These are the salient news from Malta, Europe and the world.
The European Commission’s president-elect on Monday signed off on her list of nominees for the next Commission. On Tuesday Von Der Leyen will unveil the line up of the next European Commission, putting portfolios to names.
Boris Johnson has lost his second attempt to trigger an early general election in his sixth Commons defeat since becoming prime minister.
The new Italian government was approved in a vote of confidence on Monday evening after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged that the new ruling coalition between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Democratic Party (PD) “will be mild-mannered” in a thinly-veiled rebuked to his former colleague Matteo Salvini.
Three people have been killed in the Dutch city of Dordrecht, police said on Monday.
WHO is delivering urgently-needed medicines and medical supplies to more than 40 primary health care centers and referral hospitals across Libya.
Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was admitted to a Paris hospital for “secret treatment” earlier on Monday, Le Parisien newspaper reported.
The World Health Organisation said that across the world, one person takes their own life every 40 seconds, and more people die by suicide every year than in war.
Police have been attacked with petrol bombs after finding a suspicious object in the Creggan area of Londonderry.
Finland will use its EU presidency to push for the adoption of contentious Brussels plans to cut budget payments to states that breach the rule of law, setting up a potential showdown with several central and eastern European states, the Financial Times reports.
Malta’s News Paper Front Pages
The newspapers in Malta give prominence to the unrest at the migrant detention centre in Safi on Monday as several migrants brandished posters demanding ‘freedom’ and ‘justice’. We also read about the launch of a new foundation to deal with cases of suicidal risk, today the World Day for Suicide Prevention. the discovery of historical remains of varying degrees of value on the site of the tunnel under development in Santa Luċija.
Today in History
In 1991 Nirvana’s ‘’Smells like Teen Spirit’’ released as a single. In 1998, Malta’s Eu membership bid was reactivated. In 2015 New human-like species – Homo Naledi announced by Scientists and team of female archaeologists, found deep in caves in South Africa.
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