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[WATCH] Busuttil’s dithering over IIP true risk to real estate sector, Muscat warns

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[WATCH] Busuttil’s dithering over IIP true risk to real estate sector, Muscat warns

- Prime Minister Joseph Muscat addresses a political activity in Birkirkara. Photo: Chris Mangion Simon Busuttil’s indecision and U-turns over the sale-of-citizenship scheme poses a serious risk to the real estate sector, Prime Minister and Labour leader Joseph Muscat warned. Addressing a political activity in Birkirkara, Muscat dismissed Busuttil’s warnings that the financial services and real estate sectors will be dealt a damaging blow if Labour wins the election as such a vote would amount to a green-lighting of corruption

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Man charged with robbing two construction sites in eight days

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Man charged with robbing two construction sites in eight days

- A workman who had been looking for a missing water pump, had found Grima next to the item, which had been moved to a different part of the site (File photo) A man accused of stealing tools from a construction site has been denied bail, after a court noted that this was the third time he was being accused of the same crime

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Muscat backs out of Broadcasting Authority press conference

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Muscat backs out of Broadcasting Authority press conference

- Tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis at the PBS studios for the BA press conference. Photo: James Bianchi Prime Minister and Labour leader Joseph Muscat has backed out of a Broadcasting Authority pre-electoral press conference, in an unprecedented move in local politics. The press conference, which will be filmed this afternoon and broadcast on TVM this evening, will instead feature tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis

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Car slides down Wied Ghomor, infant among passengers

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Car slides down Wied Ghomor, infant among passengers

- The car hit the curb and fell into the valley A woman was hospitalised this morning after the car she was in slid down the Wied Ghomor valley in St Julian’s. The accident took place at 11:00am, when the car – Peugeot 2008 – hit the curb and fell into the valley, with the three French nationals still onboard

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Nine people arrested on drug charges

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Nine people arrested on drug charges

- Nine people have been arrested after police found a number of firearms and drug-related equipment in the garage they were in. Police were called to investigate the garage on Triq Santa Liena, Sliema, yesterday at about 4:15pm. Duty magistrate Audrey Demicoli has ordered an inquiry.

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Stiff sentence for Paceville car burglar

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Stiff sentence for Paceville car burglar

- The stone used to break the cars' window was found inside A man has been jailed for 30 months after a court dismissed his unlikely claim of having broken into a vehicle to sleep in it, thinking it belonged to his friend. Hamza Kamel El Bakoush had been accused of two counts of aggravated theft, three counts of voluntary damage, as well as with handling stolen goods, all committed on the same morning in April 2014 in St Julian's

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[WATCH] PL proposes 'Low Wage Commission' to periodically adjust minimum wage

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[WATCH] PL proposes 'Low Wage Commission' to periodically adjust minimum wage

- Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat addresses a press conference with PL MP Silvio Parnis and candidate Rosianne Cutajar. Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday The Labour Party has proposed establishing a Low Wage Commission, following the advice of social partners, that will recommend adjustments to the minimum wage every four years. Addressing a news conference at Mdina together with MP Silvio Parnis and candidate Rosianne Cutajar, Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat said that the PL’s policies focused on helping “working families”

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[WATCH] Alternattiva Demokratika wants national debate on religious inclusivity

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[WATCH] Alternattiva Demokratika wants national debate on religious inclusivity

- Arnold Cassola (first left) and Mario Mallia (second left) addressing the press conference. Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday Alternattiva Demokratika wants national debate on religious inclusivity By Stefan Paul Galea Alternattiva Demokratika has called for a national debate on religious education inclusivity in a bid to address the various diverse realities characterizing Maltese society. Candidate Mario Mallia said AD was stressing in its manifesto the importance of a national discussion regarding religious knowledge and education in order to promote further inclusivity

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Mintoff Bland stabbing suspect was unable to recall incident, says psychiatrist

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Mintoff Bland stabbing suspect was unable to recall incident, says psychiatrist

- Gheorghe Popa being driven to court (File Photo) The man accused of stabbing Yana Mintoff Bland at her home last October had been unable to recall the incident when he was admitted to Mount Carmel Hospital, a psychiatrist who examined him there has said. 39 year-old Gheorghe Popa, Mintoff Bland's former partner had appeared calm and compliant after his arrest, psychiatrist Anton Grech told Magistrate Joe Mifsud today

