(REUTERS) – The bodies of five migrants were recovered and 534 others were saved on Thursday following an array of rescue operations in the Mediterranean sea, Italy’s coastguard said.
The migrants were picked up from two large rubber dinghies and nine other smaller boats, the coastguard said, giving no details about how the deaths occurred. Continue reading »
The number of exorcisms has been rising sharply in Italy, with some 500,000 Italians requesting an exorcism each year and not nearly enough exorcists to meet the rising demand, according to recent reports.
The archdiocese of Milan in northern Italy has doubled the number of its exorcists, while an exorcism hotline has been launched in Rome, but those in the field claim it isn’t nearly enough.
Rome’s most famous exorcist, Father Gabriele Amorth (pictured), died last month and his successor, Father Vincenzo Taraborelli, says that he cannot keep up with the daily requests for liberation from demonic influence. “Padre Vincenzo,” as he is known, handles some 30 “clients” a day, and is calling on the Church to appoint more priests as exorcists to share in the mission of satanic deliverance. Continue reading »
The professor also stated that there is extensive propaganda by traffickers in African countries promoting emigration to Italy.
“In the countries of sub-Saharan Africa there are advertisements inciting people to go to Italy, explaining that everything here is free. And indeed it is,” she said.
“I imagine the phone calls these guys make home to their friends, confirming that everything is actually given them for free,” she said.
Massive migration into Italy continues unabated, as some 6,100 migrants were rescued at sea over the weekend as they attempted to cross the Strait of Sicily from North Africa into Italy.
In a series of 24 different rescue operations coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard, vessels recovered thousands of mostly African migrants as well as 14 dead bodies off the coast of Libya beginning on Friday and continuing all the way through Sunday. Continue reading »
(REUTERS) – Rescuers pulled 2,400 boat migrants to safety on Saturday, the Italian coastguard said, adding 14 dead bodies had been recovered in the past two days.
The migrants were on rubber boats and other small vessels, it said in a statement. Some 20 operations were carried out on Saturday alone, including rescues involving an Irish naval ship and boats from humanitarian groups Doctors Without Borders and Sea Watch. Continue reading »
The Italian government has passed a new law that will cost taxpayers a record €700 million to defray the expenses of migrant welcome centers and centers for retention of “irregular” foreigners.
The measure allocates €600 million for associations that deal with the first reception and housing of migrants, which is added to the €100 million budgeted for host municipalities to help deal with their costs in handling the influx of new migrants.
A lack of government funding has meant that since last March unpaid bills for migrant services have been piling up and the new allocation of funds is meant to liquidate those debts while granting hosting centers a certain measure of breathing room, according to reports in the Italian media. Continue reading »
The dramatic situation of Italy’s overpacked migrant welcome centers has obliged authorities to delay debarkation of hundreds of new arrivals, leaving them for the moment on board the rescue vessels that brought them.
On Thursday, a Spanish Civil Guard ship carrying 1258 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya landed at Cagliari, on the Italian island of Sardinia. After a two-day sea journey, the vessel Rio Segura was told that all the migrant shelters are full and therefore the migrants would have to remain aboard the ship until provisions could be made for their housing. Continue reading »
The stage is set for the collapse of the world’s largest economy – the European Union. The trigger: Italy’s exit from the euro currency.
The Financial Times recently put it this way:
An Italian exit from the single currency would trigger the total collapse of the eurozone within a very short period. It would probably lead to the most violent economic shock in history, dwarfing the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008 and the 1929 Wall Street crash.
If the FT is even partially right, it means we’re looking at a possible stock market crash of historic proportions. It could devastate anyone with a brokerage account. But it could also present enormous opportunities to profit.
Here’s how it could happen… Continue reading »
NOBEL Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz predicts Italy will be the first of a slew of countries leaving the eurozone in the next few years as he blames the financial crisis on the EU, the euro and Germany.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Between Monday and Tuesday, a record number of over ten thousand mostly African migrants were rescued in the Strait of Sicily and brought to Italy, bringing the year’s total to over 142,000.
