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WHO preparing for worst case scenario in new Ebola outbreak

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An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are two confirmed cases of the virus and 17 … Read more

Geo Politics Turkey UK

Expectations and revelations before Erdogan start’s UK visit

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Theresa May during his official three-day visit to the U.K. starting … Read more

Elections Geo Politics Tunisia

Tunisia fragmented political spectrum after local elections – Analysis

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A highly fragmented political scene emerged from Tunisia’s municipal elections. The surprise victory of independent candidates may challenge the longstanding Ennahda-Nidaa Tounes alliance ahead of … Read more

Algeria Elections Geo Politics

81 year old President Bouteflika urged to consider re-running for election

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Earlier this week, Algeria‘s biggest union Algeria’s urged President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Tuesday to seek a fifth term in office in a further sign … Read more

Elections Geo Politics Iraq

Iraqis vote since country declared victory over IS

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Iraqis have voted in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known … Read more

Italy

Berlusconi can stand for election, as court lifts ban

berlusconi return.jpgAn Italian court has lifted a ban on former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holding public office.

He was barred in 2013 after receiving a four-year … Read more

Europe Football Geo Politics

Jurgen Klopp – European Leadership on and off the pitch (Jesmond Saliba)

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I was brought up following football. I was fell in love with AC Milan. In the recent golden years of the club, I had the … Read more

Editorial Malta News

Editor Perspectives  12th May 2018

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The Editorial of The Times  comments about the issue of social housing following the announcement by the Prime Minister on May 1st, about a project … Read more

Malta News

Malta News Paper Review – 12th May 2018

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Good morning,

Today’s newspaper’s main stories review follow.


 

L-Orizzont and The Malta Independent dedicate stories from their Front Page on proposals done by the … Read more

Europe Eurovision Geo Politics

The Economist – Eurovision is an example how Europe is breaking up

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Few countries do take the Eurovision’s participation as serious as Malta. For a country which tends to have a divisive perspective on anything under the … Read more

Europe Geo Politics Germany Iran USA

There is no willingness from the US to take the position of its allies seriously

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Transatlantic relations have “already been damaged for some time”, and Germany, although ready for dialogue, is “ready for a fight” for its positions .

German … Read more

Geo Politics UK Wine

The UK might suffer a draught… of Rosé Wine

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The Guardian reports that experts are warning of a national drought that could have a devastating impact upon the nation’s barbecue plans.

The shortage, however, … Read more

MARS NASA

NASA will send a helicopter to Mars – a first

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NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the U.S. space agency’s 2020 mission to place a next-generation … Read more

Geo Politics Members of Parliament

Italy MPs get highest salary, which is 5.3% higher than Italian’s mean earnings. Malta and Spain salaries for MPs are in line with countries’ average salaries

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Huge differences exist between MPs’ salaries and expenses across the EU with some countries paying their parliamentarians ten times more than others, a Euronews investigation … Read more

Poland

Polish MPs vote for their own paycut

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Euronews reports that Polish MPs have voted to give themselves a 20% pay cut after a bonus scandal involving senior ministers. The move, backed by … Read more

Eurovision Music

Eurovision – The Final Night

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Tonight, almost exactly one year after Salvador Sobral’s victory in Kyiv, a new Eurovision winner will be added to the history books during the Grand … Read more

European Affairs Geo Politics Italy

Politico – How Italy could blow the EU as we know it

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Never before in any of the six original EU countries, much less one of its leading powers, have parties deeply skeptical toward the EU grabbed … Read more

Europe European Union Jean Claude Juncker

“Europe and solidarity go together. Solidarity is part of Europe’s founding pact” – Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned against populism in his address at the State of the Union conference in Florence on Friday. “Populists and nationalist … Read more

EU Commission European Union

European Commission launches online public consultation

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On Europe Day, the European Commission launched an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to … Read more

Italy

Two people shot dead in Calabria

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ANSA: Two people died and three were hurt in two shootings near Vibo Valentia in Calabria on Friday. The shootings at Limbadi and Nicotera were … Read more

Elections Geo Politics Italy

Agreement on key issues for government formation in Italy

5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said that a fresh meeting with League chief Matteo Salvini on the formation of a new government went … Read more

Journalism Spain

Spain journalists wear black to protest against political interference

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For the third Friday in a row, journalists working for Spain’s public broadcaster have worn black on screen to protest against alleged political interference, gender … Read more

Donald Trump Geo Politics Iran USA

Trump approaches geopolitics like The Apprentice – but this is not his show – Julian Borger (The Guardian’s World Affairs Editor)

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The big lesson of Trump’s big week in geopolitics – in which he ditched the Iran nuclear deal while pivoting optimistically toward his summit with … Read more

BREXIT UK

Britain’s policy on austerity, immigration and tackling terrorism are racist – UN Envoy

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Britain’s policies on austerity, immigration and tackling terrorism are racist, a United Nations watchdog has found. The Telegraph  reports that UN Envoy and Law Professor … Read more

BREXIT Europe UK

The risk of failure of Brexit negotiations exists – Michel Barnier

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The risk of a failure of the Brexit negotiations “exists”. In an interview with the German Magazine Der Spiegel, the head of EU negotiations, Michel … Read more

Editorial Malta News

Editor Perspectives  11th May 2018

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The Times editorial entitled << When worlds collide>> refers to two separate gatherings which took place in Valletta earlier. We read  “Around and on May … Read more