Evening Daily Newsfeed Roundup

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

Some 800 new jobs are expected to be created this year through various expansion projects by businesses, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri said on Monday. Addressing a press conference, Mr Schembri said this would translate into an investment of €200million into the Maltese economy. Source: Times of  Malta


The Environment Minister insists the Prime Minister and he is on the same page when it comes to environmental protection despite government emphasis on road projects. Source: Malta Today


People seeking information on Freephone number 153 cannot get through as the service is experiencing technical difficulties, the government information service said. Source The Malta Independent


These were the words of a victim of an attempted murder whose throat was slashed after a Libyan man tried to steal her handbag four years ago. Today, the Criminal Court sent convicted the man to 18 years in prison after he admitted to the charges four weeks ago. Source: TVM


This afternoon Neville Gafa’, Josef Caruana, Matthew Carbone and Glenn Bedingfield are expected to testify in court. During the last court sitting former PN Secretary-General Paul Borg Olivier told the court that in 2009, he was approached by Paul Apap Bologna who had proposed a gas-fired power station project around the same time a tender was issued for a new power station. Source: Newsbook

 

Foreign News Roundup

 

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

Emperor’s birthday event cancelled due to COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

 

Flight cancellations continue at Heathrow after technical failure

 

UPDATED: Pressure mounts for EU Libyan military mission, EU foreign ministers struggle to convince Austria to lift its objections

 

Japan’s economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2014

 

Iran under growing pressure to hand over Ukraine jet black box

 

Brussels Airport scraps e-passport gates

 

“United by Emotion” revealed as Tokyo Olympic Games’ motto

 

Holden car brand closes across Australia and New Zealand

 

Scramble to track Westerdam cruise ship passengers after coronavirus case confirmed

 

Deaths in China from coronavirus increase to more than 1,700, warning epidemic is unpredictable

 

France warns UK of bitter trade negotiations

 

The UK battered by Storm Dennis, thousands of homes underwater

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