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ROME – The captain of Sea Watch 3, the migrant-rescue ship at sea for two weeks after it was denied entry into Italy, has decided to defy authorities and land in Lampedusa anyway, reports Il Messaggero.

 Despite warnings from a police boat, the German NGO’s rescue ship carrying 43 migrants refused to change course after entering Italian waters. She is now docked outside the port of Lampedusa, where police are waiting on the piers, and is expected to enter tonight when a commercial ferry leaves.  

26 Jun 2019
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ROME – Italy’s women dispatched a disciplined Chinese side 2-0 to burst into the last 8 in the women's World Cup in France. For head coach Milena Bertolini, it is all part of their “mission” to help Italy “discover and appreciate the women’s game.”

 An offside goal didn’t put off striker Valentina Giacinti who converted again with an opportunistic goal after just 15 minutes of play. Giacinti, who was named FIFA’s player of the match, was first to a loose ball off a blocked shot from teammate Eliza Bartoli after a beautiful build-up.

26 Jun 2019
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ROME – Cardinal Raymond Burke has severed ties with his once-ally, former White House adviser Steve Bannon, and his institute designed to train future populist leaders. The apparent cause of discontent was Mr. Bannon’s desire to make a film about the Vatican’s homosexual subculture, according to Inside the Vatican.

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ROME – The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected an appeal from the search-and-rescue NGO Sea Watch to force Italy to allow migrants to disembark, according to sources at the interior ministry reported in Il Fatto Quotidiano.

 The ECHR did, however, insist Tuesday that Italy “is expected to provide assistance to persons on board who are vulnerable because of their age or state of health.”

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ROME – The Repubblica metro station will finally reopen Wednesday afternoon. It has been shut for over eight months because of problems with its escalators, setting something of a trend in the central Rome metro as Spagna and Barberini followed suit. 

 The station on line A was closed on October 23. It has remained shut to the public for 246 days, since an accident injured some 24 CSKA Moscow fans when an escalator collapsed. In the interim period, transport authorities have managed to get four of the six escalators working again.

26 Jun 2019