Argentine senate votes against abortion legalisation

The Argentine Senate voted against the legalisation of abortion. The vote took place this morning after a session where there was a debate and vote on a bill legalising elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

France 24 reported that demonstrators on both sides of the issue have rallied outside Congress, braving the cold and rain to stand vigil as the Senate debates the bill.… Be Informed

How the Benalla affair dented Macron

The Financial Times says that the first big public test of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency might have been expected to come over his reform measures, the French economy, Europe or his relationship with Donald Trump.

Instead, 14 months after his election victory, it has emerged from an unexpected direction: one of his bodyguards, Alexandre Benalla, was caught on camera beating two leftwing protesters during a May Day rally while wearing police garb without authorisation.… Be Informed

Saturday Morning Briefing

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From Malta to Kazakistan via Italy, to the UK and Brussels, from Libya to Singapore and our obvious stop in the US our morning briefing presents you how the major news agencies and outlets reported the salient happenings of the past 24 hours.… Be Informed

The Saturday Morning Briefing

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He came, he disrupted, he conquered. Or not? For sure he conquered the headlines.

In a nutshell that’s the essence of Trump’s visit to the UK impact. However back home in the US, news broke out of the indictment of Russians for hacking his opponent in the Presidency election.… Be Informed

The Thursday Morning Briefing

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From the NATO summit to the World Cup, here are the most salient news reported by news outlets and which we think are worth knowing of.

Nato Summit (1)NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said: “We don’t accept his legal annexation of Crimea, we don`t accept cyber propaganda, interference in domestic political processes. 

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The Wednesday Morning Briefing

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The successful rescue operation in Thailand ended successfully, highlighting a number of ‘human traits’ that at times are overshadowed by the dullness of other happenings around us. This dominated most of ‘the expectations’ from news feeds around the world after a day dominated by expectations about who was about to resign next from Theresa May’s cabinet.… Be Informed

Monday Morning Briefing

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The rescue operation currently underway in Thailand dominated most of the international news outlets agenda. However during the past hours Theresa May’s latest setback  on Brexit, with the resignation of her chief negotiator, the death of a woman exposed to the Novichok nerve agent and Japan’s torrential rains also took their share of headlines.… Be Informed

Corporate Dispatch – Wednesday Morning Briefing

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Our briefing for today covers what took place in the past 24 hours.

Newspaper-Review-3254639422-1525074685113-1-263313097-1526198440299The Maltese Newspapers refer to the Parliamentary vote taken yesterday, which saw the introduction of the changes in the IVF Bill. Fewer people believe in the independence of Malta’s courts and judiciary, it has emerged, with only just under half the population regarding the justice system’s autonomy as “very or fairly good”.

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Newspapers’ Review – Thursday 31st May 2018

The Malta Business Weekly reports that the latest European Commission’s annual Justice Scoreboard show that while there is progress, the country is still lagging. The reports argues that government went overboard in praising the improvements registered. In another story, we read that the Polish crypto currency exchange BitBay is moving to Malta because it can’t open a bank account in Poland.… Be Informed

What’s on today’s newspapers?

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Today’s newspapers review follows.

The Malta Independent quotes Dr Etienne Muscat, Maltese Association of Psychiatry Treasurer, who says that mental health in Malta in not a priority to anyone. Speaking to the newspaper after the appointment of the new Association council, Dr Muscat said that mental health services in Malta are “significantly behind the rest of the world”.… Be Informed

Newspaper Review – Monday 21st May 2018


The Malta Independent covers three stories in its frontpage. It leads with a story which carries the title <<Hotel and restaurant industry still stuggling with staff shortages>>. The report argues that the hospitality sector has voiced its struggle of shortages and the long process of work permits, with many calling for restructuring of government entities in order to ease such issues.… Be Informed

Corporate Dispatch – Morning Briefing


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Here is your morning update, just in case you missed something.

Russian President met Syrian counterpart to discuss next steps in the political process in Syria. Gina Haspel has been confirmed as CIA director by the US Senate.

The European Commission outlines measures to fight air pollution, while EU Ombudsman sets up inquiry to investigate the appointment of Selmayr as European Commission’s Secretary General.… Be Informed