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Malta impounds second migrant rescue ship

Italy impounds migrants rescue ship Sea-Watch 3

Italian authorities have impounded the charity vessel Sea-Watch 3 after 47 migrants aboard were disembarked at the port of Lampedusa. The migrants were transferred onto...

Italy to prosecute mayor who arranged fake marriages for migrants

Italy to prosecute mayor who arranged fake marriages for migrants

An Italian Mayor who gained international fame for transforming the shrinking community by welcoming migrants is to stand trial for breaching migration laws and other...

China, Italy to promote Belt and Road Initiative

China, Italy to promote Belt and Road Initiative

China’s President Xi Jinping has visited Italy and held discussions with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on strengthening the cooperation between the two countries,...

Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini

Our ports remain closed to illegal migrants — Italy Interior Minister 

“The ports have been, and remain, CLOSED”, Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini tweeted on Monday, as his office released an eight-page directive on...

Turkish cargo ship runs aground off Italy Bari

Turkish cargo ship runs aground off Italy’s Bari 

A Turkish cargo vessel was driven aground due to strong winds in the southeastern Italian port of Bari, as Gale force winds swept across the Adriatic Sea, reports said...

Italy impounds $631m cocaine in container, cargo ship

Italy impounds $631m cocaine in container, cargo ship

Italian police on Thursday said it has seized 2.7 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $631million in a container and aboard a cargo ship. It is the country’s largest...

Venezuela seizes 150kg of cocaine from ship

Italy impounds 2.7 tons of cocaine aboard cargo ship

  Italian police on Thursday announced the seizure of 2.7 tons of cocaine, the largest drug seizure in the last 25 years. The police had on Jan. 15, seized 644...

Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini

Italy’s Interior Minister mulls legal action against migrant ships 

Italy’s Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini on Sunday said he was considering legal action against the crew of a Dutch-flagged rescue ship as calls grew for 47...

EU asks Italy, Spain to align port taxation

EU asks Italy, Spain to align port taxation

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with state aid rules. Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe...

Stranded migrants beg Italy, others to let them in 

Stranded migrants beg Italy, others to let them in 

After two weeks stranded at sea and battered by winter storms, migrants onboard a rescue ship are growing frustrated as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of...

Illegal migration: EU records lowest number in 5 years

Italy shuts ports against migrants

Italy on Saturday closed its ports to hundreds of migrants rescued off Libya who face a chilly Christmas at sea after a mother and newborn baby were evacuated to Malta....

OPL 245: Russia urges Italy to drop bribery charges against envoy

OPL 245: Russia urges Italy to drop bribery charges against envoy

Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in Nigeria’s OPL 245 oilfield corruption case, legal documents showed on Wednesday. A...