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  • Man’s lawyer asks that he is kept at Mt Carmel

    Man’s lawyer asks that he is kept at Mt Carmel

    The defence lawyer of a man allegedly found with 75 sachets of cocaine has asked that he should be sent to the Forensic Unit at Mount Carmel Hospital, rather than released on bail. The man was arrested on Sunday allegedly in possession of a...

  • Watch: Talk of leaving Malta was 'just speculation' - HSBC CEO

    Watch: Talk of leaving Malta was 'just speculation' - HSBC CEO

    The new corporate centre opened recently by HSBC Malta was a sign that it was “investing for growth”, CEO Andrew Beane told the Times of Malta, stressing that talk of bank leaving Malta was “just speculation”. A story on Bloomberg last April had...

  • Watch: The 'Nasty' toe wrestler with 15 world championships

    Watch: The 'Nasty' toe wrestler with 15 world championships

    In a pub in central England, fans of toe wrestling cheered their hero as he entered the ring, rock music blaring, to defend his world title. With his bald head, goatee and body builder's vest, Alan "Nasty" Nash struck an imposing figure as he...

  • Scores killed in Nigeria clashes between Muslim herders and Christian farmers

    Scores killed in Nigeria clashes between Muslim herders and Christian farmers

    Scores of people are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. One report has claimed 86 people were killed in the conflict, which by some accounts has become deadlier than Nigeria's...

  • Granted bail and warned to get treatment after Marsaxlokk drug arrest

    Granted bail and warned to get treatment after Marsaxlokk drug arrest

    A young man who was caught red-handed at the weekend with drugs stuffed in his private parts, was granted bail after pleading not guilty during his arraignment on Monday. Luke Grech, 26 from Marsascala, was charged with being in possession of...

  • Watch: How to grow your own food, no soil needed

    Watch: How to grow your own food, no soil needed

    While some resort to social media to complain about the annihilation of vegetation and climate change, Luqa primary schoolchildren have rolled up their sleeves and added a touch of green to their walls. Using recycled material, organic soil...

  • Rabat tree uprooting plan axed following public outcry

    Rabat tree uprooting plan axed following public outcry

    A week after it was revealed that 200 mature trees along the scenic ‘Rabat Road’ were earmarked for uprooting, the government has backed down on the controversial plan in the wake of a public outcry. The revision of the plan, according to which...

  • Coastguard, not NGOs, should patrol Libyan waters, Salvini says

    Coastguard, not NGOs, should patrol Libyan waters, Salvini says

    Italian right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he is to put a Libyan proposal on tackling the migration issue before European leaders at a summit on Thursday. “We will convey to the European leaders that Libya is not a problem but a...

  • Teen footballers trapped in flooded caves in Thailand

    Teen footballers trapped in flooded caves in Thailand

    Search and rescue teams in Thailand were looking on Monday for 13 members of an under-16 soccer team trapped in a flooded cave complex deep inside a mountain. The boys' bicycles and soccer boots were found at the mouth of the Tham Luang caves, in...

  • Withdraw warrants of Nexia BT officials, David Casa says

    Withdraw warrants of Nexia BT officials, David Casa says

    MEP David Casa has called on the Accountancy Board to convene a disciplinary committee to investigate alleged wrongdoing by Nexia BT's Brian Tonna and Karl Cini. He said the investigation should focus on their activities as revealed in the Panama...

  • Albania, Macedonia's EU accession hopes run into French resistence

    Albania, Macedonia's EU accession hopes run into French resistence

    France and the Netherlands are holding out against European Union plans to allow membership talks with Albania and Macedonia over concerns the decision could further stoke anti-immigration sentiment in the bloc, EU diplomats said. With broad...

  • Hurry up with your Brexit plans, EU watchdog tells banks

    Hurry up with your Brexit plans, EU watchdog tells banks

    Banks have failed to make enough progress on their Brexit preparations and should not expect "miracle" public intervention to help them, the European Union's banking watchdog said on Monday. While Britain and the EU have agreed in principle on a...

  • Watch: Pieta' car vandals identified, arrested

    Watch: Pieta' car vandals identified, arrested

    Last updated - Monday 11.15am - Two men who were recorded on video vandalising cars at Pieta' seafront have been identified and arrested. The two men were seen kicking car doors, mudguards and mirrors on Sunday morning. Ten cars were damaged in...

  • Undeclared gluten in potato chip packets

    Undeclared gluten in potato chip packets

    Packets of potato chips manufactured by Cipster contain undeclared gluten and should not be eaten by anyone with gluten allergies or intolerances, health authorities have warned. 85g packets of sfogliatine di patate fritte with durability dates of...

  • Magistrate Neville Camilleri to take over Caruana Galizia inquiry

    Magistrate Neville Camilleri to take over Caruana Galizia inquiry

    Magistrate Neville Camilleri will take over the inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, court sources told Times of Malta on Monday. The case has been assigned to magistrate Camilleri due to magistrate Anthony Vella, who was originally...

  • Simon Busuttil wins €7,000 in libel damages

    Simon Busuttil wins €7,000 in libel damages

    Updated 11.50am Simon Busuttil has been awarded €7,000 in libel damages after winning five cases he had instituted against l-Orizzont, it-Torċa, One Radio and One Television. It had been claimed that he somehow bribed the Gaffarena family to...

  • Health Minister will meet nurses’ union ahead of industrial action

    Health Minister will meet nurses’ union ahead of industrial action

    The government is expected to meet the nurses’ union in the coming days ahead of wide-ranging directives due to come into force next week and aimed at impacting the entire public health system. A spokeswoman told Times of Malta that Health...

  • Second thunderstorm of the summer hits Malta

    Second thunderstorm of the summer hits Malta

    A low bank of storm clouds approaching Malta from the west on Monday morning can be seen in the picture (right) taken at Mtaħleb shortly before a thunderstorm hit Malta. The unseasonal weather had been forecast for the Maltese islands and rain and...

  • Kangaroo invades Australian soccer match

    Kangaroo invades Australian soccer match

    A pitch-invading kangaroo halted a soccer match after it refused to leave a stadium in Australia's Canberra on Sunday. Match video showed the kangaroo laying down on the penalty spot during the half-time break at Deakin Stadium. The kangaroo was...

  • Salvini proposes migrant centres in southern Libya

    Salvini proposes migrant centres in southern Libya

    Updated 11.56am - Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini proposed on Monday that Libya set up migration reception centres in the south of the country. Salvini visited Tripoli where he had talks on the migration crisis with his Libyan...