Cruise liners offer scenic views you can’t replicate from land, but they also cause downstream consequences. In Europe, some beautiful waterfront cities are joining forces to limit the impact of thousands of passengers being disgorged onto their picturesque streets. Special…
By Malcolm Brabant
Italy's interior minister had refused to open Italian ports, even after six countries stepped forward to take the migrants and despite a fissure in Italy's imploding governing coalition.
By Colleen Barry, Aritz Parra, Associated Press
Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's right-wing coalition partner, the League party, has decided to yank its support for his populist government.
By Associated Press
Several migrants jumped into the sea from a Spanish rescue boat Sunday in a thwarted bid to reach shore in Italy, where the government's hard-line interior minister has refused to let the 107 passengers disembark.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government.
By Frances D'Emilio, Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press
"Flower Vase" is a masterpiece by Jan van Huysum, famed for his exquisitely detailed paintings depicting flowers.
By Annalisa Camilli, Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 asylum-seekers aboard rammed an Italian border police motorboat as she docked at a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday in defiance of Italy's anti-migrant interior minister and was immediately arrested as jeering…
By William Brangham
An extreme heat wave is gripping much of Europe, breaking records and causing widespread misery. Temperatures soared well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in France, Germany and Spain. While the heat is coming from sub-Saharan Africa, some researchers say climate change…
By Jackie Shafer, WOSU
In 2015, a delegation of city leaders from Columbus, Ohio, went to Italy's Genoa, where they heard a performance of the famed Paganini violin. The contingent spent the next four years working to arrange a visit for the violin to…
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