Resignations

Icelanders voted in a close general election on Saturday marked by deep distrust of the scandal-hit political class despite a thriving economy, with the left hoping to oust the conservative prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson. Polls closed at 9pm local time (10pm GMT) with the final results not expected until Sunday morning. But efforts to form […]

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Iceland saw its economy collapse in the 2008 global financial crisis when its inflated financial system imploded, plunging the country into a deep recession. The country’s three main banks failed and the government urgently nationalised them. Iceland became the first western European country in 25 years to ask the International Monetary Fund for a bailout, […]

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By Ilker Girit ISTANBUL Iceland, an isolated Nordic island nation widely known as a calm county, is going to experience another snap election on Saturday after a shocking coalition government collapse last month. The country’s last parliamentary poll was held in October last year — another snap election — after the then-prime minister was forced […]

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Author: Farooq Yousaf, University of Newcastle When the Supreme Court of Pakistan removed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office on 28 July this year as a result of the leaked Panama Papers, many believed that the process of ‘accountability for the rich and influential’ was finally on track. Political commentators expected Sharif to be […]

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Attorney General Peter Grech will not resign from his post, telling The Malta Independent that a only two-thirds parliamentary majority can remove him from his position. Grech was asked about the possibility of a resignation following Civil Society Network’s calls at the end of Sunday’s demonstration for his removal and the removal of the police […]

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday joined the chorus of shock over the car bomb slaying of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, sending a note expressing his condolences Friday to the overwhelmingly Catholic island nation. Popes often send telegrams of condolences after deadly natural disasters or the deaths of prominent world leaders. Rarely […]

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REYKJAVIK: Iceland on Saturday holds its second snap election in just a year after a slew of scandals ensnaring its politicians in a nation whose economy is thriving thanks to tourism. Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson of the conservative Independence Party called the vote last month after a junior member of the three-party centre-right coalition quit […]

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jthetzel/Flickr Offshore law firm Appleby suffered a cyber attack last year in which client data was stolen. Clients are now bracing themselves for what could be a second “Panama Papers” style leak. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has approached the firm with allegations of wrongdoing, which it strongly denies.   LONDON – Super-rich clients of […]

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Home Comment Most of us never imagined that Caruana Galizia, or any other journalist or writer, would ever have been executed I am as shocked and angry as many others on the execution of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Most of us never imagined that Caruana Galizia, or any other journalist or writer, would ever have been executed. […]

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The assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia marked the darkest day in Malta’s political history. It followed repeated warnings that this government was seriously eroding the rule of law. The Sunday Times of Malta yesterday looked back at some examples of its record so far. “We are not interested in justice without change,” wrote Daphne […]

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