Monday Morning Briefing

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The human, the diplomatic and the political impact of migration dominate the latest developments reported in our Morning Briefing.

German crisisGerman Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has confirmed his offer of resignation, rather than back down from his stance on migration. He will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU on Monday for last-ditch talks.


libya immigration saving operationThe Libyan Navy said that the Coast Guard of the central branch managed to save 270 illegal immigrants, including 11 children and 80 women, who were found aboard a large wooden boat.


Libya boat capsizesThe UNHCR Libya announced another tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea where 63 people are missing after the boat they were on board capsized.


Newspaper-Review-3254639422-1525074685113-1-263313097-1526198440299Some salient news from Malta include a report on The Times front page which says that a proposed law granting judicial powers to a human rights and equality board required “serious improvement”, according to the Council of Europe’s commission for demo- cracy through law.  On the same paper we also read that the President’s chief of staff, John Camilleri, coordinated meetings at San Anton Palace for Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation witnesses ahead of hearings on the 2015 car show incident, court documents show.

The Independent reports that although hundreds of people on Saturday gathered in front of Parliament to call on politicians to protect trees and the overall environment. Less than a day later, mature trees in Triq Diċembru 13 in Marsa were cut down in early morning as part of the project to improve the traffic flow.



Salvini Pontida“I dream of a League of European Leagues, we unite to win” – “I think of a League of Leagues that brings together all free movements, sovereigns”. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said this during the annual LEGA rally.


FIco (1)Tension in the Movimento 5 Stelle (M5s) was registered after the speaker of the Italian Chamber Roberto Fico (who hails from the same party), during a visit in Pozzallo said “I would not close the ports.”


italian migration soleIn the last report on migrants, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) pointed out that Italy has once again became part of list of the world leaders in terms of the country of origin of migrants.


DTP FinalAt the end of the 53-hour BOV Marigold Volleyball Marathon 2018 at midnight of Sunday July 1st, it was all smiles, champagne showers and gratitude; gratitude towards 40 or so young male and female players, coaches, referees, score keepers, medical doctors, physiotherapists and nurses, who decided to challenge the heat of the day and the stillness of the night and play 53 hours of non-stop Volleyball in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza.


Mexico.pngMexican ruling party candidate Jose Antonio Meade conceded he had lost the presidential election on Sunday, saying his rival, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, bore the responsibility of the next government and wishing him well. Opposition candidate Ricardo Anaya also conceded defeat and said he called Lopez Obrador to congratulate him.


Eu CouncilEuropean Union leaders have discussed their fears that the “immense pressure” President Trump’s policies are putting on Nato could lead to its break-up.


Trump MacronDonald Trump suggested to Emmanuel Macron he should pull France out of the European Union to get a better trade deal with the US, according to reports.


French helicopterA notorious career thief who was once France’s most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said.


USA SaudiThe leader of Saudi Arabia promised US President Donald Trump that he can boost oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity available, the White House said.


Ventura BettariniNiccolo Bettarini, the son of Italian TV presenter Simona Ventura and former footballer Stefano Bettarini for a moment was in a critical condition, after suffering multiple stabbings following a fight in a disco club in Milan.


img_2441Tonsils removal, breast reductions and snoring surgery will be offered to far fewer patients from next year, under plans being drawn up by NHS England.


pedro paniniFamily economic situation doesn’t hinder 8 year old Pedro from collecting his own Panini World Cup Stickers collection


mosquitoEver wondered why some mosquitoes bite some more than others?


Denmark vs CroatiaSunday reserved two nail-biting matches where 120 minutes of play weren’t enough to establish the winners, as the penalty shoot-out was required to determine the fact that Croatia and Russia will play each other in the next Quarter Final after eliminating Denmark and Spain respectively.




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