Latest Sicily News

Italy takes action against TikTok following girl's death

Jan. 22, 2021 6:12 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s data protection authority said Friday it was imposing an immediate block on TikTok’s access to data for any user whose age has not been verified. The authority said it was acting with “urgency” following the death of a 10-year-old girl in Sicily, who died...

Italy's South Tyrol again flouts Rome over virus closures

Jan. 17, 2021 10:28 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The autonomous province of South Tyrol with its German-speaking majority is flouting Rome’s decision to put it under partial lockdown starting Sunday, with provincial authorities citing its autonomous status to allow stores and restaurants to remain open. Provincial officials are...

A view of a specially constructed bunker for the first hearing of a maxi-trial against more than 300 defendants of the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, near the Calabrian town of Lamezia Terme, southern Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. A maxi-trial opened Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world's richest criminal organization that quietly amassed power in Italy as the Sicilian Mafia lost its influence. (Valeria Ferraro/LaPresse via AP)

Italy puts over 320 on trial for 'ndrangheta mob ties

Jan. 13, 2021 9:48 AM EST

LAMEZIA TERME, Italy (AP) — A trial with more than 320 defendants began Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world's richest criminal organization that quietly amassed power as the Sicilian Mafia lost influence. Expected to take at least a year, the trial...

Migrants from Eritrea, Egypt, Syria and Sudan, rest on board the Spanish NGO Open Arms vessel after having been rescued in the Mediterranean sea, about 110 miles north of Libya, on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)

Charity rescue ship with 265 migrants anchors off Italy

Jan. 4, 2021 1:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy allowed a Spanish-flagged charity ship with 265 rescued migrants aboard to anchor off Sicily on Monday. The Open Arms vessel had brought the migrants safely aboard in separate rescues last week in the central Mediterranean. Port officials in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, said rough seas...

Italy: 18 fishermen seized by Libya in fishing dispute freed

Dec. 17, 2020 7:55 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Eighteen Italian fisherman, who were seized in September by Libyan authorities in a fishing dispute have been freed, the Italian government announced Thursday. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said he and Premier Giuseppe Conte went to Benghazi to bring the Sicily-based fishermen back. ...

Italian police break up migrant trafficking ring, arrest 19

Dec. 5, 2020 7:23 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police on Saturday arrested 19 suspects, dismantling what authorities say was a criminal organization that moved migrants from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan to Italy and then into northern Europe. The investigation, led by prosecutors in Catania, Sicily, unveiled a network that...