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  • Trump thanks Turkey for partor's release, denies cutting a deal

    Trump thanks Turkey for partor's release, denies cutting a deal

    President Donald Trump thanked Turkey on Saturday for freeing American pastor Andrew Brunson after two years in custody and said it would help improve strained relations, but Trump denied cutting a deal for Brunson's release. "I don't make deals...

  • Killing local produce will endanger people's health, expert warns

    Killing local produce will endanger people's health, expert warns

    Killing farming by not consuming local produce will endanger people’s health and the environment, especially considering the island is not self-sufficient, according to anthropologist Rachel Radmilli. “Malta is an island of contradictions – while...

  • 'Disgraced’ former chairman given another post

    'Disgraced’ former chairman given another post

    A Gozitan lawyer who had been forced to step down as Gozo Channel Co. chairman in 2011 and then “resigned” from his post of adviser in 2016 has been given another chance by the government. Environment Minister Josè Herrera last week appointed...

  • Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations

    Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops over sexual abuse allegations

    Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops who have been caught up in the country's widening sexual abuse crisis, the Vatican said on Saturday. The Vatican named the two men as Francisco José Cox Huneeus, archbishop emeritus of the city of La...

  • Malta seeks help to review law enforcement, investigation structures

    Malta seeks help to review law enforcement, investigation structures

    The government is seeking the assistance of a Council of Europe advisory committee to conduct a review of Malta's legal and institutional structures, amid international criticism. A letter sent to the so-called Venice Commission says Malta wants...

  • Żebbuġ road crack fixed after alarm raised

    Żebbuġ road crack fixed after alarm raised

    Updated Saturday 7.30pm A visible crack close to a small bridge between Żebbuġ and Attard was fixed by Saturday evening after motorists flagged the potential danger. Road users posted messages on social media saying they feared that the crack...

  • Reform to help prostitution victims approved

    Reform to help prostitution victims approved

    The government approved the first measure governing the reform to protect victims of prostitution.  The main aim of the new mechanism is to provide professional help to those who manage to get out of the vicious circle.  At the end of the first...

  • Harassment of former partner lands man in trouble

    Harassment of former partner lands man in trouble

    A man who would not give up on trying to rekindle his relationship with his former partner, was granted bail after denying charges of harassment and stalking upon his arraignment on Saturday. The 32-year old Birkirkara man, whose name cannot be...

  • Godfrey Farrugia is PD's new leader

    Godfrey Farrugia is PD's new leader

    Godfrey Farrugia is the Democratic Party’s new leader, with no other candidate having submitted their nomination for the post. Dr Farrugia takes over from Anthony Buttigieg, who renounced the party leadership to focus on his bid to win election as...

  • 'Prostitution of Schengen’: MEP Ana Gomes slams passport scheme

    'Prostitution of Schengen’: MEP Ana Gomes slams passport scheme

    Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes has attacked Malta’s cash-for-passports scheme, calling it “prostitution of the Schengen system”. “It’s total prostitution of the Schengen system since countries advertise Schengen as a prized object,” Ms Gomes said during...

  • Flash floods, landslides kill at least 21 in Indonesia, destroy hundreds of homes

    Flash floods, landslides kill at least 21 in Indonesia, destroy hundreds of homes

    Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in Indonesia have killed at least 21 people, including 11 schoolchildren, left 15 missing, and destroyed hundreds of homes, authorities said on Saturday. More than 500 homes in the...

  • Saudi journalist's Apple Watch recorded him being tortured and killed - Turkish media

    Saudi journalist's Apple Watch recorded him being tortured and killed - Turkish media

    Turkey's investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday. The report in...

  • Higher GDP does not always mean higher quality of life - Church commission

    Higher GDP does not always mean higher quality of life - Church commission

    Higher GDP does not automatically equate to an improved quality of life and Malta’s economic progress is coming at an environmental and societal cost, the Church’s Justice and Peace Commission has told the government. In a document outlining the...

  • Air Malta blames pilots' union for delays

    Air Malta blames pilots' union for delays

    Updated at 1.45pm with ALPA reaction A court has temporarily upheld an injunction by Air Malta to stop industrial action by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), in a dispute stemming from different interpretations of the collective...

  • Watch: Flooded roads, stranded motorists and submerged sites as rains lash Malta

    Watch: Flooded roads, stranded motorists and submerged sites as rains lash Malta

    Updated at 12.15pm Roads flooded, motorists were stranded and even some construction sites ended up submerged as buckets of rain poured down on Malta on Friday night. The heavy downpours, which are expected to last through to Sunday, are the...

  • Balcony collapses in Sliema

    Balcony collapses in Sliema

    A balcony at an abandoned house in Sliema collapsed in the early hours of Saturday morning, as rain and wind lashed the Maltese islands.  Limestone bricks spilled out onto the middle of Triq Patri Marjanu Vella as a result of the collapse, though...

  • Stuffed flamingo, pelican, heron and others also found during Tarxien raid - police

    Stuffed flamingo, pelican, heron and others also found during Tarxien raid - police

    A house in Tarxien which police raided on Thursday on poaching suspicions also contained around 20 unregistered stuffed birds, authorities said on Saturday.Police said that a joint investigation with the Wild Birds Regulation Unit had confirmed...

  • MPs to finally get some added oversight

    MPs to finally get some added oversight

    A law meant to add a new layer of scrutiny and accountability for members of Parliament is finally set to come into force after an 18-month wait. The Standards in Public Life Act, which had been in the pipeline since 2012, was approved by...

  • Stranded migrants taken to Lampedusa following midnight rescue

    Stranded migrants taken to Lampedusa following midnight rescue

    Updated at 1.15pm with government statement  A boat carrying 70 migrants was rescued and disembarked on Lampedusa in the early hours of Saturday morning, in a rescue coordinated by Malta’s coast authorities. The vessel was spotted in distress when...

  • Watch: US politician threatens to 'stomp all over the face' of opponent

    Watch: US politician threatens to 'stomp all over the face' of opponent

    The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words. Republican Scott...

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