Scotland rivalry sparks Roy Hodgson`s imagination
Scotland rivalry sparks Roy Hodgson`s imagination

England boss Roy Hodgson believe his side`s pairing with Scotland for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will provide clashes of an intensity rarely seen in the preliminary stages.

England drawn with Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualifying draw
England drawn with Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualifying draw

England will face old enemies Scotland in qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

UN group still sees concerns in Malta`s treatment of migrants

Conditions for migrants on the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta have improved but still fall well below international standards, a UN group said Thursday.

EU`s Tusk says `no consensus` on mandatory migrant quotas

EU president Donald Tusk backed down Thursday on demands that member states accept mandatory migrant quotas, saying there was no "consensus" on the divisive issue as leaders met for a summit.

Major migrant rescue operation underway in Med

More than 2,000 migrants hoping to get to Italy were rescued from rickety converted fishing boats off Libya on Saturday and many more were reported to be aboard other distressed vessels in the area.

Shipwreck corpses brought ashore in Malta, another boat sinks off Greece

European Union foreign ministers met on Monday under pressure to produce more than words and save desperate migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, as bodies of the deadliest known wreck of its kind were brought ashore in Malta.

Mogherini tells EU `no more excuses` on migrants

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday the bloc had "no more excuses" not to act to halt the flood of migrants as Italy and Malta continued to look for survivors from the latest shipwreck.

Hundreds missing as boat with 700 migrants sinks in Mediterranean
Hundreds missing as boat with 700 migrants sinks in Mediterranean

Up to 700 people were feared drowned Sunday after an overcrowded boat smuggling them to Europe capsized off Libya in the latest and deadliest in a long list of migrant disasters in the Mediterranean.

Malta holds historic vote on end to migrant birds hunting

 Malta votes in a referendum Saturday which could spell an end to the long tradition of spring hunting in which birds migrating across the Mediterranean are killed before they can breed.

Commonwealth countries attract Indian filmmakers to shoot

Representatives of Commonwealth countries like New Zealand and Malta have invited filmmakers from India and from across the world to explore the landscape and beauty of their nation in their works.

Football: Rapist Evans handed Malta lifeline

 Convicted rapist Ched Evans has been offered the chance to resume his career with Maltese club Hibernians.

Watch: Viral 'Syrian hero boy' video 'staged' by Norwegian filmmaker
Watch: Viral 'Syrian hero boy' video 'staged' by Norwegian filmmaker

The much-talked about viral video purportedly showing a young Syrian boy braving gunfire to rescue a girl was actually a 'staged' experiment, BBC Trending reported on Saturday.

Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx
Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx

Italy host Croatia at the San Siro Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with misfiring striker Mario Balotelli`s place in the team under threat.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Debutant Graziano Pelle hands Italy win over Malta
Euro 2016 qualifying: Debutant Graziano Pelle hands Italy win over Malta

Italy striker Graziano Pelle scored on his debut to earn a 1-0 away win over 10-man Malta with the visitors having hit the woodwork four times in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.

Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win
Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win

World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands` hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 took another blow on Monday as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double gave Iceland a 2-0 win over the European giants.

Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win
Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win

Italy coach Antonio Conte rejected criticism of his side following a "scant" 2-1 win over Azerbaijan that sent the Azzurri top of Group H in Euro 2016 qualifying ahead of an away clash with Malta on Monday.

Malta might not survive baby George, says Prince William

Prince William recently humorously told Malta`s President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca that Malta might not survive baby George, when expressed her wish to meet the one-year-old baby.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat with 500 refugees

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

400 migrants feared dead near Malta

At least 400 migrants were feared dead after two boats carrying them capsized in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta, media reports said Sunday.

British, other evacuees from Libya land in Malta

A total of 110 British and other European nationals, including pregnant women and babies, arrived in Malta on Monday after being evacuated from strife-torn Libya by Britain`s Royal Navy, British officials said.