ROME – A law has been passed to allow the demolition of an Italian theatre in the Albanian city of Tirana, which has angered many and could throw into jeopardy the country’s bid to join the EU, political officials said on Monday.
ROME – Migrants who arrived in Sicily over the weekend after being rescued near Lampedusa have finally disembarked at the port of Pozzallo after several EU countries agreed to take them, government officials said on Monday.
LAMPEDUSA, Sicily – A British Royal Navy vessel, HMS Protector, and a Finance Guard motor boat rescued 450 migrants Saturday from a fishing boat off this tiny Italian island after Malta refused to respond to an appeal for help, shipping sources said.
In all 176 people were taken aboard the Protector, patrolling as part of the Frontex EU border control mission, and 266 others aboard the GDF Monte Sperone. Eight women and children were taken to Lampedusa on a Coast Guard motorboat to receive medical treatment.
ROME – Confronted by the jealous ex-husband of his lover, an African priest resorted to violence and a fight ensued, police reported on Friday. The story of secret love affair between a 40-year-old African priest and his fellow parishioner, a mother of two, was discovered by her divorced, yet still jealous, husband.
ROME – The ‘Anti-racism World Championship’, an important annual event in Italy, this year celebrated the hundredth Anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela under the theme “Be the Legacy”.
ROME – MPs from the Five Star Movement cracked open the champagne after parliament finally approved a bill to slash the sky-high pensions in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, political officials said on Friday.
It’s a good bye to the “Vitalizi”, or Italy’s huge pensions that previous members of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate had voted in for themselves. The speaker of the Chamber, Roberto Fico, approved the new act which will recalculate the allowance from Jan. 1, 2019.
ROME – Four people are being investigated in connection with the death of a 13-year-old student from Morolo in Frosinonee, who died after being dragged into the draining system of a hotel pool in the seaside resort of Sperlonga, police stated on Friday morning.
ROME – Opposition politicians called on Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to resign Friday after President Sergio Mattarella ordered Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to overrule the League leader and allow 67 shipwreck survivors to disembark from an Italian coast guard vessel at the Sicilian port of Trapani.
ROME – In response to Juventus’ 100 million euro deal in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, workers at Fiat have decided to go on strike to protest, the trade union said on Thursday.