First Female Swedish Prime Minister Resigns After 7 Hours

  Sweden’s first female Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, in history resigned just hours after being appointed.     Andersson resigned when the coalition Green Party retired their alliance, and the proposed budget was thereafter disapproved by parliament. Instead, the parliament approved the budget forwarded by the Opposition, composed of the Demo Christians and Swedish Democrats. […]

Malta-Gozo tunnel set to move another step closer

Controversial plans for a tunnel linking Malta and Gozo are expected to take a major step forward this week. The start of the bidding process for the massive €300 million project, will reportedly be launched on Monday. MaltaToday reported that ‘companies or consortia interested in bidding for this mega project will be invited to prove […]

What can we expect from the Malta Budget?

What a way to start the week – settling down to watch one of the major events of the year that affects your finances. We’ll find out the government’s plans for tax and spending for the year ahead on Monday night. Here’s your essential guide from 89.7 Bay.   When is the Budget? The big […]

Firefighters put out blaze next to Malta’s parliament

Firefighters have rushed to Valletta after a blaze broke out in a building next to Malta’s Parliament. The fire is reported to have started when batteries used to supply emergency electricity in the City Gate area burst into flames. Police said the alarm was raised at around 1.50am. Firefighters controlled the fire within a few […]

Malta to join global climate strike march on Friday

Hundreds of people are expected to take to the streets of Valletta on Friday to demand action to tackle climate change. As part of a worldwide movement inspired by the Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg, people are being encouraged to protest against global warming. The Malta climate strike will start at around 5.30pm on Friday 20 […]

New Zealand MPs vote to approve gun crackdown

MPs in New Zealand have voted overwhelmingly in favour of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The new law would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch last month. The […]