Tag Archives: Italy

Italian police hope for Christmas reunion between migrant child and mother

By Umberto Bacchi LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A mother & her four-year-old daughter who were separated after fleeing the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Ivory Coast may…

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Italy rescues 910 boat migrants, finds one body

MILAN (Reuters) – More than 900 migrants were rescued in four separate operations in the Strait of Sicily on Saturday & emergency services recovered one corpse, Italy's coast guard said….

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In symbolic move, Starbucks to open first shop in Italy

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says it plans to enter probably its most intimidating market yet: Italy. The coffee chain said Sunday that the first Starbucks will open in Milan…

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No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis

Berlin (AFP) – The German & Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx yet failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a…

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Mass rally against gay civil unions in Italy capital

Rome (AFP) – Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to protest in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for…

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Italy navy recovers six bodies, rescues 290 from migrant boats

View gallery Migrants are rescued by the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, in this picture released on Janua … ROME (Reuters) – Italy's navy rescued 290 migrants & recovered six…

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Migrants board Calais ferry in bid to get to Britain

Calais (France) (AFP) – Dozens of migrants briefly boarded a moored ferry in the northern French port of Calais on Saturday in a bid to reach Britain before police removed…

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Arrests in Burkina Faso attack probe, Italy lays wreath for boy

Ouagadougou (AFP) – Burkina Faso police were questioning several people on Wednesday, including four seen talking to the jihadist gunmen who killed 30 people after storming a top hotel &…

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Biodegradable bodies for more eco-friendly robots

By Matthew Stock Scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology are developing 'smart materials' that could lead to robots that will decompose like a human body once they've reached the…

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Italian medieval village orders elderly to defy death

Sellia (Italy) (AFP) – The Grim Reaper has received his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly & dwindling population to…

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