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  • Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

    Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

    Facebook Inc is launching a UK programme to train and fund local organisations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new...

  • Watch: Paceville junction throttling traffic

    Watch: Paceville junction throttling traffic

    The zebra crossing close to Paceville Avenue will be shifted a short distance in the coming days, but angry drivers are sceptical that it will help to ease the build up of traffic, which in the morning stretches all the way back to St George's...

  • Islamic State publish video of destroyed historic mosque

    Islamic State publish video of destroyed historic mosque

    A video published by Islamic State shows the mosque from which they declared their 'caliphate' nearly three years ago lying in ruins.  Islamic State's Amaq news agency published a video of the destroyed Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul on Thursday,...

  • Gozitans get superfast mobile internet

    Gozitans get superfast mobile internet

    If you're a smartphone user in Gozo, your mobile internet experience may have suddenly become a whole lot faster.  Vodafone Malta has switched on 4G+ for Malta's sister island, making Gozitans the first locals to enjoy download speeds up to 60 per...

  • Muscat set EP off on the wrong track – Pana chief

    Muscat set EP off on the wrong track – Pana chief

    The head of the European Parliament’s Panama Papers committee, Werner Langen, accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of setting MEPs “on the wrong track” during an address last week. Reacting to MEPs’ comments that the Panama Papers scandal was not...

  • Authorities to discuss ‘transitory solution’ for bypass in Mrieħel

    Authorities to discuss ‘transitory solution’ for bypass in Mrieħel

    Transport Malta will discuss a “transitory solution” for the Mrieħel bypass junction, which was the site of a fatal motorcycle accident earlier this month, a spokesman for the authority told this paper. Christopher Paul Abela, 28, died when his...

  • Hinkley plant could cost £30bn in electricity payment top-ups - watchdog

    Hinkley plant could cost £30bn in electricity payment top-ups - watchdog

    Britain's deal with EDF to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant is risky and could lead to requests for more cash and electricity payment top-ups worth £30 billion, a parliamentary watchdog said today. "Delays have pushed back the nuclear power...

  • Trump denies obstructing FBI probe

    Trump denies obstructing FBI probe

    US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had not obstructed the FBI's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and had not recorded his conversations with former FBI chief James Comey. Comey was leading the...

  • Man sets record with lawnmower on his chin

    Man sets record with lawnmower on his chin

    Pushing a running electric lawnmower for 71 meters (233 ft) is not a difficult thing to do, but try doing that distance not pushing it, but balancing it on your chin. New Yorker Ashrita Furman broke, by more than 50 meters, his existing Guinness...

  • Zarb claims closure of page ‘attempt to stop him from defending Malta’

    Zarb claims closure of page ‘attempt to stop him from defending Malta’

    Veteran trade unionist Tony Zarb said the shutting down of his Facebook page was an orchestrated attempt to stop him from “defending his country”. The former General Workers’ Union secretary general’s social media page was blocked following a...

  • Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

    Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

    Updated 10:22am Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states today to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha. Defence...

  • PN-PD coalition terms to be discussed today

    PN-PD coalition terms to be discussed today

    The Nationalist Party will today decide on the terms of the coalition agreement with the Democratic Party amid uncertainty on what form of relationship the two sides are willing to forge. Speculation that the two PD elected candidates would be...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    A photo from the summit in Brussels dominated the front page of the Times of Malta, with British Prime Minister Therese May chatting to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The photo is particularly significant as Brexit is one of the main topics...

  • Announcements

    ELLUL. On June 23, JOHN, aged 88, surrounded by his beloved family and comforted by the rites of Holy Church, he meets his Creator. He leaves to mourn his great loss his son Frank and his wife Veronica, his daughters Nathalie and Alex Baldacchino,...

  • Għanafest goes local

    Għanafest goes local

    As from this year, Għanafest is returning to its roots, with a strong focus on the local folk aspect. The festival kicks off today with a two-day event in Żejtun, the birthplace of many singers of repute and the cradle of Maltese folk song. To...

  • Art as a place of refuge

    Art as a place of refuge

    Among the films featuring in the Valletta Film Festival main competition today is Tom of Finland. The 2017 Finnish production, directed by Dome Karukoski, follows Touko Laaksonen (Pelka Strang), a decorated officer, who returns home after a...

  • Malta Music Week

    The MTV Malta Music Week kicks off tonight with a series of parties in the lead up to the Isle of MTV Malta Concert at the Granaries in Floriana on Tuesday. The programme features an opening party at Gianpula tonight called Cheat Codes & Club MTV;...

  • Laughs for adults

    The fourth edition of Steve Hili’s adult panto in summer comes to a close this weekend. Little Red Riding Hood tells the story of penniless Little Red and her mother, an awfully randy dame, who magically inherit a cottage in the forest! However,...

  • Victoria International Arts Festival

    Victoria International Arts Festival

    Following concerts by the Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (VIBE), the London-based EO Nomine vocal ensemble and harpsichordist Luca Ferrini together with violinist Črtomir Šiškovič, the baroque week at the Victoria International Arts...

  • Theresa May outlines plans on status of EU nationals living in UK post-Brexit

    Theresa May outlines plans on status of EU nationals living in UK post-Brexit

    No EU national currently living lawfully in the UK will be made to leave on the day of Brexit under proposals outlined by Theresa May to her European Union counterparts. The Prime Minister told a European Council summit in Brussels that she wanted...

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