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Italy new government faces confidence vote

Italy new government faces confidence vote

Italy's new pro-Europe government under Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faced a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament Monday, as protesters from the far-right rallied in Rome.

New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with Brussels.

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia sends back hundreds of shipping containers full of waste

Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency

Stranded migrants at sea an 'unacceptable situation' says rescuer

Stranded migrants at sea an 'unacceptable situation' says rescuer

The rescue ship Ocean Viking completed a 23-day mission this week, plucking 356 migrants, mainly African, from Libya's perilous waters, after a major stand-off with European nations.

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

At least 40 migrants feared dead or missing in shipwreck off Libya

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain on Sunday offered to take in the charity vessel Proactiva Open Arms with more than 100 migrants on board, slamming Italy's ‘inconceivable’ refusal to allow it to dock.

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 147 migrants currently stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced ...

EU border force accused of allowing abuse of migrants: report

EU border force accused of allowing abuse of migrants: report

The European Union border force Frontex has allegedly been turning a blind eye to ill treatment of refugees by guards at EU external borders, according to media reports on Monday.

Qatari banks' assets in Europe jump 32% in 2018: QCB

Qatari banks' assets in Europe jump 32% in 2018: QCB

Qatar’s banking sector assets outside the country grew last year after a ‘considerable decline’ observed in 2017 in the aftermath of blockade, QCB data show.

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

An Italian coastguard vessel stranded in the Mediterranean with more than 130 migrants aboard has been allowed to dock in the eastern Sicilian port of Augusta but Rome on Sunday ...

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes records in Europe

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes records in Europe

Belgian zookeepers fed chickens in giant ice cubes to tigers on Wednesday as northern Europe baked in record temperatures during another heatwave that climate experts believe could become the new normal.

EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea

EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea

The EU announced Tuesday an immediate ban on fishing cod, the staple of Britain's fish and chips, in most of the Baltic Sea in response to an impending stock collapse.