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Sicily: Island in the Mediterranean and region of Italy
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is one of the five Italian autonomous regions, in Southern Italy along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana.


Migrants disembark from German rescue ship seized in Italy

More than 100 migrants aboard a German migrant rescue ship that had been stranded at sea for a week were allowed to disembark in Sicily on Monday after Italian police confiscated the boat.
Reuters - Published

Italy’s Stromboli volcano erupts, sparking huge ash cloud

italy’s stromboli volcano erupts, sparking huge ash cloud
Italy’s Stromboli volcano off the coast of Sicily erupted Wednesday, according to fire fighters who rushed to put out wildfires sparked by lava flows. Emergency services scrambled to launch..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Sicily

Rome strikes deal with five EU nations over stranded migrants [Video]Rome strikes deal with five EU nations over stranded migrants

An Italian coastguard ship carrying migrants rescued at sea was given permission to dock but not to disembark in Sicily last weekend. Medical staff allowed to tour the ship found that the 116 people on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:46Published

EU seeks volunteer countries to take in migrants stranded at Italian port [Video]EU seeks volunteer countries to take in migrants stranded at Italian port

Germany says it is ready to take some migrants, refused permission to disembark from an Italian coastguard vessel in Sicily.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:36Published


Italian prosecutor orders seizure and evacuation of Open Arms migrant ship

An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the more than 80 remaining migrants on the Open Arms charity vessel to disembark in Sicily after the ship was stranded for days off Lampedusa.
France 24 - Published

Italy's Mount Etna volcano erupts, closes 2 airports

italy's mount etna volcano erupts, closes 2 airports
Rome, July 20 (IANS) Italy's Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, erupted overnight, spewing ash high into the air and closing two nearby airports. The mighty eruption of Sicily's Mount...
WorldNews - Published

Italy: Sicilian Mafia raids reveal links to US mob

italy: sicilian mafia raids reveal links to us mob
Those arrested connected with the notorious New York-based Gambino family. €3 million ($3.4 million) in assets were seized.Italian authorities arrested a number of Sicilian mobsters in Palermo in..
WorldNews - Published

Gambino crime family member among 16 nabbed in U.S.-Italy mafia raids

Crackdown by Italian cops and FBI targeted a Sicilian crime family purportedly trying to rebuild in Palermo with help from the Gambinos
CBS News - Published

Sicily Mafia raids uncover 'renewed' US mob link

Nineteen people are held as police say they have found ties between clans in Sicily and New York.
BBC News - Published

Italian, U.S. police make arrests as Mafia clan looks to regroup

Italian and U.S. police have launched a coordinated crackdown against major crime families who were looking to rebuild their Mafia powerbase in Sicily, Italian investigators said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Wrong Eritrean man arrested in Italy for being migrant smuggling kingpin

A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a ruling cheered by supporters who had for..
France 24 - Published

Hundreds of migrants continue to land in Italy despite port ban

hundreds of migrants continue to land in italy despite port ban
Some 76 more migrants landed in two waves in Sicily and Sardinia on Tuesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported. In the first landing, at Pozzallo in Sicily, some 53 North African migrants picked up by..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's Salvini closes migrant centre in Sicily

Italy's hard-line interior minister on Tuesday closed a migrant center in Sicily he called the largest in Europe, as he underlined the decrease in migrant arrivals since the populist government took..
France 24 - Published

Salvini Shuts Down Europe's One-Time Largest Migrant Center

salvini shuts down europe's one-time largest migrant center
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini attended the closure of what once was Europe's largest migrant reception center in Mineo, Sicily on Tuesday, according to BBC News. Salvini, of the right-wing..
WorldNews - Published

Taormina Film Fest: quinta giornata con Richard Dreyfuss, Alessandro Haber e Octavia Spencer

Penultima giornata del Taormina Film Fest, venerdì 5 luglio, alla presenza di ospiti internazionali come i Premi Oscar Richard Dreyfuss e Octavia Spencer. Spazio anche per grandi nomi italiani come..
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Volcano on Italian island of Stromboli erupts and kills at least one tourist

Eruptions from a volcano on the Sicilian island of Stromboli sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety Wednesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported. Officials said a hiker was killed..
CBS News - Published

Italian judge to rule on defiant migrant rescue ship captain

italian judge to rule on defiant migrant rescue ship captain
The German captain who defied Italian authorities and rammed her migrant rescue ship into a border police motorboat while docking remained under house arrest after questioning Monday before a judge in..
WorldNews - Published

German migrant rescue ship captain goes before Italian court

The German captain of a charity rescue ship appeared before a court in Sicily on Monday after she was arrested for forcing her way into an Italian port carrying migrants she had rescued off the Libyan..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Argentinian Army Officer Accused Of Murders Found In Italian Resort

ex-argentinian army officer accused of murders found in italian resort
Human rights groups have expressed outrage after a former Argentinian army officer accused of committing murder and forced disappearances during the 1976-83 military dictatorship was found enjoying a..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's Mount Etna erupts, clouding up Sicily's skies

Mount Etna is once more in eruption, due to the opening of two eruptive fractures according to the volcanologists of the Ingv Etna Observatory. - Published

Italy's new ruins: heritage sites being lost to neglect and looting

italy's new ruins: heritage sites being lost to neglect and looting
Overgrown and weathered, many historical monuments are disappearing as public funds for culture fail to match modern Italy’s inheritance Legend has it that the grotto hidden among the craggy cliffs..
WorldNews - Published

Italian police seize migrant boat, risking stand-off with deputy PM

Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a rescue boat anchored outside the port of Lampedusa in Sicily, triggering a potential tug-of-war with Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini who has..
Reuters - Published

The pistachios that need police protection

the pistachios that need police protection
In Sicily, police are moving to stop criminals stealing the island's pistachios ahead of this year's harvest.
BBC News - Published

Viral image of two young women kissing next to Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini hailed ...

viral image of two young women kissing next to italian far-right leader matteo salvini hailed ...
An image of two young women photobombing a selfie taken by far right Italian leader Matteo Salvini by kissing has been hailed after it was widely disseminated on social media. The photo was taken in..
WorldNews - Published

Giro deal with Sicily to include start of 2021 race

Giro d'Italia organizers have announced a deal with the Sicilian region to hold three stages on the island next year and the Grand Tour's start in 2021 - Published

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