The Italian Coast Guard coordinated dozens of rescue missions off the coast of Libya in the two days, assisted by the Italian Navy, the Irish Military Navy, a Frontex vessel, a merchant ship, several tugs and vessels from non-governmental organizations such as Moas, Life Boat, Open Arms, Doctors without Borders (MSF) and Watch the Med. Continue reading »
You do not want to flee to Germany. Germans are also fleeing by the thousands. The eastern part of Switzerland will (most probably) be one of the safest places in Europe in what lies ahead.
The number of Italians emigrating from their home country more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, according to a new report, coinciding with a parallel increase in immigrants entering the country.
Italy has been inundated with migrants over the past several years, notably from sub-Saharan Africa, a trend that is showing no signs of abating. What is less obvious but equally striking is the reverse trend in Italians choosing to leave their country in search of greener pastures.
This week the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) released its 2016 International Migration Outlook report, which shows Italy among the countries with the most marked increase in emigration in recent years.
Italy’s migration outflow grew from 125,730 persons in 2013 to 136,330 in 2014, the report states. And in just four years—from 2010 to 2014—emigration of Italian citizens more than doubled. The main destination countries of the emigrants were the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and France. Continue reading »
Italy— Italy just put massive restrictions on the use of Monsanto’s probably carcinogenic herbicide, RoundUp, just as studies suggesting it is more toxic than previously assumed come under public scrutiny.
Italy’s Ministry of Health has banned the spraying of the main ingredient in RoundUp — glyphosate — in many public places that affect ‘vulnerable groups,’ including courtyards, gardens, roadways, sports fields, recreational areas, playgrounds, green areas outside of school buildings, and additional green spaces. Continue reading »
The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, Martin Kobler, has warned that there are 235,000 migrants in Libya “just waiting for the opportunity to go to Italy, which they will.”
In an interview Thursday with the Italian daily La Stampa, Kobler said that new waves of migrants will soon be hitting Italy’s shores, adding to the nearly 300,000 migrants that have arrived into Europe by sea since the first of the year. Continue reading »
Eighty-two percent of all the new migrants coming into Italy report violence at migrant camps and 90 percent report violence and torture on their way to Europe from smugglers and other migrants.
A new report released by the “Doctors for Human Rights” (MEDU) humanitarian non-governmental organization Tuesday has claimed that there is a shockingly high amount of violence in migrant camps in Italy, particularly in Sicily. The report, which interviewed migrants who had recently made the dangerous crossing across from North Africa to Europe, claims that 9 out of 10 migrants experience physical violence on their way to Europe reports Austria’s Kurier. Continue reading »
(REUTERS) – Some 3000 migrants were saved in the Strait of Sicily in 30 separate rescue missions on Tuesday, the Italian coastguard said, bringing the total to almost 10,000 in two days and marking a sharp acceleration in refugee arrivals in Italy.
The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas. No details were immediately available on their nationalities.
Data from the International Organization for Migration released on Friday said around 105,000 migrants had reached Italy by boat in 2016, many of them setting sail from Libya. An estimated 2,726 men, women and children have died over the same period trying to make the journey. Continue reading »
With France calling for the EU’s budget limits to be lifted and everyone breaking every rule of fiscal responsibility – because Draghi has killed the market’s signal – the fear of ever deepening deficits is (for now) removed. Enabling governments to do “whatever it takes” to get re-elected, because reforms are vote-killers, has incentivized an ever-growing group of Europeans to simply give up the job search… with Italians at the top of the list…
Going from the final quarter of 2015 through March of this year, 37 percent of unemployed Italians gave up their job search, while only 13 percent landed new work and a full half found their status unchanged. Continue reading »
Rescuers continued to search for survivors in central Italian towns devastated by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake as the number of victims rose to 159 on Wednesday night. Accounts of lucky escapes and tragedies have emerged as communities struggle to cope with the aftermath.
Meanwhile, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported yet another 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy, some 48 km east from the town of Terni, with a population of over 220,000 people. It was the 21st quake in the region in less than 24 hours.
