Day: August 8, 2018

Israel bombs Hamas positions after rockets were fired from Palestinian enclave injured several Israelis

The Times of Israel reports that Israel’s air force bombed 12 Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip Wednesday night after dozens of rockets and mortar … Read more

Spain takes over 40% of all irregular migrants crossing the Mediterranean

Euronews : Spain has taken just over 40 percent of all irregular migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe this year, according to the UN … Read more

Libyan Investment Authority to move offices in Tripoli due to security breaches

Retuers Libya’s sovereign wealth fund has decided to move from its main office in Tripoli due to security breaches after a number of staff were … Read more

Unprecedented escalation in diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Canada

Bloomberg reports how the diplomatic spat with Canada has escalated very quickly, leaving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrestling with how to respond to cool the … Read more

On this day in 1974, US President Nixon announces his resignation

History Channel: “In an evening televised address, US President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to Read more

Brexit Risks… explained in a Sandwich

It’s a fact that Brexit presents a number of challenges. The challenges are diverse and some are bureaucratic. Others are legal. A number are political
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African farm workers strike in Foggia while marching against working conditions chanting “We are not slaves, No to exploitation” as Salvini declares war on mafia exploiting them

Hundreds of mostly African farm labourers downed tools and marched from fields in southern Italy chanting “we are not slaves” Wednesday, protesting conditions for tomato … Read more

Malta News Evening Round Up – Wednesday 8th August 2018

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The Malta News Evening Roundup presents the highlights of some of the main stories presented by the Maltese News Portals.

The explosion at … Read more

Russia threatens horrible conflict if NATO incorporate Georgia into alliance

The Independent (UK) said that Russia has issued a stern warning and threatened a “horrible” conflict if Nato were to incorporate Georgia into the alliance.… Read more

Ian Paisely first MP to be recalled from Parliament after failing to declare holidays paid by Sri Lankan Government

The Telegraph reports that Ian Paisley could become the first MP recalled from Parliament under new legislation, after failing to declare luxury holidays paid … Read more

Salvini declares war on Mafia networks exploiting foreign nationals

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday declared war on mafia networks exploiting foreign agricultural workers after 16 died in two crashes in the country’s south. … Read more

Ex-Malaysian PM granted bail on money-laundering charges

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleaded not guilty to three new charges on Wednesday in connection to the alleged money-laundering of $10.3m deposited into … Read more

At least 25,000 Ryanair passengers to be hit by cancellations on Friday

The IRISH TIMES writes that at least 25,000 passengers will be hit by cancellations as Ryanair pilots in up to five countries walk out this … Read more

POLITICO : Putin lobbied Trump on arms control

Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear … Read more

Italian police arrest 11 in Palermo in connection with violent amputations for insurance claims

A brutal operation of mutilation intended to defraud insurance funds was uncovered. ANSA reports that consenting individuals join the shocking scheme enduring violent amputations of … Read more

Spanish fighter jet accidentally launches an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space

Estonian World reports on how a Spanish Eurofighter jet accidentally launched an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space on 7 August.

The incident occurred … Read more

Wednesday Morning Briefing

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Your Morning Briefing for today covers some of the headlines covered by Malta’s Newspapers, the latest update from around the world and … Read more