In Washington, Salvini stresses Italy's closeness to Trump administration

2019-06-18 09:24

Matteo Salvini, the far-right Italian deputy prime minister, has met with top US officials in Washington and spoke of his "closeness" to President Donald Trump's administration.

African migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

2018-08-24 19:25

Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day has begun a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations first pledge to take them, authorities have said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

2018-08-14 12:23

European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.

UN agency investigating transfer of 108 migrants to Libya

2018-07-31 16:30

The UN refugee agency says it is looking into possible violations of international law involving the transport to Libya of 108 migrants rescued at sea by an Italian-flagged mercantile ship.

Italy calls for end to arms embargo on Libya

2018-07-06 18:16

Italy has called for the end of the embargo on Libya, saying arms traffickers disregard it anyway

'1 000 migrants in boats off Libya' as Italy tells rescue ships to stop

2018-06-25 13:14

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has told foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya even as one group says at least 1 000 people are on boats in distress in the Mediterranean.


Rescued migrants must not be sent back to Libya: UN

2018-09-06 10:01

Migrants and asylum-seekers rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe should not be sent back to Libya, where they risk "serious abuses," the UN's human rights agency has warned.

Tunisia denies migrants arrested on way to Italy were 'terrorists'

2018-08-15 12:39

Tunisian authorities have denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".

WATCH: French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port

2018-08-13 18:39

The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius has called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.

Violence as 600 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

2018-07-26 20:00

More than 600 African migrants have reached the Spanish territory of Ceuta after storming a double border fence with Morocco and attacking police with caustic quicklime and excrements.

Italy calls for migrant centres south of Libya

2018-06-26 15:18

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called on a visit to Tripoli for processing centres to be set up south of Libya's borders as a way to block attempts by migrants to cross the Mediterranean.

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