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France won't enter a 'stupidity contest' with Italy: minister

Paris - Paris will not be drawn into a "stupidity contest" with the populist government of Italy, where officials have launched several verbal attacks on President Emmanuel Macron, France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau said Wednesday.

Italy's Salvini hopes France will get rid of 'terrible' Macron

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister worsened already strained relations between Rome and Paris on Tuesday, saying he hoped the French could soon free themselves of a "terrible president", centrist Emmanuel Macron.

Italy takes fight to new generation in Mafia sting

Rome - Anti-mafia police said Tuesday they had dealt a fresh blow to Italy's Cosa Nostra, arresting seven suspected rising-star mobsters after two of the organised crime group turned state witnesses.

Italy takes fight to new generation in Mafia sting

Rome - Anti-mafia police said Tuesday they had dealt a fresh blow to Italy's Cosa Nostra, arresting seven suspected rising-star mobsters after two of the organised crime group turned state witnesses.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest against comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest about comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

Scores of migrants feared missing off Libya: IOM

Rome - Scores of migrants were feared missing off the Libyan coast, the IOM said Saturday after the Italian navy flew three survivors to the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa.

Canadian woman missing in west Africa believed to be alive: PM

Montr - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that a Canadian woman reported missing along with her Italian partner in Burkina Faso is believed to be alive."To the best of my knowledge, yes," Trudeau said in response to a reporter's question.

Italy's Berlusconi says he will run for European Parliament

Rome - Italy's scandal-plagued former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced Thursday that he will run in May's European Parliament election, in yet another comeback bid for the 82-year-old billionaire.

Italians leave Gaza Strip after Hamas standoff

Gaza - Three Italian security officers left the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after an incident that saw them flee to a UN building as Hamas security pursued them, an official and a diplomatic source said.

Militant's jailing a throwback to 1970s leftist terror wave

Paris - The jailing this week of former communist radical Cesare Battisti, a key figure in the violent turmoil in Italy of the 1970s, has brought back memories of a time when leftist killings raged across Europe and beyond.

Italian ex-militant extradited and jailed after decades on run

Rome - Former communist militant Cesare Battisti, wanted in Italy for four murders in the 1970s, arrived in Rome on Monday after an international police squad tracked him down and arrested him in Bolivia.

Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

Bras - Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was arrested in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said Sunday.

Italy motorway chief cleared of deadly 2013 coach crash

Milan - An Italian court on Friday cleared the head of the Autostrade motorway operator of responsibility in the deaths of 40 people in a 2013 coach crash, and jailed several others.

Italy motorway chief cleared over deadly 2013 coach crash

Milan - An Italian court on Friday cleared the head of the Autostrade motorway operator of responsibility in the deaths of 40 people in a 2013 coach crash and jailed several others.

Italy far-right minister furious after migrant deal

Rome - Italy's populist coalition has reached agreement on the fate of 10 migrants the country agreed to take from Malta despite the fury of far-right anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Italy's far-right Salvini calls for populist 'European spring'

Warsaw - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday said populists from Italy and Poland should spark a "European spring" to replace the centre-right influence of Germany and France, ahead of key EU elections.

Italy's far-right Salvini calls for populist 'European spring'

Warsaw - Far-right Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday said populists from Italy and Poland should spark a "European spring" to replace the centre-right influence of Germany and France, as the EU prepares for key elections.

Far-right policies see Italy's democracy ranking plummet

Rome - The policies of Italy's anti-immigrant and anti-establishment government which came to power last June have torpedoed the country's global democracy ranking, a think tank said Wednesday.

Italy populist leaders back France 'yellow vest' protests

Rome - The two leaders of Italy's ruling populist coalition on Monday threw their support behind the "yellow vest" protesters roiling neighbouring France."Yellow vests, do not weaken!

Pope urges EU to show 'solidarity' with migrants stranded off Malta

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.

Pope urges EU leaders to show solidarity with migrants off Malta

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Sunday urged EU leaders to show "concrete solidarity" with 49 migrants stranded on NGO ships off the coast of Malta who have been refused permission to land.

EU countries 'record of shame' over ports closed to sick children

Rome - Rights activists accused European countries on Friday of a new "record of shame" for refusing to open ports to migrant children and families stranded at sea in the Mediterranean for two weeks.

Europe 'record of shame' over ports closed to sick children

Rome - Rights activists accused Europe on Friday of clinching a new "record of shame" with its refusal to open ports to migrant children and families stranded at sea in the Mediterranean.

'Asylum-seeking' N. Korea envoy from diplomatic family, says defector

Seoul - A North Korean diplomat in Italy said to be seeking asylum is from a "prestigious diplomatic family" with both his father and father-in-law having worked in Pyongyang's foreign ministry, according to a senior defector.

Italy mayors defy far-right leader on migrants

Rome - The mayors of three large Italian cities are refusing to obey a controversial anti-immigration law penned by far-right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, condemning it as unconstitutional.

Italy mayors defy far-right leader on migrants

Rome - The mayors of three large Italian cities are refusing to obey a controversial anti-immigration law penned by far-right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, slamming it as unconstitutional.

North Korean diplomat in Italy 'seeking asylum'

Seoul - North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has sought asylum and gone into hiding, Seoul lawmakers told reporters after a closed-door meeting with South Korean intelligence officials on Thursday.

See Venice, but pay an entry fee first

Rome - Visitors to Venice will have to pay a new tax to help cover the costs of keeping the tourist-thronged historic city clean and safe, city officials have announced.

Italy's city of shame Matera becomes Europe's pride

Matera - Fifty years after Italy's Matera was a national embarrassment because of its extreme poverty, the city is rescuing its dignity, baroque palaces and cave churches to become a European Capital of Culture.
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