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Johnson’s backstop alternative is not realistic – Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk responded to Boris Johnson’s call to drop the Irish backstop from any Brexit deal, saying that anyone “not proposing realistic alternatives” to the … Read more

Investigations into Journalist’s murder reveal links between businessman accused of ordering murder and officials from state bodies

A year and a half since the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée,  Martina Kušnírová, prosecutors said that the investigation has uncovered … Read more

Europe might get into recession – Renowned economist warns Britain, Italy and Germany are ‘paralysed’ by domestic issues

Europe has a 70% chance of plunging into recession, according to renowned economist and bond market expert Mohamed El-Erian, with Britain, Italy and Germany “paralysed” … Read more

The situation on Open Arms is explosive – Agrigento Chief Prosecutor

The situation aboard the Spanish NGO migrant rescue ship Open Arms is “explosive”, Agrigento chief prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio said Tuesday adding that he was travelling … Read more

Italy’s crunch day

Tuesday is a crunch day for Italy’s government crisis with Premier Giuseppe Conte addressing the Senate at 15:00 local before possibly resigning and officially opening … Read more

On this day…

1000: The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.

1882: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” … Read more

Hong Kong leader promises dialogue to find a way out

Hong Kong’s leader has said she is setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government protests.

Hong Kong … Read more

Government considering ways to implement mandatory union membership – The Headlines: L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont says that the government is studying a proposal by the General Workers Union to introduce compulsory membership in workers’ unions. The paper says that … Read more

Microsoft’s AI team engages Former Apple SIRI chief

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly 1a decade to join Microsoft’s artificial intelligence division, reports The Read more

Mould threatens MUŻA art collection – The Headlines: The Times of Malta

The Times leads with urgent preventive measures taken to save some 60 pieces exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art from a ‘very serious’ … Read more

Are cars more affordable than heating in Malta? – The Headline – The Malta Independent

The Malta Independent quotes the European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2019 survey which shows that almost 36,000 people in Malta say they cannot … Read more

Gżira residents mount fresh challenge to Manoel Island project – The Headlines: In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon reports that Gżira residents’ group ‘Inħobbu l-Gżira’ collected over 8,000 signatures supporting a petition calling to turn Manoel Island into a national park. The … Read more

Brexit’s deal fate is in EU’s hands – Conservative party chairman

The European Union needs to show flexibility over the Irish border “backstop” because the issue of whether Britain leaves the bloc with or without a … Read more

Syrian ‘rebels’ withdrew from southern Idlib province

Syrian rebels withdrew from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last remaining territory in neighboring Hama province after government troops advances in … Read more

El Salvador – Rape victim charged homicide on suspected abortion on stillbirth death acquitted

A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide after having a stillborn child has been acquitted by a … Read more

New tensions between Russia, Iran and Turkey over Syria

Turkey has defied warnings from Russia, Iran and their local allies in Syria by seeking a deal with the United States and continuing to support … Read more

Epstein’s signed will two days before taking his life away in prison

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document.

The will was dated … Read more

Britain expresses concern following reported detention of one of its Hong Kong consulate’s staff

A man working at the UK consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in mainland China, the British embassy in Beijing said on Tuesday, without … Read more

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Government considering ways to implement mandatory union membership – The Headlines: L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont says that the government is studying a proposal by the General Workers Union to introduce compulsory membership in workers’ unions. The paper says that … Read more

Mould threatens MUŻA art collection – The Headlines: The Times of Malta

The Times leads with urgent preventive measures taken to save some 60 pieces exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art from a ‘very serious’ … Read more

Are cars more affordable than heating in Malta? – The Headline – The Malta Independent

The Malta Independent quotes the European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2019 survey which shows that almost 36,000 people in Malta say they cannot … Read more

Gżira residents mount fresh challenge to Manoel Island project – The Headlines: In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon reports that Gżira residents’ group ‘Inħobbu l-Gżira’ collected over 8,000 signatures supporting a petition calling to turn Manoel Island into a national park. The … Read more

Malta: Elderly man found dead in Pieta

An elderly man is believed to have fallen to his death in Pieta on Monday.

The incident is believed to have taken place at around … Read more

Residents from collapsed apartments still waiting for justice – The Headlines: In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon speaks to residents who lived in the collapsed apartments in Mimosa Street, two months after the incident. The paper says that the families are … Read more

International figures show that around one in ten migrants who tried to cross from Libya this year, died at sea – The Headlines: L-Orizzont 

L-Orizzont quotes international figures showing that around one in ten migrants who tried to cross from Libya this year, died at sea. The paper quotes … Read more

GRTU deputy president Philip Fenech warns against building Malta into a version of Dubai – The Headlines: The Malta Independent 

The Malta Independent speaks to GRTU deputy president Philip Fenech who said that Malta’s traditional ‘Mediterranean charm’ should guide development projects in the country. Fenech … Read more

FBI was monitoring cyberattack attempts on Malta by North Korea – The Headlines: The Times

The Times reveals that the FBI was monitoring cyberattack attempts on Malta by North Korea months before the hacking on the Bank of Valletta systems … Read more

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Europe might get into recession – Renowned economist warns Britain, Italy and Germany are ‘paralysed’ by domestic issues

Europe has a 70% chance of plunging into recession, according to renowned economist and bond market expert Mohamed El-Erian, with Britain, Italy and Germany “paralysed” … Read more

Microsoft’s AI team engages Former Apple SIRI chief

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly 1a decade to join Microsoft’s artificial intelligence division, reports The Read more

Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will use chip-maker Nvidia Corp’s real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company’s Minecraft video game players more … Read more

Malta : Bond Issuer Rankings – Edward Rizzo

All bond issuers on the Regulated Main Market and the companies that act as guarantors to several of the issuers have now published their annual … Read more

IoScoot celebrates a year of growth

IoScoot is celebrating its first anniversary. It’s been one year since the electric motorbike-sharing service was launched in Malta in 2018, introducing an innovative mobility … Read more

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns

The chief executive of Cathay Pacific, Rupert Hogg, has resigned in the wake of the protests in Hong Kong.

