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Italy s far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrants

ROME, Italy – Prosecutors in Sicily on Saturday, August 25 opened an inquiry into Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for "illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power," reports said, over his refusal to allow over 100 rescued migrants off a coastguard ship.  At the same time, Salivini suggested ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerAug 26th, 2018

Italy threatens to return migrants to Libya in new standoff

Italy's firebrand interior minister threatened yesterday to return to Libya 177 migrants who have been aboard an Italian coast guard ship for days following another standoff with Malta......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Italy to demand closure of ports to international migrant ships

ROME, Italy – Italy wants to prevent ships operating for "international missions" from bringing migrants rescued off Libya to Italian ports, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Sunday, July 8. "On Thursday, I will put on the European table at Innsbruck a demand to close Italian ports to ships of international missions," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access

MADRID, Spain – A Spanish NGO said Saturday, June 30 it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, drawing condemnation from Italy's far-right interior minister who said they were not welcome in his country. The news comes a day after 3 babies were found dead ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Italy s interior minister in Libya for migrant crisis talks

Italy's firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a "great opportunity" and not a problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

ROME: Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port. The new rightwing and anti-immigrant Italian government last week banned the French NGO operated vessel the Aquarius, with more than 600 rescued migrants… link: Italy bans more migrant rescue boats.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Italy, Malta in diplomatic spat over migrant arrivals

ROME, Italy – Italy's new hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini engaged in a war of words with the Maltese government Friday, June 8, after accusing the Mediterranean island of not doing its fair share to take in migrants. "The good God put Malta closer to Africa than Sicily," said the nationalist Salvini, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May

Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned, admitting she “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets, in a body blow to the government as it faces public outrage over the targeting of the so-called Windrush generation of migrants. UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned Sunday, admitting… link: UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May

LONDON: Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned Sunday, admitting she “inadvertently misled” lawmakers about deportation targets, in a body blow to the government as it faces public outrage over the targeting of the so-called Windrush generation of migrants. Rudd, who had faced intensifying pressure over the treatment of elderly Commonwealth citizens primarily from the Caribbean, [...] The post UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to PM May appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Thousands protest in Rome over Italy s anti-migrant decree

ROME, Italy – Several thousand protesters rallied in Rome on Saturday, November 10 to protest against what they criticized as unfair anti-migrant policies promoted by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini . Waving banners with slogans "Black lives matter" and "Welcome for all; Open the borders", leftists joined anti-racism activists who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

ROME, Italy – Nearly 140 migrants who had been stranded on a boat at a port in Sicily were allowed to disembark early on Sunday, August 26, after Ireland and Albania agreed to take some of them in. The boat docked at Catania port on Monday, August 20, but Italy had ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Italy allows some migrants off stranded boat amid EU row

ROME, Italy (UPDATED) – Italy allowed 16 of the 150 migrants stranded on board a coastguard ship at a Sicily port to disembark on Saturday, August 25, as government officials face questioning over the refusal to let all passengers off, media reported.  The Diciotti vessel has been docked at the port ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Pakistan s Imran Khan faces probe by anti-graft bureau

A spokesman says Pakistan's next prime minister, Imran Khan, has appeared before an anti-graft bureau in connection with his alleged misuse of a government helicopter......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Pakistan s Imran Khan faces probe by anti-graft bureau

A spokesman says Pakistan’s next prime minister, Imran Khan, has appeared before an anti-graft bureau in connection with his alleged misuse of a government helicopter. Source link link: Pakistan's Imran Khan faces probe by anti-graft bureau.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Spain rescues over 200 migrants at sea

MADRID, Spain – Spain said it had plucked more than 200 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday, July 29, as the country's interior minister headed to Mauritania to try to boost cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration. Spain's maritime rescue service saved 211 migrants from 21 different boats in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

EU seeks solution to Italy’s concerns over migrant mission

Italy’s foreign minister says Rome will allow migrants rescued by a European Union naval operation to land over the coming weeks while EU nations figure out how to divide up new arrivals. EU seeks solution to Italy’s concerns over migrant mission Italy’s foreign minister says Rome will allow migrants rescued by a European Union naval… link: EU seeks solution to Italy’s concerns over migrant mission.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy, Malta dig heels in

ROME, Italy – Another 450 migrants on board two Frontex vessels were stranded at sea on Saturday, July 14, as Italy and Malta locked horns over whose responsibility it was to offer them safe harbor.  The migrants had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel which was identified early ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

ROME, Italy – Italy defiantly declared on Saturday, June 23, that its ports were closed to foreign-flagged rescue ships as German charity vessel Lifeline lay off the coast of Malta in limbo with more than 230 migrants aboard. Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Spain offers to take in stranded migrant ship

ROME, Italy – Spain offered Monday, June 11,  to take in a ship stranded in the Mediterranean with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants, including pregnant women and scores of children, were saved by the French charity SOS ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Minister: Islam ‘not part of Germany’

BERLIN, Germany --- Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline new interior minister declared that Islam is "not part of Germany" in an interview published Friday, setting off a political storm two days into her fourth term. Asked by the top-selling Bild daily whether the influx of Muslim migrants and asylum seekers to Europe's top economy over the past several decades meant that Islam now belonged to the fabric of the nation, Horst Seehofer replied "no". "Islam is not part of Germany. Christianity has shaped Germany including Sunday as a day of rest, church holidays, and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas," he said. "The Muslims who live among us are naturally part of...Keep on reading: Minister: Islam ‘not part of Germany’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

France says knife attacker was Tunisian with Italian papers

PARIS — France's interior minister says the man who fatally stabbed two young women in Marseille was a Tunisian who had lived in Italy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017