Morning Briefing News Review

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Good morning,

Your morning briefing for today with the salient news to start your day informed.

Libya: Fighting escalated on Sunday around Libyan capital Tripoli as a military assault on the city by the eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar led to 21 deaths and nearly 90 injuries, and international calls for calm were ignored.

USA: Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned from the post of as US Homeland Security chief. President Trump tweeted she would be temporarily replaced by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.

Malta: 91.2 kg, worth 10.2 million euros of cocaine seized by Maltese customs at Malta Freeport

Malta: Police are investigating the shooting which took place on Saturday night, killing one man and injuring another two. Police sources said the shots were fire from the passenger side of a speeding Toyota Starlet.


These are the main stories from Malta’s Newspaper front pages.

The Times reports that one in every six healthcare professionals are suffering from burnout while a third show symptoms of a burnout. The study was conducted by psychiatrists Aloisia Camilleri and Patrick Barbara among professionals at Mount Carmel Hospital, the Psychiatric Unit, and the Gozo psychiatric Unit.

The Malta Independent reports that a shooting took place in Birżebbuġa on Saturday night, killing one man and injuring another two. Police sources said the shots were fire from the passenger side of a speeding Toyota Starlet.

The Times says that the incident was reported by one of the victims who the police found on site when they arrived. One of the victims is suffering from grievous injuries while the other is is being treated for serious injuries.

L-Orizzont also carries the story and identifies the killed man as Lassibe Souleymane, 42, from the Ivory Coast. The other victims are also believed to be third-country nationals, but the paper says that there is no indication that there was any other connection between them.

The Malta Independent reveals that a consultation process will be launched later this year to update legislation on prostitution and human trafficking. The Parliamentary Secretariat for for Reforms said the government is planning a national education campaign on human trafficking.

L-Orizzont says that Health Minister Chris Fearne ordered the withdrawal of a memo issued by the Department of Primary Healthcare instructing the removal of religious symbols from health centres. The Minister said he disagrees with the decision taken by the management.

In-Nazzjon also reports on the story and says that the Minister for Health ‘panicked’ and retreated the after the directive to remove religious images and figures was exposed by Net News.

L-Orizzont quotes Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at a political event on Sunday who said that the Labour Party was a force of change in the country, still is, and so will it remain.

In-Nazzjon says that recent surveys show that the greatest concern for people right now is the rising cost of living.

In other stories we read:

EU / China : As China and the EU gears up for this week’s summit, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang wrote in a German newspaper saying China wants to work with the European Union on issues from climate change to trade.

Middle East: Turkey on Sunday criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “irresponsible” for saying he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins Tuesday’s election.

Rwanda: Rwanda on Sunday began one hundred days of mourning for over 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.




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