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Macron and Conte call for overhaul of EU migrant policy

Rome - French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Wednesday for a reform of Europe's "ineffective" EU immigration policy, bemoaning a lack of solidarity as they met to turn the page on Italy's previous anti-migrant popul...

Malta saves stricken pregnant migrant, 44 others

Valletta - Malta on Wednesday said it had rescued 45 stricken migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing, including airlifting a pregnant woman at risk of miscarriage.

Three killed in Venice offshore racing accident

Rome - Three people have been killed in Venice after a powerboat attempting to break an offshore record slammed into an artificial spit of land in the dark, Italian firefighters and media reports said Wednesday.

Flying the green flag at Milan fashion week

Milan - The world's top designers and influencers head to Milan on Wednesday for a week of glitzy catwalk shows from global brands that have begun swapping climate-destroying luxuries for ecologically-friendly fashion.

Italy ex-PM Renzi says leaving Democratic Party

Rome - Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi announced Tuesday that he was leaving the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form his own party, potentially destabilising the days-old ruling coalition.

Two Italian officers to stand trial over deadly 2013 shipwreck

Rome - Two Italian officers accused of delaying the response to a 2013 shipwreck in which some 260 migrants drowned will stand trial for manslaughter, a court in Italy ruled Monday.

Italy arrests 'torturers' after migrants denounce Libya camp horrors

Rome - Italian police arrested three people Monday accused of the kidnap, torture and trafficking of migrants hoping to set sail from Libya to Europe.

Ocean Viking set to return to Libya rescues

Rome - Charity rescue vessel Ocean Viking was on Sunday preparing to return to rescuing shipwreck survivors off Libya after disembarking 82 migrants in Italy following a reversal of government policy in Rome.

Key EU ministers ignore budget rule revamp for Italy

Apo - The EU's most powerful members on Saturday ignored a call by Italy to reform the European Union's budget rules, handing an early setback to the pro-European government in Rome.

New Italy government lets rescued migrants disembark

Rome - Italy on Saturday allowed rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on Lampedusa, in a reversal of the hardline policy under the country's ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini.

Migrant rescue captain who defied Italy says actions 'were justified'

Barcelona - The German captain of rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3, Carola Rackete, who was temporarily arrested in Italy for docking without permission so she could let rescued migrants land, said Tuesday her "actions were justified".

New Italy government up and running after green light from Senate

Rome - Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house of parliament Tuesday, the last hurdle to overcome before the pro-European executive could get down to work.

New Italy government seeks green light from Senate

Rome - Italy's new government faces a confidence vote in the upper house of parliament Tuesday, the last hurdle to overcome before the pro-European executive can get down to work.

NBA star Gasol slams Mediterranean migrant inaction

Rome - Spanish NBA star and former Mediterranean rescue volunteer Marc Gasol called Tuesday for action to help migrants making the "almost suicidal" journey from Africa to Europe.

Italy PM seeks EU reform as govt wins confidence vote

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Monday for the reform of European Union budget rules and cooperation on immigration as his new government won a parliamentary confidence vote.

Italy PM Conte calls to reform EU deficit rules

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Monday for reform of European Union rules limiting deficits to three percent of gross domestic product, ahead of a parliamentary confidence vote in his new government.

Italy coalition faces immigration high wire challenge

Rome - Italy's new left-leaning government has a delicate balancing act ahead: it hopes to soften hardliner Matteo Salvini's immigration law but will be wary of scrapping a policy which won him large support.

Italy swears in new cabinet eyeing fresh start for EU ties

Rome - President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday swore in Italy's new pro-European government, heralding a fresh start for the eurozone's third largest economy as the far-right falls from power.

New Italy finance chief: guitarist who knows Brussels' tune

Rome - Italy's incoming finance minister Roberto Gualtieri is a talented economist with years of experience in Brussels who is known for playing the guitar and defending Rome's interests.

New Italy government leans left after populist downfall

Rome - Italy's new coalition government will be sworn in on Thursday, drawing a line under a crisis sparked by the far right with a more moderate and pro-European line-up.

New Italy coalition in the balance as M5S members vote

Rome - Members of Italy's Five Star Movement take part in a crunch vote Tuesday on forming a government with the centre-left which, if rejected, would send the country hurtling towards elections.

Italy's two-headed centre-left PD takes big gamble

Rome - Italy's staunchly pro-European, centre-left Democratic Party -- riven by internal divisions and lagging in the polls -- is now betting its future on an audacious tie-up with the country's anti-establishment movement.

Italy's rebel Five Star Movement joins establishment

Rome - Born 10 years ago from a grassroots rebellion against traditional politics, Italy's Five Star Movement has evolved into a party capable of forging alliances with the far-right and now the left.

Italy's Conte to unveil cabinet list by Wednesday

Rome - Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte said Sunday he would present his new coalition cabinet by midweek at the latest, as he races to resolve the political crisis in the eurozone's third largest economy.

Italy's Conte to unveil cabinet list by Wednesday

Rome - Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte said Sunday he intended to present his new coalition cabinet by Wednesday at the latest, as he races to resolve the political crisis in the eurozone's third largest economy.

Italy coalition talks back on, but migration a sore point

Rome - Talks between Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party resumed on Saturday after a quarrel that had threatened to stop the nascent coalition in its tracks.

New Italy government not a done deal, Five Star warns

Rome - Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) warned Friday that its tentative coalition deal with the centre-left Democratic Party could still fall apart.

Stranded Italy migrant rescue ship sounds health alarm

Rome - A charity rescue vessel banned from entering Italian waters warned Friday of an impending health emergency on board, appealing for water to reduce the risk of disease.

Polanski film premieres in Venice as scandal rages

Venice - Roman Polanski's new film premieres in Venice Friday after the defiant director lashed out at critics and as fury over his inclusion in the festival cast a shadow over the star-studded celebration of cinema.

Conte to lead 'more united' Italy after far-right fall from power

Rome - Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte said Thursday his new coalition would lead a "more united, inclusive" country after a deal was struck which cuts the anti-immigrant far-right out of power.
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