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  • Freiburg hand Gladbach Champions League setback June 5, 2020
    Borussia Moenchengladbach’s push for a Champions League place was stalled by Freiburg who clinched a 1-0 win in the Bundesliga on Friday. Gladbach, enjoying their best season since 1984, remain in fourth place - the final Champions League qualifying spot - on 56 points. However, Bayer Leverkusen could replace them on Saturday should they defeat […]
  • UN nuclear watchdog has 'serious concern' at Iran denying inspections June 5, 2020
    Iran has now accumulated enriched uranium at nearly eight times the limit of a 2015 deal and has for months blocked inspections at sites where historic nuclear activity may have occurred, the UN watchdog said on Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) noted "with serious concern that, for over four months, Iran has denied […]
  • Mayor christens 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' outside White House June 5, 2020
    Washington mayor Muriel Bowser renamed an area near the White House that has become the epicentre of anti-racism protests over the past week Black Lives Matter Plaza - unveiling a giant street mural. The protests are focused on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of 46-year-old black man George Floyd while in police custody. A white […]
  • Are lessons being learnt from the new schooling? June 5, 2020
    Educator Karen Mugliett, one of the people behind the new #lovetoteach website, advises against a one-size-fits-all approach  The opening of schools is imperative, according to an educator who is preoccupied about their long closure – a decision which, she says, “could have been revisited once the pandemic did not explode”. Karen Mugliett, a senior lecturer […]
  • Sancho and Dortmund team-mate Akanji fined for home haircuts June 5, 2020
    English midfielder Jadon Sancho and his Borussia Dortmund team-mate Manuel Akanji were fined by the German league on Friday for breaking stringent health guidelines to get haircuts at home. Photos emerged of Sancho, 20, and 24-year-old Swiss defender Akanji having their hair styled in their respective homes, with neither the players nor the hairdresser wearing […]
  • PN political reform: 14 expert groups to come up with policy recommendations June 5, 2020
    Opposition leader Adrian Delia has announced a political reform that will see 14 "clusters” of MPs, Nationalist Party members and other stakeholders work on specific policy themes.   In a statement aired on the PN's media platforms, Delia said the political reform was aimed at improving the party’s outreach.   The Nationalist Party has created […]
  • EU likely to limit travel from outside Europe to July June 5, 2020
    The EU is not expected to open its borders to travellers from the rest of the world before July, officials said on Friday after a meeting of the bloc's interior ministers. The 27-member EU closed its frontiers to non-essential travel from Asia, the Americas and elsewhere in the world as part of efforts to slow […]
  • Medical student launches COVID-19 e-book in collaboration with WHO June 5, 2020
    A medical student at the University of Malta is penning an e-book about COVID-19 in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Called COVID-19, The Reason Why the Earth Stood Still, it details the effects of the virus on the human body – physically and mentally, as […]
  • UK royal family to be invited for reopening of Queen's former home June 5, 2020
    Restoration work is to begin on Villa Guardamangia, the only place outside the UK that Queen Elizabeth II called home, after it was bought by the Maltese government for €5 million. The purchase price for the villa was disclosed for the first time as videographers and photographers were allowed inside ahead of the restoration of […]
  • Bahrain’s 400m world champion Naser gets provisional doping ban June 5, 2020
    Bahrain’s Salwa Eid Naser, who ran the third fastest time ever when she won world 400m gold last year, has been provisionally banned after failing to meet ‘whereabouts’ criteria, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Friday. The Nigerian-born 22-year-old clocked 48.14 seconds to win the one-lap race at the Doha worlds, placing her third in […]
  • Italian cinema at home June 5, 2020
    Cinema Italia @ Malta returns after its first successful edition. This year, in the light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Istituto Italiano di Culture in Malta has decided to bring the movies directly to viewers’ home. From May 20 onwards the Istituto has been screening online, exclusively for Malta, Italian contemporary films (with English subtitles) […]
  • Liverpool cleared to win Premier League at Anfield June 5, 2020
    Premier League leaders Liverpool could claim a first title for 30 years at Anfield after the initial batch of fixtures of the restart was announced on Friday. Jurgen Klopp’s men, with a commanding 25-point lead at the top of the table, were just two wins away from clinching the title before coronavirus forced the suspension […]
  • Calamatta Cuschieri reopens its branches   June 5, 2020
    All Calamatta Cuschieri branches located in Mosta, Fgura, Sliema, Qormi and Birkirkara have reopened their doors to welcome the public during regular opening hours between Monday and Thursdays from 9am till 7pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30am till 5pm and on Saturdays from 9am till 1pm. Face-to-face meetings have also resumed, whereby Calamatta Cuschieri […]
  • Stalemate after fourth round of post-Brexit talks June 5, 2020
    The latest round of Brexit trade talks ended with no breakthrough, as the EU and Britain stuck to long-held positions and called for negotiations to be ramped up. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier could report "no significant progress this week", accusing London of backtracking on divorce terms agreed last year. "This situation cannot go […]
  • Motorsport’s COVID-19 relief auction opens with one-million-euro donation June 5, 2020
    An online auction has been launched by motorsport’s governing body to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and leading auction house RM Sotheby’s will open bidding at the online-only auction on Monday, June 15 with lots closing on Monday June 22. [attach id=883170 size="large" align="left" type="image"][/attach] Ahead of the auction, […]
  • Clash over mini-budget procedure in parliament June 5, 2020
    Monday’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery mini-budget has fuelled discord between the government and opposition on what parliamentary procedure to follow. Announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Robert Abela as part of the roadmap to the ‘new normal’, this exercise is unprecedented in recent parliamentary history. A government spokesman said it would not be a full-blown budget […]
  • Watch: Norway landslide sweeps houses into sea June 5, 2020
    A powerful landslide in northern Norway has swept away several houses into the sea, foreign media reported. The slide, in the municipality of Alta, was 650 metres wide and 150 metres deep. It destroyed eight buildings, including four cabins used in the weekends. No one was injured and all people were evacuated.  
  • Barca confident Messi can face Mallorca, despite thigh injury June 5, 2020
    Lionel Messi has sustained a “minor” thigh injury, but Barcelona remain confident he will be fit for the team’s first game back against Mallorca on June 13, the club said on Friday. Messi has not trained with the rest of the squad since Tuesday after working separately in the gym on both Wednesday and Friday, […]
  • NBA to return as board approves return-to-play plan June 5, 2020
    The NBA’s board of governors approved a return-to-play plan on Thursday, paving the way for the league to resume in Florida following a three-month coronavirus shutdown. The NBA said a proposal put to the league’s board that will see 22 teams based at a single location had passed comfortably. “We are in the equivalent of […]
  • Three new coronavirus cases recorded June 5, 2020
    Three new patients have been diagnosed with coronavirus, the health ministry has announced after 977 tests were carried out on Thursday. Seven people recovered, bringing the number of active cases of COVID-19 to just 33 people.  It is the lowest number of patients since March 16. The announcement comes as Malta opens gyms, bars and […]