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Italy

2021

25

Oct

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Matteo Salvini: Italy politician on trial for blocking migrant boat

Italian ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini has gone on trial in Sicily, accused of preventing a migrant boat from docking in August 2019. The right-wing politician denies kidnap and dereliction of duty charges. Prosecution witnesses include Hollywood actor Richard Gere, who was on board. Mr Salvini closed ports to rescue boats, leaving dozens of migrants saved […]

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Source: BBC , BBC

11

Oct

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Police arrest far-right leaders after anti-vaccine riots

Protesters had violently clashed with police during the rallies against a government rule requiring COVID-19 vaccines or negative tests to access workplaces. Rome police on Sunday said they arrested 12 people after protests against Italy’s COVID “green pass” turned into serious riots. Two leaders of the extreme far-right party Forza Nuova, Giuliano Castellino and Roberto […]

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Source: Euronews , TRT , DW

03

Oct

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Prison sentence for ex-Mayor who helped immigrants

Domenico Lucano: Outcry in Italy at 13-year jail term for ex-mayor known for welcoming migrants There has been an outcry in Italy after a former Italian mayor renowned for welcoming and integrating migrants was found guilty by a court of “irregularities in managing asylum seekers”. Domenico “Mimmo” Lucano was also convicted of fraud, embezzlement, criminal […]

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Country: Italy
Source: , Euronews

28

Jan

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Italy failed to rescue over 200 migrants in 2013 Mediterranean disaster, UN rights body finds

The Committee’s decision responded to a joint complaint lodged by four survivors – three Syrians and a Palestine national – who lost their families in the accident. The plaintiffs recounted the incidents of 10 October 2013, including the vessel’s plea to Italian authorities for urgent assistance. Several hours later, Italian authorities told the vessel that […]

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Country: Italy
Source: AA , UN

2020

14

Nov

Coronavirus: Italy extends ‘red zones’ as infections soar

Italy has added more regions to its coronavirus high-risk “red zones” as cases across the country hit a new daily record. Campania and Tuscany will join other regions placed under the strictest lockdown measures from Sunday. Authorities in Campania, which includes Naples, have warned that the health system there is close to collapse. Friday’s announcement […]

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Country: Italy
Source: EN SON HABER , BBC

01

Oct

Defiant Salvini readies for migrant trial as allies rally

Italy’s far-right chief Matteo Salvini stands trial Saturday for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea, in a case that could see him jailed for 15 years or serve him a political win. Prosecutors in the Sicilian city of Catania accuse Salvini of abusing his powers as then-interior minister to block 116 migrants from disembarking from […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT HABER , France24

08

Jul

In Pictures: Migrants leave Ocean Viking ship in Italy’s Sicily

Nearly 200 migrants and refugees rescued by a humanitarian aid boat in the Mediterranean Sea began to leave the vessel in Sicily late on Monday after spending nine days on the ship. The migrants regained dry land at Porto Empedocle on the Italian island’s western coast. Police escorted them a short distance to another vessel, […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT HABER , ALJAZEERA

11

Apr

Mafia distributes food to Italy’s struggling residents

Organised crime groups offer support to quarantined families who have run out of cash. As Italy struggles to pull its economy through the coronavirus crisis, the Mafia is gaining local support by distributing free food to poor families in quarantine who have run out of cash, authorities have warned. In recent weeks, videos have surfaced of known […]

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Country: Italy
Source: HABER TÜRK , The Guardian

09

Apr

Italy closes ports to refugee ships because of coronavirus

Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and will not let charity refugee boats dock, the government has ruled. The decision was taken late on Tuesday after a ship operated by the German non-governmental group Sea-Eye picked up some 150 people off Libya and headed towards Italy. “For the entire duration […]

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Country: Italy
Source: TRT HABER , ALJAZEERA

06

Apr

In Italy, patients were hospitalized on the streets, while funerals accumulated in the corridors

In Italy, the country most affected by the corona virus epidemic, patients were hospitalized and kept on the streets, while funerals were stacked in the hospital corridors. The terrible images from Italy, where the number of people killed by the corona virus reached 15,362 and the number of cases reached 124,632, once again revealed the […]

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Country: Italy
Source: INDEPENDENT , News Maker