• coronavirus pandemic Jul 6

    Italian Marine Animals Adapt to Life Without Humans

    The Italian coast guard is releasing a study which shows the recovery of marine life during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2019

    Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by US Turns Off Tracker Near Syria

    An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon, leading to renewed speculation on Tuesday that it will head to Syria. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, follows a pattern of Iranian oil tankers turning off their Automatic Identification System to try and mask where they deliver their cargo...

  • spokesman Aug 27, 2019

    UN Says 40 Migrants Feared Drowned in Capsizing Off Libya

    A boat carrying dozens of migrants bound for Europe capsized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, with at least 40 people missing and presumed drowned, U.N. officials said, as a support group reported it had gotten a call from someone on the vessel “crying and shouting” that passengers had died already. At least 65 migrants, mostly from Sudan, were...

  • United States Aug 19, 2019

    Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

    An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously named Grace 1, set course for Kalamata, Greece, with an estimated arrival on...

  • food Jul 3, 2019

    Airstrike Hits Libyan Detention Center, Killing 44 Migrants

    An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants near the Libyan capital early Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the U.N. mission to the war-torn country said. The airstrike raises further concerns about the European Union’s policy of partnering with Libyan militias to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean, which often leaves them at the...

  • georgia Jun 11, 2019

    Warming Climate May Reduce Sea Life by 17%, Study Finds

    The world’s oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) that the world’s oceans warm, the total mass of sea animals is projected to drop by 5%, according to a comprehensive...

  • France Jun 9, 2019

    Cruise Line Says Search for Passenger in Mediterranean Ended

    A cruise operator says a passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman has been called off without her being found. Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a photographed statement Sunday that said the woman went into the sea Saturday while the Norwegian Epic was sailing from Cannes, France to Palma de...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    Report: Iran Prepares to Withdraw From Parts of Nuclear Deal

    Iran on Wednesday will announce it is partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, its state-run news agency reported, a year to the day that President Donald Trump pulled America from the accord. The terms of the withdrawal remain unclear, though the IRNA news agency said President Hassan Rouhani will explain Iran’s decision in letters to...

  • Europe Apr 1, 2019

    Dead Pregnant Whale Had 48 Lbs of Plastic in Its Belly

    An 8-meter (26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly, prompting the World Wildlife Foundation to sound an alarm Monday over the dangers of plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea. The environmental group said the garbage recovered from the sperm whale’s stomach included a corrugated tube for electrical works, plastic...

  • Europe Mar 28, 2019

    Tanker Hijacked by Rescued Migrants Arrives Safely in Malta

    A Maltese special operations team on Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Armed military personnel stood guard on the ship’s deck, and a dozen or so migrants were also visible, as the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1 docked at...

  • Donald Trump Oct 22, 2018

    Malta Academic in Trump Probe Has History of Vanishing Acts

    A court document made public last year by U.S. prosecutors alleged that it was Joseph Mifsud who dropped the first hint of the hacking that rocked the 2016 U.S. election when he met Trump adviser George Papadopoulos on April 26, 2016, in London and told him the Kremlin had “thousands of emails” on his Democratic presidential rival, Hillary Clinton. An...

  • Facebook Aug 17, 2018

    Shaken Italy Bridge Collapse Survivor Describes Plunge: ‘The World Came Down'

    One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. “It came down, everything, the world came down,” said 33-year-old Davide Capello, a firefighter and soccer player who walked away traumatized...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2018

    Trump Says He Would ‘Certainly Meet' With Iran's Rouhani

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with meeting.”

  • Italy Jul 22, 2018

    Pope Appeals for End of Migrant Shipwrecks, Prays for Dead

    Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers’ boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies. Francis in his traditional Sunday appearance to faithful in St. Peter’s Square expressed sorrow over recent deaths in the Mediterranean Sea and assured victims’ loved ones of his prayers.

  • Europe Jun 16, 2018

    Spain Saves 933 Migrants From Boats Crossing Mediterranean

    Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total of 68 different smuggling boats that its rescue craft intercepted throughout Friday and Saturday morning after...

  • Europe Jun 11, 2018

    Spain Accepts Migrant Ship Denied by Italy

    A ship carrying hundreds of migrants was stuck at sea Monday after Italy and the small Mediterranean island nation of Malta both refused to allow the rescue vessel to dock....
    Later, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his country would take in the migrants....
    “It is our obligation to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a ‘safe harbor’ to these people,”...

  • Europe Jun 1, 2018

    Italian Populists Sworn Into Power as Euroskeptics Cheer

    Italy’s president swore in western Europe’s first populist government Friday, featuring a mix of anti-establishment and right-wing ministers who have promised an “Italy first” agenda that has alarmed Europe’s political establishment. The continent’s euroskeptic politicians cheered the birth of the new government coalition of the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League party.

  • Europe May 29, 2018

    Looming Italian Election Seen as Referendum on EU and Euro

    Italian populists vowed Monday to convert voter anger over their thwarted bid to govern for the first time into a kind of plebiscite on the European Union, financial markets and eurozone membership as the country found itself propelled to fresh elections as soon as late summer. Amid the political turmoil, Carlo Cottarelli, an economist with International Monetary Fund experience, was...

  • Europe Mar 19, 2018

    Italy Election: Euroskeptic Parties Surge, But No Majority

    A rival pair of populist and stridently anti-European Union political forces surged in Italy’s parliamentary election at the expense of the country’s traditional political powers, but neither gained enough support to govern alone, preliminary results showed Monday. With no faction winning a clear majority and a hung Parliament expected, the results confirmed that negotiations to form a new government that...

  • Europe Sep 12, 2017

    UN: More Than 75 Percent of Europe-Bound Youth Migrants Report Abuse

    More than three out of four of migrants aged 14-24 report being subjected to forced labor, sexual abuse and other forms of exploitation while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy, the United Nations’ children’s and migration agencies said in a report Tuesday. Children from central and southern Africa face more abuse, including discrimination and racism, relative...

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