Europe

Italy impounded Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship over safety

SOS Mediterranee, which charters the Ocean Viking, accuses Italy's coastguard of 'blatant administrative harassment'.

Italy impounded Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship over safety

Europe

Dozens arrested in Italo-Swiss sting against 'Ndrangheta Mafia

Italy's financial crimes police says $193m in assets were seized after 'years of intense investigative work'.

Dozens arrested in Italo-Swiss sting against 'Ndrangheta Mafia

AJ Impact

Show must go on: Cirque du Soleil eyes reopening post pandemic

Cancellations led the company, which banked $1bn pre-pandemic, to permanently or temporarily lay off 95% of workers.

Show must go on: Cirque du Soleil eyes reopening post pandemic

Weather

Surprise flash floods hit Italy's Palermo

Wandering thunderstorms wreak havoc in the city on the island of Sicily.

Surprise flash floods hit Italy's Palermo

Europe

Italy seizes German-flagged migrant rescue boat over safety rules

Italy's coastguard says Sea-Watch 3 violated safety rules and it must fix the irregularities before resuming operations

Italy seizes German-flagged migrant rescue boat over safety rules

Migrants

Pope compares Libya's detention centres with concentration camps

Thousands of refugees and migrants held in detention centres where extortion, rape and abuse is said to be rampant.

Pope compares Libya's detention centres with concentration camps

Europe

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

Nearly 200 migrants, refugees rescued in the Mediterranean transferred to a quarantine ship at Sicily's Porto Empedocle.

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

AJ Impact

Mama mia! Italy promises ‘mother’ of all economic reforms

Italian cabinet approves measures to simplify legislation for range of sectors to help coronavirus-battered economy.

Mama mia! Italy promises ‘mother’ of all economic reforms

Europe

Italy, Malta reject 52 migrants stranded on animal cargo ship

Captain of Lebanese cargo ship carrying 52 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean says food and water are running out.

Italy, Malta reject 52 migrants stranded on animal cargo ship

Arts & Culture

Italy's Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

Morricone worked with the most renowned directors during a career that earned him an Oscar for lifetime achievement.

Italy's Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

Italy

Italy clears rescue ship to bring 180 migrants to Sicily

Ocean Viking allowed to dock in Sicily on Monday after being stranded at sea with 180 people rescued in late June.

Italy clears rescue ship to bring 180 migrants to Sicily

Migrants

Italy says it may take migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Fights and suicide bids on board Ocean Viking carrying 180 migrants had prompted declaration of a state of emergency.

Italy says it may take migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Italy

Hague court says Italy has jurisdiction in 2012 Indian shooting

Arbitration court says New Delhi must halt prosecution of two marines who have immunity from Indian prosecution.

Hague court says Italy has jurisdiction in 2012 Indian shooting

Drugs

Italy seizes alleged ISIL pills in 'largest' drug bust

A 14-tonne haul of amphetamines found hidden inside industrial goods in three container ships docked in southern Italy.

Italy seizes 'ISIL-made drugs from Syria' worth $1bn

Middle East

Italian foreign minister visits Tripoli for talks with GNA head

Luigi di Maio's trip comes weeks after GNA forces repelled Khalifa Haftar's offensive on the Libyan capital.

Italian foreign minister visits Tripoli for talks with GNA head