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Epstein’s suicide : Two prison guards accused of falsifying records

Two prison guards at Manhattan’s MCC prison facility where Jeffrey Epstein was kept and who were on duty on the night of Epstein’s death have … Read more

Amnesty says it believes at least 106 people have been killed in Iran

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over government-set gasoline prices rising.

Amnesty … Read more

KPMG withdraws support from Prince Andrew’s charity

Prince Andrew has been dealt a major blow after KPMG, a sponsor of his flagship charitable project cut ties with the the royal amid scrutiny … Read more

Swedish prosecutors to discontinue alleged rape investigations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor has said.

“I … Read more

Conditional Presidential pardon recommended for man claiming to be ‘middleman’ in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has signed a letter that assures a presidential pardon to a man who claims to know the mastermind behind Daphne Caruana … Read more

North Korea not interested in more ‘meaningless’ talks with US

North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast … Read more

On This Day…

1530 – The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes.
1620 – The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod Read more

Economic sectors reliant on non-Maltese workers: The Headlines – The Independent

The Independent quotes findings by the Central Bank that several sectors in Malta depend on non-Maltese workers. Third Country nationals make up almost a third … Read more

Luxury Paceville hotel operating without license: The Headlines – The Times

The Times says that H Hotel in Paceville, which was opened by the Prime Minister last June, has been operating without the required license by … Read more

Attorney General only handed Egrant inquiry to Prime Minister: The Headlines – In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon follows the case in court about the publication of the Egrant report. The Attorney General denied claims that he handed copies of the inquiry … Read more

GWU Secretary General hits out against gender pay gap: The Headlines – L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont quotes General Workers Union secretary general Josef Bugeja who said that it is ‘disgusting’ that we are still discussing the gender pay gap in … Read more

Israel’s defence system shot down rockets from Syria

Israel’s military said its missile defence system shot down four rockets fired from Syria towards Israel early on Tuesday.

In a statement, the IDF said … Read more

Bushfire smoke blankets Sydney and makes air hazardous

Powerful winds fanned the smoke from fires that have been burning across New South Wales and Queensland states for several days, and pushed smoke south … Read more

EPA’s Eye in the Sky: Debrecen-Pallag, Hungary

An image taken with a drone shows the new International School of Debrecen, in Debrecen-Pallag, northeastern Hungary.

The International School of Debrecen (ISD) is an … Read more

Facebook services and messenger suffering outages in UK and US

Users are reporting major Facebook outages, with a concentration of the lost services focused in the northeastern United States, alongside outages reported in the UK … Read more

Israel’s settlements in West Bank not to be considered in violation of international law – US Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. will not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank a violation of international law, putting … Read more

Kuwait’s caretaker PM declines reappointment

Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier in the OPEC oil producer on Monday, rebuffing the offer from the … Read more

Johnson and Corbyn address UK Business Community

Boris Johnson has pledged to postpone cuts to corporation tax, as he and Jeremy Corbyn both made their election pitch to business bosses.

The Conservative … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn anti-government protesters of ‘decisive action’

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of “decisive” action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint … Read more

Trump’s impeachment inquiry enters second week

The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump shifts into higher gear this week when a parade of officials will face questioning by Democratic lawmakers … Read more

Lebanon is like a sinking ship – Parliament Speaker

Lebanon is like a sinking ship that will go under unless action is taken, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was quoted as saying on Monday, referring … Read more

China’s first aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait in what is considered as ‘intimidatory’ move

China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier is on its way to the South China Sea for tests and to take part in exercises, the Chinese navy … Read more

No Belarus opposition candidates win seats in Parliamentary election

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won … Read more

Train derails in Bolzano as Italy continues to be affected by bad weather

A train derailed for bad weather in northern Italy on Monday. The train derailed because of a landslide in the Val Pusteria, near Rio Pusteria, … Read more

Bleed control kits to be supplied to UK bars in London in response to rising knife crime

Hundreds of bars and pubs are to be given specialist medical equipment to treat catastrophic bleeding in response to rising knife crime, Sky News reports.… Read more

Ferrari’s duo under fire following Sunday’s disastrous race

Ferrari’s wretched run continued with a debacle in the second-last grand prix of the season as Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc collided five laps from … Read more

Queen didn’t approve Prince Andrew’s insensitive interview – Prince Charles urged to consider downgrading brother

The Queen did not give her approval for the Duke of York’s Newsnight interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, The Telegraph reports. However, CNNRead more

HSBC to shed 180 jobs as part of voluntary retirement scheme

HSBC Malta will be shedding 180 members of staff this year as part of a voluntary retirement scheme announced in October. The exercise will cost … Read more

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This article by Tonio Galea appeared for the first time on Corporate Dispatch weekly geopolitical insights journal ‘Diplomatique.Expert’ published on November 16th 2019. 

