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  • Authorities urged to resolve problems caused to Satabank clients

    Authorities urged to resolve problems caused to Satabank clients

    Updated at 4.20pm with government reaction The Nationalist Party has called for a quick end to the Satabank saga before it causes negative implications on Malta. Accounts at the bank have been frozen since October 20 after an inspection and audit...

  • Boris Johnson says Brexit deal will make Britain an EU colony

    Boris Johnson says Brexit deal will make Britain an EU colony

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union are stage managing a Brexit deal that will doom the United Kingdom to the status of a colony, former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. "No one is fooled by this...

  • New robotic system to give out medicine in hospital by 2021

    New robotic system to give out medicine in hospital by 2021

    The dispensing of medicine at Mater Dei hospital will, as from 2021, be in the hands of a robotic system installed in every ward, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, Mr Fearne said the island's health...

  • Motorcycle crash causes rush-hour delays

    Motorcycle crash causes rush-hour delays

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident just outside the Sta Venera tunnels on Tuesday morning. The accident, on the south-bound lanes, caused long delays for rush-hour traffic as part of the road was closed. The police said the...

  • Watch - 17 Black reports worrisome – Manfred Weber

    Watch - 17 Black reports worrisome – Manfred Weber

    The 17 Black revelations are “very worrisome”, according to the chairman of the European People’s Party and its candidate to become European Commission president. The people were “sick and tired of the abuse of power”, Manfred Weber told a a press...

  • Watch: Archbishop Scicluna gets new papal appointment

    Watch: Archbishop Scicluna gets new papal appointment

    Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Charles Scicluna in a major role in the congregation responsible to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals in the Church. While remaining the Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Scicluna will now serve as...

  • Underage driver sparked police chase because he was 'scared' - girlfriend

    Underage driver sparked police chase because he was 'scared' - girlfriend

    An underage driver steering a stolen car sped away from the police because he was scared, his girlfriend, who was a passenger told a Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. She also said that she had accepted a ride after being told the car had been found...

  • Fearne evasive on Mizzi, Schembri removal

    Fearne evasive on Mizzi, Schembri removal

    Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne on Tuesday refused to say whether he believed Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri should be removed in light of the revelations on once-secret company 17 Black. In...

  • Shipwrecked Norwegian navy frigate sinks further, nearly submerged

    Shipwrecked Norwegian navy frigate sinks further, nearly submerged

    A shipwrecked Norwegian navy frigate that collided with a Maltese-flagged oil tanker off the Norwegian coast last week sank further on Tuesday and was almost completely submerged, pictures taken by the Norwegian Coastal Administration showed. It...

  • Watch: Illegal trapping makes huge comeback, conservationists warn

    Watch: Illegal trapping makes huge comeback, conservationists warn

    Illegal finch trapping has made a "huge comeback" since the season was reopened last month, conservationists warned on Tuesday, adding that trappers were now wearing masks to avoid prosecution.     German NGO Committee Against Bird Slaughter said...

  • Traffic accidents, casualties, decrease

    Traffic accidents, casualties, decrease

    The number of reported traffic accidents in the third quarter this year reached 3,656, down by 6.4 per cent over the comparative period in 2017, the NSO said on Tuesday. The Northern Harbour district registered the most accidents with 1,318 cases...

  • Collector of stuffed birds is spared €500 fine

    Collector of stuffed birds is spared €500 fine

    A collector of stuffed birds was spared a €500 fine after it turned out that a  blackbird found unregistered in his collection did not actually belong to him. Policemen visited Leonard Buhagiar's house five years ago to check that his 250-bird...

  • No copyright on the taste of a food product, court rules

    No copyright on the taste of a food product, court rules

    The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. The case cropped up following proceedings launched by the producers of  ‘Heksenkaas,’ a spreadable dip with cream cheese...

  • Porsche priest says zany display was 'not an issue'

    Porsche priest says zany display was 'not an issue'

    The Gozitan priest who sparked controversy when he was paraded around his new parish in a sports car being pulled by young children has insisted his wacky display was not an issue for him. Fr John Sultana, 47, raised eyebrows when amateur footage...

  • The 17 Black debate - watch the highlights

    The 17 Black debate - watch the highlights

    Parliament on Monday held an emergency debate on the 17 Black revelations. The debate was requested by the Opposition, which called for the resignation of Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and Chief of Staff Keith Schembri. The news has refocused...

  • Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference

    Libyan commander Haftar will attend meetings in Italy, not conference

    Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome, his command said on Tuesday. Italy organised the conference in Palermo, hoping it would...

  • Gozo quarry continues illegal operations

    Gozo quarry continues illegal operations

    The Planning Authority and the Environment and Resources Authority have restarted the evaluation of a planning permit to sanction massive illegalities at a Gozo soft stone quarry. An enforcement order to stop the illegalities has been pending for...

  • Fundraiser goes the extra mile as he donates one of his own kidneys

    Fundraiser goes the extra mile as he donates one of his own kidneys

    A man who has cycled in aid of renal patients for the past 12 years has gone the extra mile and donated one of his own kidneys. William Saliba’s donation was inspired by a visit to the Renal Unit at Mater Dei Hospital as part of the LifeCycle...

  • At least 42 fatalities in California's deadliest wildfire ever

    At least 42 fatalities in California's deadliest wildfire ever

    Search teams have recovered remains of 42 people killed by a fierce wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, marking the greatest loss of life from a wild land blaze in state history, authorities said. The...

  • Today's front pages - November 13, 2018

    Today's front pages - November 13, 2018

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Tuesday. Times of Malta quotes Adrian Delia saying in Parliament that the 17 Black report, issued on Friday, was about facts, not rumour. The newspaper also reports how a Gozo quarry has...