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Putin meets pope, ‘welcoming’ populist govt during Italy trip

4 July 2019, 9:11 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome on Thursday, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by Italy’s populist government to ease sanctions despite Moscow’s ongoing crisis with the West.

Migrant boat with 86 on board sinks off Tunisia, 4 rescued

4 July 2019, 8:13 PM

More than 80 migrants have gone missing and only four were  rescued after their boat capsized off Tunisia crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, Tunisia’s coast guard said Thursday.

Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, disembarks from a Finance police boat and is escorted to a car, in Porto Empedocle.

German migrant rescue ship captain moved to secret location

3 July 2019, 11:31 AM

An Italian judge ordered 31-year-old Carola Rackete released from house arrest where she had been held since Saturday, when she disobeyed Italian military orders and entered the port of Lampedusa.

Italy’s unemployment rate drops below 10%

1 July 2019, 2:31 PM

Italy’s unemployment rate dropped below the symbolic 10% threshold in May to 9.9%, provisional data from the national statistics agency showed Monday.

Italian police cars

Italy arrests 18 for allegedly brainwashing and selling children

27 June 2019, 9:25 PM

Italian police have arrested 18 people including a mayor, doctors and social workers for allegedly brainwashing vulnerable children into thinking their parents had abused them so they could then be sold to foster parents.

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