Interior minister Marco Minniti went to Libya in an attempt to reduce migrant flows, earning praise and condemnation in equal measure for his approach
In his eight months in office, Marco Minniti, the austere Italian interior minister, has overseen a huge reduction in the number of African migrants and refugees reaching Italian shores from Libya.
At the last count in August, the figure was 87% down on the previous year.Continue reading...
Bologna prosecutor says he saw report sent to London about terrorist and that in Italy ‘we never let him out of our sight’
An Italian prosecutor who led an investigation into the London Bridge attacker Youssef Zaghba has said officials provided Britain with a written warning about the risk he posed last year, and were so concerned about him they monitored him while he was in the country.
Giuseppe Amato, the chief prosecutor in Bologna, told the [...]
Brussels rejects Trump’s offer to renegotiate landmark deal, as global politicians, business leaders and US state governors criticise president
The European Union has rejected Donald Trump’s offer to renegotiate the Paris climate agreement and pledged instead to bypass Washington to work with US business leaders and state governors to implement the historic accord’s commitments.
Less than 24 hours after the US president announced his decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement and strike a new, less ambitious deal with the [...]
Exclusive: Italian government official says no classified emails were compromised in attack believed to have lasted more than four months last year
Russia is suspected by Italian officials of being behind a sustained hacking attack against the Italian foreign ministry last year that compromised email communications and lasted for many months before it was detected, according to people familiar with the matter.
An Italian government official confirmed that the attack took place last spring and lasted for more than four months but did not infiltrate an encrypted system used for classified communications.