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Malta murder suspect says got tip offs from top official

05 Dec 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.

Middleman tells Malta court of plot to kill reporter

04 Dec 2019

VALLETTA The self-confessed middleman in the murder of a journalist told a court on Wednesday a wealthy Maltese businessman was the brains behind the killing but also implicated people tied to government in the growing scandal.

Middleman gives details to Malta court of plot to kill reporter

04 Dec 2019

VALLETTA, Dec 4 The self-confessed middleman in the murder of a journalist told a court on Wednesday a wealthy Maltese businessman was the brains behind the killing but said people tied to the government might also be implicated.

EU parliamentary mission head says Malta PM should stand aside now

04 Dec 2019

VALLETTA The head of a European Parliament delegation, dispatched to Malta to review the rule of law on the island following a scandal over the murder of a journalist, said on Tuesday Prime Minister Joseph Muscat should step aside immediately. | Video

Malta PM defends actions as opposition quits parliament

02 Dec 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.

A can-do challenge? Italian 'sardines' take on Salvini

26 Nov 2019

REGGIO EMILIO, Italy Italy has had many colourful political symbols over the years, including oak trees, olive trees and daisies. Now, a new one has suddenly swum into view and is posing a problem for far-right leader Matteo Salvini. | Video

Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' movement spreads, plans more protests

19 Nov 2019

ROME Far-right leader Matteo Salvini's seemingly unstoppable political rise in Italy has been hit by an unlikely challenge from a grassroots movement known as "the sardines".

Venice still waiting for Moses to hold back the seas

14 Nov 2019

VENICE/ROME If everything had gone according to plan, Tuesday's high tide should never have reached the lagoon city of Venice, let alone flood its basilica, submerge its squares and inundate its historic palaces. | Video

Holocaust survivor given police escort in Italy after threats

07 Nov 2019

ROME Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre has been placed under police protection after she received threats from far-right fanatics, security sources said on Thursday, highlighting concern about rising extremism in Italy.

Explainer: ArcelorMittal's Italian venture runs into legal and financial woes

06 Nov 2019

ROME ArcelorMittal said this week it was withdrawing from a deal to buy Italy's struggling steel firm Ilva after the government scrapped previous guarantees of legal immunity during an environmental clean-up at its plant.

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