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Italian far-right leader Matteo Salvini in court over migrant detention claims
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Salvini in court to head off migrant trial; Italy's right rallies roundCATANIA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini went to court on Saturday to try to persuade a judge not to charge him with illegally detaining migrants at sea - a crime that carries..
WorldView: Israeli settlements, Big Ben's repair, and moreThe U.N. has released a list of more than 100 companies doing business in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, putting them at risk of boycotts. The Italian parliament has revoked the..
Far-right ltalian leader facing new trial for 'illegally' keeping rescued migrants on boat for 19 daysItaly's Senate has voted to allow prosecutors to put ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini on trial on charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea.
Italy's Salvini to face new trial over migrant ship blockadeSenators enable the prosecution of the ex-interior minister for blocking a migrant ship's entry.
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Tenor Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated himROME (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel “humiliated and offended” by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted. Bocelli..
Italy Senate panel votes down Salvini probe over stranded migrantsAn Italian Senate committee on Tuesday rejected a request by magistrates to investigate Matteo Salvini, head of the rightwing League party, for refusing a migrant rescue boat permission to land last..
Italy's far-right League hurt by response to coronavirus in heartlandThe coronavirus crisis has left Italy's northern economic powerhouse a disaster zone and raised awkward questions for far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini's League party, which has dominated the..
Looking to moderate image, Italy's Salvini says his League party isn't far rightItaly's Matteo Salvini denied on Thursday that his League party is a far-right group, instead portraying it as a moderate force that wants to broaden its appeal to metropolitan voters who have..
Italy's Salvini says might back revoking Atlantia's motorway licenseThe head of Italy's opposition League party, Matteo Salvini, said on Thursday he would back any move to strip Atlantia of its motorway concession if there were the legal grounds to do so.
Italy's Senate lifts Salvini's immunity, paves way for trialFar-right leader Matteo Salvini is set to face charges of illegally detaining migrants at sea after Italian lawmakers voted to strip him of immunity, reports showed. The League leader could face up to..
Italian Senate lifts immunity of defiant Salvini over migrant boatItalian senators voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations that he illegally detained migrants at..
Italian Senate votes to lift Salvini’s immunity, paving way for trial over migrant detentionsItalian senators voted on Wednesday to lift immunity for far-right leader Matteo Salvini, opening the way for a potentially career-ending trial over accusations he illegally detained migrants at sea..
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Put me on trial, defiant Salvini says in Italian migrant boat caseMatteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, defiantly asked on Wednesday to be put on trial for detaining migrants at sea last year, even though the case could potentially sink his..
Matteo Salvini: Senate votes on migrant detention trialFormer interior minister Matteo Salvini could be charged with illegally holding migrants at sea.
Italy's Salvini risks new trial over alleged migrant kidnappingA special tribunal has recommended that far-right League leader Matteo Salvini should stand trial for holding scores of people on board a charity ship last August, in one of his last migrant standoffs..
Italy's Salvini loses 'aura of invincibility' in Emilia setbackMatteo Salvini's surprisingly clear defeat in a key regional election on Sunday brusquely halts what seemed an unstoppable rise for the Italian hard-right leader and disrupts his progress toward..
Italy's Salvini loses key regional vote, in relief for governmentItaly's right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini failed to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought relief to the center-left and..
Italy's right-wing leader Salvini fails to seize left's northern stronghold in regional electionsItaly's right-wing leader Matteo Salvini failed in his effort to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought huge relief to the..
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Salvini faces setback in Italian regional electionThe Italian far-right leader had focused heavily on campaigning in the Emilia-Romagna region.
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Italy's center-left seen beating League in key regional vote: exit pollItaly's center-left Democratic Party (PD) looked on course to beat Matteo Salvini's rightist League party in a closely watched election in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna, an exit poll said on..
Italians vote in regional polls that could be a bellwether for far-right partyVoters in two Italian regions, Emilia Romagna in the north and Calabria in the south, went to the polls on Sunday in local elections that could help propel far-right, opposition leader Matteo..
