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Bodies of 13 women found after migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

07 Oct 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy Italian coastguards recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in bad weather as rescue craft approached it off the coast of Lampedusa, local authorities said on Monday. | Video

Sea-Watch captain says hopes for change in EU migrant rules

18 Jul 2019

AGRIGENTO, Italy The German captain of a charity rescue ship, under investigation for aiding illegal immigration, said on Thursday she hoped the new EU Commission would work to let boat migrants enter Europe unhindered.

Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroup

17 Jul 2019

PALERMO, Italy Italian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown on a Sicilian Mafia family that was seeking to rebuild its power base after years of exile in the United States, Italian investigators said on Wednesday. | Video

Italy court says Eritrean in migrant case was victim of mistaken identity

12 Jul 2019

PALERMO, Italy An Italian court ruled on Friday that an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was the victim of mistaken identity and dismissed allegations that he was a ruthless, human-trafficking kingpin.

Italy court lifts house arrest on German captain, says she was protecting life

02 Jul 2019

AGRIGENTO, Italy An Italian judge ruled on Tuesday that the captain of a charity ship had not broken the law by crashing through a naval blockade, saying that by bringing rescued migrants to port she was carrying out her duty to protect life.

German migrant rescue ship captain goes before Italian court

01 Jul 2019

AGRIGENTO, Italy The German captain of a charity rescue ship appeared before a court in Sicily on Monday after she was arrested for forcing her way into an Italian port carrying migrants she had rescued off the Libyan coast.

Italy seizes NGO rescue boat for allegedly aiding illegal migration

03 Aug 2017

((This August 2 story corrects paragraph three to show boat has not been moved from Lampedusa.))

Italian police seize 1.6 billion euros of assets in mafia bust

08 Jul 2015

PALERMO, Italy Italian police seized assets worth more than 1.6 billion euros ($1.77 billion) on Wednesday from five Sicilian siblings suspected of links to the island's Cosa Nostra mafia, in one of the biggest ever such operations.

Italy's migrant crisis intensifies with murder arrests, drownings

17 Apr 2015

GENEVA/PALERMO, Italy Italian police arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing about a dozen Christians from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Thursday, as the crisis off southern Italy intensified. | Video

Italy's migrant crisis intensifies with murder arrests, drownings

16 Apr 2015

GENEVA/PALERMO, Italy Italian police arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing about a dozen Christians from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Thursday, as the crisis off southern Italy intensified. | Video

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