• Facebook ordered to take down hateful posts in landmark judgment

    Facebook has been ordered to take down hateful posts by a fake profile in a landmark ruling in Austria which could create a precedent for thousands of other cases around the world. The Green Party in Austria had launched a court action against Facebook Ireland Limited because of online comments made ...

  • First plane delivering EU aid for Mosul emergency touches down in Iraq

    Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iraq, SwedenA cargo plane carrying close to 40 tonnes of emergency supplies will land in Erbil in the first of several operations organised jointly by the European Commission and Member States.A cargo plane carrying close ...

  • Air Malta denies airline axed Frankfurt route to appease Alitalia

    Air Malta’s Board of Directors today strongly and categorically denied a report on the Times of Malta that the airline has axed its Frankfurt route to appease Alitalia.The article quotes sources stating that through this decision Air Malta is diverting interconnecting traffic that used to go to Frankfurt to its ...

  • Austria calls for freeze on Turkey's EU membership talks

    Austria wants the European Union to freeze membership talks with Turkey over Ankara's massive crackdown following the failed coup.Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said Monday that the EU "must at least freeze the accession negotiations."He said "it is wrong to continue accession negotiations as if nothing negative has happened in ...

  • Italy hit by market volatility, political turmoil after referendum defeat

    Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke early Monday by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe's fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty.Renzi announced he would quit following Sunday's referendum vote, in which 60 percent of voters rejected his proposals and signaled they wanted a change in ...

  • Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

    Italians vote Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy becomes the next country to reject the political status quo.Premier Matteo Renzi (below) has said he will resign if the reforms are rejected, and opposition politicians have vowed to press for a ...

  • Editorial: Will it be a Brexit 3 and Brexit 4 weekend?

    Unnoticed by most Maltese, this weekend may well be decisive in the fortunes of the EU and thus of our country as well.The first shock to the system was on 23 June when the British electorate voted for Brexit, to exit from the EU. That was a result that the ...

  • Eurozone inflation running at highest since April 2014

    Food price increases helped push inflation across the 19-country eurozone to its highest rate in two and a half years, official figures showed Wednesday. However, the rise in the annual rate to 0.6 percent is unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will extend its stimulus program next ...

  • Air Malta to operate double daily flights to Munich, Rome and Catania next summer

    Air Malta is planning to operate 150 weekly flights to 29 destinations next summer. With this schedule, running from the 26th March till 28 October 2017, the Maltese airline is planning to carry 1.2 million passengers while continue operating with a fleet of eight aircraft similar to this year.Air Malta’s ...

  • L’agenda della settimana

    Il congresso di Fatah in Palestina, le elezioni in Gambia, la legge sulle manifestazioni in Egitto, il referendum costituzionale in Italia, le presidenziali in Austria: cosa succede questa settimana nel mondo. Leggi

  • For Draghi, Trump complicates already tough call on stimulus

    For the European Central Bank and its president, Mario Draghi, Donald Trump's unexpected election victory has complicated an impending day of decision on whether to expand monetary stimulus efforts.The ECB has so far avoided giving a clear signal on the future of its 1.74 trillion euro ($1.9 trillion) bond-buying program, ...

  • Austria calls for EU to get tough on Turkey

    Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said on Nov. 7 that the EU should change its stance on Turkey following the government’s recent harsh measures and stop the flow of billions of euros in aid if Ankara fails to stick to its migrants deal with the bloc, AFP has reported.

  • Without playing a point, Murray seals No. 1 spot in Paris

    Andy Murray will hold the coveted No. 1 spot for the first time when the ATP rankings are published Monday after advancing to the Paris Masters final without playing a single point.Murray benefited from Milos Raonic's withdrawal from the tournament — just one hour before the big-serving Canadian was scheduled ...

  • Air Malta launches €35 one-way sale

    Air Malta has launched a limited period promotional sale on all flights starting from as low as €35 one-way, inclusive of taxes and charges. Twenty destinations are being discounted for travel between November 7 and June 30, 2017. The sale is open for just 96 hours starting at noon today until ...