From … Read more

Pete Buttigieg makes waves in Democratic primaries

This article by Matthew Bugeja appeared first on the Corporate Dispatch Weekly Geopolitical journal ‘Diplomatique.Expert’ published on November 16th 2019. 

Let me start off by … Read more

The Corporate Dispatch Week & Diplomatique.Expert Journal – 16th November 2019

The US Presidential Campaign elections’ star of the week was Pete Buttigieg. His ascent the top of the Iowa polls were given a lot of … Read more

The Fall of The Wall – 30 years later: understanding the meaning of freedom, then, today and tomorrow

For many of you here, the Berlin wall simply brings to mind the extreme measures communist rule went to, to define its own boundaries and … Read more

Economic sectors reliant on non-Maltese workers: The Headlines – The Independent

The Independent quotes findings by the Central Bank that several sectors in Malta depend on non-Maltese workers. Third Country nationals make up almost a third … Read more

Luxury Paceville hotel operating without license: The Headlines – The Times

The Times says that H Hotel in Paceville, which was opened by the Prime Minister last June, has been operating without the required license by … Read more

Attorney General only handed Egrant inquiry to Prime Minister: The Headlines – In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon follows the case in court about the publication of the Egrant report. The Attorney General denied claims that he handed copies of the inquiry … Read more

GWU Secretary General hits out against gender pay gap: The Headlines – L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont quotes General Workers Union secretary general Josef Bugeja who said that it is ‘disgusting’ that we are still discussing the gender pay gap in … Read more

BOV fined for anti-money laundering violations: The Headlines – The Times

The Times leads with a notice by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit informing that Bank of Valletta has been fined a total of €57,500 for … Read more

Cottonera residents hold another protest against AUM plans: The Headlines – The Malta Independent

The Independent reports on a protest in Senglea organised by a Cottonera residents action group on Sunday against plans by the American University to expand … Read more

State school teachers worried by ongoing survey: The Headlines – L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont says that teachers in primary and secondary state schools are concerned about a survey making the rounds to assess the possibility of shifting them … Read more

Adrian Delia says government lost legitimacy: The Headlines – In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon quotes PN Leader Adrian Delia who said that the government has ‘lost legitimacy’ on the day Keith Schembri dropped his libel case against opposition … Read more

BrusselsViewPoint – What happens after Macron calls you brain-dead?

This article appeared on CorporateDispatch’s Weekly journal ‘Diplomatique.Expert’ published electronically on November 16th. 

It’s a sight Brussels has become all too familiar with: everything is … Read more

Von Der Leyen’s commission on hold, for now

The new Commission under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen was supposed to start work on November 1st.

This didn’t happen and it’s not clear as … Read more

Half Europe’s unauthorized migrants in Germany, UK

At least 3.9 million unauthorized migrants — and possibly as many as 4.8 million — lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in … Read more

Greece backs EU ambitions of North Macedonia and Albania

Greece offered words of encouragement for North Macedonia and Albania on Thursday as the two countries’ efforts to open accession talks with the European Union … Read more

European Commission starts legal action against UK for breaching obligations by failing to nominate commissioner

In a statement the European Commission said it had issued “a formal letter of notice” to the British government “for breaching its EU treaty obligations”.… Read more

Romania’s nominee Adina-Ioana Vălean confirmed as EU Commissioner

Romania’s candidate for commissioner, Adina-Ioana Vălean, was today given the green light by MEPs in the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee.

A majority of … Read more

French EU commission nominee approved by MEPs

Thierry Breton has been approved by MEP committee as European Commissioner.

His confirmation comes after the hearing at the European Parliament.

