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  • Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Six bay trees have been uprooted from Naxxar Square to the anger of residents. The local council said that the six trees, which were removed from the upper part of Labour Avenue on Wednesday morning, would be transferred to a suitable location at...

  • Watch: Three shot near US National Security Agency

    Watch: Three shot near US National Security Agency

    Updated 5pm Several people were injured during a Wednesday morning shooting at the US National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, the agency said. The incident occurred about 7 a.m. ET (1200 GMT) when a vehicle tried to enter...

  • UK tells charities: no more cash if you don't come clean on abuse

    UK tells charities: no more cash if you don't come clean on abuse

    Britain will stop funding overseas aid agencies if they fail to learn the lessons from Oxfam's sex abuse scandal, and the government will discuss possible prosecutions with law enforcement, the British development minister said on Wednesday. Penny...

  • Man jailed two years for injuring two people in fight

    Man jailed two years for injuring two people in fight

    Being in a state of intoxication is no excuse or legal defence to the use of violence, a magistrate said on Wednesday as he sent a man who grievously injured two people to two years in jail. Duale Abokor Mustafa, a 37-year old Somali residing at...

  • Caruana Galizia earned her memorial - MEP

    Caruana Galizia earned her memorial - MEP

    Slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia earned her memorial and it is was very good idea to commemorate her, MEP Petra Kammerevert said. Ms Kammerevert is in Malta as part of a delegation visiting for the Valletta 2018 Capital of Culture...

  • MUT portrayed jacuzzi situation inaccurately, says Education Ministry

    MUT portrayed jacuzzi situation inaccurately, says Education Ministry

    The Malta Union of Teachers “portrayed the situation inaccurately” when it said that a jacuzzi in the Helen Keller Resource Centre was putting students and educators at risk, Education Ministry permanent secretary Frank Fabri said. At a press...

  • Kuwait commits funding to help Iraq reconstruction efforts

    Kuwait commits funding to help Iraq reconstruction efforts

    Kuwait's ruling emir has said his oil-rich nation will give one billion US dollars in loans and one billion dollars in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq, a stunning donation as only a generation ago Saddam Hussein invaded the small, oil-rich...

  • MEPs slam Pilatus Bank in letter to European Banking Authority

    MEPs slam Pilatus Bank in letter to European Banking Authority

    Twenty-two MEPs from across political groups have expressed serious concerns over the fact that Pilatus Bank continues to operate in the EU. In a letter to the European Banking Authority the MEPs who formed part of the PANA Committee of Inquiry as...

  • All Hep C patients to start receiving free treatment

    All Hep C patients to start receiving free treatment

    All Hepatitis C patients will start receiving treatment for free after the government reached an agreement with medication suppliers to drastically reduce the price. Addressing the launch of a 30-day public consultation on a strategy to eliminate...

  • January was the driest in the last decade

    January was the driest in the last decade

    A balmy January started off 2018 with pleasantly warm temperatures and more than six hours of sunshine over the climate norm. The month was the driest January the Maltese islands have experienced in the last decade. Air temperatures ranged between...

  • Trump lawyer says he paid porn actress out of his own pocket

    Trump lawyer says he paid porn actress out of his own pocket

    Donald Trump's personal lawyer has said he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with the US president in 2006. Michael Cohen said in a statement to the New York Times that he was not...

  • Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    As talks on a collective agreement for Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology lecturers remain on hold, they are demanding they be put on the same level as colleagues at the Junior College. The Malta Union of Teachers announced last month...

  • Police recommend corruption charges against Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu

    Police recommend corruption charges against Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu

    Israeli police have recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases. The development deals an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister and is likely to fuel calls for him to...

  • Man, 75, returns to bay where he met ‘sweetheart’ 10 years ago

    Man, 75, returns to bay where he met ‘sweetheart’ 10 years ago

    Tom Turner, 75, likes to say that Għajn Tuffieħa is called as such because that is where he met the apple of his eye 10 years ago, though he thinks it has more to do with geology. Mr Turner showed up at the offices of the Times of Malta earlier in...

  • Keepers breed blue frog for the first time

    Keepers breed blue frog for the first time

    Keepers at a zoo are celebrating after breeding a species of blue frog. The blue poison dart frog, or Dendrobates tinctorius azureus, is usually found in the forests of southern Suriname and northern Brazil. It can now also be found in the reptile...

  • Today's front pages - February 14, 2018

    Today's front pages - February 14, 2018

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Valletta mayor Alexiei Dingli ruled a motion to remove the makeshift memorial for Daphne Caruana Galizia inadmissible at the end of a packed, chaotic council meeting.

  • Burmarrad fuel station ‘opening soon’ despite pending appeals

    Burmarrad fuel station ‘opening soon’ despite pending appeals

    A fuel station in Burmarrad which is still under construction is being advertised as “opening soon” despite two pending appeals seeking to revoke the permit issued last summer. Located outside the development zone, opposite the Kiabi complex, the...

  • Prince Henrik, husband of Danish monarch, dies aged 83

    Prince Henrik, husband of Danish monarch, dies aged 83

    Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe, has died at the age of 83, Denmark's palace has said. A statement on the royal house's website said the prince died in his sleep late on Tuesday, with the queen at his...

  • Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    The Planning Authority stopped works on a building close to St George’s Basilica in Victoria after it was demolished in breach of the development permit. The approved application was for internal and minor external alterations and the construction...

  • French nun speaks of Lourdes "miracle" that ended crippling disability

    French nun speaks of Lourdes "miracle" that ended crippling disability

    A nun whose recovery from decades of debilitating back pain was declared a "miracle" by the Catholic Church spoke on Tuesday of the day she stood up, removed a brace from her gnarled foot and walked normally. For half her life Bernadette Moriau,...