""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
Italian police bust a gang smuggling €30 million euros’ worth of low-quality diesel from Libya into Europe and selling it at the standard price
Some of the world's most celebrated sites are at risk from a combination of manmade and natural threats.
Police in Italy have reportedly placed 27 people under investigation as part of a major anti-mafia sting in Lombardy.
Coordinated raids were
Reduced flow of migrants from Libya due to armed group stopping them. But is it risking more highly abusive detention?
Spanish police say 24 people have been arrested for alleged drug trafficking and money-laundering.
Sicilian police are investigating claims that ambulance staff deliberately killed sick patients in order to earn kickbacks from funeral
Carabinieri police in Rome seize assets worth about 280 million euros in a major anti-mafia operation.
Jailed Mafia boss Giuseppe Graviano described has ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as a traitor in a bugged conversation with a fellow
One of Italy’s most notorious mafia bosses Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina could soon be released from prison after the country’s appeals court ruled
The magistrate was killed by the Mob in a bomb attack on May 23 1992 in Sicily.
Italian police say they have made 68 arrests and dismantled a leading mafia clan that ran a leading reception centre for migrants for ten years, creaming off state…
The director and cast of _The Godfather_ reunited in New York to mark the 45th anniversary of the iconic 1970's Oscar-winning mafia movie.
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Anti-mafia author and journalist Roberto Saviano explains why he believes the UK is the most corrupt country on earth and why politicians across Europe are not prepared to tackle money laundering and
Roberto Saviano continues writing despite death threats after his book on the Camorra. We meet him at the "Italissimo Festival"
It is no ordinary exhibition…because the precious paintings featured all belonged to an art-loving mobster!
More than 30 people have been arrested in a probe into the business interests of the ‘Ndrangheta, the organised crime group based in the southern Calabria region of…
Police in southern Italy have arrested 14 people in an operation against the organised crime network the “Ndrangheta.
A fugitive mafia boss with an apparent liking for high-brow literature was captured in southern Italy on Thursday after six years on the run.
Ben Affleck stars as Christian Wolff in ‘The Accountant’, an autistic math savant who serves some of the world’s most dangerous crime lords undercover as a trained…
They are mayors. They took a stand against the mafia and are now threatened.