Month: July 2018

Macron survives no-confidence vote

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron survived an unexpected no-confidence vote over claims his government covered up a scandal involving his ex-bodyguard.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity … Read more

Malta Evening News Roundup – Tuesday 31st July

All media: The magistrate has ruled that there is sufficient evidence for Bojan Cmelik to face trial for the murder of well-known entrepreneur Hugo Chetcuti. 

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Manafort’s trial to start today

AP reports that two questions loom large as Paul Manafort prepares to walk into a federal courtroom later on today.

“Will Donald Trump’s former campaign

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Chinese parents protest a health scandal in the country after children were injected with faulty vaccines

The New York Times reports that more than two dozen Chinese parents, shouting phrases including “Justice for the victims,” gathered outside a government building in … Read more

UK: More than half of 18 to 34 year olds feel that reality TV and social media have a negative effect on how they see their bodies

BBC: More than half of 18 to 34-year-olds feel that reality TV and social media have a negative effect on how they see their bodies, … Read more

2017 Manchester suicide bomber was rescued by British Navy from Libya via Malta

The Daily Mail: the suicide bomber who killed 22 people during Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena in 2017 was rescued by the Navy from … Read more

Migrant rescue operation might be in breach of International law by Italy


TGCOM – SKYTG Nicola Fratoianni, a member of Liberi and Uguali the Ace 28, a support vessel to an oil rig, was involved in … Read more

On this day, 1931 37.2% of Germans voted for Hitler’s NSDAP

On this day, in 1932, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP) commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party  garnered 37.2% of the … Read more

Progress registered in California fire control

BBC: Firefighters have made some progress against California’s deadliest current wildfire, which had been getting larger, officials say.

The Carr fire is now 20% contained, … Read more

President Trump says he would certainly meet Iranian President

Donald Trump has said he would “certainly meet” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani without preconditions, a move that was later rejected by Trump’s own administration and … Read more

FT: EU softens opposition to May’s post-Brexit plan for London Financial services

The FT reports that the EU’s chief negotiator has softened his opposition to Theresa May’s post-Brexit plan for London’s financial services industry after UK negotiators … Read more

Tuesday Morning Briefing

Good morning

With every news cycle, a number of events take place. Your media briefing is intended to present you a snapshot of the main … Read more

Two “outsiders” to politics meet. Here it’s how it went.

Politico / AP / Reuters / New York Times / Euronews / TGCOM / ANSA:  Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and US President Donald Trump … Read more

Hero dog which found survivors in Amatrice earthquake poisoned and killed

The Guardian: Animal rights activists in Italy have called for tougher penalties against animal cruelty after a rescue dog that saved people in a major … Read more

‘Maltese’ companies spend £21 million to sponsor 4 British Premier League teams as a group of ‘Maltese’ entrepreneurs eye Italian club Cesena

According to a report on the Mail on Sunday, four English Premier League teams are being sponsored by Maltese companies.

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More turbulence for Ryanair as German pilots vote for industrial action

Ryanair’s German pilots have voted for industrial action, joining several of the airline’s other unions across Europe, as a summer of strikes looks set to … Read more

Bill Cosby’s lawyers challenging the legality of the process regards classification of former actor as ‘sexually violent predator’.

AP reports that Bill Cosby’s lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually … Read more

Something got broken as make-do cardboard casts are used in Italian hospital as it runs short of plaster

Corriere Della Sera: The hospital in Reggio Calabria, Italy resorted to an unusual alternative to orthopaedic casts as the emergency service was running short of … Read more

Qatar denies reports about wrongdoings in 2022 World Cup Bid

AIPS Media : Shortly before the World Cup kicked off in Russia sports journalists covering the FIFA ‘beat’ began receiving a stream of virulent PR … Read more

Malta Evening News RoundUp (UPDATED)

The Nationalist Party Leader Adrian Delia declared that there are no intentions from the Nationalist Party to take action against former leader Simon Busuttil following

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Serbian lawyers to stop work in protest after murder of colleague

Lawyers in Serbia will suspend work for a week starting on Monday because of the murder of their colleague Dragoslav Miso Ognjanovic.

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EU warned by UK negotiators by making implicit threat to EU interests

The Guardian reports that UK negotiators have told their counterparts in Brussels that about 7,000 European-based investment funds that rely on British clients for their … Read more

On this day 1966, England won their first and only FIFA World Cup (Video)

The History Channel: Fifty-two years on from England’s greatest footballing triumph, we look back at the day that secured Geoff Hurst and the 1966 England … Read more

Italian athlete ends up with injured cornea after being attacked “because she’s black”

ANSA: Italian athlete Daisy Osakue said Monday she was attacked at Moncalieri, near Turin, overnight because she is black.

Osakue, who holds the Italian under-23 Read more

Trump vents his anger at Mueller as former campaign chairman Manafort’s trial gets closer

CNN: Donald Trump is giving Americans a glimpse of the fury raging inside him as a pivotal moment nears for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia … Read more