• Malta

    Standard & Poor’s confirms positive rating for Malta – government

    Standard & Poor’s has confirmed A- positive rating for Malta, the government said, adding that the analysis was carried out before it was announced that Malta had registered the first budget surplus in 35 years.The government said S&P arrived at their decision after analysing Malta’s strong economy: our ratings on ...

  • Spagna

    German court convicts man, 19, of raping 90-year-old woman

    A German court has convicted a man of raping a 90-year-old woman and sentenced him to 5 ½ years in prison.The Duesseldorf state court convicted the 19-year-old defendant under juvenile law Friday of rape, robbery and bodily harm, news agency dpa reported. The victim was attacked in Duesseldorf on a Sunday in October ...

  • Spagna Regno Unito Malta

    Tusk says EU will not punish UK in exit talks and that Brexit itself is 'punitive enough'

    The European Union on Friday raised the possibility of starting general talks on Britain's future relationship with the bloc as early as the autumn if decisive progress is made on key parts of the divorce proceedings — a move that grants some of the British prime minister's wishes.Draft guidelines obtained ...

  • Malta

    PES praises Joseph Muscat for turning country’s economy around in four years

    PES, the socialist and democrats hailed the fiscal success achieved by the Maltese Labour government led by Joseph Muscat, "who has turned the country's economy around in just four years - and done so while also implementing unprecedented social measures."In 2012 and before, Malta was subject to an excessive deficit ...

  • Australia

    Three-day Book Fair on Campus programme launched

    The National Book Council is publishing the programme of events for the Book Festival on Campus 2017, which will take place at University on the 4-5-6th of April, starting 10:00 hours and continuing till late. The purpose of the Festival is to promote literature as a whole, while at the ...

  • USA

    FAA condemn PA’s approval of the development of the last remaining green lung of Luqa

    Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar is deeply disappointed by the Planning Authority's decision to allow the development of the last remaining green lung in the densely built up centre of Luqa.The project, was originally proposed as five large apartment blocks that would have obliged the GAP developers to undertake environmental assessments. ...

  • Malta

    INDEPTH: Ethics should be compulsory – Michael Briguglio

    Ethics should be compulsory in our education system and not optional, sociologist and former Alternattiva Demokratika leader Michael Briguglio said on INDEPTH.Interviewed by The Malta Independent news editor Rachel Attard, Dr Briguglio said that at the moment only two state schools offer this subject, one of them being the Sliema ...

  • USA Regno Unito

    EU Council President Tusk presents Brexit negotiation guidelines,'no room for parallel talks'

    EU Council President Donald Tusk today presented the draft negotiation guidelines for Brexit to the 27 Member States of the EU. He explained that the EU's duty is to minimise the uncertainty and disruption for businesses and families. "We need to think of people first," he added. As long as ...

  • Malta

    Ensuring a low prevalence of measles through vaccination

    The World Health Organization has alerted on the situation of measles, which is still prevalent in various countries. Over 500 measles cases were reported in January 2017 in the WHO European Region. Measles continues to spread within European countries with the potential of causing large outbreaks wherever immunization coverage has ...

  • USA Malta

    MOAS launches 2017 maritime search and rescue mission, this year with maritime patrol aircraft

    The Malta-based search and rescue charity MOAS will launch its 2017 Central Mediterranean mission to save lives at sea tomorrow. For the first time, the operation will combine the maritime component with a manned aerial asset, the charity said this morning.Having established itself as the first civil society SAR organisation ...