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Chris Scicluna

Malta pulls out of new EU Libya sea patrols in migration row

May 08 2020

VALETTA/BRUSSELS Malta told its European Union partners on Friday it would no longer take part in a new Mediterranean mission to stop more arms reach warring factions in Libya, just four days after the naval and air operation began patrols.

Malta minister quits in latest fallout from journalist murder

Jan 20 2020

VALLETTA Another Maltese minister has quit after a paper reported links between her policeman husband and the man suspected of masterminding a journalist's murder, the government said on Monday. | Video

Malta's new leader promises to keep strengthening rule of law

Jan 13 2020

VALLETTA Malta's incoming leader Robert Abela promised to strengthen the rule of law and said the country would emerge stronger after recent events, in an address on Sunday a day before he is due to succeed Joseph Muscat as prime minister.

Ex-aide to Malta's PM denies leaking details of probe into reporter's murder

Dec 18 2019

VALLETTA The former chief of staff to Malta's prime minister denied on Wednesday leaking information about an investigation into the killing of an anti-corruption reporter to the man accused of masterminding her murder.

Malta murder suspect says got tip offs from top official

Dec 05 2019

VALLETTA A wealthy businessman, who is the prime suspect in the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, told a Malta court on Thursday he got regular tip-offs about the investigation from the government's ex-chief of staff.

Malta PM defends actions as opposition quits parliament

Dec 02 2019

VALLETTA Prime Minister Joseph Muscat defended on Monday his government's handling of the murder in 2017 of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and called for national unity after days of protests over a case that has stunned Malta.

Maltese businessman Fenech charged with complicity to murder in journalist case

Nov 30 2019

VALETTA One of Malta's wealthiest men, Yorgen Fenech, was charged in a Valletta court on Saturday with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017.

Malta prime minister expected to quit in crisis over journalist murder

Nov 30 2019

VALLETTA Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has told associates he plans to resign over the political and legal crisis stemming from the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Times of Malta reported on Friday. | Video

Malta government rejects immunity bid by businessman over murder probe

Nov 29 2019

VALLETTA Malta's government said on Friday it had turned down a request by a prominent businessman for immunity from prosecution in connection with the 2017 killing of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Maltese businessman accuses top government officials in murder case

Nov 28 2019

VALLETTA A prominent Maltese businessman has offered to testify against top government officials over the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and said the prime minister had a conflict of interest in the case.

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U.S. urges diplomacy as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as fighting in and around the mountain enclave entered a second month on Tuesday, defying a ceasefire brokered in Washington.