Malta

Malta becomes first country to ban gay conversion therapy

Malta's human rights commission on Tuesday hailed parliament's decision to ban gay conversion therapy, the first country in the world to do so.

Eight migrants found dead off Malta, one in intensive care

Eight migrants died and one is intensive care in Malta after they were found in a floating dinghy between the Mediterranean island and Libya, according to press reports on Sunday.

Malta withdraws permission for Russian ship refuelling amid protests

Malta withdrew permission for a Russian military tanker to refuel off the island following international pressure, Times of Malta reported on Friday, two days after Russian ships called off plans...

Mystery over identity of French killed in Maltese plane crash

Valletta (dpa) - Five French nationals were killed when a military aircraft crashed on take-off from Malta on Monday, the Maltese government said.

Mogherini: Flight that crashed in Malta not linked to EU activity

The plane that crashed on take-off from Malta was not linked to any EU activity, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says, after media reports that it was being used by the EU...

Five feared dead in Malta air crash

Five people are believed to have been killed when a military aircraft crashed on take-off from Malta on Monday, local media reported.

Malta football chief: evidence of suspicious betting in WC qualifier

Malta's football chief says there is "overwhelming evidence" of suspicious betting around a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania last week which Malta lost 2-0.

Bodies of two Syrian girls among migrants transported to Italy

The bodies of five refugees, including two young Syrian girls, had arrived along with hundreds of shipwreck survivors in the Italian city of Trapani on Saturday, the Italian Red Cross reported....

Malta effectively deports 20 North Korean workers: report

Malta has effectively deported some 20 North Korean workers over concerns they were being subjected to unfair working conditions to earn hard currency for Pyongyang, South Korean media reported...

Malta parliament debates no-confidence vote over Panama Papers leaks

Malta's parliament was on Monday debating a motion of no confidence in the government over Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's failure to sack a minister and his chief of staff, who are implicated in...

Thousands march to demand Maltese premier resign after Panama Papers

Thousands of people took to the streets in Malta on Sunday, calling on the prime minister to resign in the wake of the Panama Papers data leak that implicated two senior members of government. ...

Match-fixing probe into Malta v Montenegro Under-21 qualifier

A police probe has been launched into match-fixing claims around last week's European Under-21 championship qualifier between Malta and Montenegro, the Malta Football Association said on Monday....

Croatia, Malta report highest increases in number of employed persons in Q4 2015

Croatia and Malta are the two EU countries that saw the highest increase in the number of workers in the last quarter of 2015 as against the previous quarter, the EU's statistical office Eurostat...

Thousands join Malta rally accusing government of corruption

Thousands of people took part Sunday in a protest organized by Malta's conservative opposition against an alleged corruption scandal involving two top officials from the island's Socialist...

Migrants terrorized in drive-by attacks in Malta

A series of drive-by attacks at a popular meeting place in Malta has terrorized migrants over the last three weeks, according to witnesses and a local newspaper report.