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  • Proposal to induce early births for unwanted pregnancies raises eyebrows

    Proposal to induce early births for unwanted pregnancies raises eyebrows

    The Democratic Party has proposed “medically accelerating” unwanted pregnancies as an alternative to abortion, following confusion over a pledge seeking to enshrine the abortion ban in the Constitution. “Our position as a party is to support a...

  • Activists take issue with Muscat's claim of 'shift in public mood' following murder

    Activists take issue with Muscat's claim of 'shift in public mood' following murder

    Human rights NGOs have taken issue with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s claim that public sentiment towards migrants was shifting in the wake of Lassana Cisse’s murder, insisting far more needs to be done. Dr Muscat said at a campaign event in...

  • Cyclists fear Marsa bicycle lane

    Cyclists fear Marsa bicycle lane

    Cyclists have raised safety concerns over a bicycle lane on the new Aldo Moro Road, in Marsa, which they say is constantly being intruded upon by cars driving at high speed and putting their lives at risk. The new six-lane northbound road was...

  • PN, PD pledge anti-abortion Constitutional amendment this year

    PN, PD pledge anti-abortion Constitutional amendment this year

    Updated 5.30pm with PD leader comments The Nationalist and Democratic parties have pledged to bring forward amendments to entrench Malta’s abortion ban into the Constitution by the end of the year.The two parliamentary opposition parties bound...

  • ‘The reason they’re coming here is Game of Thrones’

    ‘The reason they’re coming here is Game of Thrones’

    Nine years ago, before anyone knew how huge it was going to be, the HBO TV series’ first season was partly filmed in Malta. Some of those involved look back at those fateful shoots ahead of the final episode out tonight. Every Saturday for the...

  • Could Lassana Cisse's murder have been prevented, asks Adrian Delia

    Could Lassana Cisse's murder have been prevented, asks Adrian Delia

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia on Sunday called for an independent inquiry into whether the Armed Forces of Malta could have done anything to prevent the murder of Ivorian national Lassana Cisse, allegedly by two of its members.“We should...

  • Applicants drop controversial Żabbar zoning plans

    Applicants drop controversial Żabbar zoning plans

    A controversial application to add two football pitches worth of agricultural land to the Żabbar development zone has been dropped, following a storm of environmental objections. The zoning application would have opened the door for development on...

  • db Group denies works on Pembroke Cold War bunker

    db Group denies works on Pembroke Cold War bunker

    Developer db Group has said no excavation is being carried out on an underground Cold War bunker at the site of its controversial Pembroke project, after NGOs sounded the alarm over rock-cutters working on the site.Heritage groups last week called...

  • Strong odds on Michela to reach the Eurovision final

    Strong odds on Michela to reach the Eurovision final

    Young singer Michela will take the stage in Tel Aviv this evening for the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in high spirits as one of the favourites to qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday.  The 18-year-old Gozitan, who booked her place at the...

  • Valletta Design Cluster to open by end of year

    Valletta Design Cluster to open by end of year

    The €8 million Valletta Design Cluster is set to open before the end of the year, as renovation works on the Old Civil Abattoir (Il-Biċċerija) in the capital continue apace.The 17th-century building at the end of Old Mint Street, which had lain in...