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 LA VALLETTA – New Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela has said a temporary memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia can remain in place as civil society groups call for him to make a public apology to the murdered journalist’s family, Maltese media report.

 Abela took office after the resignation of Joseph Muscat over the investigation into Caruana Galizia’s death, and was widely viewed as a continuity candidate.  However, he appears to be taking some steps to distance himself from the previous administration’s policy regarding the murder and its fallout.

17 Jan 2020
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 JOHANNESBURG AND LONDON – A record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated droughts, widespread flooding and economic problems, the United Nations’ World Food Programme announced Thursday.

 The WFP warned that the world must act immediately to save lives and allow communities to adapt to climate change.

 “This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,” said WFP’s regional director for Southern Africa, Lola Castro.

16 Jan 2020
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME – A bizarre and partly rigged scheme by FAO Director General Qu Dongyu for staff to elect the 100 Best Employees at the UN agency and the Best Young 100 employees has left most hungercrats baffled, FAO sources say.

15 Jan 2020
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ROME – Construction has begun in Antartica on the ‘Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice Core’ project base camp, according to the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

   The base camp will serve as the location for a team of researchers from 10 European countries to analyse the eastern Antarctic ice sheet over a period of six years.

   Located near the Italian and French Antarctic base of Concordia, the site “Little Dome C” is thought to be of suitable depth, up to 2,730 meters, for conducting ice core drilling.

14 Jan 2020
ISABELLA MASSAM
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 ROME – Recent events have highlighted that the fashion world’s links between Italy and Britain persist despite Brexit.

 British Fashion Council (BFC) and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) collaborated for the London Show Room event at Milan Fashion Week for the first time, alongside wider collaboration between London’s men’s fashion week and Milan’s fashion week.

14 Jan 2020