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  • Watch - Anti-abortion activists seek assurances from politicians

    Watch - Anti-abortion activists seek assurances from politicians

    Anti-abortion activists on Sunday demanded that political party leaders sign a written declaration against any legislation that could lead to the introduction of abortion. A gathering around the Christ the King monument in Floriana heard demands...

  • Muscat hits out at 'hypocrisy' of being anti-abortion and also anti-migration

    Muscat hits out at 'hypocrisy' of being anti-abortion and also anti-migration

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday called out the "hypocrisy" of those who lamented abortion as the killing of human lives, yet had had no concern for migrants stuck out at sea. “To me human life isn’t a relative issue. If there are some who...

  • Ombudsman tells Parliament to stop ignoring his investigations

    Ombudsman tells Parliament to stop ignoring his investigations

    The Ombudsman has accused the House of Representatives of sleeping on investigation reports handed over for remedial action.  Parliamentary Ombudsman Anthony Mifsud presented the case notes for 2018 to Speaker Anġlu Farrugia on Wednesday...

  • No breach of rights of former police officer admitted to mental health hospital

    No breach of rights of former police officer admitted to mental health hospital

    An investigation by the Mental Health Commissioner into the involuntary committal of a former police officer has found his rights had not been breached. Mario Portelli filmed the moment three police officers came to his home to escort him away...

  • No Maltese requests for evacuation from Libya

    No Maltese requests for evacuation from Libya

    No Maltese had asked to be evacuated from Libya so far, despite fighting that led the government to reassess its options should the fraught situation deteriorate further, Times of Malta was told. There was heavy fighting near Tripoli since the...

  • Maltese European Court of Human Rights judge elected

    Maltese European Court of Human Rights judge elected

    Judge Lorraine Schembri Orland was elected to the European Court of Human Rights following a vote on Tuesday. She was one of three candidates put forward by Malta for the role. The other two final candidates were deputy Attorney General Dr...

  • Malta's tuna catch gets unprecedented quota increase

    Malta's tuna catch gets unprecedented quota increase

    Maltese tuna fishers had their catch quota increased in an “unprecedented” move announced by the Fisheries Parliamentary Secretary on Tuesday. Malta’s national catch quota for the upcoming 2019 tuna fishing season will be 353 tonnes, an increase...

  • Motive in Saturday's murder yet to be established

    Motive in Saturday's murder yet to be established

    The unidentified shooter who killed a man and injured two others on Saturday night used a semi-automatic pistol, according to sources close to the investigators who say it is still too early to be certain of the motive. The incident happened in...

  • Migrant smugglers ‘using more seaworthy vessels’

    Migrant smugglers ‘using more seaworthy vessels’

    Migrant smugglers are using far safer vessels or towing rickety clandestine boats behind larger fishing trawlers in a bid to get closer to mainland Europe and Malta, according to a new report into human trafficking. Conducted between May and...

  • Għaxaq murder was third deadly crime for family

    Għaxaq murder was third deadly crime for family

    The murder of a mother and her daughter in Għaxaq last week is the third instance of bloodshed within the ill-fated family. Joseph Bonnici, 38, of Għaxaq, was on Sunday charged with murdering his mother, Marie-Lourdes Bonnici, 70, and his sister,...