Sea Watch rescue ship approaches Sicilian coast

Migrants aboard Sea Watch are hopeful as the rescue ship approaches the Sicilian coast, despite Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini insisting that the country’s ports are closed to migrants. The Dutch-flagged vessel, which is operated by the German charity Sea Watch, picked up 47 migrants and asylum-seekers — including eight minors — six days ago off the coast of Libya as they made the treacherous Mediterranean crossing.

Italy’s Salvini gathers football officials to stop violence

Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini gathers Italian football officials in Rome to take action to combat racism and violence in stadiums. IMAGES

Italian interior minister Salvini welcomes migrants from Niger

In Pratica di Mare, Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini welcomes a group of 51 migrants from Niger, entitled to international protection.

Italy’s Roma community protest over hostile climate

Members of Italy’s Roma community demonstrate in front of the Italian Parliament on the occasion of Roma Genocide Remembrance Day. They denounce Matteo Salvini’s government for fuelling hostile attitudes towards the minority group.