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Malta takes migants after Italy stand-off

Valletta - Migrants rescued at sea by a merchant vessel are being taken to Malta after two days in limbo following Italy's refusal to accept them, the Maltese armed forces said Wednesday.

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Valletta - A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU's smallest state are branded traitors.

Journalist murder a toxic mystery in Malta one year on

Valletta - A year after a car bomb killed Maltese anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, those who ordered the murder remain free while others continuing her work in the EU's smallest state are branded traitors.

After standoff, Aquarius migrants finally disembark in Malta

Valletta - The Maltese authorities on Sunday finally allowed 58 migrants from the Aquarius ashore after days waiting in rough seas on board the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled.

Aquarius migrants land in Malta after standoff

Valletta - The Maltese authorities on Sunday finally took 58 migrants from the Aquarius to Valletta after they had waited for days in rough seas on the rescue ship that can no longer go to port after its flag was pulled.

Aquarius faces fate of other migrant rescue ships

Valletta - The last civilian rescue ship in the central Mediterranean is unable to take 58 migrants to port for fear of being impounded as other boats have been in what aid groups say is an illegal campaign to stop their work.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants to disembark in Malta: PM

Valletta - The 58 migrants on board the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there on to four other European countries, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted on Tuesday.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants head for Malta after deal reached

Valletta - Fifty-eight migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain, after a deal was reached to defuse the latest row over the fate of people rescued in the Mediterranean.

Malta rescues 100 migrants from boat in distress

Valletta - Maltese coastguards rescued 100 migrants and recovered two bodies from a small boat south of the island on Wednesday.

Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

Valletta - The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.

Maltese PM says name cleared in Panama Papers probe

Valletta - Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday a year-long inquiry into allegations of financial wrongdoing linked to the Panama Papers scandal had cleared him.

Malta to take in 19 migrants after shipwreck in Mediterranean

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Sunday said his country will take in 19 migrants rescued after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean overnight.

Malta detains second migrant rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

Valletta - Malta on Monday stopped a second migrant rescue ship from leaving its port, as the UN refugee agency reported over 300 migrant deaths at sea in four days.

Lifeline migrant ship captain faces Maltese court Monday

Valletta - The captain of the German NGO ship Lifeline, accused of breaking international law by picking up migrants off the Libyan coast, will appear in a Maltese court on Monday, a government spokesman told AFP.

Malta says migrants on board Lifeline rescue ship mainly Sudanese

Valletta - Maltese authorities said Thursday the migrants on board the rescue ship Lifeline, which docked in Malta after nearly a week stranded at sea, were mainly from Sudan.

Migrant rescue ship docks in Malta as EU nations reach deal

Valletta - A rescue boat stranded for nearly a week in the Mediterranean with over 200 migrants docked in Malta Wednesday, after a deal was struck between a group of EU states to take them in.

Malta to accept stranded migrant ship if EU states help

Valletta - Malta said Tuesday it would only allow a stranded rescue ship carrying over 200 migrants to dock if other EU states agreed to take in some of those onboard.

EU commisioner calls for 'thorough' probe into murder of Maltese journalist

Valletta - EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was a "wake up call" Thursday while also raising concerns over the island's compliance with EU money laundering laws.

Reporters defiantly pursue work of murdered Maltese blogger

Valletta - The investigative work of slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been pursued by dozens of colleagues worldwide who this week published a flurry of revelations and delved into the mystery surrounding her murder.

Malta and London mark six months since journalist's murder

Valletta - Campaigners in Malta and London on Monday marked the six-month anniversary of the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, as her sons accused the Maltese government of allowing "impunity" over the killing.
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