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'Come and see how we live': Italy's Roma tell hardline minister

Rome - In a dusty Roma camp on the outskirts of Rome, life goes on despite threats of an ethnically-targeted census and deportation by Italy's new hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

At least 60 dead after migrant boat sinks: survivors

Rome - At least 60 migrants died in the Mediterranean sea when their rubber dinghy sank last week, according to survivor testimonies gathered by a rights group in Sicily.

Italian coastguard ship carrying 522 migrants docks in Sicily

Rome - An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, including dozens rescued by the US Navy off Libya last week, arrived Tuesday night at a port in Sicily, days after the new far-right interior minister banned NGO rescue ships from docking in I...

Italy's Salvini sparks outcry over Roma census plans

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday defended his plans to count the Roma community living in the country and deport those without legal status, despite outrage at home and abroad."I'm not giving up and I'm pushing ahead!

Italy's Salvini plans census of Roma community

Rome - Italy's far-right anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini on Monday announced plans to count the Roma community living in the country and deport those without Italian nationality.

Italian mobster jailed for vicious attack on journalist

Rome - A notorious Italian mobster, Roberto Spada, was sentenced Monday to six years in jail for violently assaulting a journalist during an interview in 2017, the video of which immediately went viral.

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Rome - Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.

In 'Calais of Italy' tension soars over migrant crisis

Ventimiglia - Emmanuel Macron is not a welcome guest in the Italian border town of Ventimiglia, a flashpoint in Europe's migration crisis.

Rome mayor blocks street dedication for neofascist leader

Rome - A decision to name a Rome street after the founder of Italy's major post-war neofascist party and editor of an infamous Mussolini-era racist journal will be blocked, the mayor of the capital announced Friday.

Italy's far-right interior minister says migrant rescue ship on 'cruise'

Rome - Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has suggested that hundreds of migrants aboard a rescue convoy heading for Spain were on a "cruise", as an NGO condemned their plight as a symbol of the failure of the EU.

Italy won't ratify EU-Canada trade deal, minister says

Milan - Italy's far-right agriculture minister on Thursday said his government would not ratify an EU-Canada free trade deal, claiming it does not protect his country's farmers.

Bad weather forces rejected migrant ship's detour

Rome - Huge waves and strong winds forced a migrant rescue ship caught in a major diplomatic row to take a detour Thursday on its way to Spain, with many aboard suffering from seasickness and shock, a French charity said.

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship

Rome - Italy postponed high-level talks with France on Wednesday after Paris branded Rome irresponsible for refusing to take in a migrant rescue ship.

Italy economy minister cancels Paris meeting over migrant spat

Rome - Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria cancelled a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris on Wednesday as a diplomatic row spiralled over Rome's refusal to take in an overcrowded migrant ship.

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship

Rome - Italy postponed high-level talks with France on Wednesday after Paris branded Rome irresponsible for refusing to take in a migrant rescue ship.

Italy threatens to cancel Conte-Macron meet unless France apologises

Rome - Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday that without an "official apology" from France, a planned meeting between Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday should be cancelled.

Italy minister urges France to take in more migrants

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini accused France on Wednesday of failing to fulfil its commitments on receiving migrants, urging it to show "generosity" and take in more.

Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy

Catania - An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 900 migrants was allowed to dock in Sicily Wednesday, after Italy controversially turned away a separate foreign vessel with rescued migrants on board.

Fear, fatigue, relief on migrant rescue boat

Rome - Exhausted and thirsty, the migrants crowded in the heat on board the Aquarius panicked when they thought for a moment that they might get sent back to Libya.

Migrants on stranded rescue ship prepare for voyage to Spain

Rome - Hundreds of migrants stranded for days on an aid ship in the Mediterranean because Italy and Malta refused to take them in were being transferred to other boats Tuesday ahead of their journey to Spain.
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