Italy

Italy police detain 10 suspected of people trafficking, murder

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PALERMO - Italian police detained 10 men on Friday on suspicion of multiple homicide and aiding illegal immigration after 52 migrants were found suffocated in the hold of a boat this week, a Sicilian prosecutor said.

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Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead 28 Aug 2015

TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.

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Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead 28 Aug 2015

TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.

EU urged to step up action against Mediterranean migrant smugglers 27 Aug 2015

BRUSSELS - The European Union should increase the number of warships patrolling the Mediterranean Sea and start searching and diverting vessels suspected of smuggling migrants, an Italian admiral told EU ambassadors on Thursday.

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Italy government puts scandal-hit Rome on tight leash 27 Aug 2015

ROME - Italy's government said on Thursday it would put Rome city hall under close supervision following allegations it had fallen under the sway of organised crime, but allowed the beleaguered mayor to stay in office.

Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead 26 Aug 2015

ROME - Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.

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Italy's Renzi promises to pursue reform drive despite obstacles 25 Aug 2015

RIMINI, Italy - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed on Tuesday to forge ahead with his reform programme despite growing opposition within parliament, saying Italy had to break free of 20 years of inertia and bickering.

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Migrants scuffle with police in Italian city, denounce conditions 24 Aug 2015

MILAN - Hundreds of migrants scuffled with police and briefly blocked a major road in Italy's financial capital Milan on Monday in a protest against their living conditions and their long wait for authorisation to seek work.

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Maritime tribunal rejects Italy's call for India to free marines 24 Aug 2015

HAMBURG - An international maritime tribunal on Monday rejected Italy's request that India provisionally release two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, a setback for the Italian government after a three-year legal battle.

Gunmen attack Italian logistics manager in Iraq's Basra - sources 23 Aug 2015

BASRA, Iraq - Gunmen shot and wounded the Italian manager of a logistics company in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra on Sunday, security officials and a company source said.

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Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

BANGKOK - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found during a raid on a Bangkok apartment block.