The Malta Independent 20 March 2019, Wednesday

Opinion: Do we need to have a discussion about abortion? - Tonio Fenech

The Maltese population is clearly against abortion. Only last year, MaltaToday published a survey showing that 95% of the population is against; the four political parties, Labour, Nationalists, PD...

Updated (2): UK's May formally asks for delay of Brexit until June 30

European Union leaders are unlikely to agree at a summit this week on a delay to Britain's departure, and will probably have to meet again next week, the head of the bloc's executive branch said...

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UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May...

St Patrick’s Day celebration costs add up to €20,000 – St Julian’s mayor

This year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations cost the St Julian’s Local Council around €20,000, the locality’s Mayor Guido Dalli told The Malta Independent.  Such costs...

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Pope turns down French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the...

Week-long trial by jury clears man accused of being cocaine mule handler

A man accused of conspiring to traffic 90 capsules of cocaine in 2013 has been cleared by a jury of his peers in a trial that took more than a week to conclude and which saw almost five hours of...

Updated: Cyclone's huge floods leave hundreds dead in southern Africa

Aid workers rushed to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters Tuesday after a cyclone unleashed devastating floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 238 were dead, hundreds were missing and thousands more were at risk....

Nationalist Party wants manual scanning of votes to precede electronic counting

"Whilst we agree with the E-counting system, we wish to see a solid and transparent process which highlights the true results of what the voters wish for", said PN Secretary General Clyde Puli. This...

Polish PM appeals for EU consensus on digital tax, takes dig at Malta

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki declared yesterday that there should be no tax havens in Europe and that, if there is no common EU digital tax, member states will have to act alone. "The...

Promoting Malta's heritage consolidates tourism - Alfred Sant

Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant today lauded Government’s commitment and efforts to protect and promote Malta’s historical and cultural heritage which is of utmost importance to...

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