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  • Libel cases put off as Konrad Mizzi asks for postponment of his testimony

    Libel cases put off as Konrad Mizzi asks for postponment of his testimony

    Two libel cases involving Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi were on Monday put off to October after the minister asked not to take the witness stand until he had testified in ongoing magisterial inquiries concerning the Panama Papers scandal.   The...

  • St Paul's Bay area to get clean-up 'blitz'

    St Paul's Bay area to get clean-up 'blitz'

    Updated 19 June 10.20am Parliamentary Secretary Deo Debattista has promised a clean-up 'blitz' for the St Paul's Bay area following a memorandum of understanding signed on Monday between St Paul’s Bay Local Council and the Cleansing and...

  • Paceville roadworks completed, council disappointed at lack of notice

    Paceville roadworks completed, council disappointed at lack of notice

    Transport Minister Ian Borg and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi yesterday toured roadworks in St Julian’s that caused mayhem last week. The roadworks were unannounced, as the transport watchdog failed to inform the St Julian’s local council that...

  • Three graffiti artists killed by a train in south London

    Three graffiti artists killed by a train in south London

    Three men died after they were hit by a train in south London on Monday, with police saying it was possible the men were graffiti artists. British Transport Police said a train driver had alerted them after spotting multiple bodies on the track at...

  • Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

    Head of VW's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

    Volkswagen was holding crisis talks to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand after German authorities arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions test cheating. Stadler is the most senior company official to be detained so...

  • Slovenia to sue fellow EU member Croatia over border ruling

    Slovenia to sue fellow EU member Croatia over border ruling

    Slovenia will take neighbouring Croatia to court because Zagreb is unwilling to implement an international arbitration ruling on the border between the two European Union members, Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Monday. The case against Croatia...

  • Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    Sex doll company fined for 'try before you buy' offer

    A sex doll company offering customers the opportunity to 'try before you buy' has been fined £10,000, a council has said. Gateshead Council said in a statement that LD Europe Limited sold a range of so-called "sex articles", despite lacking the...

  • Man held in custody after rape charge

    Man held in custody after rape charge

    A man has been remanded in custody after denying in court that he had raped a Maltese woman whom he lured to his home. Libyan national Mustafa Abu Seadah was arraigned on charges of having raped the 21-year old, held her against her will and...

  • James Piscopo to head Lands Authority after all

    James Piscopo to head Lands Authority after all

    Updated 4.29pm with official announcement Former Labour Party CEO James Piscopo has been appointed Chief Executive of the Lands Authority, despite earlier denials by Transport Minister Ian Borg. Sources close to Transport Malta told Times of Malta...

  • Watch: An eight-year-old daughter... and he's never been able to meet her

    Watch: An eight-year-old daughter... and he's never been able to meet her

    An Ethiopian man could not celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, as his dream of being united with his daughter – whom he has never met – entered its eighth year. Mohamad Kadir, 29, fled death in an Ethiopian prison when his wife was four months...

  • Alleged Msida shop thief remanded in custody

    Alleged Msida shop thief remanded in custody

    A self-confessed drug addict who three days ago allegedly raided two stores in Msida, injuring one of the shop owners, has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. Johan Pace, a 28-year old pastizzeria worker, pleaded not guilty to the two...

  • Stop separating children from migrant parents, UN chastises Trump

    Stop separating children from migrant parents, UN chastises Trump

    The top UN human rights official called on the Trump administration on Monday to halt its "unconscionable" policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico. US officials said on Friday that...

  • €100 stolen in mini-market hold-up

    €100 stolen in mini-market hold-up

    Some €100 in cash were stolen on Monday afternoon in a hold-up carried out by a hooded man at a Tarxien mini-market. The police said the man, armed with a pointed instrument, walked up to the cashier and demanded cash. The incident happened at...

  • '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...