Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

Sardinian shepherds pour milk on roads to protest low prices

ROME (AP) — Shepherds have been pouring milk on highways and town streets on the Italian island of Sardinia to protest prices paid by cheesemakers for their milk. On a fifth straight day of protests, the shepherds were joined on Tuesday by students in a march in Nuoro, Sardinia, where shopkeepers shut stores in solidarity. The … Continue reading Sardinian shepherds pour milk on roads to protest low prices

ROME | Italy sends plane to Bolivia to get seized fugitive Battisti

ROME—Jan 13, 2019— Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday to pick up fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder. The development sets the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice. Bolivian police … Continue reading ROME | Italy sends plane to Bolivia to get seized fugitive Battisti

WARSAW, Poland | Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy’s Salvini

WARSAW, Poland— Jan 10, 2019—Members of Poland’s populist ruling party are signaling some reservations about forming an alliance with the anti-migrant Italian League party. The head of the League, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, was in Warsaw on Wednesday trying to forge an alliance with Poland’s ruling populists before European Parliament elections in May. After a … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy’s Salvini

ROME | Rights guarantor boards migrant ship blocked in Italian port

ROME  — A delegation from Italy’s guarantor of personal rights office has boarded a coast guard ship in a Sicilian port with 150 migrants stuck aboard for days, after the Italian interior minister vowed none will set foot on Italian soil. The Diciotti rescued about 190 migrants in the Mediterranean on Aug. 16 and quickly … Continue reading ROME | Rights guarantor boards migrant ship blocked in Italian port

MILAN | Cars plunge in Italian highway bridge collapse; 25 killed

MILAN — A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. The city’s mayor said at least 25 people were killed, although some people were found alive … Continue reading MILAN | Cars plunge in Italian highway bridge collapse; 25 killed

ROME | Aid groups blame Italy after migrants are sent to Libya

ROME — Italian officials deflected responsibility Tuesday after 108 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean were returned to Libya, a move that humanitarian groups said could violate international law. Both Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli insisted that the rescue carried out by the Italian-flagged Asso Ventotto supply ship was coordinated by … Continue reading ROME | Aid groups blame Italy after migrants are sent to Libya