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Good morning,

Your Tuesday’s morning briefing with a review of the main news outlets from around the world and Malta’s newspapers.

The Times reports links between the Labour Party and the mother company of Cambridge Analytica, SCL before 2013. Documentation published by the UK Parliament states that SCL introduced then Opposition Leader Joseph Muscat to Henley & Partners in 2011.

In-Nazzjon, too, carries the story and says that the revelations contradict claims made by Joseph Muscat that he did not meet Christian Kalin from Henley & Partners before the 2013 elections. The paper says the UK Parliament is investigating SCL to determine whether the group influenced elections in Britain.

The Malta Independent leads with a story about two fuel station applications due to be decided upon this week by the Planning Authority. One station is being proposed in Birżebbugia and another in Żabbar. The case officer recommended both developments for refusal.

The Times says that the Land Authority has been handed a €5,000 fine by the Data Protection Commissioner after failing to safeguard data on its portal. The paper claims it was able to access some 10 gigabytes of data containing personal information because of lack of protection.

The Malta Independent speaks to Environment Minister Jose Herrera about the scandal at the Fisheries Department. The Minister said that investigations need to be conducted in a transparent manner while checks at ‘ground level’ have to be stepped up to prevent similar situations in the future.

L-Orizzont quotes a University of Malta research which shows there are presently 7,000 cases of dementia, expected to double in twenty years. Parliamentary Secretary for Active Ageing Anthony Agius Decelis said that dementia is a problem that cannot be swept under the carpet.

In-Nazzjon says that the General Council of the Nationalist Party is this week discussing the recent changes in the party. The theme of the council, which ends on Sunday, is Together for the Country.

L-Orizzont reports on an EU-wide study commissioned by the European Commission predicting a four-seat win for the Labour Party at the European Parliament Elections in May. The Nationalist Party is projected to give up one of its current seats, holding on to the other two.

Another story in L-Orizzont reports that a woman has been discovered dead in her home by the police. The paper says that investigators believe the 69-year old passed away around three months ago and was still lying in her bed.

 

 

These are our selection of news headlines from around the world.

 

3.3 Earthquake registered in Northern Sicily

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European Commission steps up ‘no-deal’ outreach in area of customs and indirect taxation

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“Any decision to ask for more time lies with the UK. If such a request were to be made, no one in Europe would oppose it” – Juncker on Brexit delay

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Seven MPs resign from UK Labour

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Corbyn appeals for unity following resignations from Labour

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Renzi’s parents under house arrest

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Trudeau’s principal secretary resigns

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Albania’s opposition party resigns from Parliament

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Visegrad Group countries cancel Israeli meeting after comments about Poland

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In Queensland, Australia, Emojis will be accepted on number plates

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Diciotti – Senate to vote whether Salvini’s immunity is lifted

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Protection of Minors – Archbishop Scicluna says silence unacceptable

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George Mendonsa, the sailor captured in iconic photo dies at 95

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Can Artificial Intelligence Lead To More Responsible Gaming?

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British Airways go retro

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