Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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

 

Today the public inquiry into the murder of Mrs Daphne Caruana Galizia continued. This inquiry is investigating whether the authorities could have taken any measures to avoid the murder. In today’s sitting, Glenn Bedingfield took the stand to testify. Source: TVM


Malta risks being placed on the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) money laundering grey list and could face numerous sanctions as a result, a spokesperson for Malta’s financial services watchdog has said. Source: MaltaToday


The Environment and Resources Authority has terminated the contract of its CEO with immediate effect. The decision to end Louise Spiteri’s term at the helm of the environmental regulator was “mutually agreed”, ERA said in a brief two-line statement. Michelle Piccinino has been appointed acting CEO until a call for applications is issued. Source: Times of Malta


A spokesperson for the Environment Ministry has confirmed with The Malta Independent that a substantial amount of land in Maghtab will be taken up by Wasteserv, but said that the entity will also be giving a large amount of land back to the public in other parts of the island. Source: The Malta Independent 


Former OPM Communications Chief Kurt Farrugia was ordered to pay €5,000 in libel damages to former Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono. Source: Newsbook

 

 

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UN led ceasefire talks on Libya to restart on Friday

 

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Second anniversary since murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

 

Violence reduction pact in Afghanistan agreed

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