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  • Konrad Mizzi claims his rights are breached in Panama Appeals saga

    Konrad Mizzi claims his rights are breached in Panama Appeals saga

    A new twist has been given to the Panama Appeals court saga as Minister Konrad Mizzi on Friday filed a Constitutional application claiming a breach to his right to a fair hearing. As one of seven high profile individuals, targeted by a decision...

  • November was warmer and drier than average

    November was warmer and drier than average

    A total 166.7 hours of sunshine continued to brighten November days in Malta but the lowest minimum temperature of 10.6˚C, recorded on the last day of the month, served as a somewhat chilly reminder that winter is close.  Ten hours of sunshine,...

  • Equality Commission sounds alarm on Public Administration Bill

    Equality Commission sounds alarm on Public Administration Bill

    The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) has called on Parliament to amend the Public Administration Bill to ensure non-discrimination and equality was  given its due weight.  In a statement, the NCPE said that the Bill being...

  • Council agrees on supporting external borders after UN agreement ‘turmoil’

    Council agrees on supporting external borders after UN agreement ‘turmoil’

    The European Council agreed on supporting control of external borders as the December Brussels summit came to an end Friday. The discussion comes after much heated debate surrounding a United Nations global migration pact. The legally non-binding...

  • Watch: Theresa May confronts Jean-Claude Juncker at EU summit

    Watch: Theresa May confronts Jean-Claude Juncker at EU summit

    Theresa May remonstrated with Jean-Claude Juncker at a Brussels summit on Friday and the EU chief executive seemed anxious to placate the British prime minister whose Brexit demands he had called "nebulous" the night before. Under huge pressure at...

  • Caruana Galizia suspect cleared of 2000 cash van theft

    Caruana Galizia suspect cleared of 2000 cash van theft

    One of the suspects behind Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination has been cleared on appeal of his alleged involvement in an armed holdup on a cash van back in 2000. Alfred Degiorgio had been targeted by criminal prosecution, alongside Mario...

  • Project to improve policies for waste management to be launched

    Project to improve policies for waste management to be launched

    The Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) is participating in a project aimed at improving policies for waste management through intelligent container-systems which provide information to waste collectors, in real-time, about various...

  • Britain's EU referendum cost almost £130m to organise

    Britain's EU referendum cost almost £130m to organise

    The cost of staging the 2016 referendum that triggered Britain’s impending exit from the European Union was almost £130 million, the UK’s electoral regulator said on Friday, amid calls from some politicians for a second vote. Operational costs...

  • Better checks and balances needed to ensure rule of law - Venice Commission

    Better checks and balances needed to ensure rule of law - Venice Commission

    Updated at 3.55pm with government statement Malta needs better checks and balances to ensure proper rule of law on the island, according to the Council of Europe's rule of law experts. A statement issued by the European Commission for Democracy...

  • Watch: Virgin Galactic signals the age of space tourism

    Watch: Virgin Galactic signals the age of space tourism

    A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first US commercial human flight to reach space since America's shuttle program ended in...

  • Ex-lawyer Cohen: Trump knew hush payments were wrong - ABC News

    Ex-lawyer Cohen: Trump knew hush payments were wrong - ABC News

    US President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. "He directed me to...

  • Superyacht in Malaysia scandal can be yours for $130m

    Superyacht in Malaysia scandal can be yours for $130m

    Malaysia has set a $130 million pricetag for a superyacht seized from a fugitive financier wanted in connection with a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, a government lawyer said on Friday. The Equanimity is among $1.7 billion in...

  • Iran says UN-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step towards peace - TV

    Iran says UN-led ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah is step towards peace - TV

    Iran welcomed on Friday initial agreements reached at talks in Sweden by the opposing sides in Yemen's war, which include the Iran-aligned Houthi group, were a step towards a final peace accord, Iranian state TV reported on Friday. The war in...

  • MGA gambling trends survey ignores illegal activity

    MGA gambling trends survey ignores illegal activity

    A survey commissioned by the Malta Gaming Authority to understand the social and economic realities of gambling among Maltese residents did not factor in the illegal gambling activity that takes place on the islands. Asked by the Times of Malta...

  • New prizes up for grabs on Sunday Circle TOM Mag app

    New prizes up for grabs on Sunday Circle TOM Mag app

    A new print edition of Sunday Circle magazine, focusing on the Christmas season, is out this week with the Sunday Times, together with the fully-interactive digital edition that will be accessible on the TOM Mag app. If you have not done so...

  • Consumption in Malta 22% below EU average

    Consumption in Malta 22% below EU average

    Consumption by households in Malta was 22 per cent below the EU average in 2017, with 10 member states reporting rates above the average. Actual Individual Consumption (AIC) is a measure of material welfare of households. Across the Member States...

  • Sharp drop in inflation rate

    Sharp drop in inflation rate

    In November 2018, the annual rate of inflation as measured by the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) was 1.4 per cent, a sharp drop from 2.1 per cent in October 2018. The National Statistics Office said that the largest upward impact on...

  • Overwhelming vote for Marlene Mizzi’s Brexit-linked report

    Overwhelming vote for Marlene Mizzi’s Brexit-linked report

    Brexit damage on the European Union’s automotive industry is set to be mitigated after MEPs overwhelmingly agreed to a report that will safeguard jobs in the sector and smoothen the continued trade of cars and their components between the two...

  • Another workplace accident, this time in Gżira

    Another workplace accident, this time in Gżira

    Updated 12.45pm A worker plunged down five storeys at a construction site in Triq Madonna tal-Ġebla in Gżira on Friday morning.  The man, a 22-year-old Syrian national who lives in Birkirkara, fell down an internal shaft. An ambulance, fire engine...

  • Watch: Muscat feels bad for 'extremely resilient' Theresa May

    Watch: Muscat feels bad for 'extremely resilient' Theresa May

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Thursday expressed admiration for the "extremely resilient" Theresa May, saying that the British Prime Minister had to be given the opportunity to fulfil the mandate handed to her.  "I see no sort of alternative for...

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