Euronews reports that police stopped a car in northeastern Spain, after its driver tested positive on all drugs of the check: cannabis, amphetamines/methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates; as well as alcohol, with a rate of 0,60 mg/l.The town of Carcastillo was celebrating religious festivities when on Saturday, a neighbour called the police saying that “several people were getting in a vehicle influenced by alcoholic beverages”, the local police told Euronews.… Be Informed
El Pais / TgCom / Twitter / The Local: 266 people were injured during a festival in Spanish coastal city Vigo after a boardwalk with hundreds of spectators on it collapsed.
The accident occurred during the O Marisquiño festival late on Sunday night.… Be Informed
Our morning briefing for today covers news in Malta, the Mediterranean, Syria, the US, Turkey, the Korean peninsula and the Sun.
El Pais reports that the Spanish Eurofighter jets deployed in the Baltics have halted their air-policing drills after one of them accidentally fired a missile on Tuesday over southeast Estonia, Allied sources have confirmed. The weapon was fired at 3.44pm in an area located around 100 kilometres from the Russian border.… Be Informed
DW reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated a “fair distribution” of migrants across the EU. She also spoke out against racism during a press conference in Spain after a working lunch on Saturday with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Both advocated a “fair distribution” of migrants — an approach they intend to promote at next month’s EU summit in Austria.… Be Informed
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.
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The Opposition leader Adrian Delia has presented an application before the Constitutional Court seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report.
Estonia urged the head of NATO on Wednesday to investigate the accidental launching of an air-to-air missile in its airspace on Tuesday by a NATO Air Policing mission plane.
The Estonian government said in a statement Prime Minister Juri Ratas had discussed the incident with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg over the phone.… Be Informed
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
Euronews : Spain has taken just over 40 percent of all irregular migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe this year, according to the UN Migration Agency. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that the number has nearly tripled compared to those registered at this time last year.… Be Informed
Estonian World reports on how a Spanish Eurofighter jet accidentally launched an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space on 7 August.
The incident occurred on 7 August at 3:44 PM EEDT near the town of Otepää in a temporarily segregated area.… Be Informed
Your Morning Briefing for today covers some of the headlines covered by Malta’s Newspapers, the latest update from around the world and other stories which hit the headlines in the past 24 hours.
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CNN: Forecasters have warned of potentially record-breaking temperatures in Spain and Portugal this week as much of Europe swelters in a heat wave that has left some farmers suffering drought conditions.
The UK Met Office said parts of the Iberian peninsula could beat the all-time continental European record of 48 degrees Celsius (118.4 degrees Fahrenheit) this week, with inland areas likely to be hotter than the coast.… Be Informed
Spain said Saturday it had rescued more than 1,200 migrants from the sea in two days as the country’s interior minister called for a European-wide solution to illegal immigration.
More than 19,580 people have landed on Spanish shores so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.… Be Informed
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The Malta Independent reports that Maria Efimova, said that ‘People connected to the Maltese government openly call for my execution’, arguing that after the Egrant inquiry publication, life in Malta has become more dangerous and thus she should not be extradited.
The Spanish Interior Ministry has defended its pushback policy on display on Thursday morning, when over 700 African migrants stormed the fence separating Morocco from Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta.
“The Civil Guard is enforcing existing legislation,” said ministry sources about the fact that some of these migrants were immediately sent back to Morocco.… Be Informed
ELPAIS: Two and a half years for the abduction of each of their two children, six years of disqualification to exercise parental authority over them, an indemnity of 30,000 euros for the moral and material damage to the Italian Francesco Arcuri , his ex-partner, and the payment of all the costs of the trial. … Be Informed
The Financial Times reports that Brussels will offer EU governments €6,000 for every migrant they take in from boats stranded in the Mediterranean, in plans designed to help ease pressure on Italy’s new anti-immigration government.
The European Commission will publish proposals on Tuesday on how to stem the flow of migrants coming into Europe.… Be Informed
The conclusion of the Egrant inquiry dominates the front pages of the Maltese newspapers. The developments in the US following a hostage situation in Los Angeles is currently the most viewed item in the world.
Our Sunday morning briefing brings you a digest of the happenings that characterised the headlines as reported by the newspapers, news websites and agencies from Malta, Europe and around the world in the past hours.… Be Informed
Euronews: A boat belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms has docked in Spain carrying a woman rescued from the wreckage of a dinghy off the coast of Libya.
The survivor, a Cameroonian woman named Josefa, was suffering from hypothermia when she was found alongside the bodies of another woman and a young boy.The NGO has accused Libyan authorities of abandoning the three at sea when it rescued 158 other migrants from the dinghy on Monday (July 16) night.… Be Informed
AFP: Spain’s conservative Popular Party (PP) on Saturday picked Pablo Casado, 37, to replace Mariano Rajoy after the former prime minister was ousted in a no-confidence vote in June. Casado’s rival for the top job, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, told journalists she was conceding the race ahead of the official result announcement after PP deputies cast their ballots in Madrid.… Be Informed