Latest Sicily News

Italy closes investigation against Spanish rescue crew

May. 15, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation into two members of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms that stemmed from a standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over 218 migrants rescued at sea to the Libyan coast guard. Proactiva welcomed Wednesday's decision to drop the...

Review: Tembi Locke's 'From Scratch' is a gorgeous read

May. 1, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

"From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home" (Simon & Schuster), by Tembi Locke Not interested in yet another memoir of moving to Italy, discovering great food and falling crazy in love with the man of your dreams? Me neither. But don't let that stop you from picking up "From Scratch: A Memoir...

Senate refuses to lift Salvini's immunity in migrant case

Mar. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's Senate refused Wednesday to lift Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's immunity to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to disembark at a Sicilian port. A judicial commission in Sicily triggered the vote when it rejected prosecutors'...