Italian police make major arrests linked to Sicilian mob

World 12/04/18, 07:26

Italian authorities said Tuesday they had dismantled the rebuilt upper echelons of the Sicilian Mafia by arresting 46 people including the presumed new regional boss who took over after the death of the "boss of bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina.Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called the sweep an "extraordinary operation" in the ...

Italy brings together Libya rivals on conference sidelines

World 11/13/18, 05:05

Italy's premier has hosted a meeting of Libya's rival leaders on the sidelines of a conference aiming to help its former colony crack down on Islamic militants and human trafficking.Witnesses say Premier Giuseppe Conte presided over a meeting and handshake Tuesday between the Tripoli-based U.N.-backed prime minister, Fayez Serraj, and ...

Rain-swollen river floods house in Sicily, 9 reported killed

Europe 11/04/18, 05:27

Italian state radio says a rain-swollen river in the countryside near Palermo, Sicily, has flooded a home, killing nine people.Heavy rains lashed Sicily, a southern Italian island, on Saturday, several days after storms ravaged much of northern Italy. State radio said one person survived the flood late Saturday night by ...

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