Genoa Bridge Collapse – The Update Special Edition

9 minute read.Italy witnessed an unprecedented, perhaps foretold disaster in Genoa. Over a hundred meters of the Morandi bridge on the A10 motorway collapsed while a storm struck. Dozens of…

Report reveals child sexual abuse cases which bishops covered up in Pennsylvania for 70 years

3 minute read.The New York Times reports that bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over a period…

4.9 earthquake felt in Molise, Italy

0 minute read.Not even the time to digest the tragedy which hit Genoa passed that the Italian peninsula was struck by yet another news. Just before midnight an earthquake of…

Malta News Evening Roundup

3 minute read.Good evening As expected, all Maltese news portals carry with prominence the tragic news from Genoa as leading items. The latest update is that the death toll is…

Malta to allow MV Aquarius enter its ports

1 minute read.Following discussions between France and Malta, a number of European Union member states, with the support of the European Commission, agreed on a responsibility sharing exercise regarding the…

Erdogan announces Turkey will boycott US electronic goods

1 minute read.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods in retaliation for punitive sanctions by Washington against Ankara over the detention of an American…

Death toll expected to reach 35 in Genoa’s tragedy (Updated)

3 minute read.Update: Civil protection sources state that the death toll is expected to be 35. At the same time the debate about the responsibilities of this tragedy started.  

London’s incident treated as terrorism incident

3 minute read.The Metropolitan Police issued a statement where it announced that its Counter Terrorism Command is investigating an incident in Westminster this morning during which a number of people…

On this day, 1980, massive strikes take place in Gdansk shipyards

2 minute read.On this day in 1980 , workers in Gdansk, Poland, took control of the Lenin Shipyard and demanded pay raises and the right to form a union free…

Breaking News: Man arrested after vehicle drove into security barriers outside UK Parliament (Updated)

3 minute read.UPDATE: A terror suspect arrested after a car crashed into a barrier at the Houses of Parliament at high speed is not believed to be known to the security services,…

Corbyn and Netanyahu war of ‘tweets’, latest twist in Corbyn’s anti-semitism row

4 minute read.The Telegraph reports how Jeremy Corbyn was engaged in an unprecedented war of words with the Israeli prime minister last night over his visit to the graves of the Munich…

Tuesday Morning Briefing

6 minute read.Good morning, Your morning briefing includes newspapers’ headlines for today and also covers the latest news from the past hours’ news cycle and the latest developments in on-going…

Trump says that fired former aide who released tapes of recorded conversations is low life

4 minute read.Updated: AP reports that Omarosa Manigault Newman’s former colleagues said they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff.…

MV Aquarius: Spain won’t take ship in its harbour (Updated)

3 minute read.Updated: TGCOM reports that sources close to the Spanish government said that Spain is maintaining a position where it would not be allowing the MV Aquarius in its…

Erdogan accuses ‘economic terrorists’ of plotting harm to Turkey

3 minute read.President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused “economic terrorists” of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law,…

The Perseids Meteor Shower around the world

0 minute read.The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 and August 24 and tend to peak around August…

Tunisia’s president proposes equal inheritance rights to women despite opposition

1 minute read.France 24 reports that Tunisia’s president on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law. Tunisia grants women…

FBI senior official who belittled Trump fired for violating FBI policies

1 minute read. >> The New York Times reports that Peter Strzok, the F.B.I. senior counterintelligence agent who disparaged President Trump in inflammatory text messages and helped oversee the Hillary Clinton email…

Malta News Evening Roundup – Monday 13th August 2018

3 minute read.Good evening, Malta’s portals today share similar disturbing stories in their headlines and as their main news items.   Newsbook reports that the Planning Authority has closed a farm…

Spanish driver tests positive on all drugs for which he was tested

1 minute read.Euronews reports that police stopped a car in northeastern Spain, after its driver tested positive on all drugs of the check: cannabis, amphetamines/methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates; as well as…