Earlier, the Hungarian nominee Read more

MEP Committee declines approval to Hungarian EU commission nominee

MEPs declined to give approval to Hungary’s candidate to join incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s top team, instead asking the longtime diplomat … Read more

Boris Johnson says his Brexit deal has backing of ‘all Tory election candidates’

Boris Johnson has said that all Tory parliamentary candidates have vowed to vote for his Brexit deal if he wins a majority at the UK … Read more

Major trade partners seek compensation from UK and EU over Brexit

Leading trade partners are seeking compensation from the U.K. and EU over Brexit uncertainty that has disrupted pre-Christmas trade.

Some 15 countries — including heavyweights … Read more

UK won’t nominate EU commissioner before election

The U.K. will not nominate an EU commissioner until after its December 12 national election, Britain’s Ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow wrote in a … Read more

‘Don’t give up’ on stopping Brexit, Donald Tusk tells campaigners

One of the EU’s most senior figures has intervened in Britain’s general election campaign, urging opponents of Brexit not to give up on stopping it.… Read more

ECB says that EU banks are lagging in executing Brexit plans

European Union banks have put in place all the plans for Brexit but execution is lagging as lenders await the outcome of negotiations between Britain … Read more

Moody’s downgrades UK’s credit outlook

Leading ratings agency Moody’s has signalled it is poised to downgrade the credit rating on Britain’s government debt, warning that Brexit has triggered an “erosion … Read more

Bercow dubs Brexit a ‘historic mistake’

In an interview with AP, the former speaker of Britain’s House of Commons John Bercow said that Brexit is a historic mistake.

He thinks leaving … Read more

Johnson and Corbyn address UK Business Community

Boris Johnson has pledged to postpone cuts to corporation tax, as he and Jeremy Corbyn both made their election pitch to business bosses.

The Conservative … Read more

No Belarus opposition candidates win seats in Parliamentary election

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won … Read more

Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in British politics raises serious questions about the security of next month’s … Read more

Boris Johnson says his Brexit deal has backing of ‘all Tory election candidates’

Boris Johnson has said that all Tory parliamentary candidates have vowed to vote for his Brexit deal if he wins a majority at the UK … Read more

Obama issues warning to Democratic presidential candidates

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a warning to Democratic presidential candidates, cautioning them against policies that are not “rooted in reality”.

The former … Read more

Pete Buttigieg makes waves in Democratic primaries

This article by Matthew Bugeja appeared first on the Corporate Dispatch Weekly Geopolitical journal ‘Diplomatique.Expert’ published on November 16th 2019. 

Let me start off by … Read more

Allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice in relation to the UK 2019 General Election

U.K. police said Saturday they are assessing two allegations of electoral fraud, following accusations the Conservative party offered key Brexit Party members seats in the … Read more

Habib Jemli named as Tunisia’s Prime Minister

Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month’s parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, … Read more

ISIS militants in Libya pledge allegiance to new leader

ISIS in Libya pledged allegiance to the new leader of the terrorist group Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi after the killing of the ringleader Abu Bakr … Read more

Italy working so UN runs migrant centres in Libya

Among the changes Italy will demand to a 2017 deal with Libya on migrants is the gradual closure of migrant centres criticised for human rights … Read more

ICC Prosecutor renews call for surrendering Saif Gaddafi

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda has renewed her call on Libyan authorities to surrender to her office Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, … Read more

Land migration in Africa twice as deadly as Mediterranean, says UNHCR

While the Mediterranean Sea remains a deadly route for migrants attempting to reach the European Union, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned that Read more

UN Libya mission denies enabling anti-Government forces to target medical facilities

 

The UN Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL,  strongly denied “rumours” that it has been sharing coordinates of field hospitals and clinics with forces loyal … Read more

Libyan and Italian Interior Ministers review cooperation in fighting illegal immigration

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met Wednesday with the Italian counterpart, Luciana Lamorgese, in Rome and discussed illegal immigration issues, Libya’s Anti Illegal Immigration … Read more

Libya complains to Moscow about Russian mercenaries fighting for Haftar’s forces

The Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj has confirmed that his government has submitted a complaint to Moscow about Russian mercenaries fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar’s forces … Read more

Lockerbie Primary School invites Libyan teachers for lessons in hope after tragic past

Teachers from Libya have been invited to visit pupils in Lockerbie as teachers seek to change perceptions around its tragic past.

