The Malta Independent 23 March 2019, Saturday


Cruise ship off Norway evacuates passengers by helicopter

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 20:07 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and heavy winds in a high-risk...

Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 18:57 Last update: about 3 hours ago

 Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands on Saturday, demanding that Britain's Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should...

Pope replaces Santiago bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 14:56 Last update: about 7 hours ago Associated Press

Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up...

Italy, China sign memorandum deepening economic ties

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 13:55 Last update: about 8 hours ago Associated Press

Italy signed a memorandum of understanding with China on Saturday in support of Beijing's "Belt and Road" initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking China...

US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 10:46 Last update: about 12 hours ago

U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the country's east, marking the...

EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK's May

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 07:48 Last update: about 15 hours ago Associated Press

Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated...

Prosecutors: Suspect confessed to Utrecht tram shooting

Friday, 22 March 2019, 16:15 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

The main suspect in a deadly shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht has confessed to the attack and said he acted alone, prosecutors announced Friday. The shooting is being...

US, Europe eye closely as China, Italy deepen ties

Friday, 22 March 2019, 13:06 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Chinese President Xi Jinping was received with full red-carpet honors by his Italian counterpart Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an ambitious infrastructure program...

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