Evening Daily News Feed Roundup

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

The Russian whistleblower who supplied information on Pilatus Bank to murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has managed to raise nearly €6,000 so far in a crowdfunding campaign aimed at allowing her to apply for formal whistleblower status in Malta. Source: Times of Malta

MEP Alfred Sant has voted in favour of the motion in the European Parliament regarding the Future of Europe conference but he expressed doubts on whether the Conference will be worthwhile. Source: The Malta Independent

National People’s Party (Partit Nazzjonali tal-Poplu) could be the new title for the Nationalist Party according to a proposal being put forward by PN veteran and ex-minister Louis Galea. Source: Malta Today

Thousands of participants took part in the 11th edition of the President’s Solidarity Fun Run, organised by the President’s office in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. Source: TVM

The Energy Minister was asked to comment about the testimony of ex-FIAU Director Manfred Galdes. Galdes had said that there was enough evidence for Keith Schembri to be investigated. Galdes was testifying during the public inquiry concerning Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. Keith Schembri was the Chief of Staff of former PM Joseph Muscat. Source: Newsbook

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PA’s Eye in the Sky:  Bieszczady Mountains, Poland.

Over 50 people killed in China from virus outbreak, Chinese President warns country is facing a “grave situation”.

UN warns several countries violated Libyan arms embargo since Berlin summit.

Death toll from Turkey’s earthquake rises to over 30 victims.

Special summit on EU budget in February.

Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years.

Canada’s 1st suspected case of coronavirus found in Toronto.

Heavy rains dampen fires in Australia’s Queensland state, cause flooding.

Securing Germany’s airports against drones to cost millions.

British flight paths to be redrawn for first time in 60 years.

Patient in Belgium given all clear after suspicion of corona virus infection.

Macron pleads with Trump not to cut off U.S. support for French forces in Africa.

Salvini targets leftist region in key Sunday vote.

France prepares evacuation of its citizens from coronavirus-hit Wuhan, China.

US prepares evacuation from virus hit regions in China, U.S. Confirms Third Case.

Australia considering evacuation of its citizens from Wuhan.

UK unveils government’s full plans to commemorate Brexit day on the 31st January.

Suspected case of coronavirus  infection in Portugal.

Erdogan says Haftar cannot be expected to respect Libya truce.

China warns coronavirus is getting stronger and infections could rise.


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