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  • Huawei founder denies spying for China

    Huawei founder denies spying for China

    Huawei's reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei stepped out of the shadows Tuesday to give a rare media interview, forcefully denying accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. The company he founded more than 20...

  • Government board to set priorities for NGO funding

    Government board to set priorities for NGO funding

    A board has been appointed by the government which will establish the priorities for housing – providing financial support to NGOs in line with these priorities. The government said that the board, to be chaired by Rachael Scicluna, will meet for...

  • Ship honouring 9/11 victims sails into Grand Harbour

    Ship honouring 9/11 victims sails into Grand Harbour

    Whoever happened to visit the Grand Harbour area or looked out from the Upper Barrakka Gardens on Monday was greeted by a different sight than the usual cruise liners. The US Navy vessel USS Arlington moored at Pinto Wharf in Valletta on Sunday...

  • Merkel's 'crown princess' seeks to chart own path

    Merkel's 'crown princess' seeks to chart own path

    Dismissed by some as a mini-Angela Merkel, the new leader of Germany's centre-right CDU party and likely next chancellor has marked the turn of the year by underlining a change in tone from her mentor. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, known in Germany...

  • As shutdown bites, Trump foots bill for fast food feast for football team

    As shutdown bites, Trump foots bill for fast food feast for football team

    With White House residence staff among those hit by the US government shutdown, Donald Trump personally ordered in an "all American" feast of burgers and pizza on Monday for a visiting football team. "Because of the shutdown, as you know... we...

  • Drive to increase blood donations in the community

    Drive to increase blood donations in the community

    Health Minister Chris Fearne announced on Tuesday a drive to promote blood donations in Malta’s towns and villages. Addressing a press conference, Mr Fearne said the government was signing a memorandum of understanding with local councils to aid...

  • Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

    Hundreds of flights axed as fresh strike hits German airports

    Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports Tuesday, including at the nation's busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job in a deepening row over pay. Germany's powerful Verdi union said the strike would...

  • Sea transport between Malta and Gozo continues to increase

    Sea transport between Malta and Gozo continues to increase

    Sea transport between Malta and Gozo registered increases in the last three months of 2018 when compared to the same period a year before. The National Office of Statistics said 1,321,429 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo during the...

  • Answers in short supply over where millions paid to VGH went

    Answers in short supply over where millions paid to VGH went

    Health Minister Chris Fearne on Tuesday provided few answers as to where the millions paid by the government to Vitals Global Healthcare (VGH) went. Despite a concession agreement which tied the government to forking out around €70 million...

  • Malta being administered like a fiefdom, PD says

    Malta being administered like a fiefdom, PD says

    Public land and sea are being administered as if Malta were governed as a fiefdom, with no laws to limit government, the Democratic Party (PD) has lamented.“Public assets are being misused and our natural heritage is being squandered. The latest...

  • Green light for new footbridge in Luqa

    Green light for new footbridge in Luqa

    The Planning Authority has given planning permission for a new footbridge to be constructed across Vjal l-Avjazzjoni in Luqa. The 11-metre bridge will ensure a safer environment for passenger movement around Malta International Airport and for...

  • Over 500 complaints received by disability commission

    Over 500 complaints received by disability commission

    There were more than 500 complaints filed to the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) in 2017, it was announced on Tuesday. Addressing a press briefing, the Commission’s compliance unit manager, Bernard Busuttil, told...

  • Brexit: what are Theresa May's options for a 'plan B'?

    Brexit: what are Theresa May's options for a 'plan B'?

    If, as expected, Theresa May loses the Brexit “meaningful vote” on January 15, the UK government will have three days to prepare a “plan B” and present it to parliament. MPs would then have the chance to scrutinise this plan. As the UK’s...

  • Comino hotel and bungalows ‘mistakenly’ listed for €100m sale

    Comino hotel and bungalows ‘mistakenly’ listed for €100m sale

    The Comino hotel and bungalow complex were listed for sale by Engel and Volkers for €100 million, but the company said the listing was a fictitious one created for training purposes and mistakenly published.The listing, which appeared on Monday...

  • Singapore imposes €650,000 fines over major cyber attack

    Singapore imposes €650,000 fines over major cyber attack

    Singapore's privacy watchdog Tuesday imposed fines of Sg$1 million (€650,000) on a healthcare provider and an IT agency over a cyber-attack that saw health records of about quarter of the population stolen. In the city-state's biggest ever data...

  • Man plunges to his death in Ħamrun

    Man plunges to his death in Ħamrun

    A man doing cleaning work at Daniel’s Shopping Complex in Ħamrun fell two storeys to his death on Tuesday morning. The police said that the 65-year-old man from Żebbuġ fell to the ground by the entrance to the underground parking at 8am. The...

  • Adrian Delia 'not informed' when his parliamentary group is to meet

    Adrian Delia 'not informed' when his parliamentary group is to meet

    Embattled Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia on Monday failed to call a meeting of his parliamentary group amid speculation that he is fearing a showdown with rebel Opposition MPs calling for his resignation. As the House of Representatives on...

  • Families struck off children’s allowance list

    Families struck off children’s allowance list

    A number of families have been struck off the children’s allowance list after being told that the department did not have their full details. Irate parents told Times of Malta that they were not even informed about this and only realised that the...

  • Watch: British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

    Watch: British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit deal vote

    Updated at 1.02pm British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union, leaving the world's fifth biggest economy in limbo. With just over...

  • Beaten by an egg: Kylie Jenner's Instagram record

    Beaten by an egg: Kylie Jenner's Instagram record

    US social media star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had her world record for the most-liked image on Instagram swiped -- by a photo of an ordinary brown egg. Jenner's birth announcement of daughter Stormi Webster on February 6 last year was the...

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