Italy's Di Maio eyes curbs on newspapers' ad revenues
Luigi Di Maio, a key figure in Italy's populist government, has taken aim at the country's newspapers, accusing them of "polluting the debate" and threatening to pull advertising by state-owned companies. "The newspapers... are now polluting the public debate every day and the worst is that they are doing it with public money," the deputy…
Italy's Salvini hits out after UN migrant criticism
Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini lashed out at the UN's new rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday after she criticised the country's treatment of migrants.
Merkel 'underestimated' migrant challenges, says Italy's Salvini
Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini said Chancellor Angela Merkel "underestimated" the troubles that mass immigration would bring, linking her open borders stance to the racist violence that has rocked the German city of Chemnitz.
Glo Slasher customers to enjoy up to 85% reduction on foreign calls
In line with its forte to constantly add value to subscribers’ experience on the network, Globacom has reduced the cost of its international calls by up to 85 per cent. The discount is one of the benefits of the Glo Slasher recently launched by the company. Glo Slasher empowers subscribers to make calls to over 200 destinations at amazing…
Deadly clashes resume near Libya's capital
Violent clashes resumed late Thursday afternoon between rival militias south of the Libyan capital, just hours after a truce was announced to end fighting that has killed almost 30 people since Monday. The fighting broke out on Monday in suburbs south of Tripoli and continued into Wednesday evening after a truce collapsed, despite an appeal…
Searches continue after deadly Italy flash floods
Italian rescuers continued their search Tuesday for possible survivors of deadly flash flooding in the Calabria region's Pollino national park, described by hikers as an "avalanche of water".
Italy buries bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers
A state funeral service was underway Saturday in Italy to commemorate dozens of people killed in Genoa's bridge disaster, as some outraged relatives shunned official ceremonies and rescuers pulled more bodies from the wreckage.
Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day
Italy's populist government intensified its attacks Thursday on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed dozens of people in Genoa, as rescuers picked through rubble on the third day of desperate efforts to find survivors. Anger is mounting over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi…
Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal
The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.