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  • Today's front pages - October 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - October 18, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Thursday’s newspapers. Times of Malta reports how Malta was criticised for failing to uphold the principle of freedom of expression. It also reports that many African children in Malta are facing poverty,...

  • Are pensioners living alone over-eating?

    Are pensioners living alone over-eating?

    The average pensioner aged over 65 living alone buys almost 4,000 calories worth of food every day, according to official data. That is starkly different to the calorific intake of a family with two children aged 15 or under, where an individual’s...

  • Melania Trump's plane makes emergency landing

    Melania Trump's plane makes emergency landing

    US first lady Melania Trump's airplane returned to the Joint Base Andrews military facility in Maryland after experiencing a "minor mechanical issue" on Wednesday (October 17), her spokeswoman said in a statement. About 15 minutes after takeoff,...

  • May seeks to reassure EU leaders on Brexit deal

    May seeks to reassure EU leaders on Brexit deal

    British Prime Minister Theresa May assured EU leaders in Brussels that she can still reach a Brexit deal, avoiding a showdown over stalled talks as Brussels stepped up planning for a failure of negotiations. May was given a 15-minute slot to speak...

  • May 'neutral' on proposal to extend post-Brexit transition - Tajani

    May 'neutral' on proposal to extend post-Brexit transition - Tajani

    Prime Minister Theresa May gave no indication of whether she favoured extending Britain's post-Brexit transition period when the head of the European Parliament raised the matter at a summit on Wednesday, President Antonio Tajani said. Asked by...

  • Delia attends EPP summit

    Delia attends EPP summit

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has attended the European People’s Party summit in Brussels. The summit discussed the rule of law and the defence of European frontiers in view of irregular migration, as well as the next PPE congress being...

  • We also want justice for Daphne, government tells NGOs

    We also want justice for Daphne, government tells NGOs

    The government said on Wednesday it joined five international institutions in stressing the need that justice is served in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Ms Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb a year ago on October 16,...

  • Journalists continue to be hindered in their role as watchdogs

    Journalists continue to be hindered in their role as watchdogs

    Press freedom had been in dramatic decline since the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, but authorities continued to turn a blind eye, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) said. EFJ general secretary Ricardo Gutiérrez told Times of Malta...

  • Influential Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

    Influential Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

    Several public funds with holdings in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman. The proposal, originally bought to the table by hedge fund Trillium Asset Management, is now backed by...

  • Hillman earning €4,000 a month from OPM consultancy

    Hillman earning €4,000 a month from OPM consultancy

    Former Allied Newspaper managing director Adrian Hillman is earning €4,000 a month from a government consultancy job at the Malta Gaming Authority. The Times of Malta had revealed the lucrative consultancy late last year, when it reported that Mr...

  • Rescued migrants to be brought to Malta

    Rescued migrants to be brought to Malta

    A group of 44 people who were stranded at sea aboard a wooden boat are being brought to Malta. The stranded migrants were first spotted 58 nautical miles south of Lampedusa late on Tuesday and within Malta’s search and rescue zone. Maltese...

  • Caritas welcomes White Paper on Rental Market

    Caritas welcomes White Paper on Rental Market

    Rental payments should not be more than a third of one’s income, Caritas said in its reaction to the White Paper on the Rental Market. It said that where this was not the case, the renter should be given a subsidy to make up the difference. The...

  • IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection

    IT repairman seeks home for Apple collection

    An Austrian computer repairman has amassed what he believes could be the world's biggest collection of old Apple computers, but it might all soon be destroyed unless someone can take it off his hands. Over the years since he began working for a...

  • MP's tweet breached parliamentary privilege, Speaker rules

    MP's tweet breached parliamentary privilege, Speaker rules

    Updated at 6.20pm Opposition MP Jason Azzopardi breached parliamentary privilege last week in a tweet aimed at Economy Minister Chris Cardona, Speaker Anġlu Farrugia ruled on Wednesday. Quoting from previous rulings, Speaker Farrugia said that...

  • Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Rent reform 'a step in the right direction', employers say

    Employers have welcomed the government’s proposed rent reform as a step in the right direction, amid concern over spiralling rent prices unsustainably driving up wages.The Malta Employers' Association met with housing parliamentary secretary...

  • Questions in Parliament on controversial SVDP contract unanswered

    Questions in Parliament on controversial SVDP contract unanswered

    Questions tabled in Parliament on the controversial multi-million-euro St Vincent de Paul Residence extension remain unanswered. Nationalist MP Karol Aquilina and Democratic Party MP Godfrey Farrugia are known to have asked questions to Family...

  • EU's Oettinger says Italy's draft budget does not meet EU guidelines - Spiegel

    EU's Oettinger says Italy's draft budget does not meet EU guidelines - Spiegel

    European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Italy's draft budget for 2019 was not in line with European Union guidelines, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. "It confirmed the suspicion that the Italian budget draft for 2019 is not in line...

  • Young men admit to string of Valletta thefts

    Young men admit to string of Valletta thefts

    An 18-year-old was jailed and another was placed under probation on Wednesday after they pleaded guilty to theft. The police tracked down Nikolai Abela, from Birkirkara, and Anthony Joseph Xuereb, from Tarxien, both unemployed, after numerous...

  • Prices reduced for 23 medicines and 5 medical devices, by up to 60%

    Prices reduced for 23 medicines and 5 medical devices, by up to 60%

    Prices were reduced for 23 medicines and 5 medical devices, including antibiotics, antidepressants, antihistamines, oral contraceptives, and antifungals. The price of the penicillin antibiotic co-amoxiclav has been reduced by 25 per cent, meaning...

  • Watch: 'Don't let me down', junior minister tells trappers as autumn season is announced

    Watch: 'Don't let me down', junior minister tells trappers as autumn season is announced

    Updated at 4.20pm with Birdlife reaction Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri on Wednesday urged hunters not to let him down when the controversial autumn trapping season reopens this weekend. Speaking during a press conference...

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