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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.

Another Malta protest demands justice for slain journalist

Sliema - Thousands of people in Malta took to the streets for the second Sunday in a row, saying they will not be silenced until there is justice for murdered journalist and anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Europol to help probe Maltese journalist murder

Valletta - Three investigators from Europol will be travelling to Malta to help the probe into the murder of Maltese journalist and anti-corruption campaigner Daphne Caruana Galizia, police said Thursday.

EU parliament chief wants Europol probe of Maltese journalist murder

Strasbourg - European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani on Tuesday demanded an international investigation into the car bomb murder of Maltese journalist and anti-corruption campaigner Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Malta holds mass for slain journalist

Valletta - Politicians and dignitaries paid their respects on Monday at a mass for slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia -- though her family, which has accused the establishment of complicity in her death, was notably absent.

Journalist murder sparks push to heal politically-polarised Malta

Valletta - Citizens mourning the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia are calling for Malta's deeply-ingrained tribal politics to be put aside so the shaken island nation can begin healing its wounds.

Malta offers 1-million euro reward over journalist's murder

Valletta - Malta's government offered a one-million euro ($1.2 million) reward Saturday for information to help solve the brutal murder of journalist and anti-corruption campaigner Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Maltese media unite in outrage over slain colleague

Valletta - Malta's journalists rallied Thursday to insist they would not be intimidated by the brutal assassination that silenced the country's foremost investigative writer.

Slain Malta journalist's sons dismiss reward, tell PM to quit

Valletta - The sons of a murdered Maltese journalist on Thursday dismissed Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's offer of a reward to help find her killers and called for him to quit.

Malta murder reveals frustrations beneath postcard image

Valletta - The shocking assassination of an influential anti-corruption blogger has brought to a head the public frustration at Malta's stagnating institutions, bubbling away for years beneath the Mediterranean holiday island image.

Friends mourn slain Malta journalist as PM vows justice

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Wednesday as "his biggest adversary" but vowed to bring her killers to justice as emotional commemorations for the slain mother continued into a third day.

Malta PM says slain blogger was his 'biggest adversary' but vows justice

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat described murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Wednesday as "his biggest adversary" but vowed to track down and bring her killers to justice.

Journalist's murder turns spotlight on 'mafia island' Malta

Valletta - The son of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his mother's death as the shockwaves from a grisly car bomb killing reverberated across Europe.

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.

Italy, Malta keep migrant vessel in limbo

Rome - A Spanish vessel with three Libyan migrants aboard was kept in international waters on Tuesday after Italy and Malta refused to let it to dock.

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.

Malta PM will quit if 'shred of truth' in tax charges

Strasbourg - Malta's recently re-elected Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told Euro MPs Wednesday he would resign if there any truth to corruption allegations against him.

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.

Erdogan family acquired tanker through offshore deal: European media

Brussels - The family of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are owners of a 26.5-million-euro ($29.64-million) oil tanker, which was acquired under a secretive offshore arrangement, a consortium of European news outlets reported Friday.

'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.

Italian elected new leader of Order of Malta

Rome - A 72-year-old Italian medieval art expert was on Saturday elected to head the Order of Malta, the world's oldest chivalric order.

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.

After dispute, Pope names new Knights of Malta liaison

Rome - Pope Francis on Saturday named the Holy See's number three as his special delegate to the Knights of Malta, sidelining a conservative cardinal involved in a bitter dispute between the order and the Vatican.
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