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EU deputy: Not a bad idea to question Malta PM in slaying

Dec. 4, 2019 2:37 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The head of an EU lawmaker mission to Malta on Wednesday suggested that police question the Maltese premier about the car bombing that killed a journalist investigating possible corruption in his government. “I think that it is a matter for the police to decide, but ... I...

Developments in Malta’s slain journalist investigation

Dec. 4, 2019 6:17 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The car bomb assassination of a leading investigative journalist in Malta in 2017 has put the small Mediterranean island nation and European Union member state in the international spotlight, raising questions about rule of law. Here are developments and fallout from the two-year...

EU mission in Malta expresses credibility doubts

Dec. 3, 2019 10:32 AM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The head of the European Union’s mission to Malta on Tuesday expressed doubts about the government’s credibility after meeting with the embattled prime minister of the Mediterranean island nation. With protesters shouting in the background, European lawmaker Sophia in...

Protesters block Malta’s leader from leaving Parliament

Dec. 2, 2019 3:38 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Some 4,000 angry protesters in Malta who want the prime minister to immediately step down briefly blocked him and his party’s lawmakers from leaving parliament on Monday, amid high public pressure over an investigative journalist’s car-bomb murder. Police prevented...

Malta leader to resign amid protests over reporter’s death

Dec. 1, 2019 5:15 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the nation Sunday night that he would resign in January, following pressure from angry citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed an anti-corruption journalist. In a televised message, Muscat said he had informed...

The Latest: Malta leader to resign next month amid protests

Dec. 1, 2019 2:22 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Latest on Malta’s politics amid public pressure for truth on reporter’s slaying (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Malta's prime minister says he will resign in January following pressure from citizens for the truth about the 2017 car bombing that killed a journalist....

Malta's prime minister says he will resign in January after pressure from public for truth on reporter's slaying

Dec. 1, 2019 2:16 PM EST
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Malta's prime minister says he will resign in January after pressure from public for truth on reporter's slaying.

Maltese prosecutors charge businessman in reporter’s killing

Nov. 30, 2019 10:01 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese prosecutors on Saturday charged a prominent local businessman as being an accomplice to the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a 2017 car bombing on Malta. Yorgen Fenech, a Maltese hotelier and former director of the Maltese power company, was also...

Maltese prosecutors charge businessman in reporter’s killing

Nov. 30, 2019 5:07 PM EST

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese prosecutors on Saturday charged a prominent local businessman as being an accomplice to the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a 2017 car bombing on Malta. Yorgen Fenech, a Maltese hotelier and former director of the Maltese power company, was also...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Nov. 30, 2019 2:33 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a helicopter dropping water on a fire from above Santa Barbara, California;...