Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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These are the headlines from Malta, Europe and around the world.

US wanted to spy on Maltese PM and Keith Schembri over Russian refueling

Further problems expected for BA flights due to IT glitch

Cathay Pacific registers severe drop in bookings amid Hong Kong protests

Police officer critical after being stabbed in London

Photo Story: Malta and Sicily from space

Suspect arrested in Greece for large-scale document forgery

Greek police find corpse of female British scientist 

Head of Haftar’s military intelligence service kidnapped

Rome bans hanging out of washing if visible from street, fines also for balcony water that drips onto street

Turkey says another drill ship en route to eastern Mediterranean

Powerful earthquake rattles Taiwan

Troops storm home of Kyrgyzstan’s ex-President Atambayev

Trump visits Dayton and El Paso


In Malta’s Newspapers, we read…

The Malta Business Weekly publishes findings of a study by the Financial Times showing the impact a no-deal Brexit scenario would have of national EU economies. Malta would be worse hit than Italy or Cyprus, but Ireland, France, Germany face harsher consequences.

Business Today reveals that a Turkish shipping company tax-resident in Malta is being accused of breaching US sanctions against Iran. The paper says that the two vessels involved were, at one time, registered in Malta.

The Malta Independent leads with the condemnation of ‘any form of discrimination’ by the Church after images of Mosta fireworks emblazoned with Nazi symbols surfaced. Soċjetà Filarmonika Santa Marija did not reply to the paper’s questions.

The Times leads with witness accounts of ‘sickening’ treatment of migrant film extras working in a film set in Fort Ricasoli. Several members of the crew are reported to have resigned in protest.

In-Nazzjon covers the story, too, and quotes sources who said that the African migrants were left out in the sun for hours without food or drink. The extras are taking part in a Ceccho Zalone Film, Tolo Tolo.

Business Today follows the proceedings in court after Darren Debono, suspected of oil smuggling by Italian authorities, filed a judicial protest against the Maltese government. Debono said that the US wants information about the Prime Minister and his Chief of Staff.

The Malta Independent speaks to a Air Malta spokesperson who confirmed the engagement of One TV presenter Karl Stagno Navarra as the company’s Head of Communications and CSR. Air Malta said Stagno Navarra will relinquish other government consultancy roles.

The Times reports that the Planning Directorate turned down plans by the American University of Malta to build a four-storey student accommodation block in Cospicua. The Planning Authority Board will decide on the application in September.

The Malta Business Weekly says that Green Jade Games has successfully obtained a B2B licence from the Malta Gaming Authority. Company CEO Benedict McDonagh said the step will help the company expand globally.

L-Orizzont quotes NSO figures and says that the number of people in poverty decreased by 13,000 since 2013. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that seven people were lifted out of poverty every day in the last five years.

In-Nazzjon also reports on the NSO statistics and says that the government is ignoring 78,000 people who are at risk of poverty. The paper says that the improvement quoted by the Prime Minister is a ‘negligible’ 0.3 percent.

L-Orizzont says that an agreement between the Malta Tourism Authority and the sunbed operators in Għadira will return 2,200 square metres of beach area to the public. The paper says the arrangement strikes a good balance for all involved.

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