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

Europe

Hundreds of rescued migrants arrive in Italy

Rescued from smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea, it is the first time a rescue ship has been allowed to dock in Italy since ports were closed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Libya

Turkey slams EU mission to contain arms to Libya

Ankara says mission turned a blind eye to weapons sent to Khalifa Haftar, who fights against Turkey-backed GNA.

Operation Irini: Turkey slams EU mission to contain arms to Libya

Europe

Italy renews call for answers from Egypt over student murder

Italy's top diplomat writes to his Egyptian counterpart requesting information on probe into Giulio Regeni's murder.

Italy renews call for answers from Egypt over student murder

Italy

Pressure on Italy to scrap planned arms deal with Egypt

Activists decry move to sell two frigates to Egypt even as 2016 murder of Italian student near Cairo remains unresolved.

Pressure on Italy to scrap planned arms deal with Egypt

AJ Impact

EU calls for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines upfront

The US has so far made clear it is prioritising its citizens for COVID-19 vaccines.

EU calls for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines upfront

Europe

Italy's ruling Five Star denies receiving $3.9m from Venezuela

Five Star Movement rejects Spanish newspaper's allegation that it received secret financing from Maduro in 2010.

Italy's ruling Five Star denies receiving $3.9m from Venezuela

Europe

Statue of famous Italian journalist defaced in Milan

The statue of Indro Montanelli is Italy's first statue targeted since a wave of similar incidents across Europe, US.

Statue of famous Italian journalist defaced in Milan

AJ IMPACT

Italy's farmers strive to save businesses as pandemic bites

Farmers have banded together to get seasonal workers into the fields to save their businesses.

Italy

Prosecutors question Italy's PM over coronavirus response

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte answers questions over how his government handled the coronavirus pandemic.

Prosecutors question Italy's PM over coronavirus response