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Italy's Salvini fumes as ruling partner slows anti-migrant bill

Rome - Italy's governing populist Five Star Movement appeared to have coalition partner Matteo Salvini on the back foot Monday, as it challenged the strongman over his latest anti-migrant decree.

Salvini seeks European nationalist unity at Milan rally

Milan - Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini on Saturday gathers Europe's disparate nationalists for a unifying rally overshadowed by a major corruption scandal shaking Austria's far-right coalition.

Families rescued off Libya allowed to land in Italy

Rome - Families with children saved in the Mediterranean by the German charity Sea-Watch were given permission to land in Italy Friday, despite the interior minister's "closed ports" policy.

Anti-Salvini balcony protests sweep Italy

Naples - The removal of a protest banner against Italian far-right leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has sparked hundreds of copycat protests around the country.

Sea-Watch saves dozens more migrants off Libya

Rome - German charity Sea-Watch reported rescuing 65 migrants in distress off Libya on Wednesday, sparking an immediate warning from Rome to stay away from Italian waters.

Facebook closes Italy pro-government fake news pages: rights group

Rome - Facebook has closed 23 mostly pro-government pages in Italy which were spreading fake news and anti-immigrant content, after an investigation by Avaaz, the civil rights group said on Monday.More than half of the pages, which had a total of almost 2.

Italy takes in migrants despite 'closed ports' policy

Rome - Over 60 migrants rescued at sea by the Italian navy and a charity ship disembarked in Italy on Friday, despite far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's "closed ports" policy, while three died and dozens more were missing after another migrant boat ...

Lunar tunnel engineers excited by boring Moon colonies

Naples - As space agencies prepare to return humans to the Moon, top engineers are racing to design a tunnel boring machine capable of digging underground colonies for the first lunar inhabitants."Space is becoming a passion for a lot of people again.

Italian ships rescue 66 migrants off Libya

Rome - Sixty-six migrants were rescued in international waters off Libya on Thursday during two separate operations carried out by the Italian navy and a charity ship, raising the likelihood of a new stand-off over which port will take them in.

Pope 'suffers' with Roma, Sinti people amid tensions in Rome

Vatican City - Pope Francis said Thursday he "suffers" when he reads about threats made against Roma and Sinti people, following tensions in Rome over the allocation of social housing to Bosnian Roma.

The only way is down: subterranean survival warning

Naples - Solutions to the biggest threats facing our planet lie underground, according to experts who insist climate change, overpopulation and food shortages can all be tackled by going subterranean.

Brazilian FM forecasts peaceful change in Venezuela

Rome - Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo forecast Wednesday a peaceful change of regime in neighbouring Venezuela while ruling out a military option, in an interview with AFP in Rome.

Two dead, one missing as freak weather hits Italy, France

Rome - Two people died and another person went missing on Sunday as high winds and heavy rain pummelled Italy and neighbouring France.

'Populist school' in Italy at risk as EU vote nears

The man behind a would-be "gladiator school" for populists has big plans for a 13th-century Italian monastery where students from across the globe will learn how to "defend the West".But trouble is brewing in the mountainside retreat.

Hungary's Orban flirts with Salvini-led anti-migration EU bloc

Budapest - Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini moved closer to formal cooperation Thursday for upcoming European Parliament elections, vowing to prevent an "Islamic caliphate" on the contine...

Tales of Leonardo, enigmatic genius

Amboise - Leonardo da Vinci, who died 500 years ago on Thursday, lives in the collective memory as an enigmatic genius who embodied the Italian Renaissance. Here are some anecdotes about his extraordinary life and work.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella on Thursday kicked off commemorations to mark 500 years since Leonardo da Vinci died in France, paying their respects to the Renaissance genius in a show of unity after months o...

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Amboise - The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.

Silvio Berlusconi 'fit' in hospital after bowel operation

Milan - Former Italian prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, 82, is recovering in hospital after undergoing an operation for a bowel obstruction late Tuesday, Italian media reported.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

Amboise - Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years will host top-level festivities celebrating his life.

Italy's Five Star party seeks political shift in EU

Warsaw - Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) wants to team up with like-minded anti-establishment parties and form a new grouping within the European Parliament to wrest power from the traditional left and right, its leader said Sunday.

Italy's 'zombie' government lurches towards EU vote

Rome - Italy's populist government is on its last legs, its bitterly warring coalition partners putting up with each other merely to avoid losing votes at the upcoming European elections, analysts say.

Rome 'under attack' from criminals, says mayor

Rome - Rome's mayor vowed Friday to defend the Italian capital from criminals following a fire at an illegal landfill, the latest blow to an already beleaguered city."Rome is under attack.

Italy judges must examine asylum claims properly, top court rules

Rome - Italy's highest court ruled Friday that judges considering asylum requests must use their investigative powers to determine the risks in the claimant's country of origin rather than relying on "stereotypes", Italian media reported.

Italian migrant rescue ship unfit for sea: coastguard

Vatican City - An Italian aid ship that rescued 49 migrants off Libya last month has been declared unfit for rescue operations at sea, the Italian coastguard said on Wednesday.

Albanian police arrest an Islamist sought by Italy

Tirana - Albanian police on Tuesday arrested a 28-year old man following a request from Italy where he is sought for "terrorist activities".

Thieves steal 35 rare saxophones from Italian collector

Rome - Thieves have stolen 35 rare saxophones from an well-known Italian collection but missed the crown jewel: one which belonged to jazz great Sonny Rollins.

Sudan secret police testify in Italy trafficker trial

Palermo - Members of Sudan's secret service described the capture Wednesday of an alleged people trafficking kingpin, who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity.

Organised crime is top threat to European security: Europol

Den Haag - Increasingly violent organised crime groups pose the biggest threat to European security, outstripping terrorism and migration, top police from across the continent said Tuesday.

Salvini in fresh warning to migrant rescue ships

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini signed a new directive Tuesday against charity vessels rescuing migrants off Libya, targeting the Italian ship Mare Jonio in particular.
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