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Italian PM to resign, denounces Salvini for sinking government

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ROME Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

Spain sends warship to pick up migrants off Italy's coast

LAMPEDUSA/MADRID Spain ordered a naval vessel on Tuesday to the Italian island of Lampedusa to bring migrants stranded there on a rescue boat to Mallorca after some of them jumped overboard, amid a prolonged stand-off with Italy's government over their fate. | Video

Spain, World, 10:58am EDT

Italian PM Conte denounces Salvini for toppling government

ROME Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.

World, 10:15am EDT

Open Arms suggests Italy take rescue ship migrants to Spain

MADRID/LAMPEDUSA The commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain.

World, 8:32am EDT

Italy's PD has 'good' initial talks with 5-Star: PD source

ROME Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD) has had good, initial contacts with the ruling 5-Star Movement over the possibility of forging a coalition, a PD source with knowledge of the talks said on Monday.

World, Aug 19 2019

Spain makes new offer to charity boat with migrants on board

MADRID/ROME Spain on Sunday offered to allow a charity boat situated off the coast of Italy with more than 100 people on board to dock at the nearest Spanish port after the Open Arms charity rejected a plan to dock in Algeciras because it was too far away. | Video

World, Spain Aug 18 2019

Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

ROME/LUCCA Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of resurrecting the ruling coalition.

World, Aug 18 2019

Ferrari will expand its lineup of road cars, but not too much

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari NV will expand sales of easier-driving grand touring cars, but will not try to chase rival Porsche's annual sales volume, Ferrari Chairman John Elkann told an audience of classic car enthusiasts gathered at this storied golf resort on the Pacific coast.

Aug 18 2019

Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

LAMPEDUSA/BARCELONA A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

World, Aug 17 2019

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

ROME/MADRID Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean. | Video

World, Aug 17 2019
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Hong Kong leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos

HONG KONG Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a way out" for the Chinese-ruled city.