This your evening news round up. Apart from the recent developments on Brexit and the Middle East, one can read the main highlights from Malta’s news portals.
Corporate Dispatch leads with the recent developments on Brexit, where a deal has been reached between the EU and the UK and now it enters the phase of negotiations between Theresa May and her cabinet. In another development, we read that that a truce has been reached in the Middle East.
A driver involved in a traffic fatality five years ago has been ordered to pay over €106,000 in damages to the pedestrian’s family. The Times of Malta
An authoritative voice in Vatican affairs has listed Archbishop Charles Scicluna as being among the candidates for the papacy, in spite of not yet being a cardinal. The Malta Independent although it is normal for popes to be cardinals at the time of their appointment to the highest position in the Catholic Church, it is possible for the College of Cardinals to select someone else.
Meanwhile His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Maltese Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna as Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Holy See. Whilst remaining the Archbishop of Malta, Mgr Scicluna will have a greater role in the Congregation which is responsible to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals in the Church. CD
Manfred Weber, the leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament spoke about the latest revelations on 17 Black after a probe by The Times of Malta and Reuters. Newsbook reports Weber reiterated that the investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination as well as these reports were worrying. He also stated that the Maltese citizens were sick and tired of the abuse of power and corruption, saying that what has happened is also a threat to the European society as a whole.
A 30-year-old motorcyclist is in danger of death after an incident in Santa Venera at 8.50am this morning on the Regional Road in the direction towards Marsa. TVM reports The Police said the man from Birkirkara was driving a Kawasaki when he collided with a Citroen driven by a 33-year-old man from Naxxar.
One News reports that there was more progress in the Marsa Junction Project as more lanes have been completed in Aldo Moro Street.
Net News reports that the Nationalist Party has called the MFSA to be more efficient in its communications regards the Satabank for the sake of its clients and all those who are suffering because of the situation created.