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Over 2% of Maltese GDP lost to tax evasion in 2016

Over 2% of Malta’s Gross Domestic Product (the economy) in 2016, was lost to international tax evasion, a new European Commission study finds.

Main local guests at the Malta Book Festival 2019 announced

Under the direction of the National Book Council, the Malta Book Festival continues to provide a unique and important platform for events...

China stops couriers from shipping black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests

China has banned the bulk shipment of black clothing and other items popularly used by Hong Kong protesters to the city, staff...

Maestro to be staged in Malta for the first time for one night only

An audience in Malta will soon be able to enjoy a unique form of theatre that has never been produced locally before but...

Fate of Japan’s imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old

When Japan's youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor,...

Daphne: 2nd anniversary memorial lasts one day and is removed

The memorial to investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was removed last night following Wednesday night’s vigil marking the second anniversary since her murder.

Classical music recital by harpist Jacob Portelli and violinist Emese Tóth

As part of the Liturgical Feast of Pope Saint John Paul II to take place on the 22nd October, the JP2 Foundation...

Breast Cancer seminar to be held in Gozo

A free seminar on Breast Cancer is being organised by Gozo General Hospital on Saturday, Steward Health Malta has announced.

Vatican launches new ‘eRosary’ bracelet

The Vatican is hoping to pull in tech-savvy youngsters with the launch of an "eRosary" bracelet.The gadget, which costs...

Climate fears catapult Greens into mix for Swiss cabinet seat

Perched nearly 2,000 metres above the Swiss ski village of Lenk, a lake has emerged as the Plaine Morte glacier melts. When it burst...

Malta needs to defend the Kurds – PD

Partit Demokratiku (PD) stands up in solidarity with the people of the Kurdish territory of Rojava and is asking the Maltese authorities to do...

Gender equality in Malta increases by 2.4% – EIGE index

Gender equality in Malta has risen by 2.4% the European Institute for Gender Equality’s (EIGE) 2019 Gender Equality Index reports.

Deposits grow slower; credits rose higher – Central Bank

The Central Bank Economic Update noted that residents’ deposits grew at a slower annual rate of 4.6% from January to August. Credit...
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Watch: Explosions at former factory in Marsa

A series of explosions in an abandoned factory in Marsa have breached the peace of the night between Thursday and Friday.A Police spokesperson told...

Ebola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern Congo

Arlette Kavugho was discharged from an Ebola ward in eastern Congo in March, but her troubles did not end there.When the mother of six...

Melita launches melita.io to offer IoT connectivity across Europe

Melita Limited has launched melito.io - a new brand dedicated to delivering Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity...

Restoration on Comino Titular Painting in an advanced stage

Restoration and conservation works on the titular painting of the Comino Chapel are at an advanced stage.The...

Public lecture on bird collections at National Museum of Natural History

Have you ever wondered how many specimens and different species of birds form part of the Bird Collections at the National Museum of Natural...

Emirates offers special rates from Malta to Dubai and a free day pass to Atlantis Aquaventure

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has launched special fares to Dubai. Each ticket for a flight departing from Malta will also include a...

Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests

Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government's handling of an economic crisis, in...

UPE orders industrial actions

The Union of Professional Educators (UPE) has ordered several industrial actions following the Department of Education’s “abusive conduct”.Key directives include the following:LSEs, KGEs...
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Watch: “Life is beautiful and I appreciate the fact that I’m still here”

Her celebrity crushes are Daniel Ricciardo and Anthony Joshua.If she could slow down time, she would spend...

Richard Strauss for Two Pianos at Teatru Manoel

On the 26th October Teatru Manoel presents Strauss for Two Pianos, a magical night of music commemorating works by Richard Strauss, a...

Change of venue for Curtain Raiser’s haunting show

Dr Thomas Charles Craig, Séance, by producers and directors of Dar Il-Waħx Haunted House, has had to overcome a scare of more...

World Food Day: Wasting the bread of the poor

Pope Francis sent a message to the Food andAgricultural Organisation Director General, Qu Dongyu, for World Food Day, expressing his concern for...

New Brexit deal gets unanimous approval from EU leaders

European leaders have unanimously endorsed the Brexit deal, formally sending it to the British Parliament for ratification.The Brexit...

Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone"...

Vote on climate emergency will be taken on Tuesday

Malta is set to declare climate emergency, after Government amendments to an Opposition motion were approved. The MPs will vote on the...

National emergency response and planning frameworks being finalised – Home Affairs Minister

Essential national emergency response and planning frameworks are in progress, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said while addressing the Richmond Foundation Annual...

MFSA warns against clone company

Fraudsters are using the details and website contents of a genuine company licensed in Malta to deceive the public, by cloning the...

Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in...

“Mizzi and Schembri are a European problem” – Casa

Partit Nazzjonalista MEP and EP Quaestor David Casa described Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Keith Schembri...

Għaxaq double murder: 20 items deposited as evidence

Evidence lifted from the double murder crime scene in Għaxaq was exhibited in court on Thursday, during the compilation of evidence against...

Italy retrieves seven bodies from Oct. 7 migrant shipwreck

Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a...

Worker grievously injured in one-storey fall

A 57-year-old man from Qormi was grievously injured when he fell from a height of about one-storey while working at a construction...

Thai child trafficker sentenced to record 374 years in jail

A Thai trafficker was sentenced to a record 374 years in jail for child trafficking in a ruling that lawyers say will...

Indian Archbishop and parish priest killed in California car accident

Archbishop Dominic Jala of Shillong, India and Fr. Mathew Vellankal died in a car crash on October 10, during a visit to the Diocese...

Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote after night of violence

Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday...

Airshow will return next year after two-year break

The popular Malta International Airshow organised by the Malta Aviation Society will return after a two year break. The airshow will return...

Brexit: ‘The moment of truth has arrived’ – Delia

The moment of truth has arrived, Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said during the European People's Party summit in Brussels with reference...

Protest memorial survives a whole night in months

The protest memorial dedicated to journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has survived the night, a day after the protest which marked two years...

Updated: Elderly woman found following public appeal

An elderly woman with dementia was found after the family launched a public appeal for help on Facebook. Her daughter thanked all...

Updated: Brexit: EU will grant no further extension – Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU will not another Brexit extension.Earlier on Thursday morning both...

Man given a suspended sentence after entering restricted airport zone

An Irish man was handed down a suspended sentence on Thursday after he entered a restricted zone at the airport and was...

Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Zapopan celebrated in Mexico

The Catholic faith of Mexicans expressed itself publicly on October 12, in the traditional pilgrimage of the Virgin of Zapopan, in Mexico. Nearly two...

Irish PM says still outstanding Brexit issues, may need more time

There are still issues to be resolved in Brexit negotiations, particularly on the issue of consent for Northern Ireland as well as some on...

Climate emergency: KNŻ urges MPs to keep in mind future generations

The National Youth Council urged Parliament to keep in mind future generations and national interest when debating climate emergency during Thursday's plenary...

Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China’s aircraft carrier ‘factory,’ analysts say

High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts...

Updated: Motorcyclist grievously injured in Gżira accident

A 34-year-old motorcyclist from San Ġwann was grievously injured following an accident in Gżira.Earlier the police said...

As ‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off in Canada, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the...