The Malta Independent 24 October 2018, Wednesday

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo:...

Updated: The funny, or serious, side to the budget: how the social media reacted

One way of gauging the success or otherwise of measures introduced by the government in the budget for 2019 is via the social media. Over the past hours, government supporters have been showering...

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Portrait of Daphne Caruana Galizia unveiled at European Parliament in Strasbourg

A free and democratic country should not witness the killing of those who work to tell the truth, European President Antonio Tajani said on Tuesday afternoon.  He was speaking at the EP in...

Updated: Two Bulgarians jailed on charges related to armed robberies

A man has been jailed for armed robbery after he admitted to robbing two shops at gunpoint. Inspector Fabian Fleri and Lydon Zammit accused Birkirkara resident Marin Stoyanov Minev, 28 from...

Watch: Illegal bird trapping has ‘exploded’ since opening of the season – CABS

Illegal bird trapping of protected species has “exploded” since the government opened the legal season for the capture of Song Thrush and Golden Plover, the Committee Against Bird...

Budget a series of cosmetic measures that hide real problems - Opposition Leader

The national Budget for 2019 is a series of cosmetic measures that hides the real problems that the country is experiencing, and that is neither a game changer nor an economic plan, PN leader Adrian...

Updated: Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi found - Sky

Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudia Arabia's explanation that the...

This is a budget that gives but does not take - PM Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called the 2019 budget one that gives, and doesn’t take. Addressing the press outside Castille, right after the Finance Minister delivered his budget speech in...

Budget 2019: Increase in pensions, children’s allowance; extra day of leave introduced

Pensions have been increased for a fourth year, up to €2.17 per week, or €4.50 per week when considering the COLA. The measure is expected to cost a total of €10 million. Due to the...

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