Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Jun 21, 2015

Italy to resume RWC training after money dispute

The Italian Rugby Federation says the Azzurri’s Rugby World Cup preparation will resume on Sunday, a week after training was suspended due to a financial squabble. The federation says all 40 players in the northern town of Villabassa will receive a financial prize. The ...

Jun 21, 2015

Italian prosecutors seek to indict Bank of China, 297 people

Italian prosecutors are seeking to indict 297 people and the Bank of China in connection with a massive money-laundering investigation reported by The Associated Press earlier this month. The suspects, mostly Chinese migrants living in Italy, include four senior managers of the Chinese state ...

Migrants pour through Milan on way to northern Europe

Jun 12, 2015

Migrants pour through Milan on way to northern Europe

Milan city officials have appealed for help in managing the huge flow of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea, as increasing numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in the train station. About 350 migrants have slept in and ...

Jun 11, 2015

Migrants race through Italy to dodge EU asylum rules

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Last month, Dejen Asefaw was rescued with hundreds of other migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and brought to Sicily. The 24-year-old graduate from Eritrea, who endured forced military service and prison at home, hopes to be granted asylum in Europe. But instead of applying ...

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Jun 11, 2015

Tunisia rescues 356 Italy-bound migrants stranded off southeast coast

Tunisia’s navy on Wednesday rescued 356 migrants including a 2-month-old baby girl off the country’s southeastern coast near Ben Guerdane, the Red Crescent said. Red Crescent official Ammar Lamloum told AFP that the group of migrants, mainly Africans, had been trying to reach the ...