Italy provided a private jet for Ali Mamluk to visit Rome in February. Mamluk oversees Asad's intelligence agencies, and is under an EU travel ban.
Italy's new PM swings from tough to soft at EU summit debut
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says that a migration deal hammered out by European Union leaders does not mean that Italy will have to take back migrants who left Italy for Germany
Municipality of the southern Libyan city Ghat and 'social council of tribes' had rift over a forthcoming visit by an Italian delegation that may prepare military deployment
Egyptian, Italian investigators say 'gaps' found in Regeni case footage
Italian PM says renewal of EU Russia sanctions should not be automatic
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Before Moscow visit, US national security adviser John Bolton meets rightwing Italian government, including Putin admirer Matteo Salvini.
Migrant rescue ship Lifeline to go to Malta: Italy PM
Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini said on a visit to Libya he proposed setting up migrant reception centers at Libya's southern borders to help stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea
Italy's Salvini suggests migrant centers on Libya's southern borders
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Spectacular waterspout off Rimini beach, north-central Italy this morning, June 25. Report: Bisoni Silvio / @Geometeo1
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Russia's state TV keeps reiterating that the EU is dying, proudly shows off photos of Matteo Salvini - Italy's new interior minister - wearing Putin T-shirt near the Kremlin. Female host says: "They say, that's our appointee."
Ten far-right suspects arrested across France were allegedly planning to attack religious leaders, Muslim prison inmates and veiled women chosen at random
Matteo Salvini's anti-migrant League surges in Italy's local elections, confirming a steady pickup in support
Italy's League advances in local polls amid immigration crackdown
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Italy interior ministry with Lybian Abdulsalam Ashour in Tripoli.
France won't take any lessons from Rome on immigration, says minister
Italy's interior minister says to visit Libya Monday amid migrant crisis
Italy's Conte 'decidedly satisfied' with Brussels migrant meeting
"It's obvious the situation is extremely precarious," says Maltese PM Joseph Muscat, who's been blasted by Italy for refusing to let ships land. "I don't think building a wall even on the high seas is a solution," he says, adding that Malta will be presenting ideas
Italy says 'arrogant' France could become main enemy on migration
France's Macron backs financial sanctions on EU states that refuse migrants
Vatican tribunal convicts ex-diplomat of possession, distribution of child porn, sentences him to 5 years
Italy asks Malta to take in, seize migrant rescue ship
Italy euro exit would solve problems, but not government's plan: League lawmaker
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini says that the recue ship Lifeline is in Maltese waters and the Malta government should open up their ports. "Clear that the that ship must be seized and its crew stopped."
Italy and Germany clash as migration cuts to the core of EU unity
Italy PM says EU draft text on immigration will be withdrawn
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Italy's 2y risk spread jumps to 143bps as Euroskeptic, German critic Economics Professor and League Senator Alberto Bagnai named Italy Senate Finance Committee Head.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini may set up controls on Italy's land borders if EU partners don't back requests for measures to contain migration