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German migrant rescue ship captain goes before Italian court

Jul 01 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.

Italian police arrest migrant-rescue ship captain after docking

Jun 29 2019

LAMPEDUSA, Italy Italian police arrested on Saturday the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the center of a standoff with the Italian government, after she docked at the island port of Lampedusa.

Rescue ship's captain accuses European states of abandoning migrants

Jun 28 2019

ON BOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Italy The captain of rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 said on Thursday European states have no interest in finding a political solution for the 42 migrants aboard her vessel, now positioned off the Italian island of Lampedusa. | Video

Families' anguish still raw as Genoa bridge demolition to begin

Feb 07 2019

GENOA, Italy Egle Possetti has to avert her eyes when she drives past the remains of the road bridge in Genoa as she cannot bear looking at the place where her sister was killed along with her family. | Video

Leftist militant returns to Italy to serve life sentence for murders

Jan 14 2019

ROME Former leftist guerrilla Cesare Battisti, facing a life sentence in Italy for murder, landed in Rome on Monday on a special flight from Bolivia, ending almost four decades on the run.

Italy refuses safe harbor to migrant ship, Spain also reluctant

Aug 13 2018

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by a humanitarian ship off the coast of Libya last week, setting up another standoff with European Union allies over taking in migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean. | Video

Humanitarian ship seeks European port for rescued migrants

Aug 13 2018

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Human rights groups called on European governments on Sunday to tell a charity ship where it can dock and let more than 140 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean disembark in safety.

Humanitarian ship rescues 141 migrants in first mission since row with Italy

Aug 10 2018

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS A humanitarian ship rescued 141 migrants packed onto wooden boats off the coast of Libya on Friday in its first mission since it was caught in a standoff with Italy and Malta over their refusal to let rescued migrants ashore.

Migrant rescue ship Aquarius won't take people back to Libya

Aug 05 2018

ON BOARD THE AQUARIUS Rescue ship Aquarius, which has picked up almost 3,000 migrants from the Mediterranean this year, will carry out rescue missions without waiting for orders from coastguards and will not return people to Libya, its search and rescue head said.

Migrant rescue ship Aquarius returns to sea after Italy-Malta dispute

Aug 01 2018

MARSEILLE, France The migrant rescue ship Aquarius, source of a dispute between Italy and Malta in June after both refused to accept more than 600 people it had picked up, will begin a new mission in the southern Mediterranean on Wednesday, organizers said.

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Iran denies its missile program is up for negotiation

Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program, contradicting the chief U.S. diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran.