• The tease without the sleaze

    The sultry, sensual world of burlesque is set to take over the theatre space at Saint James Cavalier, Valletta, as a fully-fledged burlesque show starring Malta's leading burlesque dancer Undine Le Verve and a number of foreign artists will be held in November as part of this season's Spazju Kreattiv ...

  • Powerful quake spares lives, but strikes at Italy's identity

    The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation's identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts across a mountainous region of small historic towns.Lost or severely damaged in the ...

  • Editorial: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition

    A full, three-hour long debate in the House on Thursday about the Budget vote for the Foreign Ministry did not tackle, except fleetingly, the elephant in the Chamber: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition.According to the US State Department, the participants in the coalition are ...

  • National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    The Maltese national team face Andorra in an international match in La Vella this evening (kick-off: 18.00), as they start their commitments in a revamped European Championship. This will be the first outing for Damien Neill’s men in the qualifying phase of the tournament following the introduction of a new format ...

  • OPM justifies decision not to reduce energy rates, says tariffs already low

    The government today justified its decision not to lower energy rates in the budget for 2017, saying that the tariffs paid are already among the lowest in Europe.Four days after constituted bodies lashed out at the government and complained that the energy rate cuts they were expecting were not delivered, ...

  • NDLEA confiscates €325,640; $30,000 at Lagos Airport

    National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has announced the seizure of 325,640 and $30,000 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos. The sum is about N175 million when converted into the Nigerian currency. NDLEA said the money was smuggled from Greece and Austria into the country. A statement by ...

  • NDLEA intercepts 325,640 Euros, $30,000 cash at Lagos Airport

    Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted 325,640 Euros and $30,000 (About N175m) in cash about to be smuggled into the country from Greece and Austria. The cash, concealed inside envelopes and shoes, was seized at the Murtalla Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos during the ...

  • NDLEA seizes N175m from suspected drug traffickers

    Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two suspected drug traffickers for allegedly laundering hard currencies estimated at about N175m from Greece and Austria. It was learnt that the suspects – Edos Nicholas and Hallowell Lovely – were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ...

  • Four Maltese companies implicated in €130 million Italian tax scam

    Four Maltese companies have been implicated in what the Italian authorities are describing as a ‘gigantic carousel fraud’, the Vicenza Guardia di Finanza reported yesterday.  The scam, which was perpetrated through 145 Italian companies and 35 companies outside of Italy, four of which were in Malta, saw €130 million being ...

  • Bank of Valletta renews its support for opera Carmen at the Aurora

    Bank of Valletta will be supporting Bizet’s grand opera Carmen at the Teatru Aurora. This wasannounced during a press conference which was addressed by the Mr Mario Mallia, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Michael Caruana, the President of SocjetaFilarmonika Leone and the PR & Events Officer at Teatru Aurora ...

  • UN envoy warns east Aleppo facing total destruction

    Source: UN Department of Public Information Country: Syrian Arab RepublicThe UN's Syria envoy on Thursday made an impassioned appeal to save eastern Aleppo, warning the city faced total destruction and urging Islamist fighters to leave so civilians can get aid.Note to Correspondents SdeM: I am here with my friend and colleague Jan ...

  • Hungary’s sustained attack on the rights of refugees and migrants

    Source: Amnesty International Country: Afghanistan, Hungary, Serbia, WorldThousands of asylum-seekers are suffering violent abuse, illegal push backs and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungary’s authorities and a system blatantly designed to deter them, said Amnesty in a new report. Hungary: Appalling treatment of asylum-seekers a deliberate populist ploy Thousands of asylum-seekers – ...

  • Drowning rates soaring in the Central Mediterranean

    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Greece, Italy, Libya, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, WorldThe chances of dying on the Libya to Italy route are ten times higher than when crossing from Turkey to Greece, making 2016 to date the deadliest year on record in the Central Mediterranean.This is a summary ...