Tuesday Morning Briefing
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Good morning,

Your morning briefing brings you the latest headlines and news as reported by some of the major news agencies, newspapers and portals in Malta, Europe and the world.

The Headlines 

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One person dies and six injured as Spanish commuter train derails near Barcelona

No one injured in fireworks factory explosion in Għaxaq

White House abandons plans to bar CNN reporter Acosta

Brexit News Roundup – Monday

France and Germany express hope for a Eurozone budget by 2021

Six ministers fired in Romania as party chairman tightens grip on government

Al Saud family want to want alter succession to prevent Mohammed bin Salman from becoming king after Khashoggi’s death

Iran will thrive despite sanctions

Three planning ‘mass-attack’ in Melbourne arrested

Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business

The Maltese News Paper Review 

 

The Malta Independent says that a new magisterial inquiry was opened specifically into 17 Black, the once-secret Dubai company listed as a target client for Konrad Mizzi’s and Keith Schembri’s companies in Panama. Justice Minister Own Bonnici said in parliament that the inquiry has been called by the police some time before The Daphne Project revealed that the company was owned by Electrogas director Yorgen Fenech.

In-Nazzjon says that the 17 Black inquiry was opened after pressure by the Opposition Leader Adrian Delia who insisted in parliament that an investigation was necessary. The inquiry is being led by magistrate Charmaine Galea.

The Malta Independent reports that fines for taking out the wrong waste bag could start being issued from December. The newspaper spoke to a source from the ‘environment sector’ but when contacted, the Environment Ministry would not confirm the move.

The Times follows up on the €3.5 million that was reportedly disbursed in an out-of-court settlement to 11 victims of the 2015 Paqpaqli Għall-Istrina accident. The newspaper said the Office of the President said that the money did not come out of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation but did not give any further details.

Another story in The Times says that the campsite in Armier has been given an enforcement notice for a series of breaches, including using static caravans as fixed residencies. The owner of Malta Campsite is contesting the charges and an appeal will be heard in court in December.

L-Orizzont reports on a conference by the Health Ministry and the World Health Organisation held yesterday to mark the Day of Victims of Traffic Accidents. Health Minister Chris Fearne said that accidents of the roads are one of the major causes of medical problems and said enforcement is necessary to save more lives.

L-Orizzont speaks to counsellor Karl Grech about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and carries the story of a child who suffered abuse by his mother’s partner when, aged seven, he was diagnosed with a tumour. Another story in L-Orizzont quotes a spokesperson for the Health Ministry who warns against the over-use of antibiotics.

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