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France’s Interior Ministry has decided to deploy reinforcements to an Alpine crossing where a group of far-right vigilantes has attempted to block ultra-left activists from escorting immigrants from Italy across the border.
An Italian court has handed a two-year suspended sentence to a priest, and ordered him to undergo a therapy course for uncontrolled gambling, after he lost more than €500,000 ($619,000) of diocesan funds in casinos.
A complaint has been filed by a coalition of human rights groups against Italian government officials and a major European arms manufacturer over their alleged involvement in the aerial bombing of Yemen.
One of the key people behind the policies that destabilized Libya and Syria, causing a flood of refugees to Europe, accused Russia of influencing the Italian elections after voters gave the cold shoulder to establishment parties.