Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has bowed to mounting popular pressure and announced his plans to resign in the new year. The embattled premier, beset with questions about the unsolved murder of an investigative journalist, answered by voicing his "deep regret" over the incident in a televised address Sunday evening. He said he had told the president of the small Mediterranean republic, George Vella, that he would step down as leader of the governing Labour Party on Jan. 12. "In the days afterward," he added, "I will resign as prime minister." "Feelings of genuine sadness and anger for this murder are justified," he said. "In the same way, violence and disorder, in the pretext of protest, are not justified in a democracy." The announcement caps...
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Maltese Premier Promises Resignation Amid Firestorm Over Journalist's Killing