Europe – Mediterranean

Sea Watch captain to sue Salvini

Sea Watch captain to sue Salvini

      The Sea Watch captain Carola Rackete announced she would sue Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for instigating hatred and crimes, after she received rape threats on social media.…
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Greece prepares to head to the polls

Greece prepares to head to the polls

  Greek Opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis appeared confident of victory in Sunday's snap election during a rally in central Athens on Thursday evening, saying his New Democracy party is “more…
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Photo Story: Putin Lands in Rome

Photo Story: Putin Lands in Rome

  Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) disembarks from a plane as he arrives at Rome's international airport in Fiumicino, Italy, 04 July 2019. Putin is scheduled to meet with the…
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Putin to meet the Pope today

Putin to meet the Pope today

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, amid speculation that the visit could be a prelude to the first trip by a pope to Russia.…
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Photo Story: The Palio di Siena

Photo Story: The Palio di Siena

Jockey Giovanni Atzeni (below), aka Tittia, on his horse Tale e Quale from La Contrada della Giraffa competes to win the traditional horse race 'Palio di Siena, in Siena, Italy.…
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Entry fee for Venice postponed

Entry fee for Venice postponed

The planned new tourist entry fee for Venice has been put off from September 1st to January 1st next year. The delay came following months of discussions between city hall…
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Heatwave alert for Paris withdrawn

Heatwave alert for Paris withdrawn

  Paris authorities on Monday morning announced that they had removed the amber-level heatwave alert that had been declared for the French capital since June 23. Paris had been spared…
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