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  • Busquets to return for Spain after negative virus test 18 June 2021
    Spain captain Sergio Busquets will travel with the squad on Friday for their second Euro 2020 Group E game against Poland after being given the all-clear from Covid-19 following a first positive test. Busquets has been allowed to rejoin the squad, the Spanish football federation confirmed, after a negative result in his latest PCR test […]
  • Denmark’s Eriksen leaves hospital after ‘successful operation’ 18 June 2021
    Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has been discharged from hospital following a “successful operation” six days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, the Danish Football Union (DBU) announced Friday. Doctors had said Thursday that Eriksen, 29, would have a heart defibrillator implanted to regulate his heart rhythm, casting doubt over whether he will be […]
  • Johnson says nation’s health, not Euro final, is priority 18 June 2021
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his priority is keeping the “country safe from Covid”, as a source confirmed to AFP that UEFA is keeping the option open of moving the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final from Wembley to Budapest. With the closing stages of the European Championship scheduled to take place in London, The […]
  • Suspect arms dealer granted bail, had landed behind bars over ‘faulty’ firearm 18 June 2021
    A suspect arms dealer, who landed behind bars over a ‘faulty’ firearm found in his possession, has been granted bail barely one month since he pleaded not guilty upon his arraignment. Aaron Cassar, a 41-year old Birzebbugia resident, had been targeted by police following an anonymous tip-off about a suspected arms deal and his vehicle […]
  • Daredevil stunt rider Alex Harvill dies warming up for world record jump 18 June 2021
    Daredevil stunt rider Alex Harvill has died while warming up for an attempt at a world record jump, according to various media reports.  Harvill was planning to attempt a 107-metre jump in front of spectators during the Moses Lake Airshow in the US state of Washington.  He died while warming up after his motorcycle landed […]
  • Police can wear official baseball cap while on beach patrols 18 June 2021
    Police on beach patrol can wear the official police-issued baseball cap, a decision that came about after the Malta Police Union had registered a trade dispute.  Earlier in June, police on beach patrol were refused permission to wear an official police baseball cap and appropriate footwear instead of the normal police gear, prompting the union […]
  • Watch: Long queues at airport arrivals as MIA slams 'untenable' system 18 June 2021
    Malta International Airport has once again urged health authorities to allow health documents to be digitally checked after video footage of hundreds of people crowded in airport arrivals areas prompted concern.  Footage shared with Times of Malta showed long queues of people waiting to have their COVID-19 documents checked on Friday afternoon.  Another video showed […]
  • Jason Azzopardi continues testifying in libel filed by Owen Bonnici 18 June 2021
    Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi was back in the witness stand during libel proceedings filed against him by Minister Owen Bonnici whom he had called “a liar” and “a criminal” on Facebook. The comment was posted by Azzopardi on his Facebook page in December 2019, the day after the Opposition had obtained a full copy of […]
  • Road works resume after two-day halt, but dumping standoff remains unresolved 18 June 2021
    Works on various road projects around Malta resumed after a two-day halt this week, although the debris dumping issue that led to the standoff has yet to be resolved. Transport Minister Ian Borg said that works on infrastructure projects related to roads had resumed on Wednesday, two days after contractors who were carrying out the […]
  • MATSEC apologises for using suicide message in Arabic exam 18 June 2021
    The MATSEC Examination Board has apologised for asking teenagers to translate a father's suicide note as part of their SEC exam. Students were left shocked by the passage, which includes the words "I'll leave this life and die". In a statement, MATSEC admitted it had made an "error of judgment".  The passage featured in this […]
  • Forsberg penalty puts Sweden on brink of Euro 2020 last 16 18 June 2021
    Emil Forsberg’s second-half penalty sealed Sweden a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Saint Petersburg on Friday as the Scandinavians moved top of Euro 2020 Group E. Janne Andersson’s men, who played out a goalless draw with Spain in their opener, now look set to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 2004. A […]
  • Football fans get plenty to cheer for 18 June 2021
    The wait is finally over. After a long – and delayed, due to the coronavirus pandemic – warming up period, the UEFA Euro 2020 has kicked off. And even at group stages, football fans all over Europe – and the world – are enjoying some pretty exciting and dramatic games, with Europe’s top national teams […]
  • MSE Equity Price Index sheds 1.8 per cent 18 June 2021
    The MSE Equity Price Index ended the week considerably lower as it dropped by 1.8% to 3,955.335 points. The decline was led by the slump in the share price of FIMBank which together with the negative performances of HSBC, BOV and RS2 offset the uplift in Lombard. Meanwhile, five companies ended unchanged as trading activity […]
  • Maltco looks for winner of unclaimed €250,000 Super 5 prize 18 June 2021
    Maltco is looking for the winner of the Super 5 jackpot worth €250,000 won on April 28, the lotteries company said on a Friday.  In a statement, Maltco said the ticket for the €250,000 jackpot was valid for draw 870 and was purchased from POS 381 in Triq il-Gilju, Bugibba. The lucky winner had purchased the […]
  • Bottas fastest in first French practice 18 June 2021
    Mercedes’ driver Valtteri Bottas set the best time in the first free practice session of the French Grand Prix at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet on Friday.  The Finn was 0.335 seconds quicker than his teammate Lewis Hamilton with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen a further 0.007secs behind. The Dutchman holds a four-point lead […]
  • AstraZeneca ordered to deliver 50m vaccine doses to EU by September 18 June 2021
    A Belgian court on Friday ordered drugs company AstraZeneca to deliver 50 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to EU members by September 27 - fewer than Brussels had demanded. Both sides claimed victory, with the European Commission stressing the firm would pay a financial penalty for each missed dose and the company promising it […]
  • Chinese gallery apologises for artwork ranking women's looks 18 June 2021
    A state-backed art gallery in Shanghai apologised on Friday for promoting an artwork that ranked thousands of real-life women by appearance after a social media uproar. The OCAT Shanghai gallery said it had removed the work – titled Uglier and Uglier – by male artist Song Ta, as it showed "disrespect and offence to female friends". […]
  • Sliema thief was in state of insanity during hold-up, jury rules 18 June 2021
    A man who held up a greengrocer store with a can of pepper spray last year was in a state of insanity in terms of law at the time of the crime, a special jury has declared. Oliver Krautscheid, a 33-year old German national, had entered a store on Crèche Street, Sliema at 2.30pm on […]
  • The latest online gaming features – explore the world of entertainment  18 June 2021
    One of the most popular segments that are currently taking over the entertainment world is definitely the aspect of playing games. Gaming has always been a huge deal for the majority of people from all over the world, no matter their specific age or interests. This implies the fact that gaming, especially now with all […]
  • Gżira United sign winger Emmanuel Mbong 18 June 2021
    Gżira United have announced the signing of midfielder Emmanuel Mbong. The former Vittoriosa Stars and Siġġiewi FC winger has put pen to paper on a two-year contract. “Gżira United Football Club are proud to announce that left attacking midfielder Emmanuel Mbong signed a two-year contract with the club,” the Maroons said in a statement. “The […]
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