— EMSC (@LastQuake) 24 августа 2016 г.
The dramatic rescue operation continued overnight into the early hours of Thursday as scores of people are still believed trapped under the rubble. Thousands have been left homeless.
At least 86 victims come from the small towns of Amatrice and Accumoli that lie close to the epicenter of the quake, about 100 km from Rome.
H/t reader squodgy:
“This should be shown to all Europeans.”
Interview with Massimo D’Alema about Greek crisis, former Italian Prime Minister, former Italian Foreign Minister, former Secretary od Democratic Party, Europeanist. 01/07/2015
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Big group of Muslim, African migrants plundering a restaurant in Italian town Villanovaforru (Sardinia). How long Europeans will tolerate those invaders? How many more people have to die, to be raped, attacked… before we fight back?
H/t reader kevin a.
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(Reuters) – More than 25,000 migrants arrived in Italy in July, 12 percent more than in the same period last year, EU border agency Frontex said on Friday.
Most of the migrants who made the trip across the Mediterranean from North Africa were Nigerians and Eritreans, Frontex said. The number of migrants arriving in the January to July period was stable compared to last year at 95,000. Continue reading »
Last week at least 10,000 Africans invaded Italy, and since the beginning of the year, nearly 200,000 have landed in Europe via the Mediterranean coastline, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has announced.
According to an IOM press release, an “estimated” 194,611 invaders entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and Spain, through May 25.
According to the IOM’s Rome representative, Flavio Di Giacomo, at least 37,363 nonwhite invaders arrived on Italian shores through May 25, including all “rescued” by the naval ships deployed by the European Union. Continue reading »
As other migratory routes north have closed, migrants have converged on the Italian city of Milan, in what Italian press are describing as an “invasion” of thousands of migrants and fear of thousands more.
In past weeks, caravans of migrants who arrive in southern Italy have made their way north, only to find their progress halted by tight borders with France, Austria and Switzerland. The result has been a growing migrant population forming in such areas as Lake Como, Ventimiglia and now the Italian industrial capital of Milan. Continue reading »
“The bill claims that depriving minors of animal products can cause neurological disorders and anemia by leaving them iron-, zinc-, and vitamin-B12-deficient.”
Poor gorillas, orang-utans, elephants, horses, deers and cattle. They are all vegans and must suffer from neurological disorders and anemia, being iron-, zinc-, and vitamin-B12-deficient.
Poor, weak, suffering animals …
The meat of some of these animals is considered to be the best source of vitamin-B12 and protein, but where did they get their B12 and protein from???
Maybe they should jail all these animals as well, because they too are making their children go vegan.
That said, being a vegan does not automatically mean eating healthy.
There are lots of vegans that have a horrible, horrible diet.
And yes, children’s health would suffer immensely from such a crappy diet, almost like being on a McD junk food diet.
However, there also have been “brilliant” parents, with “normal” eating habits, who fed their toddlers left over pizza (or whatever kind of food has been left over) by blending it in a high speed mixer and that way killed their children with this newly created baby food diet.
Most children suffer greatly from eating a SAD (Standard American Diet).
A carefully selected vegan diet or even a raw vegan diet is absolutely great for your health and for your children.
If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail. In her shockingly tyrannical over-reach, the center-right party member seeks to “stigmatize the reckless and dangerous eating behavior imposed by parents” who make children go vegan.
“I have nothing against vegans or veganism as long as it is a free choice by adults,” she told Reuters in a telephone interview on Wednesday, days after she presented the proposed law in the lower house Chamber of Deputies.
“I just find it absurd that some parents are allowed to impose their will on children in an almost fanatical, religious way, often without proper scientific knowledge or medical consultation,” she said.
“Do-it-yourself on these matters terrorizes me.”
As GrubStreet.com reports, under the ‘Savino’ law, according to La Repubblica, raising anyone under the age of 17 on such a diet would be an offense punishable by up to six years in prison. Continue reading »