The Daily Record reports … Read more

Train derails in Bolzano as Italy continues to be affected by bad weather

A train derailed for bad weather in northern Italy on Monday. The train derailed because of a landslide in the Val Pusteria, near Rio Pusteria, … Read more

Storm causes damage in Rome

Workers remove an uprooted tree that crashed on parked cars in the Ragusa square in the Italian capital Rome on Sunday morning.

Bad weather with … Read more

Venice still on high alert as St Mark’s Square re-opens

St Mark’s Square began welcoming back tourists on Saturday, a day after exceptionally high tidal waters forced its closure.

The city remains on high alert … Read more

Time has run out – Emergency departments in Italy risk closure

Emergency departments across Italy risk closing due to a lack of doctors, the president of the Italian society of emergency medicine (SIMEU) said Friday.

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New tide gives no respite to Venice residents

Flooded Venice has been hit by a new high tide of 154cm (5ft), giving residents no respite from a crisis costing Italy millions of euros… Read more

Heir to Italian crown announces return of royal family

The heir to the Italian crown announced the “return of the royal family” on Twitter, more than seven decades after his grandfather was dethroned at … Read more

St Mark’s Square closed as fresh floods hit Venice

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced  on Friday that he has decided to close St Mark’s Square due to fresh flooding in the city.

The city … Read more

Trump’s impeachment inquiry enters second week

The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump shifts into higher gear this week when a parade of officials will face questioning by Democratic lawmakers … Read more

Shooting during family gathering in California leave several dead

About nine people were shot and “several” killed after gunmen sneaked into the backyard of a home in Fresno, Calif., during a family gathering and … Read more

Over 13 million watched U.S. impeachment hearing

An estimated 13.8 million people watched live coverage of diplomats William Taylor and George Kent on the first day of the House’s public impeachment hearings … Read more

Donald Trump undergoes health check-up

US President Donald Trump is undergoing medical tests as part of what the White House said was his annual check-up.

The appointment at Walter Reed … Read more

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wins re-election in blow to Trump

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is projected to narrowly win a second term as Louisiana governor, beating Republican challenger Eddie Rispone by 1.4 percentage points … Read more

Obama issues warning to Democratic presidential candidates

Former US President Barack Obama has issued a warning to Democratic presidential candidates, cautioning them against policies that are not “rooted in reality”.

The former … Read more

Pete Buttigieg makes waves in Democratic primaries

This article by Matthew Bugeja appeared first on the Corporate Dispatch Weekly Geopolitical journal ‘Diplomatique.Expert’ published on November 16th 2019. 

Let me start off by … Read more

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine testifies in impeachment inquiry

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified about being suddenly removed from her post during the second day of public hearings in the impeachment … Read more

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HSBC to shed 180 jobs as part of voluntary retirement scheme

HSBC Malta will be shedding 180 members of staff this year as part of a voluntary retirement scheme announced in October. The exercise will cost … Read more

Saudi Aramco sets IPO share price at around $8.00

Saudi Aramco’s multibillion-dollar initial public offering (IPO), probably the biggest in history, shifted to full gear as its share price was announced and subscription to … Read more

Visa discloses FTC probe on debit transactions

Visa Inc said the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated an inquiry into whether the payments processor’s actions prohibited merchants from using other debit payment … Read more

Mercedes-Benz Cars to slash €1 billion in costs by 2022

Daimler shares fell sharply on Thursday after the German carmaker said tougher emissions rules will hit earnings in 2020 and 2021 forcing it to seek … Read more

HSBC cut jobs in UAE as bank look to reduce costs

HSBC Holdings has laid off about 40 bankers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emirates NBD is cutting around 100 jobs, as banks in … Read more

Bringing the Microsoft Experience To Gozo

Microsoft Partners J2 Group, an IT solutions and software company based in Malta which knows its origins in Gozo, will be fronting Microsoft’s new presence … Read more

McDonald’s Hosts Communication Day 2019 for Leadership Team

In 2020, McDonald’s will pursue its programme to modernise its restaurants, introduce additional functionality on the mobile app, and will also deploy McDelivery at selected … Read more

Mars to introduce vegan version of its Galaxy bar

Mars is to launch a vegan version of its best-selling Galaxy bar in the UK, the first move by a large mainstream confectionery brand to … Read more

