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Italy retrieves seven bodies from Oct. 7 migrant shipwreck

17 Oct 2019

LAMPEDUSA Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.

Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa

21 Aug 2019

LAMPEDUSA Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome. | Video

Open Arms suggests Italy take rescue ship migrants to Spain

20 Aug 2019

MADRID/LAMPEDUSA The commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain.

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

17 Aug 2019

LAMPEDUSA/BARCELONA A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in. | Video

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

17 Aug 2019

LAMPEDUSA/BARCELONA A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in. | Video

Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants

17 Aug 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed. | Video

Italian police arrest migrant-rescue ship captain after docking

29 Jun 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy Italian police arrested on Saturday the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the centre of a standoff with the Italian government, after she docked at the island port of Lampedusa.

Rescue ship's captain accuses European states of abandoning migrants

28 Jun 2019

ON BOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Italy The captain of rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 said on Thursday European states have no interest in finding a political solution for the 42 migrants aboard her vessel, now positioned off the Italian island of Lampedusa. | Video

Migrant rescue boat enters Italian waters, defying government ban

27 Jun 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy The charity ship Sea-Watch entered Italian waters on Wednesday with 42 migrants aboard, defying an order from Rome to stay away and provoking the ire of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Squatters occupy Venice homes in housing protest as tourism surges

12 Apr 2019

VENICE, Italy Squatters are taking over unoccupied buildings in Venice in defiance of what they say are high rents forcing families out of the city as tourism takes over.

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