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Sea-Watch group challenges Italy’s ban on entering waters

Italy has allowed migrant families rescued at sea by the humanitarian group Sea-Watch to be transferred to the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, but is refusing landfall to others. Continue reading

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France’s Le Pen predicts historic vote for populist parties

The leader of France’s far-right National Rally is predicting that a group of like-minded right-wing populists will achieve “an historic feat” in next week’s Europe-wide elections. Continue reading

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Italy closes investigation against Spanish rescue crew

A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation into two members of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms that stemmed from a standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over 218 migrants rescued at sea to the Libyan coast guard. Continue reading

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UniCredit profits up 25 percent, best 1Q in a decade

Italy’s largest bank by assets, UniCredit, posted its best quarter in a decade, with a 25% boost in first-quarter profits as the bank pushes ahead with a reorganization plan that includes deep cost-cutting. Continue reading

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Fiat Chrysler completes sale of components maker

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it has completed the sale of components maker Magneti Marelli to Japanese supplier Calsonic Kansei, allowing a special dividend to shareholders for the first time in a decade. Continue reading

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Italian to trace route of plastics into seas down 10 rivers

Italian explorer Alex Bellini plans to travel down the world’s 10 most polluted rivers on make-shift rafts, tracing the routes of plastics that pollute the world’s oceans. Continue reading

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Italian police detain 2 Colombians in killing, dismemberment

Italian police have detained two Colombians in connection with the killing of an unidentified victim whose body was found dismembered inside a suitcase that had been set on fire. Continue reading

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Milan’s Malpensa Airport temporarily shut by drone sighting

Milan’s Malpensa Airport was temporarily closed by a drone flying near a terminal, forcing four planes to be redirected to nearby airports. Continue reading

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