Fast-moving melting glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif

World Sep 26, 2019

Fast-moving melting glacier threatens valley in Mont Blanc massif

Italian officials sounded an alarm Wednesday over climate change due to the threat that a fast-moving melting glacier is posing to a picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur. Courmayeur Mayor Stefano Miserocchi closed down a mountain road and banned access to part of ...

Five EU nations reach temporary deal on migrants rescued at sea

World / Social Issues Sep 24, 2019

Five EU nations reach temporary deal on migrants rescued at sea

Five European Union nations agreed on Monday to a temporary arrangement for disembarkation and relocation of migrants rescued in the central Mediterranean from human traffickers' unseaworthy boats, with officials pushing for a wider deal involving more EU countries. During talks in Malta, the interior ministers ...

Italian president expected to give Conte new mandate

World / Politics Aug 29, 2019

Italian president expected to give Conte new mandate

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for a meeting on Thursday morning at 9.30 a.m., a presidential official said on Wednesday. The announcement signaled that Conte was likely to receive a mandate to try to form a new government with ...

Italy inches closer to new government amid party haggling

World / Politics Aug 28, 2019

Italy inches closer to new government amid party haggling

Tense talks aimed at forming a new Italian government inched forward on Wednesday as two major political parties, struggling to bury years of hostility and avoid snap elections, agreed to re-install Giuseppe Conte as prime minister. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the opposition center-left Democratic ...

Italy in limbo after Conte slams Matteo Salvini and resigns

World / Politics Aug 21, 2019

Italy in limbo after Conte slams Matteo Salvini and resigns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday he would resign, lashing out at far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for pursuing his own interests by pulling the plug on the government coalition. The move leaves the eurozone's third-largest economy in a political vacuum until President Sergio ...