Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli

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

ROME | Italy wants to extend migrant rescue curbs to navy ships

ROME — The right-wing interior minister who closed Italy’s ports to aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean said Sunday that he wants to extend the prohibition to foreign navy ships. Matteo Salvini said he would bring up Italy’s desire to keep navy ships carrying rescued migrants from its ports when European Union interior … Continue reading ROME | Italy wants to extend migrant rescue curbs to navy ships