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  • Why people choose Bitcoin over other cryptocurrencies? 29 October 2020
    Cryptocurrencies are one of the biggest inventions of the modern era, there is no denying that. They enabled us to complete instant transactions online and save a lot of money in the process. How? They are not controlled by any bank or government, so when trading with cryptocurrencies, people avoid all of the extra and/or […]
  • Robert Abela rules out early election 29 October 2020
    Prime Minister Robert Abela on Thursday ruled out an early election saying it would be irresponsible to hold one in current times. Interviewed on TVM’s programme Xtra, the Prime Minister said a decision regarding the next election would only be taken in line with the national interest. That, he said, was the only criteria he […]
  • Watch: Spurs stunned by Antwerp, Milan cruise to victory 29 October 2020
    Jose Mourinho said he would have liked to make 11 half-time changes after his Tottenham Hotspur side slumped to a shock 1-0 Europa League defeat at Royal Antwerp on Thursday, while Serie A leaders AC Milan and Mikel Arteta's Arsenal eased to straightforward wins. Spurs failed to create a single chance of note in a […]
  • Missing girl in foster care found in European country 29 October 2020
    A girl in foster care in Malta has been located in a European country after she was reported missing. The Family Ministry said on Thursday the girl’s mother had unsupervised access to the girl for a number of hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Such access was given after the girl expressed a wish to spend more […]
  • Toilet paper and pasta: France girds for second virus lockdown 29 October 2020
    Stores and businesses across France were filled Thursday by people racing to get supplies - and maybe a last-minute haircut - ahead of a new coronavirus lockdown coming into effect at midnight. Essentials like pasta and toilet paper were in high demand, as were printer ink and electronics for working from home, while yoga mats […]
  • Staying home… with a bottle 29 October 2020
    People are drinking more alcohol in their homes as they spend added time indoors during the pandemic, according to drinks distributors, psychiatrists and NGOs. Retailers say sales of alcohol to households have increased since COVID-19 hit Malta in March as the country’s drinking habits become more home based, sparking concern that some people are hitting […]
  • Oil giant Shell rebounds into profit in third quarter 29 October 2020
    Anglo-Dutch oil titan Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday logged third-quarter net profit of $489 million (€415 million), rebounding after a vast coronavirus-driven loss in the prior three months. Profit after tax for July-September was boosted by steadier oil prices and contrasted with a vast net loss of $18.1 billion (€15.5bn) in the second quarter, when […]
  • 'Giant steps in good governance in 10 months' - Zammit Lewis 29 October 2020
    Giant steps in good governance and rule of law have been made in the past 10 months with the government investing even during difficult pandemic times, Justice Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said on Thursday. Speaking during the budget debate on the justice, equality and governance ministry, Zammit Lewis spoke on constitutional reforms, saying that while […]
  • A showcase of local photographic talent 29 October 2020
    55th edition of the Malta Photographic Society’s annual competition and exhibition opens next week at Palazzo de la Salle [attach id=941506 size="medium" align="right" type="image"]Copulation by Johann Debono, gold winner, Colour Prints category[/attach] Over 200 photographic works by more than 40 local photographers will go on display next week as part of the 55th edition of […]
  • Yorgen Fenech insists on getting all testimonies at the public inquiry 29 October 2020
    Yorgen Fenech is insisting on getting a copy of all the testimonies given at the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, claiming it is necessary to safeguard his rights.  The businessman, currently pleading not guilty to complicity in the journalist’s murder, has filed an urgent application following Monday’s decision by the judges […]
  • Nokia doubles Q3 net profit and pledges ‘to win’ at 5G 29 October 2020
    Electronic equipment maker Nokia more than doubled its net profits in the third quarter as the firm’s new CEO promised on Thursday to do “whatever it takes” to become the 5G market leader. On his first results day since taking the reins of the Finnish networks giant in August, Pekka Lundmark announced a move to […]
  • Bernard Grech tells developers' lobby 'we must not exploit our land' 29 October 2020
    PN leader Bernard Grech has told the Malta Developers Association that there needs to be a better balance between development and the beautification of the country. In a meeting with the MDA, Grech also said that land must not be developed and exploited but instead developed in a way that adds value to the country’s environment […]
  • Historic farmhouse which gave Fgura its name faces demolition 29 October 2020
    A 200-year-old farmhouse belonging to the family that gave Fgura its name is set to be demolished after an appeal by the local council was thrown out.  The Environmental Planning Review Tribunal on Thursday confirmed the Planning Authority's decision to grant permission for demolition.  It is the last remaining link to the Ficura family, which […]
  • Court orders release of migrant held illegally for 144 days 29 October 2020
    A man, illegally detained for 144 days after being rescued at sea last June, has been released by a magistrate, who voiced concern over the “substantial number” of migrants facing a similar fate. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras, upheld an urgent application, filed by the Ivorian man’s lawyer on Wednesday, for immediate release from unlawful detention.  […]
  • €65 million investment in building of new wharf for cargo at Ras Ħanżir 29 October 2020
    A new wharf for cargo will be built at the Ras Ħanżir area in Paola, a project that will cost €65 million, partially funded by the EU Cohesion Fund.  Addressing a press conference, Transport Minister Ian Borg said that “after years of abandonment”, Infrastructure Malta immediately showed interest in taking on the project.  “Thanks to […]
  • Airbus flies into red in third quarter 29 October 2020
    European aircraft maker Airbus said on Thursday that one-off charges related to the deep job cuts announced earlier this year pushed it deep into the red in the third quarter.  Airbus said in a statement that it booked a net loss of €767 million in the period from July to September, compared with profit of […]
  • Malta coach Mangia tests positive for coronavirus 29 October 2020
    The Head Coach of the Malta national teams Devis Mangia has tested positive for Covid-19, the Malta Football Association (MFA) has announced on Thursday. “Devis Mangia, the Head Coach of the National Teams, has tested positive for COVID-19,” the MFA statement said. “Mangia, who has very mild symptoms, has been in quarantine for some days […]
  • Watch: 'You are not Zlatan' says Ibrahimovic in pro-mask video 29 October 2020
    Football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put his weight to a campaign promoting respect for distancing rules and wearing a mask, telling fans not to "challenge the virus" in a video released Thursday by the Lombardy region. The former Sweden striker, who plays for Milan, tested positive for Covid-19 a few weeks ago but has now […]
  • The next innovation in HR 29 October 2020
    For most, the greatest challenge in our professional life in the past few months of 2020 was the work-life balance that we’ve been so keen to nurture. We’ve had to reshuffle our work patterns, find new methods to communicate with our colleagues and clients, and changed our working hours to suit our day. Through remote […]
  • 'Lovable' priest becomes 60th COVID-19 death 29 October 2020
    Tributes have been paid to a 76-year-old priest, who has become Malta's latest COVID-19 victim. Fr Lino Cardona has been described as 'lovable' and 'jovial' by the students he taught throughout his long career as a teacher at St Aloysius College.  His is the third COVID-19 death on Thursday and the 60th in Malta. Announcing […]
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