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Malta to let rescue boat dock with 141 migrants aboard

Malta on Tuesday agreed to let a private rescue ship dock on the island, with the 141 migrants it is carrying to be distributed among five fellow European Union nations …


Experience Malta: Small island in the Mediterranean abounds in reasons to visit

Valletta is Europe’s 2018 Capital of Culture, and this year is a perfect time to visit


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

Italy: France, Malta offer to take quarter of 450 migrants

Italy said Saturday that Malta and France had agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 2:03 p.m.

Captain pleads innocent as Malta seeks to seize rescue boat

The German captain of a private ship that rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea pleaded innocent Monday to charges that he entered Malta’s waters illegally and without proper registration, a …


Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

Spain’s maritime rescue service said it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past …


Spain offers to take migrant ship amid Italy-Malta standoff

Spain stepped up Monday and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused. The diplomatic standoff had left the migrants stranded …


Malta announces 10 arrests in journalist’s car bomb killing

Ten Maltese suspects were arrested Monday over the car bomb slaying of a prominent investigative journalist, the prime minister and other authorities said, about six weeks after the assassination that …


Bono among figures named in leak of tax-haven documents

Leaked papers revealing investments in tax havens by the world’s wealthy suggest U2 frontman Bono used a company based in low-tax Malta to buy part of a shopping mall in …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:01 p.m.

Killing of Maltese journalist silences anti-corruption voice

A few hundred meters from the home of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, in the field where the flaming wreckage of her car landed after being blown off the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:59 p.m.

Hundreds attend Mass for slain reporter in Malta

Hundreds of people attended a Mass in Malta to celebrate an investigative journalist who was killed by a car bomb, and the archbishop prayed Monday that the nation would seek …


Malta offers $1.18 million to discover who killed reporter

Malta’s government on Saturday offered an “unprecedented” $1.18 million reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.


Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Slain Maltese reporter crusaded against corruption

Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed when her car was blown up by a bomb, was fearless and formidable.


Car bomb kills investigative journalist in Malta

Malta’s prime minister says a car bomb has killed an investigative journalist on the island nation.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:13 p.m.

Vatican goes to court in Malta to recoup investment losses

The scandal-marred Vatican bank has gone to court in Malta to try to recover millions of dollars it lost in an investment fund.


Iconic rock arch from ‘Game of Thrones’ falls into Malta sea

The Azure Window, a natural rock arch which jutted onto the sea off Malta and was a backdrop for the “Game of Thrones” TV series, has collapsed in a storm.


Malta plane hijacking ends peacefully; 2 Libyans surrender

Two Libyan hijackers diverted a domestic flight to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday to demand asylum in Europe and create a new political party in honor of the …