Italy

33yo Ronaldo at Juventus: Age isn’t important

TURIN, Italy — Cristiano Ronaldo believes age is just a number as he vows to do his best to bring Juventus the Champions League success it craves. Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week for 112 million euros ($131.5 million), and the world player of the year penned a four-year contract with the Serie … Continue reading 33yo Ronaldo at Juventus: Age isn’t important

ROME | Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

ROME  — Italy’s hard-line interior minister refused Thursday to let 67 migrants disembark from an Italian coast guard ship until an investigation determines whether any of them had violently threatened their rescuers to prevent being returned to Libya. The Diciotti ship pulled into the port of Trapani after taking on board the migrants from an … Continue reading ROME | Italy forces new standoff, refuses to let migrants disembark

ROME | The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

ROME — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Germany’s top security official has made light of the fact that his country deported 69 asylum-seekers to Afghanistan — on his 69th birthday. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer remarked on the number Tuesday, but said of the deportation flight: … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: German official notes 69 birthday deportations

BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Italy’s 5-Stars: Migration ‘hypocrisy’ must end

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement is demanding that European countries step up and actually take action to deal with hundreds of thousands of migrants on the continent, warning that the future of Europe is at stake. The 5-Stars, who are in a ruling … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | The Latest: Italy’s 5-Stars: Migration ‘hypocrisy’ must end

PARIS  | The Latest: Italy: Europe must unite to manage migrants

PARIS — The Latest on global migration and World Refugee Day (all times local): 12 noon Italian President Sergio Mattarella says it is up to a united European Union to manage the arrival of refugees forced to flee their homelands. In a message for World Refugee Day Wednesday, Mattarella said “the international community must work … Continue reading PARIS  | The Latest: Italy: Europe must unite to manage migrants

CATANIA, Sicily  | The Latest: Italy summons French ambassador in migrant spat

CATANIA, Sicily — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Italy has summoned the French ambassador for consultations after French President Emmanuel Macron criticized what he called Italy’s cynicism and irresponsibility in turning away a migrant rescue ship with more than 600 people aboard. A statement from the … Continue reading CATANIA, Sicily  | The Latest: Italy summons French ambassador in migrant spat

CATANIA, Sicily  | The Latest: Charity urges Italy, Malta to allow migrants in

CATANIA, Sicily  — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 1 p.m. The aid group Doctors Without Borders is urging Italy and Malta to reconsider their decision to refuse to let a rescue vessel carrying hundreds of migrants dock in their ports, saying the migrants are too “exhausted and stressed” for another four … Continue reading CATANIA, Sicily  | The Latest: Charity urges Italy, Malta to allow migrants in

ROME  | Italy national pride on display after political crisis ends

ROME — Italians are marking the anniversary of the founding of their republic with a pomp-filled military parade and the first official outing of its populist government, installed after a three-month political crisis. Italy’s famed aeronautic acrobatic squad has flown low and loud over downtown Rome trailing smoke in the red, white and green of … Continue reading ROME  | Italy national pride on display after political crisis ends