Weaponry including an 800kg anti-aircraft missile were found by Italian officials investigating a far-right politician in northern Italy. Some are asking why more is not being done to counter the threat.
The Italian police confiscated numerous weapons of war during a raid on right-wing extremists, including a three-and-a-half-metre rocket. It had been offered for sale to Ukrainian rebels.
An Italian court ruled that an Eritrean accused of being a human trafficking kingpin known as "the general" was telling the truth when he claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has orchestrated the closing of what was once Europe's largest migrant reception centre, housing more than 4,100 people at one point
The French president placed himself in the middle of the Libya situation by tacitly backing former military strongman Khalifa Hafta, but that could now be backfiring.
The sailboat Alex, carrying 41 migrants, declined a Maltese offer to go to Malta, as the Mediterranea NGO operating it said such a long journey would have been dangerous for the people aboard.
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by the Italian government to ease sanctions despite Moscow's ongoing crisis with the West.
Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) said there were two huge explosions on the southcentral side of the volcano's crater at around 1446 GMT on Wednesday.
Carola Rackete was detained for refusing to obey a military vessel, a crime punishable by jail term for up to 10 years.
Sea-Watch 3 has been in limbo for 14 days after rescuing 42 migrants, including three unaccompanied minors, from an inflatable raft and is heading towards Lampedusa in spite of Italian authorities' refusal to welcome the migrants.
Europe is currently in the throes of a heatwave that is expected to get even worse with temperatures expected to cross 40 degrees Celsius today. Here are some of the images of how Europeans are dealing with the heat.
Far-right League leader Matteo Salvini has tried to ban the Dutch-flagged vessel from approaching under a "closed ports" policy, which has seen migrants repeatedly stranded at sea.
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