Robert Abela who was elected leader of the Labour Party after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's downfall automatically takes the role of prime minister.
Joseph Muscat has faces controversy since the murder of journalist Caruana Galizia in 2017. She had been investigating corruption within Muscat’s government and the suspect accused of her murder claims senior officials were involved.
In a televised message, Muscat said he has informed Malta’s president that he will quit as leader of the governing Labor Party on January 12 and that "in the days after I will resign as prime minister."
Caruana Galizia, a campaigning journalist who investigated corruption, was blown up by a car bomb on October 16, 2017. Her family demanded that Muscat resign, after his right hand man Keith Schembri was set free overnight.
Italian aid group Mediterranea Saving Humans says a ship it operates has rescued about 100 migrants, including eight pregnant women and 22 children, and is asking Italian authorities to provide a safe port for them.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the country would disembark the migrants stranded for two weeks aboard a humanitarian ship in the Mediterranean Sea after six European countries agreed to accept all of them.
More than 500 rescued migrants are stuck in the Mediterranean on two NGO boats as Italy and Malta continue to deny them access to their ports.
The current standoff between the US and Iran represents the symbiosis of hard military assets and cyber escalation.
The 28-year-old journalist and his fiancee were shot dead at their home on February 21 last year, sparking protests and leading to the resignation of former prime minister Robert Fico.
Even though demand for European destinations increased by six percent in 2018, the UK saw its inbound tourism taking a dive with a 5.3 percent decrease compared to 2017.
The Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms rescued more than 300 migrants off the coast of Libya and is now docked in the port of Crinavis, in San Roque. It was earlier denied by EU states.
The worst of the refugee crises might be over, but migrants seeking a better life are finding new ways to Europe.
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