Italy

Italy to open port only if Netherlands, Germany accept migrants

Diplomatic deadlock on who should take migrants continues while Italian minister defends his hard-line asylum policy.

Italy to open port only if Netherlands, Germany accept migrants

Cyprus

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Italy, Greece and Cyprus will meet to discuss security, energy and migration.

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Refugees

Netherlands turns down request to accept 47 rescued migrants

Rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 rescued the migrants from a rubber boat off the Libyan coast more than a week ago.

Netherlands turns down request to accept 47 rescued migrants

Italy

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

While 47 migrants are stranded at sea, Italian interior minister wants to take legal action against Dutch rescue vessel.

Italy vows to sue NGO over migrant rescue boat

Inside Story

What's behind the growing dispute between Italy and France?

The relationship between allies France and Italy has gotten worse as EU elections approach.

Human Rights

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Funding cuts led to imminent closure of Italy's second-largest centre for asylum seekers amid local protests.

Uncertain future for refugees after Italy shuts asylum centre

Refugees

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Sea arrivals to Europe in the first 16 days of 2019 go up to 4,216, compared with 2,365 in the same period of 2018.

IOM: 200 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean this year

Migrants

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya

Three rescued migrants say up to 117 others were on board dinghy that capsized, 93km northeast of Tripoli.

Scores of migrants unaccounted for after boat capsizes off Libya

Europe

Ex-guerrilla returns to Italy to serve life sentence for murder

The 64-year-old Cesare Battisti, who was on the run for four decades, was sent to a high-security prison in Sardinia.

Ex-guerrilla returns to Italy to serve life sentence for murder

Italy

Rome mayor, Catholic Church in row over Trevi Fountain coins

Mayor plans to take over the money tourists throw into the iconic fountain used so far by a Roman Catholic charity.

Rome mayor, Catholic Church in row over Trevi Fountain coins

Italy

Italian fugitive Battisti to be 'extradited in coming hours'

Wanted in Italy for the killing of four people, Battisti was arrested earlier on Sunday in Bolivia.

Qatar

Qatar's beIN Sports asks Italy to move football game from Saudi

Broadcaster demands Italian clubs not play in Saudi Arabia, which it accuses of supporting illegal streaming.

Qatar's beIN Sports asks Italy to move football game from Saudi

Migrants

Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark

After 19 days at sea, Malta PM Joseph Muscat reaches a deal with eight EU countries on migrants on board rescue ships.

Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark

Europe

10 EU countries 'ready' to welcome refugees stuck at sea

Decision to take in refugees stranded at sea announced on condition that Malta provides its docks for disembarkation.

10 EU countries 'ready' to welcome refugees stuck at sea

Humanitarian crises

Pope appeals to EU leaders to let stranded migrants ashore

Francis urged Italy, Malta leaders to stop bickering and rescue 49 migrants stuck on board ships in the Mediterranean.