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Anti-migrant crew members land in Malta, ending troubled mission

Valletta - Crew members of the C-Star, the ship chartered by far-right group Defend Europe, came ashore Sunday in Malta in the final chapter of a fraught effort to disrupt the flow of migrants from across the Mediterranean.

Malta says yes to same-sex marriage

Valletta - Malta's parliament voted Wednesday to allow same-sex couples to marry, three years after passing a law permitting civil partnerships in the overwhelmingly Catholic country.

Muscat sworn in as Malta's prime minister

Valletta - The leader of Malta's Labour party, Joseph Muscat, was sworn in as prime minister on Monday, a day after his party's second landslide victory in four years.

Thriving Malta votes for more of the same with Muscat as PM

Valletta - Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat swept back into power Sunday after voters shrugged off corruption allegations against a Labour Party government which has presided over a booming economy.

Outgoing PM Joseph Muscat wins Malta election: preliminary count

Valletta - Outgoing Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has retained power in Malta after a general election overshadowed by corruption allegations against his Labour Party administration, a sample count of ballots showed Sunday.

Malta decides future in bitter election battle

Valletta - Maltese voters flocked to the polls Saturday in an election seen as a confidence vote in Joseph Muscat's government, which has presided over a thriving economy but been rocked by serious corruption allegations.

Booming Malta to deliver verdict on scandal-hit PM

Valletta - Maltese voters head to the polls Saturday to deliver their verdict on a government hit by corruption allegations linked to the Panama papers scandal, but fortified by a booming economy.

'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.
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