Five Italy-bound Tunisian migrants drown, 49 rescued in Mediterranean

The bodies of five Tunisian migrants trying to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa were recovered from the sea Saturday while 49 others were rescued, Tunisia`s coast guard said.

EU to propose relocating 40,000 refugees from Italy, Greece

The European Commission is set to propose next week that 40,000 asylum seekers who have arrived by boat in Italy and Greece should be relocated across the continent in response to what it considers an emergency situation in both countries.

Francesco Molinari recovers to keep early lead
Francesco Molinari recovers to keep early lead

Italy`s Francesco Molinari overcame a shaky start to maintain his lead after completing his second round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday.

Italian football chief sacked for 'lesbian' comments
Italian football chief sacked for 'lesbian' comments

The president of Italy's amateur footall federation, Felice Belloli, was sacked from his post following reports he made homophobic comments against women footballers, according to reports.

Tunisia says Moroccan held in Italy supplied weapons for museum attackers

The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the Islamist militant attack on Tunisia`s Bardo Museum provided the weapons, a Tunisian official told Reuters on Thursday.

Boat migrant arrest over Tunisia attack sparks Italy row

Italy said Wednesday it had arrested a Moroccan illegal immigrant suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum, fuelling a row over the threat of jihadists arriving in Europe by boat.

Italy arrests Tunisia museum attack suspect: Police

Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in which 21 tourists were killed in March.

Italy sunglasses king gifts staff millions in birthday bonanza

 The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving the firm`s 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around nine million euros ($10 million).

Migrant surge puts Italy`s humanitarian instincts to the test

 With its refugee reception facilities bursting at the seams, Italy is starting to show the strains created by thousands of people washing up every week on its southern shores.

Palestinians clash with Israeli troops on West Bank

Clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters Saturday in the northern West Bank wounded five people, including two photographers, Palestinian sources said.

Video of migrant ship sunken off Libya shows hundreds of bodies

A navy video of the corpse-filled interior of the sunken fishing boat that capsized last month off Libya coupled with survivor testimony make plausible fears that some 800 smuggled migrants died in the shipwreck, prosecutors in Sicily said on Friday.

13 quarantined in Italy after Ebola virus infects nurse

A total of 13 people were in quarantine in Italy on Friday after a 37-year-old nurse from the Sardinian city of Sassari was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone.

Italy reports 3,600 migrant rescues in two days

Almost 3,600 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe over the past 48 hours, Italy said on Thursday, with sea conditions seen as perfect for attempting the crossing.

Sky`s the limit for Juve, scream Italian media
Sky`s the limit for Juve, scream Italian media

The `Sky is the Limit` for Juventus against Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin, screamed the Italian sports press a day after the Turin giants swept aside defending champions Real Madrid.

Italian nurse tests positive for Ebola

An Italian male nurse working with NGO Emergency tested positive for the Ebola virus after flying back to Italy from Sierra Leone, a media report said.

Libya `cruelty` drives dangerous crossings: Amnesty

Migrants in Libya face "cruelty" and abuse, driving many people to risk their lives in dangerous Mediterranean crossings aimed at reaching sanctuary in Europe, Amnesty International said on Monday.

European ministers hold talks on stemming tide of migrants

Defence ministers from five EU countries will meet Sunday for talks on a military campaign to stop human trafficking and reinforce the region`s defences against the flow of migrants from North Africa.

Rome airport in chaos after fire devastates terminal

 Scores of flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers had their travel plans wrecked Thursday after a fierce fire devastated part of a terminal at Rome`s Fiumicino airport.

Italy says may have found ship that carried 900 drowned migrants

Italy`s navy said on Thursday it believed it had found the wreck of a boat that sank last month killing up to 900 migrants off the coast of Libya, the Mediterranean`s most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory.

Italian navy finds migrant disaster boat

 The Italian navy announced Thursday it had located the sunken wreck of a migrant boat in which 700 people are feared to have died last month.