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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.

France, Malta will take 50 rescued migrants each: PM

Rome - France and Malta have agreed to take 50 migrants each out of 450 stranded at sea on two EU border agency vessels, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Saturday after pressing his European peers to keep their promise to share the burden.

New row brewing between Italy and Malta over migrant arrivals

Rome - Italy and Malta appeared to be heading for another spat over migrant arrivals after the Italian interior minister on Friday said he would not allow a ship carrying over 400 people to dock.

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.

German NGO rescue ship Lifeline may dock in Malta: France

Paris - France said Tuesday that "a European solution seems to be emerging" for the humanitarian ship Lifeline, stranded at sea with 234 migrants on board, and it may be allowed to dock in Malta.

France calls for sanctions as Italy defiant on stranded migrant ship

Rome - EU states that refuse to accept migrants should face financial penalties, French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday, prompting a furious response from Rome on the eve of an emergency mini-summit in Brussels about the escalating crisis dividing Eur...

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.

Greece refuses to extradite Russian 'whistleblower' to Malta

Atenas - Greece's top court on Thursday rejected Malta's request for the extradition of a Russian alleged whistleblower in a corruption and murder scandal, a court source said.

Fear, fatigue, relief on migrant rescue boat

Rome - Exhausted and thirsty, the migrants crowded in the heat on board the Aquarius panicked when they thought for a moment that they might get sent back to Libya.

What rules apply to migrants rescued at sea?

Geneva - In the standoff between Italy and Malta over a migrant ship stranded in the Mediterranean, both have insisted on their right to refuse a vessel entry to their ports.

Italy, Malta must allow disembarkation of stranded migrants: UN

Geneva - The UN refugee agency on Monday called on Italy and Malta to immediately allow a boat carrying hundreds of migrants to dock, describing the situation as "an urgent humanitarian imperative.

Italy and Malta under pressure to take in stranded migrant boat

Rome - Italy and Malta faced international pressure Monday to come to the aid of a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants which is stranded in the Mediterranean as the two countries refuse to open up their ports.

Italy, Malta in diplomatic spat over migrant arrivals

Rome - Italy's new hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini engaged in a war of words with the Maltese government Friday after accusing the Mediterranean island of not doing its fair share to take in migrants.

'No protection' for killers of Maltese reporter: minister

Paris - No one will be protected during a probe into the death of a Maltese journalist who had been investigating corruption by politicians on the island, Malta's foreign minister told AFP Tuesday.

EU parliament president wants further probe of Maltese journalist's murder

Rome - European Parliament leader Antonio Tajani called on authorities to pursue those who ordered the killing of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after colleagues published more of her investigations and delved into the mystery surrounding her death...

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.

EU parliament demands independent probe into Slovak reporter's murder

Strasbourg - The European Parliament called Thursday on Slovakia to ensure a full and independent investigation into the murder of an investigative reporter while demanding better protections for all journalists in the EU.

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.

Malta media murder trial to re-open after false starts

Valletta - The trial of three men accused of killing campaigning Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia will start for the third time Tuesday after a second magistrate recused herself from the case.Galizia died in a car bombing on October 16.

Three men charged with Maltese journalist's murder

Valletta - Three men were charged Tuesday with the murder of campaigning Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed in a horrific car bombing on the Mediterranean island on October 16.

Ten suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying

Valletta - Maltese authorities on Monday arrested 10 people in connection with the killing of a whistle-blowing journalist that turned an international spotlight onto crime and corruption on the Mediterranean island.

Malta arrests ten in probe into journalist's killing

Valletta - Maltese authorities have arrested ten people in connection with the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in a statement Monday.

Malta activists mark month since journalist's murder

Valletta - Activists in Malta marked on Thursday the assassination a month ago of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, stepping up their calls for the country's prime minister to hunt down her killers. "He who does not want to know is a fool.

Funeral for murdered Maltese journalist as EU demands justice

Valletta - Flags flew at half mast across Malta on Friday to mark the funeral of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, amid fresh calls for Europe to find those guilty of her brutal murder.

Family holds funeral for murdered Maltese journalist

Valletta - Flags flew at half mast across Malta on Friday to mark the funeral of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, amid fresh calls for Europe to find those guilty of her brutal murder.
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