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Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants

“Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds of Migrants,” by Liam Moloney for the Wall Street Journal: The Italian navy said it rescued hundreds of migrants on rickety boats before dawn Thursday as the government ruled out winding down a military operation set … Continue reading

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Italy Rescues 5,200 Migrants

“Italy rescues 5,200 boat migrants since Thursday, three dead,” by Steve Scherer for Reuters: Italy has rescued about 5,200 men, women and children and recovered three dead bodies from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea since early Thursday. Calm seas … Continue reading

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Northern League’s Response to Lampedusa Tragedy

“Lampedusa Sinking: Northern League’s Gianluca Pini Blames Tragedy on Black Minister Cecile Kyenge,” by Umberto Bacchi for the International Business Times (October 03, 2013): An Italian politician has sparked outrage by blaming the fatal sinking of a boat full of … Continue reading

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Lega Nord (Northern League) Tells Pope Francis: Stay out of politics!

Despite the Pope’s recognition of the scabrous life of migrants, a few days ago, one of the Northern League’s members, Erminio Boso, said brazenly, “I’d be happy if one of the boats sank.” These sentiments from the Lega Nord are … Continue reading

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Lega Nord’s Leader, Umberto Bossi, Resigns

“Italian Populist Party Leader Who Once Backed Berlusconi Quits, Ending An Era,” by Rachel Donadio, for the New York Times: Umberto Bossi, the colorful leader of a populist party best known for its anti-immigrant rhetoric, resigned on Thursday amid a … Continue reading

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