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France summons Italian ambassador to explain deputy PM’s ‘colonization’ remarks

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Eyebrow-raising remarks from Italy’s deputy prime minister, in which he blamed France for the migrant crisis, have reportedly earned the country’s ambassador to France a summons to explain the comments. On Sunday Luigi Di Maio, the deputy PM and leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, launched a scathing attack on France, which he accused Read More

Italian deputy PM calls on EU to sanction France for its 'continued colonization' of Africa

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The Italian deputy prime minister has blamed France for the European migrant crisis, accusing it of impoverishing African nations with “colonialist” policies. He promised to take the issue to the EU and other international bodies. Luigi Di Maio, leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and Italy’s Deputy PM, launched a scathing attack on France, Read More

170 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinkings

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Up to 170 migrants are feared dead after two accidents in which dinghies sank in the Mediterranean after leaving North Africa for Europe. One of the vessels capsized off Libya after departing the country on Thursday, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organisation Read More

China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018, more stimulus seen

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures to avert a sharper slowdown. A woman looks at job advertisements on a wall in Read More

117 migrants feared dead as dinghy capsizes off Libya

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Survivors from a rubber dinghy that capsized off Libya fear that more than 100 migrants may have died, a rescue official has said. The fragile vessel left the North African country two days ago and it sank in the Mediterranean, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman Read More

'They should rot in jail, not drink champagne': Salvini calls on Macron to stop shielding fugitives

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Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has called on French President Emmanuel Macron to hand over ex-communist militants who are said to be living in France instead of serving time in jail for murder and other historic crimes. “I appeal to the French president to return to Italy the fugitives that should not be drinking champagne Read More

German domestic spy agency to step up scrutiny of right-wing AfD party – reports

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Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) is to ramp up its investigation into alleged extremist activities of the right-wing AfD party, putting some of its structures under limited surveillance. The agency is expected to boost its work on monitoring public statements by the party’s members and its links to extremist groups, German Read More

Afghan serial offender deported from Germany & flown back… to Germany – media

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An Afghan man, who has 23 offenses in his criminal record in Germany, reportedly spent only a few hours on board a deportation flight to Kabul, but was sent back to Germany right after landing in Afghanistan. The male in question, identified as Mortaza D., was subject to deportation from Germany after being convicted for Read More

Italy’s Salvini suggests ‘European Spring’ to bring end to ‘German-French axis’ on continent

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Italy’s Euroskeptic deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has said he wants Italy and Poland to join together to create a “European Spring” which could end the long-standing French and German domination on the continent. Speaking during a press conference with Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński in Warsaw on Wednesday, Salvini said that Poland and Italy Read More