Evening Daily News Feed Roundup

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These are the main news reported by the leading Maltese news portals:

 

The Court of Appeal this morning rejected the appeal against the Central Link project, which had been instituted by a number of non-governmental organisations and individuals. Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Minister Ian Borg stated that it results, after this morning’s sentence, that Government was right. Source: TVM


Police officers from the traffic branch were receiving payments for extra duty on various road work projects but failing to turn up, MaltaToday has learnt. The widespread abuse was uncovered following an internal police investigation that was prompted by a whistleblower. Source: MaltaToday


A number of international banks were declining to do business with Maltese nationals as they viewed the jurisdiction to be too risky, sources within Malta’s financial institutions warned. Sources from the financial sector and banking regulators confirmed they had received reports from Maltese nationals and Malta-based businesses after overseas banks declined to provide them with services. Source: Times of Malta


The Superintendent in charge of the Police Traffic Section has resigned amid an investigation into alleged overtime abuse involving more than half of the unit’s personnel. Sources said Superintendent Walter Spiteri has resigned with immediate effect. He is expected to be among the officers charged in court. Spiteri was reinstated into the Malta Police Force in January 2017. Source: The Malta Independent


Reacting to the statement issued by Judge Emeritus Antonio Mizzi, Independent candidate Arnold Cassola said that it is clear that Yorgen Fenech was lying to Melvin Theuma and investigators must now investigate such “false declarations” by Yorgen Fenech and the reasons behind them. Source: Newsbook

 

 

Foreign News Roundup

 

These are the headlines and news items reviewed by our researchers and editorial team:

Macron’s party crumbling as defecting MPs believe the party is over

 

United Nations flights stopped from landing by Haftar’s forces

 

EU health ministers called to Brussels for emergency talks on coronavirus

 

Letter bombs explode in two Netherland’s post offices

 

Sturgeon insists Scotland’s place is in European Union as a sovereign independent state

 

Malta resident arrested in the UK as he was going to sexually abuse a 12-year-old girl

 

Coronavirus crisis hits global flows of post, China Post disinfecting postal offices to ensure the virus doesn’t travel via the mail

 

Switzerland investigating CIA controlled global encryption company

 

WHO warns coronavirus is the worst enemy you can imagine

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