Friday Morning Briefing

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Start your day informed with your morning briefing providing you the highlights of what happened in the last 24 hours Malta, Europe and the World,  in just under 5 minutes.

 

Newspaper Headlines MaltaThe Opposition leader Adrian Delia has presented an application before the Constitutional Court seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report

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Al-Mismari : Libya needs a Russian intervention like in Syria to get rid of foreign players in the country

According to the Libya Observer, the Spokesperson of Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army, Ahmed Al-Mismari, has requested a Russian intervention in Libya similar to the one in Syria “to get rid of foreign players in the country.”

Speaking to Sputnik, Al-Mismari said Libya’s situations need Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s personal intervention “to directly eliminate foreign players in Libya such as Qatar, Turkey and Italy.”

“We are very confident that Russia is a superpower and its words will be heard if it holds talks with Italy, Turkey and Qatar or other countries such as Sudan, regarding the smuggling of terrorists into Libya,” he said.… Be Informed

Thursday Morning Briefing

 

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Your morning briefing brings you some of the main news reported by the Newspapers in Malta, the latest from the major news agencies in Europe and the World and the stories which hit the headlines in the past 24 hours from the Mediterranean, Europe, the Middle East and the World, spanning from Italy to Canada, looking into Spain and Malaysia, the UK and China.… Be Informed

POLITICO : Putin lobbied Trump on arms control

Vladimir Putin presented President Donald Trump with a series of requests during their private meeting in Helsinki last month, including new talks on controlling nuclear arms and prohibiting weapons in space, according to a Russian document obtained by POLITICO.

A page of proposed topics for negotiation, not previously made public, offers new insights into the substance of the July 16 dialogue that even Trump’s top advisers have said they were not privy to at the time.… Be Informed

The Inquiry about the ties between Russia and President Trump’s campaign to include woman who ran upscale escort service

A woman who once ran an upscale New York City escort service will appear on Friday before a federal grand jury that is hearing evidence in the wide-ranging inquiry into ties between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter.… Be Informed

Trump urged to stop tweeting about meeting with Russians at Trump Tower

President Donald Trump has been urged to stop tweeting about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump’s top advisers and several Russians, a source familiar with discussions tells CNN.

The President was advised that his tweeting only gives oxygen to the topic, even if those around Trump do not believe there is any truly new development.… Be Informed

Saturday Morning Briefing

 

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As expected the death of Shannon Mak is the lead story on Malta’s Newspapers. Various happenings take different priorities around the world. As we go through 40 major international and local news portals, your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news as reported in Malta, Europe and the World.… Be Informed

Friday Morning Briefing

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Your Morning Briefing for today follows.

Newspaper Headlines MaltaBoth the Times and The Malta Independent refer to the S&P credit rating on the banking system. Respected credit ratings agency Standard and Poors has highlighted increased reputational and operational risks for Malta’s banking sector, moving its risk score up two notches on its 10point scale. 

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Russian Election Interference Probe investigations : Trump tweets that Attorney General should stop “Rigged Witch Hunt’ – Giuliani: Mueller should put up or shut up – Mueller insists Trump should answer in person – White House argues Trump’s tweets are just an opinion and not orders

On Wednesday Trump unleashed several tweets on Wednesday attacking special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and possible ties to the president’s campaign.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has offered to reduce the number of obstruction-related questions President Donald Trump would be asked by investigators, sources familiar with the negotiations tell CNN.… Be Informed

Trump “knew in advance” about campaign meeting in which Russians were expected to offer material for ‘dirt’ campaign against Clinton – Former Personal Attorney Cohen

CNN: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, claims that then-candidate Trump knew in advance about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower in which Russians were expected to offer his campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton, sources with knowledge tell CNN.… Be Informed

Friday Morning Briefing

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Your Morning Briefing provides you with the salient news of the main happenings in Malta, Europe and the World.

Wishing you a good day.

 

Greece Wild FireGreece has “serious indications” that a fire that killed at least 83 people near Athens earlier this week was started deliberately. 

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Russia thanks Israel for hitting IS launcher in Syria

Times of Israel: The Russian Defence Ministry said it thanked the Israeli army for destroying an Islamic State missile launcher that fired two rockets Wednesday that landed in the Sea of Galilee.

While Israel’s assessment was that the rockets were a case of errant fire in the conflict between Assad regime forces and Islamic State jihadists, Moscow contended that the rockets were fired deliberately by Islamic State at Israel in a bid to draw the Jewish state into the conflict, and have Israel open fire on Syrian regime targets.… Be Informed

Thursday Morning Briefing

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From Malta to Washington, from Pakistan to Brussels, from Syria to France, from Italy to Mars and back…  here are the main news as reported by main news outlets around the world.

 

eGRant UpdateThe Egrant Publication Inquiry aftermath entered its third day with the significant highlights being the request from the PN leader for the publication of the entire document, the Attorney General’s refusal and the reiterated commitment by the Prime Minister of having it published. 

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