Britain’s economy avoids recession

Britain’s economy avoided a recession in the third quarter after it expanded by 0.3% but the annual pace of growth was the slowest for nearly … Read more

Malta: Bank of Valletta appoints first ever foreign CEO

Ricky David Hunkin is to be appointed CEO of Bank of Valletta on January 1, succeeding Mario Mallia who is not seeking renewal of his … Read more

Regulator to investigate Apple Card’s ‘sexist’ discrimination in credit limits

New York’s Department of Financial Services has initiated the probe into the credit card practices of Goldman Sachs, which provides the Apple Card. In a … Read more

Amazon Long-Time Executive Steve Kessel to Step Down

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc’s long-serving executive Steve Kessel will leave the company after 20 years, a company spokesperson told Reuters.

Kessel, a senior vice president … Read more

Saudi Aramco sets IPO share price at around $8.00

Saudi Aramco’s multibillion-dollar initial public offering (IPO), probably the biggest in history, shifted to full gear as its share price was announced and subscription to … Read more

Visa discloses FTC probe on debit transactions

Visa Inc said the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated an inquiry into whether the payments processor’s actions prohibited merchants from using other debit payment … Read more

Mercedes-Benz Cars to slash €1 billion in costs by 2022

Daimler shares fell sharply on Thursday after the German carmaker said tougher emissions rules will hit earnings in 2020 and 2021 forcing it to seek … Read more

HSBC cut jobs in UAE as bank look to reduce costs

HSBC Holdings has laid off about 40 bankers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emirates NBD is cutting around 100 jobs, as banks in … Read more

Bringing the Microsoft Experience To Gozo

Microsoft Partners J2 Group, an IT solutions and software company based in Malta which knows its origins in Gozo, will be fronting Microsoft’s new presence … Read more

McDonald’s Hosts Communication Day 2019 for Leadership Team

In 2020, McDonald’s will pursue its programme to modernise its restaurants, introduce additional functionality on the mobile app, and will also deploy McDelivery at selected … Read more

Mars to introduce vegan version of its Galaxy bar

Mars is to launch a vegan version of its best-selling Galaxy bar in the UK, the first move by a large mainstream confectionery brand to … Read more

Amazon Long-Time Executive Steve Kessel to Step Down

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc’s long-serving executive Steve Kessel will leave the company after 20 years, a company spokesperson told Reuters.

Kessel, a senior vice president … Read more

Daimler chief outlines plan to cut up to 1,100 jobs

The new chief executive of Daimler has outlined plans to cut 10 per cent of managers in Germany and up to 1,100 in total worldwide, … Read more

Lufthansa strike continues, 600 flights cancelled

About 600 flights were cancelled on Friday as a 48-hour Lufthansa cabin crew strike entered its second day.

Germany’s flagship airline cancelled the flights, from … Read more

Carrefour to sell off Rue du Commerce online site

French supermarket retailer Carrefour is in talks to sell its Rue du Commerce online shopping site to French e-commerce venture Shopinvest, as it refocuses its … Read more

New Tallinja Bike station on campus

Malta Public Transport installed a new e-bike station at the University of Malta, making it easier for students to commute between Valletta and university.

Parking … Read more

German court approves Lufthansa strike

German airline Lufthansa were dealt a blow on Wednesday after a court ruled in favour of a union strike, dismissing an injunction brought forward by … Read more

Marks & Spencer profit down 17% on weak clothing sales

Britain’s Marks & Spencer on Wednesday reported a 17% drop in first-half profit, dragged down by falling clothing sales, illustrating the bumpy path of its … Read more

Microsoft launches new phone system for businesses in the UK

A new phone system for businesses that brings together calling, chat, meetings, calendars and email has been launched in the UK by Microsoft.

Microsoft 365 … Read more

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Epstein’s suicide : Two prison guards accused of falsifying records

Two prison guards at Manhattan’s MCC prison facility where Jeffrey Epstein was kept and who were on duty on the night of Epstein’s death have … Read more

Amnesty says it believes at least 106 people have been killed in Iran

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” says it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over government-set gasoline prices rising.

