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Italy tells rescue ship to take migrants to the Netherlands


ROME Italy's anti-immigrant interior minister accused a German charity on Thursday of ignoring coastguard orders when its Dutch-flagged ship picked up 226 migrants off Libya's coast and he said they should be taken to the Netherlands not Italy.

Italy and Germany clash as migration cuts to the core of EU unity

BRUSSELS/ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration was withdrawn following a clash between himself and Germany over the issue that has split Europe and undermined Chancellor Angela Merkel.

World, Germany, 11:30am EDT

Exclusive: JSW Steel plans bid for ArcelorMittal's Romanian plant

LONDON/MUMBAI India's biggest steelmaker JSW Steel is expected to make a bid for ArcelorMittal's Galati plant in Romania, three sources told Reuters, potentially competing against Ukraine's Metinvest and Italy's Marcegaglia.

9:27am EDT

Eurosceptics to head Italian parliamentary finance committees

ROME Two leading eurosceptics from Italy's far-right League, Claudio Borghi and Alberto Bagnai, were picked on Thursday to head important parliamentary committees, as the League and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement put together their coalition government.

World, 9:03am EDT

Steelworks test mettle of Italy's anti-establishment government

TARANTO, Italy The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement campaigned for years to close Ilva, Europe's largest steelworks which has brought death, environmental disaster and jobs to this corner of southern Italy.

World, 7:36am EDT

Italy's Osteria Francescana scoops world's best restaurant prize

BILBAO, Spain Italy's Osteria Francescana took the top spot at the World's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony on Tuesday, garnering praise for playful use of local ingredients in dishes including "Five Ages of Parmigiano Reggiano". | Video

France, Jun 20 2018

EU tries to ease German and Italian concerns over migration

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will try to reassure Germany and Italy over migration at a summit next week as a stand-off in Berlin threatens Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

World, Germany, Jun 19 2018

Italy wants EU border agency in Africa, not at sea

ROME Italy wants Europe's border agency to stop migrants in transit countries before they board boats rather than working in the Mediterranean, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations, Jun 19 2018

Autogrill considers moves to boost value but has no firm plans

MILAN Italy's Autogrill said on Tuesday it was always looking for opportunities to boost the group's value after a report the travel caterer was considering listing its U.S. unit HMSHost.

Jun 19 2018

Italian interior minister wants census of Roma communities

ROME Italy's new government plans to carry out a census of the Roma community with an eye to kicking out anyone staying in the country illegally, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday.

World, Jun 18 2018

U.S. identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed to destroy

WASHINGTON The missile engine test site that President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had committed to destroy is a major facility in the western part of the country that has been used for testing engines for long-range missiles, according to a U.S. official. | Video