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Police in the US city of Chicago have asked for more help to combat gun violence after more than 60 people were shot over the weekend.
At least 10 people were killed in the city and police say most of the shootings were gang related.… Be Informed
Europe’s top diplomats have vowed to work together to preserve a multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order paving the way for the return of biting sanctions against Tehran on Tuesday.
In a joint statement issued on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Britain said the remaining parties to the 2015 agreement will maintain “effective financial channels” with Iran and ensure its continued export of oil and gas.… Be Informed
Update Saudi Arabia’s state airline has suspended flights in and out of Toronto amid an intensifying diplomatic row with Canada. (The Independent – UK)
Al Jazeera reports that Saudi Arabia expelled Canada’s ambassador over alleged interference in the kingdom’s domestic affairs after Ottawa’s foreign ministry rebuked Riyadh for jailing human rights activists.… Be Informed
Indonesia evacuated hundreds of tourists from popular resorts and sent rescuers fanning across the holiday island of Lombok after a powerful quake killed at least 91 people and reduced thousands of buildings to rubble.
Twelve people, all migrant workers, have died in a collision between their work van and a truck loaded with tomatoes in countryside near Foggia, Puglia. The victims were returning from working in the fields when their van collided “very violently” with the truck, La Repubblica reports.… Be Informed
A no-deal Brexit poses a substantial risk to public safety, with police officers instantly losing vital access to cross-border investigative powers and databases, the home secretary has been told in a damning letter from the national body of police and crime commissioners.… Be Informed
Joel Robuchon, the French chef who owned and ran restaurants around the world including several that were awarded three Michelin stars, died today in Geneva aged 73. French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the French chef, one of the most influential chefs in the world who inspired a generation of chefs, died of cancer.… Be Informed
Times of Israel: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that Washington’s call for new negotiations at the same time as it reimposes crippling sanctions “makes no sense.”
Rouhani said “Negotiations with sanctions doesn’t make sense. They are imposing sanctions on Iranian children, patients and the nation.” He was referring to fears that essential supplies such as medicines would be affected when sanctions return.… Be Informed
These are the main news as reported on Malta’s news portals.
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This year’s budget will be focusing on quality. One News reports about the meeting the Finance Minister had with the MCESD where this year’s budget was discussed. The report quotes Minister Scicluna speaking about the rate of inflation which is less than 2% and also about the issues related the importance of continuity and as such this year’s budget will be building on what has been achieved and delivered so far.
UPDATED: 1700 (Local Time) According to TGCOM at least 2 people died and 67 were injured after the deadly explosion that happened in Bologna earlier today. ANSA confirmed the two deaths and mentions 55 as injured.
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1 dead and 67 people wounded so far in the explosion after tanker incident in the neighbourhood of Bologna.
AP reports that President Donald Trump appears to have changed his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent.… Be Informed
Foreign Policy reports that Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, has quietly been trying to do away with the U.N. relief agency that has provided food and essential services to millions of Palestinian refugees for decades, according to internal emails obtained by Foreign Policy.… Be Informed
Hiroshima marked the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing with a somber ceremony Monday to remember the people killed and injured and a call to eliminate nuclear weapons amid hopes of denuclearizing North Korea.
Mayor Kazumi Matsui opened his peace address by describing the hellish scene of the blast that morning 73 years ago and the agony of the victims, telling the audience to listen “as if you and your loved ones were there.” He raised concerns about the rise of egocentric policies in the world and warned against the idea of nuclear deterrence as a threat to global security.… Be Informed
Your Monday morning briefing provides you with the salient points reported in Malta, Europe and the World.
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>> The government will be giving a second income tax refund in the coming Budget, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday.