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  • Suspected drug dealer extradited from Spain

    Suspected drug dealer extradited from Spain

    A Sicilian man who was on bail over a massive six-kilogramme haul of cannabis in 2014 was brought back to Malta on the strength of a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Maltese police. Rosario Caruso, 44, appeared under arrest before magistrate...

  • Church evasive over carnival during Lent

    Church evasive over carnival during Lent

    The Church would not say whether it deemed holding carnival during Lent problematic, instead reminding people that they should find the time to “receive the Sacraments, especially during Sunday Mass”. The Times of Malta sent questions to the Curia...

  • Uncertainty reigns in final polls ahead of Italy election

    Uncertainty reigns in final polls ahead of Italy election

    Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right bloc has a clear lead ahead of Italy's parliamentary election on March 4 but is unlikely to win a working majority, a batch of final opinion polls showed on Friday, pointing to possible political deadlock. Under...

  • Belgian court order Facebook to stop collecting unauthorised data

    Belgian court order Facebook to stop collecting unauthorised data

    A Belgian court has ordered Facebook to stop collecting data about citizens in the country or face fines for every day it fails to comply, according to reports. The daily De Standaard said the court in Brussels upheld a Belgian privacy commission...

  • Monument commemorates Valletta's World Heritage status

    Monument commemorates Valletta's World Heritage status

    A monument was unveiled on Friday just outside Valletta’s main gate, celebrating the capital’s status as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Unesco recognised Valletta as a World Heritage Site in 1980, as the organisation believed it is an exceptional...

  • One step closer to new chief executive for the MFSA

    One step closer to new chief executive for the MFSA

    The amendment to the Malta Financial Services Act being debated in parliament will enable the government to go ahead with its plans to appoint a chief executive officer, a position which the current legislation does not envisage. The Act makes...

  • Man denies drug trafficking charges

    Man denies drug trafficking charges

    A Norwegian man living in Sliema was on Friday released on bail after he denied a number of drug-related charges. Daniel Haegglov, 31, appeared before magistrate Doreen Clarke accused of aggravated possession of cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy in...

  • Watch: Bungling crook knocks out his accomplice

    Watch: Bungling crook knocks out his accomplice

    The Shanghai Public Security Bureau has released footage from a CCTV tape showing two thieves who got it all wrong. The two men are seen approaching the building before one man takes his first attempt at smashing the storefront open with a...

  • 3D-printed ribs used to rebuild chest of Welshman after tumour removed

    3D-printed ribs used to rebuild chest of Welshman after tumour removed

    A grandfather has become the first person in Wales to have his chest wall rebuilt with a 3D-printed prosthesis. Peter Maggs, from Abergavenny, had three ribs and half his breastbone removed during a day-long operation to take out a tumour the size...

  • Action was taken against illegal dumping in abandoned quarry - PA

    Action was taken against illegal dumping in abandoned quarry - PA

    Updated at 7pm The Planning Authority has categorically denied that it "closed an eye" to the illegal dumping of construction material in and around the vicinity of an abandoned quarry in the limits of Siġġiewi, as alleged by Partit...

  • Watch: Sparks fly as Mintoff and Caruana Galizia 'share' the same shrine

    Watch: Sparks fly as Mintoff and Caruana Galizia 'share' the same shrine

    The decision to put portraits of Raymond Caruana, Dom Mintoff and Karin Grech alongside that of Daphne Caruana Galizia in a makeshift shrine has elicited diverse reactions with almost one common denominator - the pictures of the former prime...

  • Binja Laparelli, Maċina, Coach House win awards

    Binja Laparelli, Maċina, Coach House win awards

    Binja Laparelli, Maċina and the Coach House have been recognised for their architectural value in the Din l-Art Ħelwa awards. The Prix d’Honneur for Category A – a Major Regeneration Project, went to “Binja Laparelli” by Bezzina & Cole Architects...

  • Turkish court sentences six journalists to life over failed coup

    Turkish court sentences six journalists to life over failed coup

    A Turkish court on Friday sentenced six journalists, including two prominent brothers, to life in jail for aiding plotters of a 2016 failed coup, state media said, a sharp turnaround after the country's highest court ordered one of the men...

  • Grief and anger as Florida prepares to bury victims of school massacre

    Grief and anger as Florida prepares to bury victims of school massacre

    As families prepared on Friday to bury victims of another U.S. mass shooting, grief mixed with anger amid signs of possible lapses in school security and indications that law enforcement may have missed clues about the suspected gunman's...

  • Cash-for-passports applicants capping ‘should be scrapped’

    Cash-for-passports applicants capping ‘should be scrapped’

    Restricting the number of successful applicants seeking to buy Maltese passports should be stopped and the programme should be reviewed every five years, the government has been told. The recommendation was made by Eric Major who was CEO of Henley...

  • Woman lies about identity to remain in Malta

    Woman lies about identity to remain in Malta

    A magistrate has ordered that a Serbian woman be expelled from Malta after she admitted to lying about her real identity in an attempt to remain on the island. Magistrate Doreen Clarke heard 23-year-old Bojana Tonic, a Serbian national living in...

  • Malta Digital Innovation Authority unveiled

    Malta Digital Innovation Authority unveiled

    Malta Digital Innovation Authority along with accompanying legislation on its operation and the use of virtual currencies were unveiled by Digital Economy Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri on Friday. Addressing a press conference, Mr...

  • Address deficit between education and job market, PD says

    Address deficit between education and job market, PD says

    Maltese people are not qualified for the kind of jobs created in our modern economy, leaving industries with no choice but to employ foreign workers, the Democratic Party said on Friday. Anthony Buttigieg underlined a "deficit" between the labour...

  • Strike action at Mcast next week

    Strike action at Mcast next week

    Updated at 3pm All lecturing grades, LSAs, technical grades and student services grades at the Malta Council for Arts Science and Technology have been ordered to go on strike for two hours on February 22 and 23. The Malta Union of Teachers said on...

  • David Casa presents FIAU report in court

    David Casa presents FIAU report in court

    Updated at 12.40pm with Konrad Mizzi's statement MEP David Casa is on Friday presenting a report by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) on Minister Konrad Mizzi to an inquiring magistrate, insisting it contains enough evidence for...