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Your morning briefing with the latest headlines from the world, a Maltese newspaper review and a digest of all the main news, primarily dominated by the informal EU leaders summit in Salzburg, the approval of the controversial db group project on the former ITS site, new sanctions from the US to China and the tragic sinking of ferry in Tanzania.

 


The Latest News

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  • Theresa May is defiantly sticking by her Chequers strategy for Brexit, despite the EU insisting a key element of her plan “will not work” and issuing a four-week deadline to agree a deal. SkyNews

  • Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday, state television and radio announced. Reuters

  • More than 200 people are feared to have died after a ferry sunk in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, a senior local official said. At least 44 people have been confirmed dead, Ukerewe District Commission Colonel Lucas Magembe said. And 37 others have been rescued, John Mongella, Mwanza’s commissioner said. Sky News

  • The European Union is striving to reach migration deals with northern African countries similar to the one with Turkey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said following an informal EU summit on Thursday. DW

  • RAF Typhoon fighter aircraft were scrambled to monitor two Russian planes approaching UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said. The Telegraph

  • The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China’s military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its “malign activities,” including attacks on American elections. CNN

  • French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group. France 24

  • U.S. President Donald Trump gave a full-throated endorsement to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and tip-toed carefully around the sexual assault accusations that are facing him. Reuters

  • A lawyer for the woman accusing US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault said Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met. France 24

  • Authorities in the Colombian city of Medellin have shuttered a museum dedicated to the life of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, local media reported on Thursday. DW

  • Five people were shot, including an eight-year-old girl, in Syracuse, New York on Thursday, the city’s police chief said. Reuters

  • A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur was forced to turn back Thursday after around 30 passengers complained of nose and ear bleeds due to low pressure in the cabin. CNN

  • Russia reinstated by Wada after doping scandal suspension. BBC

  • Arsenal and Chelsea kicked off with wins, Sevilla made an explosive start and AC Milan scraped a victory in Luxembourg. UEFA


 

The Review

Malta’s Newspaper Front Pages

 

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  • The Times, The Malta Independent and Orizzont on their front page refer to the approval of the DB Group project on the former ITS site

  • In-Nazzjon and The Malta Independent report the speech given by PN leader Dr Adrian Delia during a mass meeting which was held as part of the PN activities to commemorate the Independence anniversary.

  • L-Orizzont reports the new powers that the MFSA is being given to investigate Money Laundering.



 

The Headline Roundup
In case you missed anything

 

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