour official

    Lucrative direct orders for Air Malta chairman, top Labour official

    Air Malta chairman Charles Mangion and Labour organising secretary William Lewis have landed lucrative direct orders to provide their services to the government without any competition. Details of the latest direct orders dished out by the Health...

  • ‘Set limit on Mdina tourists to protect heritage’

    ‘Set limit on Mdina tourists to protect heritage’

    A cap needs to be placed on the number of tourists visiting Mdina, a heritage and culture tourism expert has warned. “I know I am going to get a backlash for this proposal, but we need to make sure that the craze of tourism does not ruin what...

  • EU one step closer to stronger whistleblower protection

    EU one step closer to stronger whistleblower protection

    The European Union is looking towards instituting stronger laws on whistleblower protection as the European Parliament prepares to discuss the Commission’s proposals on the matter. Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech said the discussion would be...