Merkel calls for ‘comparable minimum wage’ across EU, appeal for equal working conditions within the EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the EU to look into ways to ensure countries have a “comparable” minimum wage. She also added that … Read more

Ebola case confirmed in Uganda


Uganda’s health ministry says a patient has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an … Read more

Hong Kong postpones debate of controversial bill (Updated)

UPDATED: Police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong where anger at a new extradition bill has spilled over into … Read more

Macron ready to back Merkel for new European Commission President post


French President Emmanuel Macron told Swiss TV station RTS that he would back German Chancellor Angela Merkel for European Commission president.

Politico reports that … Read more

Strong support among Ryanair’s British pilots to strike

Reuters reports that Ryanair’s British pilots have signalled strong support for industrial action over pay and conditions in an indicative ballot carried out by the Read more

Boys who averted a tragedy on hijacked bus to get Italian citizenship

Italian news agency ANSA reports that the two Egyptian boys who helped avert a massacre on a hijacked bus near Milan in March will receive … Read more

Swedish Police shoot man at Malmo central station

Swedish police opened fire and injured a man at the central station in Malmo, in southern Sweden, after what was described as “threatening behavior”.

Railway … Read more

EU reviewing past money-laundering cases at banks in the EU

The European Commission is reviewing past money-laundering cases at EU banks to assess what went wrong and decide possible tweaks to rules.

Under the plan, … Read more

British Conservative Party electoral process to replace Theresa May starts today

On Monday the process will begin to replace Theresa May as leader of the ruling Conservative Party.

Members of Parliament of the British Conservative Party … Read more

Woman falls off a cruise ship in the Mediterranean


A search has been called off in Mediterranean Sea for woman who fell off Norwegian Epic cruise ship in the weekend.

The passenger fell Read more

Pressure continues on the government of Albanian Prime Minister Rama to quit, local elections cancelled

The streets of Tirana were once more paralyzed Sunday as Albanian opposition leader Lulzim Basha again brought thousands of his supporters onto the streets of
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Libya coast guard intercepts persons trying to reach Europe

Libya’s coast guard said Saturday that it had intercepted nearly two dozen Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said a wooden … Read more

WWF publishes report on the extent of plastic pollution in the Mediterranean

As the world today commemorates World Oceans Day, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) issued a report on the worrying state of plastic pollution … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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Latest : A four-storey building collapsed in Main Street, Mellieħa on Saturday near the former Shoppers Supermarket where construction is taking place next Read more

UPDATED: Building collapses in Mellieħa, woman rescued from under the rubble

A four-storey building collapsed in Main Street, Mellieħa on Saturday near the former Shoppers Supermarket where construction is taking place next door.


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Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove “deeply regrets” taking cocaine on several occasions… 20 years ago

Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” taking cocaine “on several occasions”.

The Independent refers to a Daily Mail report in which … Read more

UK: 4 teenagers arrested afte couple was subjected to homophobic attack after refusing to kiss on a bus Updated

Update : Arrests have been made over a homophobic attack on a couple after they refused to kiss while travelling on a London night bus … Read more

Briton wanted in connection with murder in UK arrested after joint operation involving Maltese and British police (Updated with police statement)

A Briton wanted in connection with a homicide has been arrested in Malta after a covert operation involved Maltese and British police.

The Times of … Read more

Sudan suspended from African Union

The African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan’s membership after this week the country’s military launched a brutal crackdown on protesters that killed dozens of people.… Read more

Powerful explosion in Swedish town of Linkoping


Swedish police are investigating the source of a powerful  explosion that damaged buildings in the centre of Linkoping, a town in southern Sweden.

Swedish … Read more

Facebook stops pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones

Reuters reports that Facebook Inc is no longer allowing pre-installation of its apps on Huawei phones, in the face of a U.S. ban on its … Read more

May to officially resign as party leader

British Prime Minister Theresa May will today step down as leader of her Conservative Party, formally triggering the race for a successor.

May will formally

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Seizures of cocaine in Europe hit record amount

Europe is seeing signs of an increase in cocaine availability, with seizures of the drug at record levels. This is according to the European Drug Read more

Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

Good morning

These are the main stories from the front pages on Malta’s newspapers.

The Malta Independent reveals that the PN’s Executive Council will meet … Read more