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A yacht in Malta, one of the countries that the EU is examining in its report on "citizenship for sale."

The sale of passports to the super wealthy gives free reign to mobsters and money launderers, Europe warns

Some 20 EU countries, including the UK, Portugal and Spain, offer some level of residency to wealthy non-citizens in return for large investments.
Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York — but not the global, Malta-based stock exchange in question.

There’s a new global stock exchange centered on digital assets being built in Malta

A global trade market for decentralized assets like cryptocurrencies and equity tokens is taking root in Malta, the tiny European country that has positioned itself as a pioneer in the blockchain industry.
The island of Malta has warmly welcomed the blockchain industry.

A bitcoin billionaire is quietly building the world’s first decentralized bank on this tiny, idyllic island

Plans for the world's first decentralized, community-owned bank are taking root in Malta. The project has already received backing from both Binance and Malta's government.
FILE PHOTO: Forensic experts walk in a field after a powerful bomb blew up a car killing investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija

Maltese police believe Panama Papers journalist was killed with a bomb triggered by a text message

Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb in October.
Daphne Caruana Galizia and Matthew Caruana Galizia.

Son of slain Panama Papers journalist rages against politicians: ‘This is what war looks like’

He described finding his mother's remains and said Malta's political class was complicit in her death.

MuleSoft’s Ross Mason started out as a frustrated IT guy — today, he’s worth over $167 million

MuleSoft, the first enterprise tech IPO of 2017, is a big hit so far on Day 1. It's a classic tale of hard work by the company's founder, Ross Mason.

A film-shooting about a plane hijacking at Malta’s airport was interrupted by a real-life hijack

The film crew was forced to stop shooting when the real-life hijacked aircraft landed on the airport runway.

All passengers released, suspects arrested after ‘Pro-Gaddafi’ hijackers land Libyan plane in Malta

The two hijackers had threatened to blow the plane up, outlets including the Times of Malta reported.

How a gorgeous old movie set in Malta became a tourist destination where couples get married

"Popeye" was an infamous box-office bomb — but its beautiful set lives on today.