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Malta detains second migrant rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

Malta detains second migrant rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

Malta on Monday stopped a second migrant rescue ship from leaving its port, as the International Organisation for Migration reported over 200 migrant deaths at sea in three days.

Malta will take in migrant rescue ship, says Italy

Malta will take in migrant rescue ship, says Italy

Malta will let the rescue ship Lifeline dock after Italy refused it entry, ending the vessel's near week-long wait in the Mediterranean with more than 230 migrants on board, Italy's prime minister said on Tuesday.

Call to help find missing migrants as Italy, Malta refuse rescue ship

Call to help find missing migrants as Italy, Malta refuse rescue ship

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) launched an initiative in Rome on Monday to help find missing migrants in the Mediterranean, a day after Italy and Malta refused to allow a rescue boat carrying 629 migrants to dock in their ports.

Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

The migrants, including pregnant women and scores of children, were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday.

Ten suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying

Ten suspects arrested over Malta journalist slaying

Maltese authorities on Monday arrested 10 people in connection with the killing of a whistle-blowing journalist that turned an international spotlight onto crime and corruption on the Mediterranean island.

Malta police arrest 10 suspects in murder of blogger

Malta police arrest 10 suspects in murder of blogger

All of the suspects are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said, without providing any further details.

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

European Parliament urges EU probe of Malta after journalist killed

EU lawmakers urged the European Commission on Wednesday to investigate Malta's adherence to the rule of law, in a move that could lead to sanctions following the murder of a campaigning journalist that has rocked the tiny Mediterranean island.

EU calls on Malta to find journalist's "barbarous" killers

EU calls on Malta to find journalist's "barbarous" killers

The European Union vowed to ensure that Malta finds the "barbarous” assassins of a journalist being buried there on Friday and to resolve "potential structural problems” with the rule of law on the island.

Malta pays respects to slain journalist at mass

Malta pays respects to slain journalist at mass

Politicians and dignitaries paid their respects on Monday at a mass for slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia -- though her family, which has accused the establishment of complicity in her death, was notably absent.

Malta protesters demand justice over journalist's murder

Malta protesters demand justice over journalist's murder

Protesters held placards calling on authorities to uphold the rule of law after Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed by a car bomb just metres from her home in the village of Bidnija on October 16.

Slain journalist's sons tell Maltese PM to quit

Slain journalist's sons tell Maltese PM to quit

Joseph Muscat has ruled out quitting and has vowed to bring those responsible for killing a reporter he has described as his "greatest adversary" to justice, with the help of FBI investigators.

Maltese prime minister promises reward to uncover journalist killer

Maltese prime minister promises reward to uncover journalist killer

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat offered on Wednesday a major reward to anyone with information about the killing of prominent journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, saying no expense would be spared in solving the crime.