The EU’s top justice official is to fly to Malta this week to meet officers investigating the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia after a report accused the authorities of seeking to delay and stall attempts to find those who wanted the journalist dead. Věra Jourová, the commissioner for justice, is to seek assurances and ask “difficult questions” about the criminal investigation, which has been criticised by members of the European parliament. A report from MEPs, on an “ad hoc mission” led by the German MEP Sven Giegold, has highlighted a series of concerns about the investigation, warning that the hunt for the journalist’s killers appears to be in jeopardy. Caruana Galizia’s son, Matthew, tweeted on Wednesday in response to the findings: “This is outrageous.” Jourová, the Czech Republic’s representative in the commission, told the Guardian: “The issues in Malta go beyond this island, they concern the whole … [Read more...] about Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: officials ‘seeking to stall’ inquiry
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A drug that both cures malaria and prevents the transmission of the deadly disease may be one step closer, research suggests. Scientists found inhibiting the protein PfCLK3 blocks several stages that are critical to the complex life cycle of the parasite behind the killer illness. Tests showed it prevented the parasite inside mice from developing into the 'mature phase' that infects humans through mosquitoes. One expert called the study by researchers at the University of Glasgow 'exciting'. But they added multiple approaches are needed to combat treatment resistance, with 'no one drug being able to eradicate malaria'. Scientists may be one step closer to developing an anti-malarial drug that both cures the infection and prevents its transmission via mosquitoes, research suggests (stock) Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned malaria will not be wiped out in the near future with 'the tools we have today'. More than 200million cases occur … [Read more...] about New malaria drug ‘rapidly’ clears the parasite behind the killer illness and can prevent its transmission, finds ‘exciting’ study
Members of every parliamentary group expressed shock and disgust over the recent murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee. Still, in the face of the country's underlying political problems, the EU appears to have come up against the limits of its own powers. Moreover, Brussels has long avoided the topic of undesirable developments in former Eastern Bloc countries for fear of appearing arrogant. Watch video 05:00 Share Crisis over journalist's murder in Slovakia Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/2uG6V Crisis over journalist's murder in Slovakia A threat to the whole EU? "When the issue is basic human rights, the EU is responsible," says Claude Moraes of the Social Democratic bloc. He says it is right that the topic be handled with urgency, for the entire EU is threatened when fundamental rights come under threat in individual member states. His colleague … [Read more...] about Slovakia: Has the EU looked the other way for too long?
You killed the messenger. But you won’t kill the message. Over the past six months 45 journalists from 15 different countries have been working in secret to complete and publish investigations by the Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed on 16 October 2017. Cooperation is without a doubt the best protection. What is the point of killing a journalist if 10, 20 or 30 others are waiting to carry on their work? Whether you’re a dictator, the leader of a drug cartel or a corrupt businessman, exposure of your crimes is your biggest fear. Journalists are the enemy of the corrupt ecosystem that you have constructed. But what if this exposure becomes global, and the message amplified? Wherever you go, you will be questioned by the world’s press. Whatever you are trying to hide will be magnified. And this is the mission of our new international platform, Forbidden Stories: a network of journalists who are ready to take over whenever a journalist is … [Read more...] about A warning to the corrupt: if you kill a journalist, another will take their place
Good morning and welcome as we bring you today’s top election news – from Labour’s pledge to soak the super-rich, to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn facing off in tonight’s first TV debate. Our live coverage of the day’s political news is up and running. What’s going on? All political eyes will be on ITV tonight as it hosts the first leaders’ debate. Notably absent will be Jo Swinson and Nicola Sturgeon, who lost their high court battle to be included. Johnson and Corbyn alone will be asked questions submitted by viewers. You can bet the health service will get high billing after revelations today that 90% of NHS bosses fear understaffing is endangering patients. Almost six in 10 of them think this winter will be the toughest yet for the service. The Lib Dems will add to the NHS narrative when they pledge to invest an extra £35bn into health and social care over the next five years, by adding a penny to the basic rate of income tax. The … [Read more...] about Tuesday briefing: Debate awaits for Corbyn and Johnson