Dutch forensic experts and investigators from the US FBI are helping the local police probe the murder, which shocked Malta and drew condemnation from around Europe.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should "act sensibly" after giving him until Thursday to give a definite answer on the region's independence.
Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa, who has been criticised for her handling of wildfires that killed more than a hundred people in the past four months.
The straw-bale construction technology is enjoying something of a revival. Many Russians prefer houses made of straw even though there are fire safety concerns.
"The European Union has requested clarifications from Israeli authorities and conveyed the expectation that they reconsider these decisions, which are detrimental to ongoing efforts towards meaningful peace talks."
Saunders' first novel "Lincoln in the Bardo" is about former US president Abraham Lincoln and the death of his 11-year-old son, Willie, at the dawn of the American Civil War. He is the second American writer to win Britain's prestigious prize.
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