The presidents of Italy's wealthy northern regions of Veneto and Lombardy have claimed victory in autonomy referendums that seek to grab additional powers and tax revenue from Rome.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
Economist Mario Monti won some pledges of support today to lead a new technocratic government to rescue Italy from financial disaster, but not from the Northern League, a long-time ally of Silvio Berlusconi.
Sun, 13 Nov, 2011
A train carrying Tunisian immigrants from Italy was halted at the French border today in an escalation of an international dispute over the fate of North African migrants fleeing political unrest for refuge in Europe.
Sun, 17 Apr, 2011
IRELAND is considering taking a handful of Libyan political refugees following a request from Malta for help with looking after about 2,000 who landed on the island following the uprising against the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2011
Italian coastguards were trying to rescue migrants lost at sea today after their boat capsized off the coast of Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island close to North Africa, officials said, but many were feared dead.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2011
ITALY warned it was facing a refugee and humanitarian emergency, with some 15,000 Tunisians having arrived in recent weeks and fears that the start of US and European airstrikes on Libya could unleash even more migrants.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2011
Italy has warned it faces a humanitarian crisis with some 1,600 refugees from Tunisia arriving in its waters over the past two weeks following unrest there.
Fri, 11 Feb, 2011
ITALIAN police arrested scores of suspected mobsters yesterday, including three top fugitives believed linked to the gangland-style slaying of six African immigrants near Naples, authorities said.
Wed, 01 Oct, 2008
Alitalia expected cancellations or delays for as many as 250 flights today as workers continued wildcat protests, while the Italian labour minister warned that the government would not bail out the troubled airline.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2006
Italy’s labour minister has called for a referendum to see whether Italians want to temporarily bring back the lira after widespread popular discontent over high prices that many blame on the introduction of the euro.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2005
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