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Record Number of Boat Migrants Reach Italy this Year

By Steve Scherer ROME, Nov 28 – The number of migrants who have reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year has already topped a previous record set two years ago, official data show, as pressure on Italy’s shelter and asylum systems grows. Italy has borne the brunt of new arrivals since the implementation

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The Art of Food: Artisan Dubai

A three Michelin star chef brings her experience to Dubai By Meera Pattni Florence was one of the many cities I had hoped to visit when I lived abroad. Everyone always talked about the food there. The dessert, they would say, ‘it feels like everything suddenly makes sense, and nothing else matters. And no, it

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Italian Prosecutor in Egypt to Discuss Probe Into Student’s Killing

CAIRO, Nov 1  – Italy’s deputy chief prosecutor arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss developments in the investigation into the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, sources at Cairo airport said. Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by his friends on Jan. 25. His body, showing signs

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Daesh, Refugees Top Agenda for Italy PM’s Visit to White House

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 18  – President Barack Obama will welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday for an official visit in which they will discuss the shared fight against Daesh and the future of Europe which faces slow growth and a refugee crisis. Italy has been an ally in Washington’s efforts in

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Nearly 11,000 Migrants Rescued in Last 48 Hours off Libya

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Oct 5  – More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday off the Libyan coast and 28 bodies recovered, bringing the total number of people rescued in the last 48 hours to nearly 11,000, Italy’s coast guard said on Wednesday. More than 20 people were reported to have suffocated in the

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More than 6,000 Migrants Rescued from Sea in A Single Day, 22 Dead

ROME, Oct 3  – About 6,055 migrants were rescued and 22 found dead on the perilous sea route to Europe on Monday, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italian and Libyan officials said. Italy’s coastguard said at least nine migrants had died and a pregnant woman and a child had been taken

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Italian Prosecutors Drop Case Against Erdogan’s Son

BOLOGNA, Sept 21  – Italian prosecutors have dropped a money laundering case against the son of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, their office said on Wednesday. The decision, which has yet to be confirmed by a senior judge – usually a formality – came six weeks after Erdogan complained in a television interview that his son

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Egyptian Prosecutor Heads to Rome to Discuss Regeni Investigation

CAIRO, Sept 8  – Egypt’s public prosecutor left for Rome on Thursday to present his Italian counterpart with the latest findings in the investigation into the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, state news agency MENA said. Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by his friends on Jan.

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Italy Breaks Up Ring Smuggling Syrian Refugees to Western Europe

ROME, Sept 7 – Italian police said on Tuesday they had broken up a criminal network that smuggled mostly Syrian refugees across the Balkans to Western Europe. International police forces arrested 21 people in Austria, Germany and Italy on suspicion of people smuggling, a police statement said. The arrests followed an investigation conducted by prosecutors in

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Italy Rescues 6,500 Migrants from Mediterranean

ROME, Aug 30  – Some 6,500 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast in 40 separate rescue missions on Monday, the Italian coast guard said on Twitter, in one of the largest influxes of refugees in a single day so far this year. The migrants were packed on board scores of boats, many of them

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