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Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard

Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore

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.

Italian authorities rescue 57 migrants off Lampedusa island

Italian authorities rescue 57 migrants off Lampedusa island

Fifty-seven migrants were rescued by Italian customs police and the coastguard and taken to the island of Lampedusa

Italy prosecutors probe Salvini over migrant ship limbo

Italy prosecutors probe Salvini over migrant ship limbo

Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into alleged kidnapping and abuse of office after far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini prevented a charity ship carrying rescued migrants from docking.

'Explosive' situation on migrant rescue boat in limbo off Italy

'Explosive' situation on migrant rescue boat in limbo off Italy

The captain of a Spanish charity ship carrying 134 rescued migrants warned Friday of the "explosive" situation on board the vessel anchored within swimming distance

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 ...

'Toxic' Italian steel plant clean-up is a towering task

'Toxic' Italian steel plant clean-up is a towering task

Rock climbers scale a giant canopy in Taranto to build the world's biggest iron-ore park cover as steel giant ArcelorMittal strives to clean up and turn around Italy's most polluting plant.

Salvini rallies supporters, demands election date

Salvini rallies supporters, demands election date

Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini embarked on a southern tour to rally support on Saturday, demanding an election date be set after he pulled out of the coalition government, plunging the country into a political crisis.

Italian police investigate picture of blindfolded US murder suspect

Italian police investigate picture of blindfolded US murder suspect

Italian police have launched an investigation into a picture showing a US student suspected of killing an officer in a blindfold and handcuffs soon after the arrest.

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 ...

Italy wants EU to distribute 135 rescued migrants in fresh showdown

Italy wants EU to distribute 135 rescued migrants in fresh showdown

Italy's government wants other European Union countries to commit to taking in some 135 migrants rescued overnight before it allows their disembarkation on Italian shores.

Suspected arson on Italian high-speed train line creates travel chaos

Suspected arson on Italian high-speed train line creates travel chaos

A fire in a switch box has caused massive delays and chaos on a main train route in Italy on Monday.