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  • Hurry up and create EU-wide whistleblower laws, PD tells Brussels

    Hurry up and create EU-wide whistleblower laws, PD tells Brussels

    The Democratic Party has written to top European Union officials urging them to "fast forward" and create EU-wide  whistleblower laws. In a statement issued on Saturday, PD said that it had sent letters to top policymakers in Brussels, Maltese...

  • Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

    Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies at 80

    Updated 12.15pm  Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday. Annan, a Ghanaian national, died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of...

  • India's worst flood in a century leaves hundreds dead, thousands stranded in Kerala

    India's worst flood in a century leaves hundreds dead, thousands stranded in Kerala

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the flood-ravaged state of Kerala more helicopters, boats and other equipment needed to evacuate tens of thousands of stranded people as he was given an aerial tour of stricken areas on Saturday. There...

  • Historic milestone in Sliema vandalised

    Historic milestone in Sliema vandalised

    A historic British-era milestone at the Three Trees junction in Sliema has been defaced with graffiti overnight in what an expert has called a “despicable act of vandalism on cultural heritage”. The milestone, formerly part of the Heritage Malta...

  • Thief robs Cospicua store at knifepoint

    A thief robbed a Cospicua store at knifepoint on Friday evening and made a getaway before police could arrive at the scene. The man entered a shop on Triq Santa Tereża at around 6.30pm and ordered the cashier, a 30-year-old woman who lives in...

  • Watch: White supremacist leader gets told off by his dad live on the internet

    Watch: White supremacist leader gets told off by his dad live on the internet

    A prominent US white supremacist who led violent rallies in Virginia last year has received a dressing down by his own father live on the internet. Jason Kessler, who was one of the main organisers of the Unite the Right group that turned violent...

  • Watch: 11-year-old becomes a Royal Ballet School international scholar

    Watch: 11-year-old becomes a Royal Ballet School international scholar

    The morning of July 28 will remain etched in Lea Ellul Sullivan’s mind as the day she was given the news she was handpicked as an international scholar of the UK’s Royal Ballet School. The 11-year-old is the first Maltese to be selected to follow...

  • Italy acts to revoke Autostrade per l'Italia motorway concessions

    Italy acts to revoke Autostrade per l'Italia motorway concessions

    Italy's government on Friday launched a formal procedure aimed at revoking concessions held by Autostrade per l'Italia to operate toll highways after a bridge it managed collapsed this week, killing at least 38 people. Some members of the...

  • Pastizzi sellers warned: do not try to fix prices

    Pastizzi sellers warned: do not try to fix prices

    Pastizzi vendors have been warned that any attempt to jointly raise prices would be a breach of competition law. The warning, issued by the competition authority on Saturday, comes after media reports that a number of pastizzi sellers were...

  • PN councillor and presenter Evelyn Vella Brincat passes away

    PN councillor and presenter Evelyn Vella Brincat passes away

    Nationalist Party councillor and TV presenter Evelyn Vella Brincat has passed away, the PN announced in a statement on Saturday morning. Ms Vella Brincat was the Pembroke local council minority leader, served on the party’s administrative council...

  • Former Trump aide who lied to FBI about Maltese academic faces six months in jail

    Former Trump aide who lied to FBI about Maltese academic faces six months in jail

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the...

  • Rating agency DBRS confirms Malta's A rating

    Rating agency DBRS confirms Malta's A rating

    Updated 9.35am - Added government reaction Malta’s economic outlook has received another clean bill of health, with credit rating agency DBRS confirming its long-term rating at A (high) and medium-term rating at R-1 (middle), with a stable...

  • ‘Illegal’ economy tops €320 million, but real figure could be higher

    ‘Illegal’ economy tops €320 million, but real figure could be higher

    Illegal and undeclared economic activity was estimated at more than €320 million last year but experts believe the figure is actually significantly higher. A spokeswoman for the National Statistics Office told the Times of Malta the figure had...

  • Today's front pages - August 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 18, 2018

    These are the leading stories in local newspapers this Saturday. The Times of Malta reports that many of the migrants who were forced onto the streets earlier this week are desperate to return to the cow farm sheds they were evicted from after...

  • Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict

    Trump defends ex-aide Manafort as jury weighs verdict

    Weighing in as a Virginia jury deliberated for a second day, US President Donald Trump on Friday called the bank and tax fraud trial of his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort "very sad" and described the defendant as a "very good...

  • Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes - underwater

    Georgian boy solves six Rubik's cubes - underwater

    An 18-year-old student from Georgia solved six Rubik's Cubes under water in one breath on Friday, in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. Vako Marchelashvili was submerged in a glass tank for just over one minute and 44 seconds as he flipped,...

  • Tackling Ebola in Congo conflict zone an 'unprecedented' challenge

    Tackling Ebola in Congo conflict zone an 'unprecedented' challenge

    A deadly Ebola outbreak in a conflict-hit area of the Democratic Republic of Congo poses an "unprecedented" challenge to health workers trying to access victims and contain the disease, medical charities said on Friday. At least 44 people have...

  • Catching up with the rest of the workforce

    Catching up with the rest of the workforce

    Whether you have been out of work for two years or 20, you can catch up with the rest of the local workforce through a training programme that is accrediting scores of people. “When you are all alone at home mulling over the idea of going back to...

  • US could hit Turkey with more sanctions after pastor release turned down

    US could hit Turkey with more sanctions after pastor release turned down

    US President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States was not going to take Turkey's detention of US Christian pastor Andrew Brunson "sitting down", a day after his Treasury chief said Washington could hit Ankara with further sanctions. "They...

  • Engineering study in 2017 warned about state of collapsed Italian bridge

    Engineering study in 2017 warned about state of collapsed Italian bridge

    An engineering study commissioned by Italian motorway operator Autostrade last year warned about the condition of a bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, the head of the university department that conducted the study said on Friday. Autostrade...

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