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.
Italy's Salvini wants 'guarantees' before rescued migrants land
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday called for "guarantees" before allowing an Italian coastguard ship with more than 60 migrants on board to dock.
Spain NGO ship saves 59 migrants, Italy refuses access
A Spanish NGO said Saturday it had rescued 59 migrants as they tried to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, drawing condemnation from Italy's far-right interior minister who said they were not welcome in his country.