Trump says growing economy to fund military boost

    President to ask Congress for 10% rise in US defence budget, offset by cuts elsewhere

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    Alibaba looks to emulate Amazon’s growth in the cloud

    Sharp revenue rise at ecommerce group’s AliCloud business spurs talk of parallels with US giant

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    Chamber of Commerce expresses fears for 'country's reputation on transparency, integrity'

    President of the Chamber of Commerce Anton Borg today expressed the business community's concern that Malta is "regressing on an important non-cost element of competitiveness'", referring to reputational issues of transparency and the integrity of Malta's institutions.His address was made during a chamber of commerce dialogue session with the Prime ...

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    After Panama Papers success, ICIJ goes independent

    As of 24 February, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists became a fully independent non-profit news organization, still headquartered in Washington and still committed to doing the best cross-border investigative reporting in the world. “As we begin this new chapter, we remain grateful to the Center for Public Integrity for ...

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    Updated: 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards

    Oscar winner, take two.Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech.Presenters Warren Beatty ...

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    Bill Paxton, charismatic actor with roles in 'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic', dies aged 61

    Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.A family ...

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    Cacopardo insists on €16.5 million planning gain from Malta Freeport Terminals

    AD Deputy Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo, representing the Birzebbugia local council, insists that the €955,000 Malta Freeport Terminals was ordered to pay as a planning gain be upped to €16.5 million.Carmel Cacopardo was presenting his arguments before the Planning Appeals and Review Tribunal this afternoon.The Environment and Planning Commission had ordered ...

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    Greens welcome revision of anti-money laundering directive

    Alternattiva Demokratika today welcomed the revision of the Anti-Money laundering directive at Committee stage in the European Parliament.In a statement, AD Chairperson, Prof . Arnold Cassola, said: "A public register for companies and trusts will make it more difficult for people like Konrad Mizzi, Keith Schembri and Brian Tonna to ...

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    Swieqi murder: Police focusing on businessman’s personal issues

    The police are focusing on personal issues as they continue their investigation into the murder of a businessman in Swieqi on Monday.The Russian partner of the businessman, David Abela, 51, who was found murdered inside his Swieqi home on Monday, has been extensively questioned by the police, sources told The Malta ...

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    Minister Bartolo believes temp employment agency for migrants must be tweaked with time

    Employment and Education Minister Evarist Bartolo believes that the temporary employment agency to be set up for migrants cannot be overly complicated from the start, and improvements would have to be made with time.Mr Bartolo was responding to questions by the media at a press conference where he outlined the ...