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PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum

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PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum

- Simon Busuttil launches the PN's environment proposals at Zonqor Point. Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday A Nationalist government will impose harsher controls on fish farm waste and ensure that fish farms comply with an agreement to shift their operations offshore, PN leader Simon Busuttil said. Launching the PN’s environment proposal at Zonqor Point, Busuttil recounted how fish farms last year reached an agreement to relocate their operations offshore in the wake of a public outcry that fish farm slime was contaminating the sea, but that nothing has been done since

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UK police arrest three more in Manchester bombing investigation

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UK police arrest three more in Manchester bombing investigation

- 984 members of the armed forces were being deployed Three men have been arrested in Manchester in connection with the attack that left at least 22 people dead at Manchester Arena. Greater Manchester Police said the arrests were made in the south of the city, where a 23-year-old suspect – bomber Salman Abdi’s brother – was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attack

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[WATCH] Election Chat | The Malta Files: what's the big deal?

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[WATCH] Election Chat | The Malta Files: what's the big deal?

- What are the Malta Files, and what is the big debate about them? Stockbroker Paul Bonello and AD secretary-general Ralph Cassar discussed the issue.

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Markets roundup with technology | Calamatta Cuschieri

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Markets roundup with technology | Calamatta Cuschieri

- Microsoft launched its new tablet dubbed Surface Pro, with Hewlett-Packard releasing its premium laptops aimed at creative professionals In Europe, markets traded in the green area with the French market amongst the biggest advancers, following a string of upbeat economic reports shrugging off worries over US political risks, the attack in the UK and lack of progress on the Greek debt

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[LIVE] Nationalist Party General Council

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[LIVE] Nationalist Party General Council

- PN leader Simon Busuttil Nationalist Party Simon Busuttil will address the party's general council which tonight will approve the manifesto for the forthcoming election

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Macron seeks to extend state of emergency until November

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Macron seeks to extend state of emergency until November

- France’s new president is seeking to give an extension to the country’s state of emergency until at least November 1, according to a statement from the president’s office. Emmanuel Macron also asked his government to prepare draft legislation which would further reinforce security measures permanently beyond the state of emergency, He took the decision after a security meeting on Wednesday in which top officials “studied the implications of this new terrorist attack on measures of protection to ensure the security of our compatriots

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Mental health to be number one health priority for PN - Shadow Minister for Health

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Mental health to be number one health priority for PN - Shadow Minister for Health

- Mental health will be the first health priority, if the Nationalist Party is to be elected in the coming general election, according to PN Shadow Minister for Health, Claudette Buttigieg. Talking on a television show this afternoon, Dr Buttigieg unveiled further health proposals by the Nationalist Party, adding on to a number of pledges which were announced this morning by Nationalist Party Leader Simon Busuttil

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Online publication claims Russian meddling, PM says he is aware of allegation

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Online publication claims Russian meddling, PM says he is aware of allegation

- Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat addresses pa press conference with PL MP Silvio Parnis and candidate Rosianne Cutajar Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is saying he is aware of information from foreign intelligence services, of alleged Russian meddling in Malta’s election, after reacting to news carried in specialist publication IntelligenceOnline.com [paywall], which claimed British and American agencies were “concerned about possible interference in the Maltese election process

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  • PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum
    PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum

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    Simon Busuttil launches the PN's environment proposals at Zonqor Point. Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday A Nationalist government will impose harsher controls on fish farm waste and ensure that fish farms comply with an agreement to shift their operations offshore, PN leader Simon Busuttil said. Launching the PN’s environment proposal at Zonqor Point, Busuttil recounted how fish farms last year reached an agreement to relocate their operations offshore in the wake of a public outcry that fish farm slime was contaminating the sea, but that nothing has been done since

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
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  • Lewis Hamilton takes Pole in Barcelona
    Lewis Hamilton takes Pole in Barcelona

