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  • Crowds rock the Granaries at Isle of MTV

    Crowds rock the Granaries at Isle of MTV

    Some 50,000 people descended on the Granaries in Floriana this evening for the Isle of MTV, which has now become an annual event in Malta. The free live music concert, which will be broadcast in more than 20 countries, is this year featuring the...

  • Farsons’ shareholders authorise property spin-off

    Farsons’ shareholders authorise property spin-off

    A resolution permitting Farsons to implement the spin off of a number of property assets into a separately listed public company has been approved by the company’s 70th annual general meeting today. The spin-off will be effected by way of a...

  • 24 children hospitalised due to dangerous toys or clothing

    24 children hospitalised due to dangerous toys or clothing

    During 2015, 24 children of up to 12 years of age were injured while using children’s products, according to Mater Dei Hospital’s Injury Database. However, many injuries remain either unreported or are classified erroneously. EU statistics...

  • 34 injured after New York city subway train derails

    34 injured after New York city subway train derails

    Thirty-four people have suffered non-life-threatening-injuries after a New York City subway train derailed in Harlem, frightening passengers and resulting in systemwide delays, officials said. The chairman of New York's Metropolitan...

  • German high-rise evacuated over insulation concerns in wake of Grenfell disaster

    German high-rise evacuated over insulation concerns in wake of Grenfell disaster

    A western German city has decided to evacuate an 11-storey apartment block because of concerns over exterior insulation similar to that of Grenfell Tower. City authorities in Wuppertal said the fire risk at the building had been reassessed...

  • Gozitan MP Chris Said to contest PN leadership

    Gozitan MP Chris Said to contest PN leadership

    Former Justice Minister Chris Said said today he will be contesting the post of leader of the Nationalist Party. Dr Said, 46, told the Times of Malta that he wanted to make the Nationalist Party a strong and relevant political force, a formidable...

  • New cyberattack causes mass disruption across Europe

    New cyberattack causes mass disruption across Europe

    A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power...

  • Malta leads small states in WHO mission to eradicate childhood obesity

    Malta leads small states in WHO mission to eradicate childhood obesity

    Health ministers from eight small states of the World Health Organisation's European Region have agreed to work together to address obesity in children.  The eight nations met in St Julian's to sign the Malta Statement on ‘Ending Childhood...

  • PN spent €1.3 million on its electoral campaign

    PN spent €1.3 million on its electoral campaign

    The Nationalist Party spent €1.3 million on its electoral campaign, excluding wages, it said today. Money was used on advertising, political activities and initiatives on social media, the party said. All of it was collected from donations and all...

  • Alleged fraudster pockets €5,000 after promising victim job at Freeport

    Alleged fraudster pockets €5,000 after promising victim job at Freeport

    An unemployed man who entrusted part of his savings to an acquaintance who offered to help him secure a job at Malta Freeport ended up losing his money when the whole affair allegedly turned out to be a swindle. Tempted by the job prospect, the...

  • Statements by suspects not assisted by a lawyer cannot be used as evidence - court

    Statements by suspects not assisted by a lawyer cannot be used as evidence - court

    A constitutional court has declared that every suspect has the right to be assisted by a lawyer during police interrogation and that any statement released without such assistance cannot be used as evidence during criminal proceedings. Italian...

  • Fruits and vegetables escape pesticide testing

    Fruits and vegetables escape pesticide testing

    Oranges, carrots, beans, spinach, cucumber, potatoes, sweet peppers and olive oil were not tested by the market surveillance directorate between 2014 and 2016, even though they had been found to exceed maximum pesticide levels in previous years. A...

  • Stars in the sun - Isle of MTV singers are feeling the heat

    Stars in the sun - Isle of MTV singers are feeling the heat

    This year's Isle of MTV concert headliners are in Malta – and feeling the heat – ahead of tonight’s much anticipated show in Floriana. Some 50,000 people are expected to descend on the Granaries this evening for a show which will be broadcast in...

  • Syrian Observatory: dozens killed in air strike in Islamic State-held town

    Syrian Observatory: dozens killed in air strike in Islamic State-held town

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today dozens of people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the US-led coalition on an Islamic State prison in eastern Syria. The US-led coalition said it would look into...

  • Bail for policewoman's husband accused of domestic abuse and marital rape

    Bail for policewoman's husband accused of domestic abuse and marital rape

    A policewoman’s husband who was arraigned today over charges of domestic abuse and marital rape, was granted bail under strict orders to steer away from her and from their former home.  The 32-year old from Hamrun was taken to court under arrest...

  • Alien crayfish preying on vulnerable tadpoles at Chadwick Lakes

    Alien crayfish preying on vulnerable tadpoles at Chadwick Lakes

    A crayfish introduced to Chadwick Lakes threatens the fragile freshwater ecosystem there, biologists who discovered the alien species have warned.  The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)  was identified by members of the University of...

  • UK royals to receive massive tax funding boost

    UK royals to receive massive tax funding boost

    Queen Elizabeth and the British royal family are set to nearly double the funding they receive in government handouts, after the government agreed to increase pay into a £369 million refurbishment of Buckingham Palace. Official estimates showing...

  • Court applies leniency for drug sharing

    Court applies leniency for drug sharing

    A female drug addict struggling with medical and mental problems has had her 12-month effective jail term drastically reduced on appeal after the court accepted that there had been no drug trafficking involved. Deborah Farrugia was arrested after...

  • Gender-neutral terms in marriage law 'logical solution' - MGRM

    Gender-neutral terms in marriage law 'logical solution' - MGRM

    The use of gender neutral terms in the amendments to the marriage law is the simplest and most logical solution to introduce equality for all, the MGRM Malta Gay Rights Movement said today. Some MPs and former MPs have criticised the fact that the...

  • Merkel raises prospect of gay marriage in Germany

    Merkel raises prospect of gay marriage in Germany

    Chancellor Angela Merkel has opened the door to a law allowing gay marriage in Germany, softening her stance before a September 24 election on an issue potential coalition partners have made a condition for sharing power. Merkel said at an event...