Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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These are the headlines of the stories which journalists from Malta and  around the world prepared and are working on in the current news cycle, carefully curated and researched  by the researchers and editors at CiConsulta and Corporate Dispatch.




Latest: A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said. Continue Reading


Source MaltaToday

L-Orizzont leads with a story declaring that two thirds of the country leans towards the Labour Party. The paper says that this is the poorest showing by the Nationalist Party in 25 years of local council elections.

L-Orizzont says that PN supporters expressed their anger towards the ‘worst electoral result since Independence’ on social media. It quotes comments calling for people in leadership positions within the party to step aside.

The Times quotes study findings showing Malta and the Netherlands with the greatest disparity in pensions between men and women across the EU. The report was published by the European Institute for Gender Equality.

The Malta Independent covers a debate between PN and PL deputy leaders on the elections results. Chris Fearne said that the PL will remain a winning party after leader Joseph Muscat’s departure.

Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Lebanon

The head of the Lebanese political and armed movement Hezbollah has warned that any war against Iran would cause the Middle East to “erupt”.

Yellow vests protest in Bordeaux

France’s Yellow Vest movement has reached the six-month mark, but its 27th consecutive Saturday of protest made for a muted anniversary. Continue Reading


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the Elysee Palace

New Zealand has unveiled its new financial budget which places a heavy emphasis on the “wellbeing” of citizens, over economic growth or other priorities. Continue Reading


The Times says that Association of Psychotherapists president Maria-Louise Busuttil has written a letter to the Prime Minister condemning the poor standards at the department. Psychotherapists have been on industrial action for over a week.


The Malta Independent reports that a young man was sentenced to probation after the court found him guilty of attempting to run over a policeman in a stolen car in October last year.

In-Nazzjon picks up an article published in US news magazine The Atlantic questioning why no action has been taken about the state of rule of law in Malta. The paper says the damning article is the first effect of the Council of Europe report.

In-Nazzjon says that complimentary teachers are facing uncertainty after being offered a one-year scholarship that binds them for a further three years. The paper says that teachers are concerned about the situation in the Education Department.


Malta Public Transport partnered with Ecolane, to deliver the Malta on-demand transportation services. Through this service, the company expands beyond its current fixed route system. Continue Reading

North Korea allegedly executes five officials accused of espionage

North Korea’s special envoy to the US, who was credited with paving the way for nuclear talks with Washington, has reportedly been executed over the failure of the recent summit between North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, and Donald Trump. Continue Reading

368th commencement of Harvard University

Angela Merkel urged Harvard graduates Thursday to “tear down walls of ignorance and narrow-mindedness” Continue Reading

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Berlin

Pompeo began a five-day European trip on Friday with a delayed visit to Berlin, where he was expected to press Germany to boost its military spending, avoid dealings with China’s technology giant Huawei and reconsider a pipeline project with Russia. Continue Reading

Pope Francis visit to Romania

Pope Francis arrived in Bucharest on Friday at the start of a three-day pilgrimage to majority-Orthodox Romania. Continue Reading

Rocketman Premiere - 72nd Cannes Film Festival

Elton John has said he is ashamed of the UK over its voting for and handling of Brexit. Continue Reading

At least seven dead and 21 missing after tourist boat capsizes on the River Danube

The captain of a large cruise ship involved in the incident has been taken into custody after a collision with a sightseeing boat. Continue Reading

German President receives Chinese Vice President in Berlin

China announced it will establish a non-reliable entity list targeting foreign companies which harm the “legitimate rights and interests” of Chinese groups, ratcheting up tensions between the US and China. Continue Reading

Grand opening of Topshop and Topman on 5th Avenue

Topshop’s owner Sir Philip Green has been charged with four counts of misdemeanour assault in the US, Pima County Attorney’s Office has said. Continue Reading


The Chief medical officer is considering a tax on all unhealthy foods in a bid to reduce the levels of childhood obesity and persuade parents to buy fresh fruit and vegetables. Continue Reading


Madrid may be about to become the first European city to scrap a major urban low-emissions zone after regional polls left a rightwing politician who views 3am traffic jams as part of the city’s cultural identity on the cusp of power. Continue Reading

Keny Rogers to enter Country Music Hall of Fame

Entertainer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account. Continue Reading


HP sauce adds BigBen scaffolding to famous label in first change in 124 years. Continue Reading



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