Shipwreck in coast of Libya leaves more than 200 dead immigrants

More than 200 migrants have disappeared in the shipwreck of two boats on the coast of Libya, according to nine survivors rescued by Italian coastguards, said this Wednesday several international organizations. “There are nine, safe and sound after four days at sea. The...

Italy: Parliament elects as President to Sergio Mattarella

The Italian Parliament elected on Saturday as the new president the lawyer Sergio Mattarella, an honest politician, defender of the law. Mattarella, 73, elected at the end of the fourth ballot, when only a simple majority was sufficient, won 665 votes, well above the 505 needed,...

Cloistered nun gives birth in Italy

A cloistered nun of an Italian convent gave birth to a baby at the Bartolomeo Eustachio hospital, of the San Severino Marche locality,in the east of the country. The daily Corriere della Sera reported that the nun, of South American origin, entered in the hospital, accompanied by...

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano resigns

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano this Wednesday resigned his post after having ensured by almost a decade of political stability in Italy, which opens an struggles uncertain phase by his successor. The letter of resignation was submitted to the Speaker of the House of...

Unmanned ship with 450 people on board is adrift at Italian coasts

The merchant ship abandoned by its crew with 450 migrants on board, which was approaching the Italian coast, suffers breakdowns of their machines and is adrift, announced the peninsular Air Force. A helicopter was sent to the ship carrying sailors attempting to take control, said...

Number of deaths in Greek ferry fire rises to 12

Ten people died in total on Sunday, in the fire at the “Norman Atlantic” ferry, off the Albanian coast on the Adriatic Sea and 427 were rescued, but uncertainty remains about the actual number of passengers on board. The previous balance counted eight dead, but...

Four bodies are recovered from ferry burnt down in Greek coast

The Greek Minister of the Sea, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, announced on Monday that four more bodies were recovered during the salvage operation of hundreds of passengers who were on the burnt ferry Norman Atlantic, raising the death toll to five. “The Italian authorities...

Italian ferry with 478 passengers caught fire in Greek coast

Hundreds of people remained blocked on Sunday afternoon in difficult weather conditions, aboard an Italian ferry that caught fire off the Greek coast due to a fire that was traveling from Greek port of Patras to Ancona, in Italy, reported authorities of the country. Rescuers were...