Kosovo Prime Minister resigns after alleged war crimes

Kosovo prime minister and former guerilla commander Ramush Haradinaj gave up his post after being summoned as a war crimes suspect before a special court. … Read more

Minister Ian Borg announces the resignation of three Planning Authority officials

Minister Ian Borg today announced the resignation of three Planning Authority officials after a letter he sent them regarding their legal obligations in terms of … Read more

President George Vella, returns to medical roots and assists cameraman during launch of Oħloq Tbissima fund raising activity

President George Vella returned to his roots as a family doctor when he ran to assist a cameraman who fainted and fell off a platform.… Read more

Photo story: The 2nd Festival Accesible de Globos

Participants maneuver their balloon during the 2nd Festival Accesible de Globos (lit. ‘Accessible Balloon Festival’) in Segovia, Spain.

A total of 20 balloon teams from … Read more

UK and Sweden partner on future combat air

British Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and her Swedish counterpart Peter Hultqvist have signed a landmark agreement to partner on future combat air.

The Memorandum of … Read more

Powerful earthquake shakes Athens

The Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens and the American USGS, reported that  an earthquake of an initial intensity of 5.3 shook the … Read more

Malta: ‘Missing’ charter flight leaves 280 passengers stranded

Some 280 Maltese passengers, mostly young footballers, who were supposed to leave Malta for Denmark on Friday morning, have been told not to turn up … Read more

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches blockchain company in Malta

A new company based on blockchain and focussing on energy efficiency, EFFORCE, will be based in Malta with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak investing in and … Read more

Australian Federal Government inks major cloud deal with Microsoft

The Australian Government is accelerating its bid to transform into one of the world’s top three digital governments by 2025, signing a three-year agreement with … Read more

Midday Dispatch – Financial and Corporate News

Microsoft beat analysts’ revenue projections by nearly $1 billion when it announced earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, as its cloud … Read more

Industry’s banking concerns discussed in meeting between PM and GRTU

The Malta Chamber of SME’s (GRTU) stated that there is an unprecedented situation happening with regards to businesses and banking: clients find it difficult to … Read more

“The Happiest Place on Earth” is a façade about to crack from the pressure of making ends meet – Disney Heiress

Disneyland calls itself “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but family heiress Abigail Disney said she found workers struggling when she recently visited the park undercover.… Read more

Iran insists it didn’t lose any drones

Iran’s top military spokesman said all the country’s drones had returned safely to base, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, after President Donald Trump said … Read more

Photo Story: The equestrian CHIO Aachen in Germany

Marcus Ehning of Germany on Funky Fred competes in the Nations’ Cup team jumping event at the CHIO  (Concours Hippique International Officiel) in Aachen, Germany.… Read more

The chance of no-Deal Brexit increase as Johnson set to become Britain’s next PM – Polls

The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer … Read more

Moldova suspends Citizenship by Investment Programme

The Moldova Citizenship-by-Investment (MCBI) program, developed in partnership with its service provider Henley & Partners, has been temporarily suspended.

Following a meeting of Moldova’s Supreme … Read more

Malta awards oil exploration licence

Malta has awarded a one-year oil exploration licence to Edison International in areas north of the island. The Times reports that the company had been … Read more

Photo Story: ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ has been issued for the Washington

Julissa Hernandez (L) and Kuna Malik Hamad (R) stay cool while practicing their Brazilian dancing under a fountain on the Georgetown Waterfront in Washington, DC, … Read more

European Commission’s chief spokesperson nominated as Greek EU commissioner

European Commission chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas has been nominated by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis as the country’s next commissioner, the prime minister’s office wrote … Read more

Austria confirms Hahn as its European commissioner

Austria confirmed that it wants Johannes Hahn, the current European Commissioner for enlargement, to stay on as its member of the next commission, headed by … Read more

Poland’s Law and Justice boosted by opposition’s failure to unite

 

Poland’s biggest opposition party is to fight October’s general election without having forged a broad anti-government alliance, giving a boost to the ruling Law … Read more

Trump says no sanctions against NATO ally Turkey for now

President Donald Trump said he’s not looking at economic sanctions against Turkey “right now” following its decision to begin receiving parts of a Russian missile-defense … Read more

Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

Good morning

These are the headlines from Malta’s newspaper front-pages.

The Times leads with the Planning Authority approval of the Central Link road project between … Read more

Italy to fine migrant rescue ships €1 million

NGO run migrant rescue ships will be fined up to one million euros for defying a ban on entering Italian waters under a new League … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen warns hard Brexit would be massive blow for both sides

In an exclusive interview with The Guardian and four other European newspapers the European commission’s new president has said a hard Brexit would have “massively … Read more