• coronavirus Aug 24

    Here's a Complete List of Destinations Opening to Vaccinated Travelers

    More places are easing travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers, with some set to require inoculations from all travelers by the summer.

  • China Aug 9, 2019

    Richard Gere Visits Migrants Stuck in the Mediterranean

    Carrying boxes of fruit, Richard Gere visited rescued migrants Friday on a humanitarian ship that has been struck in the Mediterranean Sea for over a week, landing smack in the middle of a debate over immigration that European nations have not been able to resolve. The American film star took food and supplies by boat to 121 people aboard the...

  • Europe Apr 13, 2019

    Malta: 4 EU Nations Will Take in 64 Migrants From Aid Ship

    Ending another European standoff over immigration, Malta on Saturday announced a deal to distribute 64 migrants rescued at sea off Libya 10 days ago among four European Union nations. The migrants, who will be distributed among Germany, France, Portugal and Luxembourg, were transferred to Maltese army boats from the ship that saved them and were brought into Valletta’s port on...

  • Europe Mar 28, 2019

    Tanker Hijacked by Rescued Migrants Arrives Safely in Malta

    A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Armed military personnel stood guard on the ship’s deck, and a dozen or so migrants were also visible, as the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1 docked at...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 27, 2018

    Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Comes to Philly

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The Honorable Keith Azzopardi, Ambassador of Malta to the United States, and Philly Pops President and CEO Frank Giordano dropped by the studio to talk about what audiences can expect.

  • Italy Jul 22, 2018

    Pope Appeals for End of Migrant Shipwrecks, Prays for Dead

    Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers’ boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies. Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter’s Square expressed sorrow over recent deaths in the Mediterranean Sea and assured victims’ loved ones of his prayers.

  • Facebook Jul 15, 2018

    Italy: France, Malta Offer to Take Quarter of 450 Migrants

    Italy said Saturday that Malta and France had agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the latest standoff but demanding even greater European solidarity. Premier Giuseppe Conte said that Malta and France had come forward in response to his request to all 27 other members of...

  • Europe Jun 16, 2018

    Spain Saves 933 Migrants From Boats Crossing Mediterranean

    Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total of 68 different smuggling boats that its rescue craft intercepted throughout Friday and Saturday morning after...

  • Europe Jun 11, 2018

    Spain Accepts Migrant Ship Denied by Italy

    A ship carrying hundreds of migrants was stuck at sea Monday after Italy and the small Mediterranean island nation of Malta both refused to allow the rescue vessel to dock....
    Later, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his country would take in the migrants....
    “It is our obligation to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a ‘safe harbor’ to these people,”...

  • spokeswoman Nov 6, 2017

    Bono Among Figures Named in Leak of Tax-Haven Documents

    Leaked papers revealing investments in tax havens by the world’s wealthy suggest U2 frontman Bono used a company based in low-tax Malta to buy part of a shopping mall in Lithuania. The Guardian newspaper says the “Paradise Papers” document trove reveals that the singer was an investor in Maltese company Nude Estates, which bought the Ausra shopping center in 2007....

  • Congress Oct 17, 2017

    Florida Candidate: Aliens Took Me Aboard Their Ship at Age 7

    A Florida candidate for Congress said Monday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age 7 but that the incident shouldn’t detract from what she’s done here on Earth since then.

  • energy Oct 16, 2017

    Bomb Kills Reporter Who Covered Malta's ‘Panama Papers' Link

    A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a large town on Malta’s main island, when the bomb went off, sending the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 2, 2017

    EU to Commit Some $1 Billion to Better Protect Marine Life

    The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week. EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella told the Associated Press that figure from the EU, its 28 member states and the private sector could be a conservative estimate, saying “it might be even a bit over.”

  • PRESIDENT Jun 12, 2017

    Police ID Suspect in ‘This Is Our Block' Shooting of 2-Year-Old

    Police need the public’s help to track down one of two men on BMX bikes who investigators say opened fire on a 26-year-old father and his 2-year-old son last month.

  • Philadelphia police May 24, 2017

    $5,000 Reward for Arrest in Shooting That Injured Father and Toddler

    A manhunt is underway after two men on BMX bikes opened fire on a 26-year-old father and his 2-year-old son Friday night, leaving the child in critical condition.

  • Philadelphia police May 20, 2017

    Toddler Shot in Kensington, Suspects Flee on Bikes

    A manhunt is underway after two men on BMX bikes opened fire on a 26-year-old father and his 2-year-old son Friday night, leaving the child in critical condition.

  • Prime Minister Mar 8, 2017

    Iconic Rock Arch From ‘Game of Thrones' Falls Into Malta Sea

    The Azure Window, a natural rock arch which jutted onto the sea off Malta and was a backdrop for the “Game of Thrones” TV series, has collapsed in a storm. Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted his “heartbreaking” sadness at the loss Wednesday of one of the main tourist attractions on the island of Gozo.

  • Star Wars Mar 4, 2016

    Tony Dyson, Who Made Beloved ‘Star Wars' Robot R2-D2, Dies in Malta

    Tony Dyson, who built the beloved, beeping “Star Wars” robot R2-D2, has died at his home in Malta, police said Friday. He was 68. Dyson’s body was discovered Friday in his residence on Gozo island. Neighbors had alerted police when Dyson, a British national who had lived in Malta since the early 1990s, didn’t appear publicly for several days. The...

  • Donald Trump Dec 13, 2015

    Alonzo Smith's mother: ‘they tortured my son'

    “Today” host Al Roker talks with NBC’s Eric Hinton about writing a weather book for children, how journalists should report on extreme weather events and why there are more of them than ever.

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