Open Arms ship with 256 migrants on board anchors off Italy
The sea rescue organization saved hundreds of migrants hailing from Eritrea and Libya from the Mediterranean. Minors will be transferred to a shelter on land, while adults will be quarantined on a ferry.
Italian fishermen speak of torture after detention in Libya
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW's Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
Coronavirus: Short on doctors, Italy looks to migrants
Battling a second COVID-19 wave, Italian hospitals are desperate for medical staff. Some local health authorities have now opened up hiring practices to migrant doctors and nurses — but has anything actually changed?
Coronavirus: Germany seeks EU-wide ban on ski trips
Both Germany and Italy are worried that ski resorts could turn into coronavirus 'super-spreading' hotspots. But Austria is furious with the idea, saying the EU should compensate its industry if such a shutdown is agreed.
Protest in northeastern Italy against virus restrictions
The Italian town of Trieste rallies against measures announced earlier by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte to address a new spike in Covid-19 infections. Thousands of protesters across Italy angry over the new restrictions clashed with police in cities on Monday 26 October 2020 as European governments toughened their responses to the contagion.
Police charge ex-Imo governor Ohakim with fraud, Covid-19: Nigeria records zero deaths in three days and more
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Floods sweep southeast France and northern Italy, several missing
Rescuers are searching for people reported missing in deadly floods which hit border regions of northern Italy and southern France. Six German trekkers remain unaccounted for, and many homes have been destroyed.
Two conjoined twins separated successfully in Italy
A hospital in Rome says it has successfully separated two-year-old twins joined above the nape of their necks, after three risky surgeries. The Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital says it was the first time in Italy and likely the world -- as such a case has never been cited in medical literature -- that surgeons were able to separate twins joined in such a way, sharing the back of their skull and its venous system.
What will be the future of tourism in Venice?
Thanks to COVID-19, Italy's lagoon city has been unusually empty, but visitors are now slowly trickling back. Some Venetians welcome the crowds, while others fear nothing more than the return of the rattling suitcases.