Paul Loo is also leaving as … Read more

Daily NewsFeed

Johnson’s backstop alternative is not realistic – Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk responded to Boris Johnson’s call to drop the Irish backstop from any Brexit deal, saying that anyone “not proposing realistic alternatives” to the … Read more

Investigations into Journalist’s murder reveal links between businessman accused of ordering murder and officials from state bodies

A year and a half since the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée,  Martina Kušnírová, prosecutors said that the investigation has uncovered … Read more

Europe might get into recession – Renowned economist warns Britain, Italy and Germany are ‘paralysed’ by domestic issues

Europe has a 70% chance of plunging into recession, according to renowned economist and bond market expert Mohamed El-Erian, with Britain, Italy and Germany “paralysed” … Read more

The situation on Open Arms is explosive – Agrigento Chief Prosecutor

The situation aboard the Spanish NGO migrant rescue ship Open Arms is “explosive”, Agrigento chief prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio said Tuesday adding that he was travelling … Read more

Italy’s crunch day

Tuesday is a crunch day for Italy’s government crisis with Premier Giuseppe Conte addressing the Senate at 15:00 local before possibly resigning and officially opening … Read more

On this day…

1000: The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.

1882: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” … Read more

Hong Kong leader promises dialogue to find a way out

Hong Kong’s leader has said she is setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government protests.

Hong Kong … Read more

Government considering ways to implement mandatory union membership – The Headlines: L-Orizzont

L-Orizzont says that the government is studying a proposal by the General Workers Union to introduce compulsory membership in workers’ unions. The paper says that … Read more

Microsoft’s AI team engages Former Apple SIRI chief

Bill Stasior, the former head of Apple’s Siri division, is leaving the company after nearly 1a decade to join Microsoft’s artificial intelligence division, reports The Read more

Mould threatens MUŻA art collection – The Headlines: The Times of Malta

The Times leads with urgent preventive measures taken to save some 60 pieces exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art from a ‘very serious’ … Read more

Are cars more affordable than heating in Malta? – The Headline – The Malta Independent

The Malta Independent quotes the European Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2019 survey which shows that almost 36,000 people in Malta say they cannot … Read more

Gżira residents mount fresh challenge to Manoel Island project – The Headlines: In-Nazzjon

In-Nazzjon reports that Gżira residents’ group ‘Inħobbu l-Gżira’ collected over 8,000 signatures supporting a petition calling to turn Manoel Island into a national park. The … Read more

Brexit’s deal fate is in EU’s hands – Conservative party chairman

The European Union needs to show flexibility over the Irish border “backstop” because the issue of whether Britain leaves the bloc with or without a … Read more

Syrian ‘rebels’ withdrew from southern Idlib province

Syrian rebels withdrew from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last remaining territory in neighboring Hama province after government troops advances in … Read more

El Salvador – Rape victim charged homicide on suspected abortion on stillbirth death acquitted

A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide after having a stillborn child has been acquitted by a … Read more

New tensions between Russia, Iran and Turkey over Syria

Turkey has defied warnings from Russia, Iran and their local allies in Syria by seeking a deal with the United States and continuing to support … Read more

Epstein’s signed will two days before taking his life away in prison

Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before his death, according to The New York Post, which obtained the document.

The will was dated … Read more

Britain expresses concern following reported detention of one of its Hong Kong consulate’s staff

A man working at the UK consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in mainland China, the British embassy in Beijing said on Tuesday, without … Read more

Photo Story – Brazilian’s cowboys’ attire

A man wears a ‘cangaceiro’ suit (typical clothes from the Brazilian Northeast), in a bathroom service, in Fortaleza, Brazil, 17 August 2019. (issued 18 August) … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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These are the headlines from Malta’s newspapers.

For other headlines follow www.corporatedispatch.com

The Times leads with urgent preventive measures taken to save some … Read more

Freight operators in Britain raise concern on Brexit disruptions after government dossier leak

The leak of Operation Yellowhammer, the British government’s no-deal planning dossier, indicates a hard Brexit would be “far, far more potentially disruptive” than industry has … Read more

Analysis – The Iranian Flagged Tanker’s saga geopolitical implications on post Brexit Britain

The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, set course for Kalamata, Greece, with an estimated arrival on Aug. 25, according to ship tracking … Read more

Malaysian former PM trial postponed

The much-anticipated 1MDB trial implicating Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak, who is accused of obtaining gratification totalling about RM2.3 billion (S$763 million) while in … Read more

Juncker won’t attend G7 summit after urgent gallbladder surgery

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker won’t attend the G7 summit at the weekend after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery, a Commission spokesperson said Monday.

Juncker cut … Read more

Gere says Salvini is ‘Baby Trump’

Richard Gere has a nickname for Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini: “Baby Trump.”

The American actor told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on Monday … Read more

Ukraine’s and Syria’s conflict on agenda as Macron hosts Putin

Syria’s and Ukraines’ conflict were on the agenda as the French and Russian Presidents met on Monday ahead of the G7 summit in Biarritz, southwest … Read more