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Family of reporter killed in car bombing appears at libel trial

The family of an anti-corruption reporter who was killed in a car bombing a week ago have appeared in court in Malta for a libel case against her.

The husband and three sons of Daphne Caruana Galizia attended Monday's hearing in a libel case brought by Malta's economy minister after the reporter alleged he had been to a brothel in Germany while on government business earlier this year.

The minister, Chris Cardona, who was not in court, has denied the allegation and filed the libel suit.

The case was postponed.

Since libel cases in Malta do not end after a person's death but are passed on to heirs, her family risks a fine as high as 11,000 euro (£9,800) if the ruling goes against her.

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