Italy

Migrants and Soldiers Confront Each Other in Naples

Via RT A video showing a confrontation between Italian soldiers and immigrants on the streets of Naples has gone viral. In the clip, the troops appear to arrest a man before being confronted by others, who attempt to wrest the detained man free. The grainy video was posted to the …

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The EU Can’t Solve Italy’s Migration Crisis

Via Politico Since 2015, immigration has become a major flashpoint in Europe. It motivated Brexit. It fuels populism and xenophobia across the bloc. Can it now upend Italian politics? Italy is under huge strain. The country has seen 85,000 new arrivals so far this year, a 10 percent increase over …

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African Migrant Stabs Bus Driver in the Chest, Attacks Police

Via Breitbart The Italian news agency ANSA says an apparently drunken 19-year-old asylum seeker from Ivory Coast has stabbed a public transit bus driver in the Tuscan city of Siena, causing a serious injury. ANSA said the police, alerted by passengers waiting for the bus at midday Saturday, shot the …

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Thirty-Six Migrants Arrested in Milan’s Central Station

Via The Local Italy Thirty-six people have been detained by police following a blitz outside Milan’s central train station as the city grapples with new migrant arrivals. The sweep on Wednesday came a week after a migrant from Guinea stabbed a police officer outside the station. The man was later …

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African Migrants Fear for Future as Europe Struggles with Surge in Arrivals

Via Reuters Three years after he risked his life crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy on a small boat crammed with migrants, 22-year-old Sow Muhammed can hardly believe his luck. The former street hawker from Guinea now works as a caterer in Venice, rents his own apartment, and …

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Defend Europe Ship Tries to Block Migrants at Sea

Via Aljazeera Far-right activists have set sail in a boat with plans to prevent the arrival of Europe-bound boats carrying refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, sparking criticism from an anti-racism monitor. Defend Europe, the group behind the journey which began Sunday, said on its fundraising page that its …

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