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Your morning briefing with a round up of the main news from the main news agencies and news organisations in Malta, Europe and the world.

The Times reports that mobile homes used by a construction company to house temporary workers will likely be refitted into classrooms for government schools. The company submitted the cheapest bid to a call for mobile classrooms by the Education Ministry.

The Malta Independent says that an updated fuel station policy has still not been published by Infrastructure Malta, a year after the Environment and Resources Authority completed its review process.

The Times covers a debate in Victoria about the proposed Gozo-Malta tunnel where steering committee chairman Franco Mercieca said that emissions by ferries is 13 times higher than the projected tunnel traffic would produce.

The Malta Independent quotes an annual human rights report by the US State Department which mentions the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The same report also details lack of transparency by the government in Malta.

L-Orizzont leads with a story about a turnaround at Air Malta, going from a loss of €12 million to a profit of €200,000 in a period of one year. The paper speaks to company sources who said that the airline must become self-sufficient to remain sustainable.

In-Nazzjon reports on a series of proposals by the Nationalist Party to reinforce the fight against cancer. The 30-point document makes recommendations about lifestyle, prevention, screening, research, resources and infrastructure, and attention to rare cases.

L-Orizzont quotes Education Minister Evarist Bartolo who said that the law places responsibility on parents to give children vaccines against diphtheria, tinnitus, polio, and rubella. Another story in the paper says MEP Alfred Sant encourages Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to continue leading his ‘political project’.

These are our main headlines from around the world :

As night fell on Utrecht there was still no confirmation of the motive for the killing of three people on a tram in the Dutch city on Monday.

The Mediterranean Saving Human’s NGO ship ‘IONIAN’ intervened in Libyan waters to rescue 50 persons, including 12 minors, who were on board a damaged dinghy.

John Bercow has plunged Britain into a “major constitutional crisis” after banning Theresa May from holding a third vote on her Brexit deal, the Solicitor General has said.

The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said that Prime Minster Theresa May PM cannot bring back deal to parliament for a vote without substantial changes to the Brexit deal. In a surprise announcement likely to infuriate the prime minister, the Speaker said the House of Commons was being repeatedly asked to pronounce on the same question.

The French government on Monday sacked the Paris police chief and vowed to crack down harder on Yellow Jackets protesters after a resurgence of violence in weekend demonstrations.

The Russian president inaugurated two new power stations on Monday, as Russia celebrated the fifth anniversary of its annexation of Crimea.

ISIS announced that it killed an Italian citizen identified as 33 year Lorenzo Orsetti from Florence

Deal-making of the Gaddafi era has now come back to haunt those who allegedly took part I them and those near them, most recently threatening to damage one of the world’s leading engineering firms and weaken or even topple the government of Canadian premier Justin Trudeau.

Milan prosecutor Francesco Greco told a press conference Monday that preliminary test on the Moroccan model and key prosecution witness in a Berlusconi trial had, a high concentration of cadmium and antimony in her blood when she died.

Easyjet has abandoned talks to join a consortium that would have bid for Italian carrier Alitalia.

Various national security agencies in Europe and further afar have opened investigations into reports 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant’s might have visited their country.

Popular Italian singer Al Bano said he might sue Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after the Kiev government put him on its black list of threats to national security for allegedly supporting Russia.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest children’s museum, has removed three Michael Jackson items from its exhibits after a documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late singer.

 

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