Activists accuse Italy of halting ship rescue mission

Activists accuse Italy of halting ship rescue mission

Rights activists on Sunday accused Italian authorities of blocking migrant rescue ship Sea-Watch 4 from leaving port and resuming its emergency mission in the Mediterranean.

IN VIDEOS: Flash floods hit Palermo after most violent rainstorm in 200 years

IN VIDEOS: Flash floods hit Palermo after most violent rainstorm in 200 years

Sicilian mayor suggests free public transport for people who pay their council tax

Sicilian mayor suggests free public transport for people who pay their council tax

Grappa and ricotta prove winning combination at Sicilian gelato festival

Grappa and ricotta prove winning combination at Sicilian gelato festival

Libya conference to be held in Sicily in November: Italy

Libya conference to be held in Sicily in November: Italy

Police confiscate 150 million euros from fruit and veg mafiosi brothers

Police confiscate 150 million euros from fruit and veg mafiosi brothers

Italian police find hashish worth up to 200 million euros in fuel tanks

Italian police find hashish worth up to 200 million euros in fuel tanks

Avalanches in the north, record heat in the south: Italy hit by extreme weather

Avalanches in the north, record heat in the south: Italy hit by extreme weather

Italian headteacher causes controversy by ending school prayers

Italian headteacher causes controversy by ending school prayers

Statue of slain anti-mafia prosecutor decapitated in Palermo

Statue of slain anti-mafia prosecutor decapitated in Palermo

Jealous Italian admits burning homeless man alive

Jealous Italian admits burning homeless man alive

Italy manhunt for killer of homeless man burned alive

Italy manhunt for killer of homeless man burned alive

Commuters in Rome spend six days a year in traffic jams

Commuters in Rome spend six days a year in traffic jams

Ten reasons to add Palermo, Italy’s cultural capital, to your 2018 bucket list

Ten reasons to add Palermo, Italy’s cultural capital, to your 2018 bucket list

One dead as rain wreaks havoc in southern Italy

One dead as rain wreaks havoc in southern Italy

Sicilian church becomes a synagogue on the anniversary of the region expelling Jews

Sicilian church becomes a synagogue on the anniversary of the region expelling Jews

Remains of ‘up to six bodies’ discovered in Sicilian cave

Remains of ‘up to six bodies’ discovered in Sicilian cave

Homes and schools evacuated as wildfires rage in Sicily

Homes and schools evacuated as wildfires rage in Sicily

Palermo woes deepen as flares rain down on players

Palermo woes deepen as flares rain down on players

Italian medics jailed for killing patient with chemo overdose

Italian medics jailed for killing patient with chemo overdose

No sexual harassment charge for ‘immature’ Italy boss: court

No sexual harassment charge for ‘immature’ Italy boss: court

Italian researcher held on terror charges

Italian researcher held on terror charges

Italy’s €320m ghost tram can’t carry passengers

Italy’s €320m ghost tram can’t carry passengers

Student ‘forced to hold pee’ ends up in hospital

Student ‘forced to hold pee’ ends up in hospital

Over 550 migrants saved off Italy, five found dead

Over 550 migrants saved off Italy, five found dead

Artist sparks anger with dead animal show

Artist sparks anger with dead animal show

Long bus wait prompts hospital car theft

Long bus wait prompts hospital car theft

Fiorentina score spot in Europa League

Fiorentina score spot in Europa League

Paulo Dybala agrees Juventus terms: report

Paulo Dybala agrees Juventus terms: report

Striker Dybala hints at Juve over Chelsea

Striker Dybala hints at Juve over Chelsea

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

Lesbian shares custody in landmark Italian case

Homeless man set on fire in Palermo

Homeless man set on fire in Palermo

Far-right bid to woo Sicilians met with eggs

Far-right bid to woo Sicilians met with eggs

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Man who ‘converted to Islam’ arrested in Sicily

Italy probes Isis arrivals among boat migrants

Italy probes Isis arrivals among boat migrants

Man sets himself alight in Palermo

Man sets himself alight in Palermo

Murderer flees jail using rope of knotted sheets

Murderer flees jail using rope of knotted sheets

Ryanair customers revolt as stranded in Rome

Ryanair customers revolt as stranded in Rome

Sicilian mafia boss was ‘dissolved in acid’

Sicilian mafia boss was ‘dissolved in acid’

Dead woman’s family sure she’s still alive

Dead woman’s family sure she’s still alive

Paedophile priest paid children for sex in Italy

Paedophile priest paid children for sex in Italy

Sicilian man walks again after trip to Lourdes

Sicilian man walks again after trip to Lourdes

Sicily court allows gay couple to foster teenager

Sicily court allows gay couple to foster teenager

Police crack down on fugitive mafia godfather

Police crack down on fugitive mafia godfather

Palermo pharmacist killed in robbery attempt

Palermo pharmacist killed in robbery attempt

Italian cities among world’s worst for traffic

Italian cities among world’s worst for traffic

‘Italian police want to smear us’: Norway firm

‘Italian police want to smear us’: Norway firm

Royal baby sparks Italian flight boom to London

Royal baby sparks Italian flight boom to London

Guns and rotting fish found at Sicilian pizzeria

Guns and rotting fish found at Sicilian pizzeria

Gay symbol sparks furore in Palermo

Gay symbol sparks furore in Palermo

Sicily’s ten most notorious godfathers

Sicily’s ten most notorious godfathers