Pope meets with embattled Malta PM despite plea to cancel
Pope Francis held a private audience with outgoing Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Saturday, despite a plea to cancel the meeting over a scandal-hit investigation into the murder of a journalist.
Malta prime minister says deal reached for 49 migrants to disembark
Malta has reached a deal with other EU member states to allow 49 migrants aboard two rescue ships off the coast of the island nation to disembark, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Wednesday.
Malta decides future in bitter election battle
Maltese voters flocked to the polls Saturday in an election seen as a confidence vote in Joseph Muscat's government, which has presided over a thriving economy but been rocked by serious corruption allegations.
EU-Libya talks needed to avert migrant flow
The EU should meet soon with Libyan authorities to try to avert the risk of an "unprecedented" migrant flow through the central Mediterranean, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warned Thursday.