Did Italian coast guard ignore Syrian refugee boat's SOS?
A Red Cross volunteer carries a baby wrapped in a blanket after migrants disembarked at the Sicilian Porto Empedocle harbor. (AP). JEDDAH: The Italian ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said he doubted the veracity of an audiotape that alleges Italy ...
Sicily: Montalbano's island
Camilleri himself has admitted as much, but as someone who, for 30 years, worked for RAI, the Italian state broadcaster that produced the series, he has a media professional's understanding of character upgrade: “My Montalbano,” he has said, “is less ...
400 migrants - including children - drowned in boat tragedy off Libya
Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, survivors who were brought to Italy said, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from north Africa. The Italian coastguard on ... Migrants on a ...
Thrown to the sharks: Migrants rescued during treacherous crossing claim body was tossed overboard - as it emerges ...
MV Aquarius rescues refugees on Mediterranean Sea
The rescued passengers are transferred over to British Navy ships, which will transport the refugees to Sicily on the Italian coast. Recovering from ... A Syrian father and his son smile on their arrival in Porto Empedocle in Sicily on December 30 ...
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Over 700 migrants feared dead in three Mediterranean shipwrecks
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"It really looks like that in the last period the situation is really worsening in the last week, if the news is confirmed," said Giovanna Di Benedetto, a Save the Children spokeswoman in Italy. Warmer waters and calmer weather of late have only ...
Nearly 1000 Libyan migrants heading for Europe are rescued from the Mediterranean in just 24 hours
Migrants wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel after being rescued in Porto Empedocle. .... More than 183 were expected to arrive at Pozzallo on Wednesday with an oil tanker while another 319 was approaching Porto Empedocle.
Death in the Mediterranean: What's driving the 2015 migrant crisis
Human rights organizations have appealed to EU authorities to establish a comprehensive response to the influx of migrants that shares responsibility rather than leaving Italy and other countries on the front line to fend for themselves, or simply ...
Dozens dead as second migrant boat overturns off of Libya coast... while Italian coast guard reveals they have ...
That brings the total of migrants who have been rescued since Monday to more than 7,000. Some 650 migrants are scheduled to arrive in the Sicilian city of Porto Empedocle later on Thursday, including the five dead bodies recovered by the Italian navy ...
100 may have drowned in shipwreck off Libya
At least 20 refugees dead after 4000 rescued in single day
Tensions Rise in Italy over What to Do with Illegal Immigrants
As thousands of illegal immigrants, mostly from Africa, continue to arrive to Italian shores, tensions are mounting over what to do with them. To take just one example, in the Sicilian coastal town of Porto Empedocle, 9,480 immigrants have already ...
France and Germany demand fewer refugees under EU's asylum seeker quota plan
Lampedusa-migrant-boat1-Getty.jpg An Italian policeman stands guard as migrants eat while waiting at the port of Lampedusa to board a ferry bound for Porto Empedocle in Sicily. Authorities on the Italian island of Lampedusa struggled to cope with a ...
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