The Malta Independent 18 December 2017, Monday

Bus overturns in Attard, driver treated for shock

A bus overturned last night, coming to rest on a private vehicle which was parked in the street, Malta Public Transport said in a statement. It did not give the location of the accident. The bus...

PN does not want Jerma to remain in a derelict state, but has no opinion on way forward

While the PN wants something to be done about the site of the former Jerma Palace hotel in Marsascala and does not want it to remain abandoned given the terrible state it is in, it has no clear...

FIAU denies threatening Times of Malta editor

The Board of Governors of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit denied threatening the Times of Malta, a statement issued through the Department of Information said. It referred to the article...

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Daphne's murder: European Commissioner backs call for UN representative to protect journalists

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans this week said he is backing the #ProtectJournalists campaign initiated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for the creation of a United Nations...

PN’s financial situation ‘stable’ but party has to work hard to meet obligations, Delia says

Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia this morning said that the PN’s financial situation had gone from precarious to stable, but insisted that sacrifices would still have to be made to ensure...

Pope Francis blows out birthday candle on extra-long pizza

Pope Francis has blown out his birthday candle on an extra-long pizza at the Vatican to the delight of children. Francis, who turned 81 today, then told the children, who use a Vatican health...

If coalition were elected ‘the country would now be crying’ – Joseph Muscat in light of breakup

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning reacted to the dissolving of the coalition between the Nationalist Party (PN) and Democratic Party (PD), referring to it as an 'annulment'. "Today we...

EU regulations will protect net neutrality for citizens, in spite of Trump’s repeal of legislation

The European Union’s robust regulations will protect net-neutrality, regardless of the decision of the USA’s media regulator to repeal such legislation, with the abolishment of roaming...

Passenger injured as young driver hits crash barrier in early morning Attard accident

A 19-year-old woman from Santa Venera suffered grievous injuries this morning when the car she was travelling in slammed into a crash barrier. The accident took place at around 3:30am on Mdina...

MOAS carries out first-ever aerial evacuation mission, 74 vulnerable refugees taken out of Libya

Marking the launch of its first-ever aerial evacuation mission, on Thursday the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) flew 74 vulnerable refugees out of Libya as part of a UNHCR evacuation...

Pope says media sins when it dredges up, sensationalizes old news

Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it's a "very serious sin" that hurts all involved. Francis, who plans to dedicate his...