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  • August saw 620,000 cross to Gozo

    A total of 620,042 passengers visited Gozo in August, contributing to the 6.3 per cent increase registered in the third quarter of the year. The National Statistics office said that 1,780,474 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo during the...

  • A single meeting is not consultation, Sliema council tells car-sharing scheme

    A single meeting is not consultation, Sliema council tells car-sharing scheme

    Sliema’s local council has lashed out at a car-sharing scheme just days ahead of its launch, saying that the company responsible had only met with the mayor once before forging ahead with its plans. The council has expressed concern about plans to...

  • Very sad end for Xlendi buoy project

    Very sad end for Xlendi buoy project

    The idea of having a buoy for cruise liners at Xlendi is not feasible and the project will probably be shelved once and for all, according to sources. The story started in 2006, when the cruise ship Seabourn Pride anchored there to rave reviews...

  • Sagrada Familia fined €35m for having no permit for 130 years

    Sagrada Familia fined €35m for having no permit for 130 years

    Barcelona’s world-famous Sagrada Familia basilica must pay an eye-watering €35 million in planning fines after authorities realised that it has had no permit since construction works began more than 130 years ago.The basilica, which has famously...

  • Daphne memorial returns

    Daphne memorial returns

    Updated 9.20pm A makeshift memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia reappeared on Friday evening after all traces of it were removed from the Great Siege Memorial site, only two days after they were placed there to mark one year since her murder and for...

  • Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

    Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

    President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern US border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade. Stretching almost 3,200 km, the...

  • In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas

    In toothy prequel, piranha-like fish menaced Jurassic seas

    You can call it a prehistoric prequel. Scientists said on Thursday they have unearthed in southern Germany the fossil of a fish that, with its mouth full of razor-sharp teeth, strongly resembled today's piranhas, the stars of more than their fair...

  • San Anton Palace wall collapse affected 50-metre stretch

    San Anton Palace wall collapse affected 50-metre stretch

    The collapse of a recently-restored 17th century wall at San Anton Palace in the early hours of Wednesday was quite extensive as a stretch of about 50 metres long was reduced to rubble. While the adjacent gardens were closed to the public as a...

  • Multi-million tuna racket traced to Maltese waters

    Multi-million tuna racket traced to Maltese waters

    Updated 1.30 with government reaction A network of 79 individuals allegedly illegally selling bluefin tuna caught in Malta was busted in an operation involving enforcement agencies from a number of countries, the Times of Malta has learned. More...

  • Today's front pages: October 19, 2018

    Today's front pages: October 19, 2018

    These are the stories which made it to the front pages of Friday's newspapers: The Times of Malta reports that a multi-million tuna racket has been traced back to Malta. It also said that the court has found enough evidence to indict John...

  • Dispossessed owners of PL club premises file action for damages

    Dispossessed owners of PL club premises file action for damages

    The dispossessed owners of two requisitioned properties handed over to the Labour Party in 1980 to house its Birżebbuġa club have filed a case for damages, requesting the eviction of the current tenants. In their constitutional application, Franco...

  • Britain's May and EU voice renewed confidence on Brexit

    Britain's May and EU voice renewed confidence on Brexit

    British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence on Thursday that they could secure a Brexit deal, saying they were working hard to overcome the very same hurdles that only days ago brought the talks to a...

  • Alleged drug trafficker in Miġra l-Ferħa arrests wins constitutional case

    Alleged drug trafficker in Miġra l-Ferħa arrests wins constitutional case

    One of four men arrested on board a yacht off Miġra l-Ferħa cliffs almost 10 years ago over an alleged conspiracy to import 30 kilograms of cannabis is to have his police statement removed as evidence against him. This decision was delivered by...

  • Tickled pink: Typhoons trick Japan blossoms into blooming six months early

    Tickled pink: Typhoons trick Japan blossoms into blooming six months early

    Cherry blossoms across Japan have bloomed six months early after two powerful typhoons pummelled the country in September, stripping leaves, bringing a warm snap and turning the trees unseasonably pink. "We get reports every year of cherry blossom...

  • Pompeo urges patience in Khashoggi probe

    Pompeo urges patience in Khashoggi probe

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged patience in the investigation of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. After briefing President Trump on the matter, Pompeo told reporters at the White House that the Saudi probe...

  • EU to deliver formal warning to Italy over draft budget - source

    EU to deliver formal warning to Italy over draft budget - source

    EU authorities will raise their concerns with Italy on Thursday over fiscal rule breaches in its 2019 budget, an official said, sending a formal warning letter that could lead to Brussels rejecting the draft before the end of the month. Economic...

  • Brexit: time pressing but no conclusions, Muscat says

    Brexit: time pressing but no conclusions, Muscat says

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said following an EU leaders summit in Brussels that time was pressing on Brexit but no conclusions had been reached. In a statement on Thursday, the Prime Minister said the Irish border issue remained the biggest...

  • Simon Schembri Foundation launched: ‘Incident made me a better person’

    Simon Schembri Foundation launched: ‘Incident made me a better person’

    A traffic police officer who last May lost his arm in a harrowing incident while on duty in Luqa has described this tragic event in his life as one which made him “a better person”. Officer Simon Schembri, who was run over by a teenage driver,...

  • More than 300 people supported at home by social services

    More than 300 people supported at home by social services

    More than 300 people have received support at home through a new social service which aims to "preserve families", some of whom are at risk of having children removed from their care. The Home Based Therapeutic Service (HTBS) was rolled out...

  • Beppe Fenech Adami cleared of 'Sticker Album' libel

    Beppe Fenech Adami cleared of 'Sticker Album' libel

    A former Labour Party mayor has lost a libel suit against former PN deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami over the publication of an ‘Official Sticker Album’. Mario Salerno, former Kirkop and St Paul’s Bay mayor on the Labour Party ticket, had featured...

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