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  • Survivors in Grand Canyon helicopter crash remain in critical condition

    Survivors in Grand Canyon helicopter crash remain in critical condition

    Four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still in hospital in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on February 10 when the helicopter from Las Vegas went down on...

  • Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's "empire"

    Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's "empire"

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation. Iran mocked...

  • ‘Citizen scientists’ recruited to monitor wild orchids

    ‘Citizen scientists’ recruited to monitor wild orchids

    Volunteers are being trained by an orchid expert in a project to find out the status of orchids growing wild in the Maltese Islands. Among those who have already committed themselves to a nationwide orchid survey are pensioners, local naturalists...

  • ‘Inclusion, not just integration’

    ‘Inclusion, not just integration’

    Malta’s integration policy looks good on paper and migrants  express the willingness to integrate. But many are getting lost in the bureaucratic processes involved and are even disheartened by what should be the simple act of applying for an ID...

  • Relocation of pens ‘reduced tuna size’

    Relocation of pens ‘reduced tuna size’

    Updated Monday 2.40pm: Adds statement from Stop the Slime campaign Azzopardi Fisheries has said an application to double the number of tuna cages at its offshore farm is necessary because the quality of its tuna has been hit by the imposed...

  • Vitals in a desperate financial situation

    Vitals in a desperate financial situation

    Vitals Global Healthcare, which has received more than €50 million from the government to run three State hospitals, has ended up completely penniless and has accumulated debts of over €55 million. Sources close to the ongoing talks between VGH...

  • Man accused of planning to traffic cannabis

    Man accused of planning to traffic cannabis

    Rhys Spiteri, 28, was granted bail on Sunday after being allegedly caught with 3kg of cannabis. The St Paul’s Bay resident was arrested on Saturday. Police believe that the drugs were ready to be trafficked, however defence lawyer Franco Debono...

  • Delia to file court case to “get hospitals back”

    Delia to file court case to “get hospitals back”

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia said he will be filing a case in court on Monday to attempt to claim back the three State hospitals run by Vitals, as he urged those who “want to stand up for democracy” to join him. “There is a law that gives...

  • Latvian central bank governor detained in corruption probe

    Latvian central bank governor detained in corruption probe

    Latvian central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained by the country's anti-corruption agency, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Sunday. "The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) has applied the status of...

  • Occupy Justice, PA, argue over removed billboards

    Occupy Justice, PA, argue over removed billboards

    The Occupy Justice group and the Planning Authority argued today after billboards related to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia were removed them after a few hours. The group insisted it would not be shut up as its members unfurled the same...

  • The week at a glance

    The week at a glance

    Chinese New Year Chinese New Year and Maltese carnival celebrations collided in Valletta with guest performers from China showcasing their culture on the streets of the capital.  The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe staged a show at Pjazza Teatru Rjal...

  • Muscat indicates he will stay on at least until Euro Parliament elections

    Muscat indicates he will stay on at least until Euro Parliament elections

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday morning hinted that he would not step down from the helm of the Labour Party until next year’s MEP elections. Addressing a political activity in Qormi, Dr Muscat said he would be sticking with his plan to...

  • Magistrate must caution Casa, order criminal action if FIAU information is revealed - Manuel Mallia

    Magistrate must caution Casa, order criminal action if FIAU information is revealed - Manuel Mallia

    A magistrate due to hear David Casa present alleged findings in an FIAU report about minister Konrad Mizzi should first warn the MEP that by some doing he would be incriminating himself in a crime, according to former minister Manuel...

  • 66 believed dead in Iran plane crash

    66 believed dead in Iran plane crash

    An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj in the southwest of the country, Iranian media reported. The ATR-made plane operated by Iranian carrier Aseman...

  • Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA's CEO

    Gaming authority boss Joseph Cuschieri to become MFSA's CEO

    Joseph Cuschieri, an accountant who has been heading the Malta Gaming Authority since Labour was returned to power in 2013, has been selected by the Office of the Prime Minster to serve as the new CEO of the Malta Financial Services Authority, The...

  • Severely ill prison inmate still awaiting reply to plea for temporary release

    Severely ill prison inmate still awaiting reply to plea for temporary release

    A prison inmate with kidney failure asked for temporary release on humanitarian grounds more than two months ago but has not yet received a reply from the Office of the President, as the authorities await the outcome of a constitutional...

  • Brave policemen tried in vain to rescue trapped man in Marsascala apartment block blaze

    Brave policemen tried in vain to rescue trapped man in Marsascala apartment block blaze

    Two policemen bravely tried to rescue a man who was trapped by smoke and fire in an apartment block in Marsascala early on Sunday morning, but they were beaten back by the smoke, the police have confirmed. 35-year-old Gordon Spiteri died from...

  • Ex-manager claims AUM group made him ill

    Ex-manager claims AUM group made him ill

    The Jordanian group behind the American University of Malta has been taken to court by a former employee who is accusing them of causing him “psychological” harm to the point that he could no longer report for work. The plaintiff is requesting...

  • Trump lashes out as FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman

    Trump lashes out as FBI admits failure to act on Florida school gunman

    Donald Trump has lashed out at the FBI saying the agency "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are "spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump...

  • Today's front pages - February 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - February 18, 2018

    Good morning. The following are the top stories in Malta's Sunday newspapers. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that Vitals Global Healthcare, which had received more than €50 million from the government to run three state hospitals, has...