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Doctors Without Borders suspends migrant rescues in the Mediterranean

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday it was suspending its migrant rescues in the Mediterranean because it felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard and the Italian government’s policies have made its job harder. The aid group’s decision is the latest development in mounting tensions between Rome and NGOs as migration …

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UN backs Italy bid to close migrant route from Libya

The UN’s new envoy to Libya on Tuesday endorsed Italy’s drive to stem the flow of migrants leaving the north African state for Europe, despite misgivings among human rights groups. Rights campaigners fear Italy’s focus on strengthening the Libyan coastguard to ensure boatloads of migrants are intercepted before reaching international …

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Italian Priest Lures Villagers to Mass with Free Drinks and Money

A priest in a rural village of central Italy has started offering free alcohol to adults and crisps to children in a bid to boost Mass attendance, as part of a supermarket-style loyalty programme. In a tongue-in-cheek post on his Facebook profile, Father Gianfranco Formenton of the church of Saint …

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Italy nabs migrant smugglers who planned militant transport

Authorities in Sicily say they have detained 15 people accused of running a high-end migrant smuggling racket that planned to bring to Italy even people sought by Tunisian authorities for alleged links to militant groups. A statement from the Palermo border police says none of the passengers actually transported were …

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Nigeria: Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo joins Donald Trump and other world leaders at the G7 Summit in Italy

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived in Italy to be part of the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) summit in the country. Osinbajo was invited to the summit to represent Nigeria at the 43rd G7 summit currently being held in Taormina, Italy with other world leaders like Donald Trump, Emmanuel …

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Italy’s first black minister Cécile Kyenge ‘vindicated’ by racist slurs verdict

Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her. Mario Borghezio has been order to pay Cécile Kyenge 50,000 euros ($55,690; £42,895) by a court in Milan. Among other comments, Borghezio said she …

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