The Malta Independent 22 June 2018, Friday

Italy interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue ship

Italy's hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch-flagged rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630...

President signs embryo law ‘solely out of loyalty to Constitution’

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca has signed the embryo act solely out of loyalty to the Constitution. In a statement, the president said that the proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection...

Prime Minister meets PC Simon Schembri and family, asks him to stay on the force

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today met with PC Simon Schembri and his family, and asked him, if possible, to stay on the force to continue serving as inspiration to the public. Schembri thanked...

Watch: Motorists assess damage to cars as downpour hits islands on first day of summer

It’s quite unusual, but probably not unprecedented, that the first day of summer turns out to be a rainy day. Summer is associated with hot days, but this year the days leading up to it...

V18 Chairman Jason Micallef rebuked by European Commission after MEPs’ complaint

The European Commission has rebuked V18 chairman Jason Micallef, saying that anyone who represents the European Capital of Culture should express themselves kin a manner that reflects the common...

AG appeal against bail for three man accused of smuggling cocaine rejected

The Criminal Court has rejected the Attorney General’s appeal against bail being granted to three men accused of smuggling 1.5kg of cocaine. Earlier this month, Tristan Pisani, Annajar...

EU countries, including Malta, prepare mini-summit as migration row festers

Leaders from a group of European Union countries, led by Germany and France, will meet Sunday to thrash out possible solutions to a divisive row over migrants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

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