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Italy migrant kids back to school after far-right exclusion

Rome - Migrant children who were barred from eating school lunch by their Italian town's draconian anti-immigrant council were able to go back to the canteen on Tuesday thanks to donations.

Salvini, Macron clash after France caught migrant dumping

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron after French police were caught committing the "unprecedented offence" of dumping migrants in Italian woods.

Outrage over far-right 'war' on Italy migrant town

Rome - Anger in Italy grew Sunday over an interior ministry order to transfer all migrants out of a town at the centre of a national debate on the integration of asylum-seekers.

Italy shutters tiny town's landmark migrant model

Rome - Italy's interior ministry ordered Saturday that all migrants be transferred out of a tiny southern town that had welcomed them but which triggered a national debate on integration after its mayor was arrested.

Italians march against 'pro-life' Verona

Verona - Thousands of protesters marched in the northern Italian city of Verona on Saturday, after the local council passed a motion to fund Catholic anti-abortion groups.

Paper bomb attack on Italy's far-right League

Rome - The head of Italy's far-right League on Saturday shrugged off a paper bomb attack on a local party office, a day after demonstrators burned his effigy in the first large protests since the coalition government took power.

Canonisation: how to become a Catholic saint

Rome - The canonisation Sunday of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980, and of Paul VI, who was pope from 1963 to 1978, is the last stage in the Vatican's arduous process of creating saints.

Italy parliament approves budget despite warnings

Rome - Italy's parliament on Thursday approved government budget targets despite deficit warnings by EU and IMF officials.The Senate approved the budget law by 165 votes to 107 and the lower house followed suit, passing it by 331 to 191.

Italy bridge collapses in heavy rain

Rome - Part of a highway bridge on the Italian island of Sardinia has been swept away as a result of heavy rains, firefighter footage showed Wednesday.

Italy warned mafia could infiltrate Genoa bridge reconstruction

Rome - Italy's anti-corruption authority warned the government Wednesday it had left the door open to mafia infiltration in the reconstruction of a bridge in Genoa that collapsed in August, killing 43 people.

Italy motorway operator chief faces jail for bus crash

Rome - Italian prosecutors called Wednesday for the head of the country's beleaguered Autostrade motorway operator to serve 10 years in jail for a bus crash in 2013 in which 40 people died.

Italy and France far-right leaders slam Brussels 'bunker'

Rome - Italy and France's far-right leaders launched their European parliament election campaign on Monday with an attack on the "Brussels bunker" they hope to enter en masse after the May vote.

Italy threatens to shut airports over migrant 'charter flights'

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini threatened Sunday to shut the country's airports after media reported that Germany planned to send charter flights of rejected asylum-seekers to Italy.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday after similar vessels were prevented from trying to rescue people seeking to make the perilous journey to Europe."The #MareJonio is on its way!" German NGO Sea-Watch tweeted.

New civilian migrant rescue ship heads for Libyan waters

Rome - A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday, one of the aid groups running the boat said, after similar vessels were prevented from operating."The #MareJonio is on its way!" Sea-Watch tweeted.

Cameroon's far north seen as path to poll victory

Mora - "It was horrible, you have no idea," says Abdoulaye, 23, whose village in northern Cameroon was overrun by Boko Haram in 2015.Abdoulaye now wanders the streets of the district capital Mora selling small items.

Italian who shot at Africans jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who went on a shooting spree against Africans in a revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was Wednesday jailed for 12 years, media reports said.

Italian who shot at Africans in racist attack jailed for 12 years: reports

Rome - A far-right sympathiser who injured six Africans during a violent revenge attack in the central Italian town of Macerata was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 years in jail, media reports said.

Italy cuts deficit targets in concession after EU pressure

Rome - Italy's populist government bowed to pressure from the European Union over its spending plans with an offer Wednesday to taper budget deficit targets beyond 2020, as it looked to reassure nervous markets.

Migrant-supporting mayor arrested in Italy

Rome - A mayor held up as a model for migrant integration in Italy was placed under house arrest on Tuesday accused of involvement in organising "marriages of convenience" for asylum purposes.
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