Europe

Italy: Anti-racism protest after migrant shooting

Several thousand people have rallied in the town of Macerata where a gunman wounded six people he took for migrants a week ago.

Europe

Italy shooting: Hitler's Mein Kampf found in home of suspect

Investigators find Hitler's autobiography and other Nazi-linked publications in the home of suspected gunman Luca Traini.

Italy

Italy: Berlusconi may have the last say in elections

A hung parliament is widely expected; former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may rise as a "kingmaker".

Italy: Berlusconi may have the last say in elections

Italy

Italy: Gunman targets African migrants, injures six

Police arrest man wearing Italian flag around his neck after he is believed have open fired on African migrants.

Gunman targets African migrants in Italy's Macerata

Refugees

Ninety feared dead after shipwreck off Libya coast

International Organization for Migration says three people survived the incident early on Friday.

Ninety feared dead after shipwreck off Libya coast

Libya

Saving refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

Nearly 200 people died trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean in the first half of January this year.

Saving refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

The Far Right

Italy activists fight 'controlled form of neo-fascism'

Violent supporters of neo-fascist CasaPound accused of beatings and intimidation, as party rises in political sphere.

Anti-fascists vow to fight Mussolini-loving 'militants'

The Far Right

As Italy election nears, parties load blame on migrants

Although few want to stay in Italy, a country with poor job prospects, far-right and mainstream groups target refugees.

How Italy's far right exploits the migration crisis

Libya

Eight refugees die in shipwreck off Libya

Italy's coastguard recovers bodies of eight female refugees and rescues 86 others in the first such shipwreck of 2018.

Eight refugees die in shipwreck off Libya

Opinion

Making money from EU's migration policies in Libya

EU's outsourced 'migration control' to Libya has yielded a humanitarian disaster and billions in profit.

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Refugees

Migrants in Europe: Desperate journeys across mountains

Over the last three months, at least 1500 migrants have embarked on a dangerous journey over the Alps, crossing from Italy into France, defying freezing temperatures and heavy snow.

Human Rights

Cardinal Law, centre of church sex abuse cover-up, dies

US Cardinal Bernard Law has died in Rome. Accused of covering up sexual abuse by priests in the Boston Archdiocese, Law had resigned in disgrace and was offered a position in the Vatican.

Environment

Climate change threatens olive trees across Mediterranean

Environmental groups have warned that the olive oil industry across the Mediterranean, worth billions of dollars, is under threat due to climate change.

Europe

Mafia boss Toto 'the beast' Riina dies in jail

The ruthless figurehead, seen as the boss of bosses of the Sicilian Mafia, died while serving 26 life sentences.

Mafia boss Toto 'the beast' Riina dies at 87