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Malta agrees to take in migrants on Italy NGO boat as part of swap

05 Jul 2019

VALLETTA Malta said on Friday it would take in 54 migrants rescued by an Italian charity boat off Libya this week, after Italy refused to let the vessel dock at one of its ports as it labours to shut down sea migration routes.

Southern EU leaders back Cyprus in gas dispute with Turkey

14 Jun 2019

VALLETTA Heads of European Union Mediterranean states offered full support on Friday for fellow EU member Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over the ownership of offshore natural gas deposits.

Maltese soldiers seize small tanker hijacked by migrants, vessel docks at Valletta

28 Mar 2019

VALLETTA A small tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya docked in Malta's port of Valletta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took control of the vessel, Reuters witnesses said. | Video

Malta disembarks migrants sparking Italy govt clash

09 Jan 2019

VALLETTA Forty-nine migrants disembarked in Malta on Wednesday after spending more than two weeks stranded on board rescue ships, ending a standoff in which European Union countries had refused to offer them a safe port.

A year after blogger's murder, many questions unanswered on Malta

15 Oct 2018

VALLETTA A year since its most prominent journalist was murdered, the tiny state of Malta has still not solved the mystery behind her death, or overcome the bitter division left by her legacy.

Malta detains second charity ship as death toll at sea rises

02 Jul 2018

VALLETTA For the second time in a week, Malta on Monday detained a humanitarian vessel that normally rescues boat migrants off the coast of Libya, where two shipwrecks have claimed the lives of as many as 200 people in recent days.

Rescue ship docks in Malta, ending week-long standoff

27 Jun 2018

VALLETTA A humanitarian ship that has had about 230 rescued migrants on board for almost a week docked in Malta on Wednesday, ending a stand-off with Italy which refused to let the ship into one of its ports.

Malta court rejects bid to release men accused of killing journalist

19 Apr 2018

VALLETTA Three men accused of the murder of an anti-corruption journalist six months ago must stay in prison until their trial, a Maltese magistrate ruled on Thursday.

Three charged in Malta for murder of anti-corruption journalist

05 Dec 2017

VALLETTA A magistrate on Tuesday charged three men with murder over a car-bomb blast that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, court officials said.

Funeral of slain Malta blogger hears warning to her killers

03 Nov 2017

VALLETTA Thousands of mourners at a funeral on Friday for slain Maltese anti-corruption blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia heard a plea for the protection of journalistic freedoms and a warning to her unknown killers that they face "the justice of God."

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