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Wrecked Costa Concordia enters Italian port to be scrapped

Genoa - Ship horns blared Sunday as the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into the Italian port of Genoa to be scrapped two and a half years after it capsized in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.
In the Media by Amelie Herenstein (AFP)

Italy's wrecked cruise ship prepares to dock in Genoa

Genoa - The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner made its final approach Sunday to the Italian port of Genoa, where the mammoth carcass is being towed for scrap after its fatal capsize two and a half years ago.
In the Media by AFP

Italy's Renzi runs into trouble on key reform

Rome - Italy's energetic Premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how difficult it would be to win over unruly opposition parties.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Rome - A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. 'delighted' by impending arrival of Sudanese Christian convert

Washington - The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" in the United States.
In the Media by AFP

UN urges Europe to bolster Mediterranean plan as migrant toll hits 800

Geneva - UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged European governments to step up efforts to rescue and host migrants who cross the Mediterranean, as this year's death toll reached 800.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Italy arrests five over migrant 'massacre' at sea

Rome - Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Concordia wreck leaves Giglio on final voyage

Giglio - Italy's doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia left its wreckage site Wednesday in one of the largest-ever maritime salvage operations, two and a half years after the disaster left 32 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

Berlusconi, freed from sex-trial woes, dreams of political comeback

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power.
In the Media by Laure Brumont (AFP)

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Wednesday

Giglio - Italian salvage workers have pushed back by a day to Wednesday the departure of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck from the island of Giglio.
In the Media by AFP

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

Valletta - The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.
In the Media by AFP

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Tuesday

Giglio - Italian salvage workers said they would begin towing away the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck on a final voyage to the scrapyard on Tuesday -- a day later than scheduled.
In the Media by AFP

Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

Rome - Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Hundreds of immigrants land in Italy

Rome - Hundreds more immigrants arrived in Italian waters on Friday, a day after the navy said it had intercepted at least 1,400 asylum-seekers on six boats crossing from Libya.
In the Media by AFP

Berlusconi acquitted in Ruby sex case trial

Milan - An Italian appeals court on Friday cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene.
In the Media by Giuseppe Aresu with Dario Thuburn in Rome (AFP)

Final chains attached to Italy cruise wreck

Giglio - The final chains were being attached to Italy's shipwrecked Costa Concordia on Tuesday, as salvage workers prepared to refloat and tow away the giant cruise liner later this week.
In the Media by AFP

Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

Giglio - It's nursing season in Europe's biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores -- but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Costa Concordia wreck floats for first time

Giglio - Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship floated for the first time Monday since it crashed in 2012, its rust-coloured hull emerging from the waves off the Tuscan island of Giglio as an unprecedented salvage operation began.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

Italian rescuers search for two missing on Mont Blanc

Rome - Rescuers continued their search on Saturday for two climbers -- a 15-year-old French boy and his 52-year-old Italian guide -- missing on Mont Blanc since Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

South African salvage master to refloat Costa Concordia

Rome - After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test yet off an idyllic Mediterranean island.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Syrian stillborn child sparks Swiss border control investigation

An investigation has been launched in Switzerland into the case of a 22-year-old Syrian migrant who gave birth to a stillborn baby after being ignored by Swiss border authorities when she told them she was heavily bleeding and needed medical attention.
In the Media by Madeleine French - 1 comment

Italy cruise ship removal planned to start July 14

Rome - An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday -- two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Costa Concordia revisited by divers

Eerie video footage of divers, swimming around in the sunken wreckage of the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, has now been released.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Underwater footage shows inside doomed Italy cruise ship

Rome - Italian police have released footage of inside the ghostly shell of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, ahead of an operation to float and remove the wreck from the Tuscan island of Giglio.
In the Media by AFP

Lana Del Rey seen with new Italian boyfriend after O’Neill split

After three years together, pop singer Lana Del Rey has parted ways with Barry O’Neill, her Scottish musician boyfriend who fronted the folk rock band Kassidy.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

80 more migrants drown in latest Italy boat tragedy

Rome - Eighty more migrants are feared drowned after another shipwreck off Italy, just days after dozens of others suffocated in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Syrian chemical weapons transferred to US ship

Gioia Tauro - The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, with the stockpile being loaded onto a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
In the Media by Giovanni Grezzi with Ella Ide in Rome (AFP)

Traffickers left migrants to die 'like beasts': Survivors

Rome - Horrific accounts emerged Tuesday of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat, as their bodies were brought to Sicily for burial."There were too many of us.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

Anger in Italy over 30 migrant deaths

Rome - Anger erupted in Italy Monday over the deaths at sea of 30 migrants, as Rome stood accused of worsening a years-long crisis which has seen 5,000 desperate refugees rescued in the past 24 hours.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities

Rome - About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard.
In the Media by AFP
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Honesty is the best policy - this 53-year-old lady found an envelope containing 175,000 euros, lost by a local pensioner. She returned it and received a 10 percent honesty payment.
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Generator Venice, luxury hostel on Giudecca Island, Venice, Italy - private room.
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Venice, Italy 2011
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Italian parody of Van Damme s epic split video.
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Italian parody of Van Damme's epic split video.
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Matera is a town and a province in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Image of Caveoso Stone.
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The Italian World Cup team of 2010
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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Charles Trenet - screenshot from LCI news report.
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Vendor making Italian sausages and souvlaki.
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Sixth edition of French musical Festival inside Farnese Palace, seat of France Embassy.
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14N in Rome, Italy
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