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  • Facebook gave companies preferential data access, documents show

    Facebook gave companies preferential data access, documents show

    Facebook Inc gave some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, preferential access to user data in 2015 as it limited services for most others, according to company emails and presentations released by a British lawmaker. The 223 pages of...

  • Motorcyclist injured in Birkirkara

    Motorcyclist injured in Birkirkara

    A 37-year-old motorcyclist from Birkirkara was injured when he was involved in a collision along Mannarinu Road in Birkirkara on Wednesday evening. Police said the incident, which occurred at around 5.45pm, had seen the male motorcyclist crash...

  • Aviation body that honoured Air Malta gets local sponsorship

    Aviation body that honoured Air Malta gets local sponsorship

    An international aviation organisation that has just named Air Malta 2018 ‘Turnaround airline of the year’ will be holding its top annual event here next year, sponsored by the national air carrier and the Tourism Ministry. The Sydney-based Capa –...

  • Satabank saga could have been avoided - Simon Busuttil

    Satabank saga could have been avoided - Simon Busuttil

    Proper vetting of banking licence applications could have prevented the Satabank saga altogether, Simon Busuttil said in Parliament on Wednesday, questioning whether the freezing of all accounts was a proportionate response.The Opposition MP was...

  • St Julian's street fight lands man in court

    St Julian's street fight lands man in court

    A man allegedly involved in a street fight in St Julian’s was remanded in custody following his arraignment on Wednesday over a number of charges stemming from the incident. Somali-born Isman Omar Abdikarim, a 22-year old having no fixed...

  • Union accuses Mcast of not honouring teachers' deal

    Union accuses Mcast of not honouring teachers' deal

    The teachers’ union has issued directives to members at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, accusing it of not honouring the collective agreement signed last year. A Malta Union of Teachers spokesman said that after declaring a...

  • American 'soldier-statesman' Bush is honored at state funeral

    American 'soldier-statesman' Bush is honored at state funeral

    The late President George H.W. Bush was remembered at his state funeral on Wednesday as a World War Two hero, Cold War veteran and commander in chief of a U.S. victory against Iraq who went on to represent a bygone era of civility in American...

  • Child hit by car in Pembroke

    Child hit by car in Pembroke

    An 11-year-old boy was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening after he was hit by a car in Pembroke. The child was hit by a Peugeot 308 being driven by a 64-year-old Gżira man on Triq Walter Ganado. The incident was reported at around 4pm. Police...

  • Ministers ignore calls for answers on Gafà's militia meeting

    Ministers ignore calls for answers on Gafà's militia meeting

    A request for ministers to weigh in on an exposed meeting between a government official and a Libyan militia leader was ignored in Parliament on Wednesday evening. Democratic Party leader Godfrey Farrugia requested Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and...

  • EU presents plan to fight fake news ahead of upcoming MEP elections

    EU presents plan to fight fake news ahead of upcoming MEP elections

    The European Commission presented plans to set up a Rapid Alert System targeting online "disinformation" on Wednesday, in an effort to "protect" online debates. The EU said it was presenting an action plan to "protect its democratic systems" from...

  • Watch: Education Minister stands by call for Mizzi to resign

    Watch: Education Minister stands by call for Mizzi to resign

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo intimated on Tuesday he was still of the opinion that Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi should step down in the wake of the Panama scandal. Asked by the Times of Malta whether he still supported calls for Dr Mizzi to...

  • Construction worker seriously injured in fall

    Construction worker seriously injured in fall

    A 25-year old construction worker was grievously injured after falling from a height while working in Tarxien.Police said the incident took place at 1pm on a construction site in Triq Joanne Garden. He was taken to Mater Dei hospital for...

  • Cospicua man charged with stealing from neighbours to buy drugs

    Cospicua man charged with stealing from neighbours to buy drugs

    An unemployed man who allegedly stole from neighbours’ homes to fuel his drug addiction was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty on Wednesday afternoon. Leslie Farrugia, 26, from Cospicua, was marched to court under arrest and charged...

  • Yemen government team heads to Sweden for peace talks

    Yemen government team heads to Sweden for peace talks

    A team from Yemen's Saudi-backed government left for Sweden on Wednesday to attend peace talks with members of the Iran-aligned Houthi group, in a renewed UN push to end a war that has pushed the country to the brink of starvation. One...

  • Arts Council 'welcomes audit office recommendations' after damning report

    Arts Council 'welcomes audit office recommendations' after damning report

    Arts Council Malta has said it has already taken action to address criticism of its financial systems in a damning report by the National Audit Office.The NAO report found that the council had prepared no financial statements for the last two years.

  • Bring home the bagels: rights group calls for end to 'anti-animal language'

    Bring home the bagels: rights group calls for end to 'anti-animal language'

    Achieving multiple aims at once? You may be "feeding two birds with one scone". Taking decisive action? That's "taking the flower by the thorns".   Animal-related idioms are embedded in our language, but US animal rights group Peta (People for the...

  • Alleged Marsa robber turns himself in to authorities

    Alleged Marsa robber turns himself in to authorities

    The third member of a trio allegedly involved in a movie-like robbery in Marsa last month was remanded in custody after turning himself over to the police. Noel Borg, a 38-year old Birkirkara resident working in the fishing industry, was arraigned...

  • Invasive aliens in environment authority's crosshairs

    Invasive aliens in environment authority's crosshairs

    The Environment and Resources Authority has called for collective action towards the combating of invasive alien species, with a new national strategy open for consultation.These species are considered to be one of the major causes of biodiversity...

  • False rape report lands mother with suspended sentence

    False rape report lands mother with suspended sentence

    A mother of five who admitted filing a false rape report against her partner was given a suspended sentence and a general 10-year interdiction. Bianca Hoyer, the 33-year old German national, was arraigned on Wednesday under arrest and charged with...

  • France delays food price rise for farmers after protests

    France delays food price rise for farmers after protests

    France, reeling from violent protests over the cost of living, said on Wednesday it will delay until early next year minimum food price rises, incurring the wrath of the main farmers group which called on its members to take to the streets next...

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