Amnesty … Read more

KPMG withdraws support from Prince Andrew’s charity

Prince Andrew has been dealt a major blow after KPMG, a sponsor of his flagship charitable project cut ties with the the royal amid scrutiny … Read more

Swedish prosecutors to discontinue alleged rape investigations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor has said.

“I … Read more

Conditional Presidential pardon recommended for man claiming to be ‘middleman’ in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has signed a letter that assures a presidential pardon to a man who claims to know the mastermind behind Daphne Caruana … Read more

North Korea not interested in more ‘meaningless’ talks with US

North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast … Read more

On This Day…

1530 – The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes.
1620 – The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod Read more

Economic sectors reliant on non-Maltese workers: The Headlines – The Independent

The Independent quotes findings by the Central Bank that several sectors in Malta depend on non-Maltese workers. Third Country nationals make up almost a third … Read more

Luxury Paceville hotel operating without license: The Headlines – The Times

The Times says that H Hotel in Paceville, which was opened by the Prime Minister last June, has been operating without the required license by … Read more

Attorney General only handed Egrant inquiry to Prime Minister: The Headlines – In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon follows the case in court about the publication of the Egrant report. The Attorney General denied claims that he handed copies of the inquiry … Read more

GWU Secretary General hits out against gender pay gap: The Headlines – L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont quotes General Workers Union secretary general Josef Bugeja who said that it is ‘disgusting’ that we are still discussing the gender pay gap in … Read more

Israel’s defence system shot down rockets from Syria

Israel’s military said its missile defence system shot down four rockets fired from Syria towards Israel early on Tuesday.

In a statement, the IDF said … Read more

Bushfire smoke blankets Sydney and makes air hazardous

Powerful winds fanned the smoke from fires that have been burning across New South Wales and Queensland states for several days, and pushed smoke south … Read more

EPA’s Eye in the Sky: Debrecen-Pallag, Hungary

An image taken with a drone shows the new International School of Debrecen, in Debrecen-Pallag, northeastern Hungary.

The International School of Debrecen (ISD) is an … Read more

Facebook services and messenger suffering outages in UK and US

Users are reporting major Facebook outages, with a concentration of the lost services focused in the northeastern United States, alongside outages reported in the UK … Read more

Israel’s settlements in West Bank not to be considered in violation of international law – US Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. will not consider Israeli settlements in the West Bank a violation of international law, putting … Read more

Kuwait’s caretaker PM declines reappointment

Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier in the OPEC oil producer on Monday, rebuffing the offer from the … Read more

Johnson and Corbyn address UK Business Community

Boris Johnson has pledged to postpone cuts to corporation tax, as he and Jeremy Corbyn both made their election pitch to business bosses.

The Conservative … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn anti-government protesters of ‘decisive action’

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of “decisive” action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state media said, in a hint … Read more

Trump’s impeachment inquiry enters second week

The impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump shifts into higher gear this week when a parade of officials will face questioning by Democratic lawmakers … Read more

Lebanon is like a sinking ship – Parliament Speaker

Lebanon is like a sinking ship that will go under unless action is taken, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri was quoted as saying on Monday, referring … Read more

China’s first aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait in what is considered as ‘intimidatory’ move

China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier is on its way to the South China Sea for tests and to take part in exercises, the Chinese navy … Read more

No Belarus opposition candidates win seats in Parliamentary election

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won … Read more

Train derails in Bolzano as Italy continues to be affected by bad weather

A train derailed for bad weather in northern Italy on Monday. The train derailed because of a landslide in the Val Pusteria, near Rio Pusteria, … Read more

Bleed control kits to be supplied to UK bars in London in response to rising knife crime

Hundreds of bars and pubs are to be given specialist medical equipment to treat catastrophic bleeding in response to rising knife crime, Sky News reports.… Read more

Ferrari’s duo under fire following Sunday’s disastrous race

Ferrari’s wretched run continued with a debacle in the second-last grand prix of the season as Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc collided five laps from … Read more

Queen didn’t approve Prince Andrew’s insensitive interview – Prince Charles urged to consider downgrading brother

The Queen did not give her approval for the Duke of York’s Newsnight interview about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein, The Telegraph reports. However, CNNRead more

HSBC to shed 180 jobs as part of voluntary retirement scheme

HSBC Malta will be shedding 180 members of staff this year as part of a voluntary retirement schem