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Hundreds march in Rome against sale of Whirlpool plant to Swiss company Hundreds march in Rome against sale of Whirlpool plant to Swiss company

Whirlpool, on September 17, announced that it would sell its Napoli plant to the Swiss-owned Passive Refrigeration Solutions, putting at least 420 jobs at risk

Naples Workers protest proposed sale of Whirlpool plant in Naples, Italy

Currently there are 420 workers employed at the company’s plant in Naples, which is engaged in the production of washing machines

Giuseppe Conte Conte to return as Italy’s prime minister

Italian president Sergio Mattarella gave prime minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government, much to the dismay of Matteo Salvini, who had pushed a no-confidence motion against Conte.

Migrants Ship Italy Migrant rescue ship denied permission to dock in Italy

The German charity organization Lifeline also said that Malta had refused their request to supply water and food for migrants aboard the rescue ship, which is carrying over a hundred people on board.

Rescue Ship Open Arms 83 migrants aboard rescue ship Open Arms finally land in Italy

The Spanish rescue ship was stranded at sea for 19 days, awaiting permission to dock. Finally, the prosecutor’s office in Sicily ordered the evacuation of the boat due to deteriorating health conditions.

Giuseppe Conte Italian prime minister resigns, blames Matteo Salvini for the crisis

Salvini is eager for fresh elections given his far-right wing party’s strong showing in the European parliament polls and significant lead in surveys

Italy Forza Nuova Missile and sophisticated weapons found in raid on Italian neo-Nazi party

Police reportedly found a Qatari air-to-air missile among the stash of weapons held by leader of the neo-Nazi political party Forza Nuova

Migrant centre Italy Workers protest the closure of immigrant reception center in Sicily

The closure was ordered by the far-right Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, who has maintained a harsh stance against the reception of migrants from the war-torn North African countries.

Sea rescue is not crime_Sea Watch_Carola Rackete Sea rescue is not a crime: Capt. Carola Rackete released

On June 29, Italian authorities arrested Carola Rackete, the captain of an NGO rescue ship, Sea Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants to the Italian port at Lampedusa.

Sea-watch migrant ship Italy Captain of migrant rescue boat faces 10 years in jail

Carola Rackete is the captain of the Sea Watch 3 which rescued 53 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea around 30 NM off the Libyan coast. The boat was denied permission to dock in Lampedusa for 14 days following which it approached the port without permission

Bologna Protests Activists in Bologna protest the closure of immigrant reception center

Members of the Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) also helped relocating almost 140 inhabitants of the center, who faced the risk of being sent to Sicily. The order to close the center came from minister of internal affairs, Matteo Salvini

Venetians protest entry of big ships into canal

Thousands of people in Venice called for large vessels to be barred from the Giudecca canal. This follows an accident on June 8 when a vessel crashed into a quay, injuring four people

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