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    Lewis Hamilton The pole was the 64th of the Briton's career, one short of his late Brazilian boyhood idol Ayrton Senna on the all-time list and with record holder Michael Schumacher's 68 in his sights. It was also the 250th by a British driver in Formula One. All but three of the last 16 races in Spain have been won from the top slot, leaving Hamilton with every chance of taking his second victory of the season on Sunday to cut Vettel's 13-point lead

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Business

  • Markets roundup with technology | Calamatta Cuschieri
    Markets roundup with technology | Calamatta Cuschieri

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    Microsoft launched its new tablet dubbed Surface Pro, with Hewlett-Packard releasing its premium laptops aimed at creative professionals In Europe, markets traded in the green area with the French market amongst the biggest advancers, following a string of upbeat economic reports shrugging off worries over US political risks, the attack in the UK and lack of progress on the Greek debt

    Categories: Business | 
    Tags: Markets | 
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Technology

  • Hacker holds Netflix to ransom after stealing new Orange is the New Black series
    Hacker holds Netflix to ransom after stealing new Orange is the New Black series

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    Hacker The Dark Overlord has purportedly already uploaded the first episode of the new series to a file-sharing service A computer hacker is claiming to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix popular series Orange Is The New Black and is threatening to release all the new episodes online unless a ransom is paid. Unconfirmed reports say the hacker, operating under the name The Dark Overlord, has already purportedly uploaded the first episode of the new series, which is supposed to be released in June, to an illegal file-sharing service

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    Tags: Information Security |  Hacking |  Hackers | 
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Health

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  • James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore, dies aged 89
    James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore, dies aged 89

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    Sir Roger Moore was best known for playing James Bond James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89, his family has confirmed. In a statement posted on the actor's official social media accounts it was revealed that Moore had passed away in Switzerland after a "short but brave battle with cancer". The statement, from his children, read: "Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people

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  • The heart of the matter | Victor Agius
    The heart of the matter | Victor Agius

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    An accident led to Victor Agius’ artwork – originally set to be exhibited at Pjazza Teatru Rjal – to catch fire... which in turn led to ‘Consume’, which builds on the literal ashes of the aborted 2015 work How did Consume first start stirring in your mind, and what were your initial ideas for the project like? The story started when I was commissioned to do an intervention at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in 2015

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    Tags: The Arts | 
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Education

  • Four-year-old is youngest candidate for London piano exams in Malta
    Four-year-old is youngest candidate for London piano exams in Malta

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    The Malta Society of Arts (MSA) will be hosting its bi-annual practical music examinations with the London College of Music (LCM) over three weeks in May, with 249 music students sitting for exams in various Grades, while 14 students will be hoping to obtain their Diploma certificate. The lowest level is called ‘Pre-preparatory’ and the youngest student sitting for this exam will be a four-year old boy who will be playing the piano – the oldest student will be 49 years old

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Farming

  • PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum
    PN pledges harsh control on fish farms, underwater museum

    , maltatoday.com.mt

    Simon Busuttil launches the PN's environment proposals at Zonqor Point. Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday A Nationalist government will impose harsher controls on fish farm waste and ensure that fish farms comply with an agreement to shift their operations offshore, PN leader Simon Busuttil said. Launching the PN’s environment proposal at Zonqor Point, Busuttil recounted how fish farms last year reached an agreement to relocate their operations offshore in the wake of a public outcry that fish farm slime was contaminating the sea, but that nothing has been done since

    Categories: Farming | 
    Tags: Farms |  Fish farming |  Fish farms | 
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  • Muscat backs out of Broadcasting Authority press conference
    Muscat backs out of Broadcasting Authority press conference

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    Tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis at the PBS studios for the BA press conference. Photo: James Bianchi Prime Minister and Labour leader Joseph Muscat has backed out of a Broadcasting Authority pre-electoral press conference, in an unprecedented move in local politics. The press conference, which will be filmed this afternoon and broadcast on TVM this evening, will instead feature tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis

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  • Reeling them in with the freebies? Sort of... | Ryan Scicluna
    Reeling them in with the freebies? Sort of... | Ryan Scicluna

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    How would you describe Free Comic Book Day to the ‘lay reader’, and how do you hope the Graphic Novel Library will benefit from such an initiative? If I had to describe Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) to someone I would start by asking them if they like to read comics, then ask them if they wish to get comics for free

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    Tags: Reading | 
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