September 2017

Iceland will hold a national election on Oct. 28 after the governing coalition collapsed amid a scandal about a proposed pardon for a sex offender. President Gudni Th. Johannesson said Monday it was clear there was no chance of forming a new government from the existing parliament. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson resigned Saturday after one […]

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‘Changing of the guard’ In a brief ceremony at the Nationalist Party headquarters, outgoing PN leader Simon Busuttil handed over the keys of his office to his successor, Adrian Delia. What made the headlines One in five is victim of online fraud: One in five Maltese has been a victim of online shopping fraud, according […]

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Many times man is confronted by circumstances that tend to dehumanize him. On daily basis, diverse forces combine to divest him of the trappings of humanness. In such situation he reacts to the vagaries of his own existence, desperate to fill a perceived void.  Desperation is an inevitable factor of humanity however; the difference is […]

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The European Commission is keeping tabs on Malta’s failure to implement the EU’s latest anti-money-laundering rules, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Malta was supposed to transpose the latest EU rules aimed at combating money laundering and terrorist financing by June 26. The government’s failure to do so has led the European Commission to […]

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Updated 12.30pm – Added video An appeal against a magistrate’s decision to investigate whether Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri broke money laundering laws will be heard in public, Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi ruled this morning. The investigation was ordered in light of Panama Papers revelations about the secret companies in Panama opened by Mr Mizzi […]

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Published September 22, 2017 Shortly before midnight, on Thursday September 14, Iceland’s ruling coalition of the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future came to an end, when the latter of those parties issued a terse announcement that they would be leaving the coalition. This prompted the collapse of the coalition, recriminations all around, […]

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Asphyxiated by tight control over printing paper, the dramatic change in the editorial lines of traditional media – which led to dismissals and voluntary terminations – and the censorship promoted by the national government, many journalists in Venezuela have opted to create their own media organizations. As evidence, there are 72 Venezuelan startups in the […]

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New Delhi, Sep 22 Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours: FGN8 UN-INDIA-LD PAK United Nations: India today ripped into Pakistan, describing it as “terroristan” and a land of “pure terror” that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism. By Lalit K Jha FGN15 UN-PAK-LD KASHMIR United Nations: Pakistan Prime […]

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