Sicily

PALERMO, Sicily | Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia

PALERMO, Sicily— Pope Francis appealed to Mafiosi to renounce their quests for power and money as he visited Sicily on Saturday to honor a priest slain by mob henchmen for trying to protect youths from the evil clutches of organized crime. The daylong trip by Francis to the Mediterranean island where the Cosa Nostra is … Continue reading PALERMO, Sicily | Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia

PALERMO, Sicily | Police say Sicily gangsters crushed limbs in insurance fraud

PALERMO, Sicily — Italian police say gangsters dropped 25-kilo (55-pound) weights on the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other indigents in an insurance fraud racket that faked car accidents to obtain hundreds of thousands of euros in claim payments. Palermo police official Rodolfo Ruperti on Wednesday said 11 persons, including a nurse suspected of … Continue reading PALERMO, Sicily | Police say Sicily gangsters crushed limbs in insurance fraud

ROME  | Rescued migrants questioned in Sicily about alleged threats

ROME  — Italian prosecutors are investigating alleged threats by migrants against a tugboat crew who rescued them in the sea off Libya. An Italian coast guard vessel brought back 67 migrants Thursday night to Trapani, in western Sicily. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has said a Sudanese and a Ghanaian among the migrants allegedly tried to … Continue reading ROME  | Rescued migrants questioned in Sicily about alleged threats

CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: Italian minister cancels trip to France

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Italy’s finance minister has canceled a planned meeting in Paris with his French counterpart after the two countries clashed over Italy’s decision to refuse entry to a migrant rescue ship. The office of Finance Minister Giovanni Tria … Continue reading CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: Italian minister cancels trip to France

CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: More migrants seeking asylum in Albania

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s response to mass immigration (all times local): 7:25 p.m. A senior official in Valencia says the Spanish port city expects three ships carrying 629 migrants rescued at sea to arrive by the end of the week. Monica Oltra, the Valencia regional government’s vice president said Tuesday that … Continue reading CATANIA, Sicily | The Latest: More migrants seeking asylum in Albania

SCIACCA, Sicily | Lorenzo-Vera leads by 2 into final round at Sicilian Open

SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) — Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France hit a stunning 8-under-par 63 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sicilian Open on Saturday. Lorenzo-Vera fired an impressive 64 in high winds on Friday and he went one better, hitting eight birdies — including three in a row — to reach … Continue reading SCIACCA, Sicily | Lorenzo-Vera leads by 2 into final round at Sicilian Open

SCIACCA, Sicily | SCIACCA, SicilyGuerrier, Bjerregaard lead by one shot of Sicilian Open

SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) — Julien Guerrier of France and Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark had a one-stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Sicilian Open on Friday. Guerrier was the only player in the field yet to drop a shot after adding a 65 to his opening 68 to be 9-under-133, a total later matched … Continue reading SCIACCA, Sicily | SCIACCA, SicilyGuerrier, Bjerregaard lead by one shot of Sicilian Open