Joseph Muscat

EU leaders brainstorm ways to speed Brexit talks

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders have gathered to weigh progress in Brexit negotiations as they look for new ways to speed up the painfully slow moving process.<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May's office said she told her 27 EU partners that "the clear and urgent imperative must be that the …

Brexit

The VICE News Guide to the World — Week of October 16 – VICE News

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Carles Puigdemont

The Latest: Ireland PM praises May, wants more Brexit detail

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):<p>10 a.m.<p>Ireland's leader is praising British Prime Minister Theresa May for a constructive attitude on Brexit talks but says "we're a long way" from getting to the next step.<p>Leo Varadkar on Friday welcomed "very positive language" from May to …

Brexit

Lack of faith in police, administrative responsibility emphasised as journalists discuss Caruana Galizia murder on Xtra

Journalists discussing Daphne Caruana Galizia’s savage murder agreed that some level of administrative responsibility had to be shouldered.<p>Herman …

Malta

Malta journalists take common stand after brutal murder

VALLETA: Malta's journalists rallied Thursday (Oct 19) to insist they would not be intimidated by the brutal assassination that silenced the island …

World Politics

We must do better to protect whistleblowers and investigators like Daphne Caruana Galizia

The killing of the Maltese investigative journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb near her home recalls other similar killings, …

Corruption

Brexit breakfast — Spain to seize Catalan control — Germany’s new digital divide

<b>BREXIT FOR BREAKFAST TODAY:</b> <b></b>British PM Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk meet for 15 minutes at 8:45 a.m. and <b></b>EU27 leaders will …

European News

Sons of assassinated Maltese journalist say PM should resign

The sons of a slain Maltese journalist, who exposed her country’s connections to the Panama Papers, say the prime minister to resign.

Corruption

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist killed by 'remotely detonated' bomb

<b>Maltese officials say they believe investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a bomb under her car that was triggered remotely.</b><p>A government spokeswoman said this assumption was based on initial results of an investigation into Monday's explosion in Bidnija, near Mosta.<p>Caruana …

Merkel might have made it easier for May to sell Brexit at home

Brussels — German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered Theresa May the political cover she’s been asking for to take further steps in Brexit talks, …

Brexit

Theresa May urges Brexit deal she can 'defend to British public'

The high-stakes plea, a clear reference to the internal wrangling within her own Cabinet, seeks to persuade European leaders to help her own …

Brexit

News Daily: May on Brexit, and mobile costs

<b>Hello. Here's your morning briefing:</b><p>May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks<p>Prime Minister Theresa May has told a dinner of European Union leaders that "firm progress" is being made in Brexit talks, and that she wanted to create a "dynamic" which "enables us to move forward together".<p>One source told …

Brexit

EU leaders urge inquiry into Malta murder

European Union leaders have called on Malta to carry out a full investigation with international help over the killing of the country's best-known …

Brexit

Sons of Slain Journalist Call for Malta Leader’s Resignation

Milan (AP) -- Maltese authorities faced mounting pressure Thursday to ensure an independent investigation into the slaying of investigative …

Maltese journalist probably killed by remotely detonated bomb, gov't says

VALLETTA—Police believe a bomb that killed a prominent journalist in Malta was attached beneath her car and triggered remotely, a government …

Philippines

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

Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, pictured outside the Libyan Embassy in Valletta in April 6, was killed when a bomb blew up a …

News (South Africa)

Execution of a controversial, bold and irreverent Maltese journalist

She was an indomitable force of nature. Of that, there was no doubt. Her ‘Running Commentary’ blog, set up in the dying hours of the 2008 election, …

Malta

FBI, Scotland Yard Join Hunt for Malta Journalist’s Killers

From the Panama Papers to ISIS’ illicit Libyan oil networks, investigators are looking at what Daphne Caruana Galizia knew about those who might have ordered her assassination.<p>CATANIA, Sicily—For the last few weeks of her life, Daphne Caruana Galizia had been renting cars under false names because …

Crime

Maltese prime minister promises reward to uncover journalist killer

VALLETTA: Prime Minister Joseph Muscat offered on Wednesday a major reward to anyone with information about the killing of prominent journalist …

Muscat challenges Delia to ask inquiring magistrate to investigate Caruana Galizia’s allegations

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has challenged Opposition leader Adrian Delia to ask for a magisterial inquiry into allegations made against him by …

Brexit

Summit day — EU commissioner joins #MeToo movement — China’s grand plan

By Ryan Heath with Harry Cooper | Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook’s EU Confidential podcast | View in your browser<p><b>DID ANGELA</b> …

Brexit

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

On tiny Malta, a star investigative reporter had been digging into plenty of international intrigue before she was blown up by a car bomb while …

Business

'Irrespective of the many things she said about me, I always believed in free speech' - Delia

Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said that irrespective of the many things Daphne Caruana Galizia has said about him, he has always believed in the …

Malta

Murdered Panama Papers whistleblower’s son accuses Maltese PM of ‘complicity’

The son of a murdered Maltese journalist on October 17 accused the country’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his mother’s death in …

Panama Papers

[WATCH] Adrian Delia calls for Prime Minister’s resignation over Caruana Galizia murder

The Opposition leader said that the systematic dismantling of the police force made criminals ‘feel more comfortable putting bombs under cars’

Malta

Reporter Who Investigated Panama Papers Killed in Car Bomb

Daphne Galizia was killed Monday afternoon by a car bomb outside of her home in what local politicians are calling “political murder” motivated by her reporting.<p>Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist who relentlessly investigated corruption in her home country of Malta, was killed Monday afternoon in …

Corruption

Maltese PM: 'No impunity' for reporter's killer

"I will make sure that justice is done" after the death of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tells Amanpour.

The 10 youngest world leaders

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to become the world's youngest leader when chosen as chancellor. Here are the current top 10 youngest leaders. Matthias Schrader, AP<p>Kim Jong Un, 33 or 34, North Korean Supreme Leader. AFP/Getty Images<p>Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, 37, Emir of Qatar. Vincent Thian, AP<p>Jigme …

News (U.S.)

Balance of Power: Trump Pleads for Unity Under Bannon’s Shadow

After all of Donald Trump’s efforts to browbeat lawmakers, it’s ousted White House strategist Steve Bannon that Republican senators — and the U.S. …

Business

'One-Woman WikiLeaks' Reporter Who Implicated Malta Officials in Banking Scandal Killed by Car Bomb

A well-known Maltese journalist — dubbed a “one-woman WikiLeaks" who "crusad[ed] against untransparency and corruption” in her home country — died …