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'Malta Files' contain no secrets, says PM

Valletta - There are no secrets to be found in the "Malta Files", a cache of leaked documents being pored over by European newspapers, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat insisted Saturday.

Malta's scandal-hit PM calls snap elections for June 3

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Monday called a snap general election for June 3, bowing to pressure over his family being embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal."Everybody knows about the attacks made in the past few days on me and my family.

EU's Mogherini says still wants Turkey to join

Valletta - EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Friday that accession talks with Turkey have not been halted and she still wants it to join, if Ankara can meet necessary conditions.

EU defence cooperation speeding up: Mogherini

Valletta - EU defence integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday.

NATO chief says Turkey must show 'full respect' for rule of law

Valletta - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Turkey on Thursday it must fully respect legal due process, as Ankara continues to make mass arrests after last July's failed coup.

EU demands Brexit progress before trade talks

Valletta - The European Union has demanded that Britain make "significant progress" on its divorce from the bloc before talks on a trade deal can start, as it unveiled its tough Brexit negotiating guidelines on Friday.

EU to unveil Brexit talks strategy

Valletta - The European Union is set to reveal on Friday its negotiating plan for Brexit, two days after British Prime Minister Theresa May launched the two-year countdown to divorce.

EU leaders vow to fight populism in Brexit wake

Valletta - European leaders vowed Thursday to fight populism and prevent a haemorrhaging of the EU a day after Britain started the exit process.

Juncker warns Trump over Brexit support

Valletta - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker joked Thursday that he was ready to encourage Ohio or Texas to leave the United States should President Donald Trump continue to celebrate Brexit.

Storm destroys Malta's famous rock window

Valletta - Gale force winds and huge waves on Wednesday destroyed the iconic Azure Window, a coastal rock formation on the Maltese island of Gozo.

Ageing Europe needs immigration: EU foreign affairs chief

Valletta - With its ageing population, Europe needs immigration and can only resolve the migrant crisis through cooperation and not by "closing its doors," EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday.

Ageing Europe needs immigration: EU foreign affairs chief

Valletta - With its ageing population, Europe needs immigration and can only resolve the migrant crisis through cooperation and not by "closing its doors," EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday.

Merkel says Europe's future could be two-speed

Valletta - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European leaders may commit to a union of "different speeds" when they make a major declaration on its future at a summit in Rome next month.

EU to enlist Libyan tribes to stem migrant flow

Valletta - The European Union is to enlist the help of nomadic tribes in southern Libya to stem the flow of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Malta's premier said Friday.

EU leaders unite over Trump concerns

Valletta - European Union leaders voiced concerns about US President Donald Trump at a summit in Malta on Friday, saying they needed to stick together to face an increasingly uncertain global future.

Rights groups say child migrants will suffer from EU's Libya plan

Valletta - Rights groups Friday attacked EU plans to help Libya stem migrant departures as a recipe for children being sent back to squalid detention centres in the north African country.

France's Hollande says Trump pressure on EU 'unacceptable'

Valletta - French President Francois Hollande on Friday criticised "unacceptable" pressure on the European Union from his US counterpart Donald Trump, who has predicted a break-up of the bloc.

Migration, Trump to dominate EU summit

Valletta - European Union leaders will try to rally together to revive the beleaguered bloc at a special summit in Malta Friday in the face of "threats" from migration, Brexit and Donald Trump.

EU must help 'abused' migrant children: commissioner

Valletta - EU countries must do more to stop the trafficking of unaccompanied migrant children, some of whom are suffering sexual abuse, the bloc's migration commissioner warned Friday.

EU urges end to deadlock over asylum rules

Valletta - The EU on Thursday urged member states meeting in Malta to break a long deadlock on sharing the burden of asylum seekers as a new migrant crisis brewed in the central Mediterranean.
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