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Italy Senate blocks investigation into Salvini for holding migrants on ship

Italy Senate blocks investigation into Salvini for holding migrants on ship

An Italian Senate committee voted on Tuesday to block an investigation into accusations of kidnapping against Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini over his decision to hold 150 migrants on board a ship for five days last August.

Italian senators start debate on whether Salvini should go to trial

Italian senators start debate on whether Salvini should go to trial

An Italian Senate committee was starting a debate on Wednesday on the lifting of parliamentary immunity for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has been charged with "kidnapping" migrants on a rescue boat.

Sea-Watch migrants must go to Germany or Netherlands

Sea-Watch migrants must go to Germany or Netherlands

The 47 migrants stranded on a charity rescue boat off the coast of Sicily will be allowed to land in Italy only if they are immediately transferred to Germany or the Netherlands, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.

Italy's Salvini threatens to sue migant rescuers

Italy's Salvini threatens to sue migant rescuers

Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini said Sunday he was gathering legal evidence against the crew of a Dutch-flagged rescue ship as calls grew for 47 migrants to be allowed to land.

Italy decries Saudi ban on women in stadiums

Italy decries Saudi ban on women in stadiums

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday condemned as "disgusting" restrictions imposed on women hoping to see the final of the Italian Supercoppa, which is being staged this month in Saudi Arabia.

Surging in the polls, Italy's Salvini stages mass Rome rally

Surging in the polls, Italy's Salvini stages mass Rome rally

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini filled one of Rome's main squares with tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters on Saturday in a rally that underscored the growing predominance of his rightist League party.

Salvini accuses Malta of sending boat migrants on to Italy

Salvini accuses Malta of sending boat migrants on to Italy

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has accused Maltese authorities of helping boat migrants to reach Italy rather than taking them in themselves.

Amir meets Italian deputy PM

Amir meets Italian deputy PM

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Italy, Matteo Salvini, and his accompanying delegation at the Amiri Diwan Office Tuesday.

Italy will close airports to unauthorised migrant flights –Salvini

Italy will close airports to unauthorised migrant flights –Salvini

Italy will close its airports to unauthorised planes carrying migrants from Germany, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday, ratcheting up a dispute between the EU partners over how to share responsibility for asylum seekers.

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

Italy lets migrants off stranded boat as deal reached

Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agreed to allow them to leave the Diciotti, the Italian coastguard ship which had rescued them some 10 days ago.

Italy's Salvini wants 'guarantees' before rescued migrants land

Italy's Salvini wants 'guarantees' before rescued migrants land

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday called for "guarantees" before allowing an Italian coastguard ship with more than 60 migrants on board to dock.

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.