How Italy's far right is hoping to cause a political earthquakeMatteo Salvini is hoping to cause a political shock by winning a traditional stronghold of the left.
Don't close ports to migrants, pope says after Salvini casePope Francis on Wednesday said politicians should not close ports to desperate migrants, speaking after a court got a green light to pursue an investigation of Matteo Salvini, Italy's anti-immigrant..
Seeking path back to power, Salvini targets Italian left's fiefdomIn a country where governments have a life expectancy of barely a year, the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna has been a beacon of stability, run non-stop by the left for almost 75 years.
Italy Senate panel says Salvini kidnapping probe should go aheadAn Italian Senate committee on Monday approved a court's request to pursue an investigation into far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, a move that could give rise to a trial for alleged kidnapping of..
Italian Sardines square off against Salvini ahead of crucial voteThe "Sardines" grassroots movement protesting against the populism of far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini staged a mass rally in the northern city of Bologna on Sunday ahead of a regional vote that..
Italy's constitutional court rejects League's bid to change electoral lawItaly's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a request by the hard-right League party to hold a referendum to introduce a first-past-the-post electoral system, triggering the ire of League chief..
Italy's Salvini drops calls for government to quit, urges unity on reformsMatteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's right-wing League party, has suddenly dropped his calls for the government to resign and is instead proposing that all the main parties work together to solve the..
Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' take protest to RomeTens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organized by a grassroots movement known as "the sardines", launched only a month ago to protest against far-right leader..
Italy’s ‘Sardines’ protesters turn up heat on Matteo Salvini in Rome rallyTens of thousands of members of Italy’s youth-driven Sardine Movement are...
Matteo Salvini: 'Sardines' pack in for Rome protestProtesters rally against the right-wing League party of Matteo Salvini, using sardines as their symbol.
General election: Trump and populist world politicians lead congratulations after Boris Johnson's victoryPopulists including Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen join Donald Trump in hailing Tory success
Italy's Salvini investigated over use of state flightsMatteo Salvini, the leader of Italy's right-wing League party, has been placed under criminal investigation by Rome prosecutors over suspicions he improperly used state flights, a judicial source close..
Italy places more migrants round Europe, Salvini focuses on economyItaly has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed on Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini to steer his focus more..
Italy's Sardines push back against Salvini's nationalist tideThe rapid rise of a new left-wing movement has caught the League's Matteo Salvini by surprise.
From euro to ESM, Italy's Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fireMatteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European authorities with a new target for his eurosceptic anger: a planned..
A can-do challenge? Italian 'sardines' take on SalviniItaly has had many colorful political symbols over the years, including oak trees, olive trees and daisies. Now, a new one has suddenly swum into view and is posing a problem for far-right leader..
Win for Salvini as Italian far-right takes left-wing stronghold of UmbriaItaly's far-right has wrested political control of a region that has been controlled by the country's left for half a century. An alliance between Matteo...
Italy's Salvini triumphs in Umbria as government alliance slumpsLeague leader Matteo Salvini led the opposition center-right to a crushing victory in the Italian region of Umbria, results on Monday showed, raising questions about how long the national government in..
Italy's Salvini triumphs in regional elections in UmbriaA right-wing coalition scored a net victory in a local election in the central Italian region of Umbria, official data from the Interior Ministry showed on Monday, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's..
Umbria election exit poll points to win for Salvini and Italy's rightMatteo Salvini’s political fortunes have been given a boost after an exit poll by Italy’s state broadcaster pointed to a win for a rightwing coalition backed by his League party in a regional..
Italy's Salvini set for victory in Umbria local vote: exit pollA right-wing coalition is set for victory in an election on Sunday in the central Italian region of Umbria, according to an exit poll, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's League party.
Salvini eyes victory in central Italy after government heartacheAfter 50 years governing the green heart of Italy, the center-left looks set to lose control of Umbria in a regional vote on Sunday that is expected to revitalize far-right League leader Matteo..
Salvini's right rallies in Rome to protest against Italy governmentTens of thousands of supporters of Italy's right-wing opposition parties, spearheaded by Matteo Salvini's League which was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday to..