Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing News Review

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Good morning,

The news professionals in Malta, Europe and around the world are reporting about these news.The selection is delivered by Ci Consulta researchers and Corporate Dispatch editors.

The Times of Malta reveals that Bank of Valletta is preparing for the possibility of severance of ties by ING, the only remaining corresponding bank in US Dollars. The Dutch bank is pulling out of high-risk jurisdictions. Read more 

L-Orizzont reports on the Local Council elections and says that the Labour Party won by a landslide retaining traditionally PN-leaning localities Birkirkara, Rabat, and Xagħra. The paper says the elections are a humiliation to the PN.

In-Nazzjon says that a sea operation by the AFM rescued 75 migrants who were holding on to a tuna farm. The Marine Unit collaborated with the Italian Coast Guard and brought the migrants to safety in Lampedusa.

The UNHCR airlifted 149 African persons including 65 minors and 13 infants from Libya to Rome for safety. Continue Reading

At least two people were injured, one of them seriously, in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday morning, officials said. Continue Reading

The Malta Independent reports on a debate between PL and PN deputy leaders David Agius and Chris Fearne. Agius said that he will not point finger at anyone after the electoral loss but warned that everyone must take responsibility for the direction of the party.

The Times says that the government has commissioned a feasibility study into a pedestrian and cycling path connection Tigne in Sliema to the Gun Post area in Valletta. UK-based architectural engineer Konrad Xuereb is leading the project. Read More

The Malta Independent follows a court case in which a man was accused of driving into another’s car. Magistrate Donatella Frendo Dimech cleared the charges and said that neither of the conflicting versions heard by the court could be supported by evidence.

The British Government revealed that it has received over 750,000 applications for permanent residence from EU nationals wishing to stay on in the United Kingdom after Brexit.Continue Reading

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange missed a scheduled court appearance on Thursday because he is unwell, his lawyer said. Read More

President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will impose a 5% tariff on all goods coming from Mexico starting on June 10 until illegal immigration across the southern border is stopped. Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca on Friday with a call for the international community to use all means to confront Iran. Continue Reading

Amsterdam council has published new rules for allocating housing in the city. Rules which include a quota for bed and breakfasts and giving priority for social housing to youngsters, nurses and teachers. Continue Reading


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