• Trump wigs in big demand during Carnival season in Austria

    So many people want to be Donald Trump this Carnival season in Austria that some costume shops have run out of wigs mimicking the U.S. president's memorable hairstyle.Shop owner Manuela Plank, recognizing a business opportunity, went to work making her own toupees a la Trump.Plank thought she was ready to meet demand ...

  • Moviment Patrijotti Maltin: Malta and the Maltese first - (Part 2)

    You’ve spoken about your economic policy, but your stance on integration is the cornerstone of the party’s political message, even calling for a referendum against integration - integration with whom?We are against forced integration. We are a Christian country so when the boats started coming, we helped, like with the ...

  • Editorial - Migrants in Libyan limbo: Europe’s credibility on the line

    Malta currently has several migration-related issues on its plate.  These include the call it is facing from a united independent media to refrain from deporting holders of temporary humanitarian protection status, the issue of statelessness, which the government yesterday evening pledged to address in the near future, and the enormous ...

  • Violence in Ukraine on rise again after relative calm of New Year period, warns OSCE

    Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Country: UkraineThe security situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions is deteriorating as the sides continue to violate the ceasefire and other agreements, with an increase in the use of weapons proscribed by these agreements.VIENNA, 19 January 2017 – Following a period of relative ...

  • Air Malta’s January three-day sale starts today

    Between today, 3 January, and Friday, 6 January, Air Malta is offering hard-to-turn-down deals to 17 of its most popular destinations, starting from as little €35 one-way, inclusive of taxes and charges.The 72-hour sale kicked off today at 9am and closes on Friday at 8.59am. Travel validity between January 03 ...

  • Editorial: Death by a thousand cuts

    First it was stopping the Frankfurt route, one of the first and for many years Air Malta's flagship route.Now it is the Manchester route.Is Air Malta facing death by a thousand cuts?In both cases, both the airline and the Tourism Minister, replied the decisions have been taken in full knowledge ...

  • Balzan here to stay! Interview with Balzan coach Oliver Spiteri

    Until a few years ago no one would have imagined that Balzan FC would reach the heights of elite football in Malta.Balzan went into the Christmas and New Year break as the BOV Premier League winter champions.  34 points gained from 16 matches are the stats that catapulted the modest ...

  • Tourism Ministry ignores questions about Air Malta

    Questions sent to the Tourism Ministry and pending since last Tuesday regarding the ever-growing shroud of secrecy on the Air Malta–Alitalia talks have remained unanswered, despite numerous reminders being sent. The ministry was given a Thursday 4pm deadline for answers, yet by the time this article was submitted, yesterday at ...

  • Retail

    Bulgari apre in Australia

    Bulgari ha aperto un suo nuovo punto vendita nel Queensland e più precisamente a Gold Coast (Australia), nella zona più lussuosa del centro commerciale Pacific Fair. La nuova boutique di Bulgari si estende su 150 metri quadrati ed il design del negozio è stato modellato dall'architetto di fama mondiale Peter Marino. Lo ...

  • Low-cost airlines to fly to Malta from Vienna and Cluj Napoca in Romania

    A new airline, Eurowings, is to operate flights between Malta and Vienna during the summer season, while another airline Wizz Air has added an airport in Romania to its services to Malta. One way fares on the Eurowings Vienna service start from €49. Flights will be operated from April 3 with ...

  • European Union to seek summit with Turkey next month

    The European Union will seek to hold a summit meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the first half of next year to discuss the testy relations between the two, the 28-nation bloc's president said Thursday.EU President Donald Tusk said at the end of the EU summit that he ...

  • EU slows Turkey membership talks over coup crackdown

    The European Union on Tuesday expressed deep concern about Turkey's security crackdown since the failed coup in July but stopped short of officially freezing membership talks with the country.At talks in Brussels, EU foreign and European affairs ministers decided that no new sections of Turkey's accession negotiations should be started ...

  • Populism needs to be addressed – US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State

    2016 has seen the biggest political earthquake in recent years with Donald Trump's election,  Brexit, and the rise of the European far right. Its reverberations are inescapable throughout the global political landscape and have revealed an out-of-touch establishment who is now under fire. The Malta Independent met with the United ...

  • AP Interview: Malta offers diplomatic hand to Turkey

    The nation that will take on the European Union presidency at the end of the month held out a diplomatic hand to Turkey on Monday and insisted the bloc needed to "give some positive signals" if it wanted to get more cooperation from Ankara.In an interview with The Associated Press, Malta Foreign ...