The Malta Independent 4 June 2020, Thursday


With Italy at risk, Europe Central Bank could boost stimulus

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 07:18 Last update: about 20 hours ago Associated Press

The European Central Bank could soon expand its anti-pandemic stimulus program to more than a trillion euros, giving it more firepower to keep the virus crisis from sliding into a new financial crisis...

From Sydney to Paris, world outrage grows at Floyd's death

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 06:34 Last update: about 21 hours ago Associated Press

Thousands of Paris protesters defied a virus-related police ban and rallied Tuesday against racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics, as global outrage over the death of George Floyd in the...

Lockdowns ease across Europe, Asia with new tourism rules

Monday, 1 June 2020, 13:48 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe on Monday, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks. The Colosseum opened its ancient...

Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals

Monday, 1 June 2020, 09:01 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent, the Cypriot...

Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

Monday, 1 June 2020, 07:10 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries...

Italy's seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 12:23 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Pollution from human and agriculture waste spilling into the seas off Rome has decreased 30% during Italy's coronavirus lockdown, preliminary results from a nationwide survey of seawater quality...

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 06:55 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest court action accusing him of decades of...

Hello and welcome: Robot waiters to the rescue amid virus

Friday, 29 May 2020, 13:47 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

You can always count on a robot for perfect timing. When Shaosong Hu saw robotic waiters serving food in China last fall, he knew exactly what he wanted for his restaurant in the Dutch beachside...

EasyJet will cut up to one-third of its 15,000 employees

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 20:05 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Major airlines on both sides of the Atlantic are cutting even more jobs as they struggle to cope with a plunge in air travel that will leave the airline industry much smaller than it was before the...

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