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Apr 21, 2015

Migrants’ bodies brought ashore as EU proposes doubling rescue effort

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe.

Three other rescue operations were underway on Monday to save hundreds more migrants in peril on overloaded vessels making the journey from the north coast of Africa to Europe.

Apr 20, 2015

Shipwrecked bodies brought ashore, EU proposes doubling rescue effort

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG April 20 (Reuters) – The European
Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and
rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought
ashore of some 900 people feared killed in the deadliest
shipwreck while trying to reach Europe.

Three other rescue operations were underway on Monday to
save hundreds more migrants in peril on overloaded vessels
making the journey from the north coast of Africa to Europe.

Apr 20, 2015

EU meets on migrant crisis as shipwreck corpses brought ashore

VALLETTA/CATANIA, Italy (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg on Monday under pressure to produce more than words as bodies were brought ashore in Malta among hundreds feared drowned in the latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy.

The death toll from Sunday’s shipwreck off the coast of Libya was uncertain after officials said there had been at least 700 people on board, some reportedly locked in the hold.

Apr 19, 2015

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

ROME (Reuters) – As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday.

Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, an Italian coast guard official said.

Apr 12, 2015

Italy pins hopes on Milan Expo after corruption, delays

MILAN (Reuters) – Three weeks before the Milan Expo opens on May 1, the site of the showpiece event is still a mass of trucks raising dust and workers in hard hats racing to finish building after delays, graft and cost overruns.

Italy has had four different governments in the seven years since Milan was chosen to follow the 2010 Shanghai Expo and has undergone its most severe economic crisis since World War Two.

Mar 21, 2015

Wales head to World Cup with no fear, says Gatland

ROME (Reuters) – Wales’s “outstanding” 61-20 destruction of Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday has left them with no fear heading into this year’s World Cup, coach Warren Gatland said.

Wales humiliated Italy with a seven-try second-half blitz at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, giving themselves a outside chance of clinching the Six Nations trophy on points difference before Ireland dashed their hopes with a 40-10 win over Scotland.

Mar 21, 2015

Rugby-Wales head to World Cup with no fear, says Gatland

ROME, March 21 (Reuters) – Wales’s “outstanding” 61-20 destruction of Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday has left them with no fear heading into this year’s World Cup, coach Warren Gatland said.

Wales humiliated Italy with a seven-try second-half blitz at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, giving themselves a outside chance of clinching the Six Nations trophy on points difference before Ireland dashed their hopes with a 40-10 win over Scotland.

Mar 21, 2015

Wales demolish Italy with second-half try blitz

ROME (Reuters) – Wales ran in seven second-half tries to demolish Italy 61-20 and put themselves in pole position to win the Six Nations Championship on Saturday.

George North led the way with three tries in an astonishing performance by the visitors, although a last-gasp try by Leonardo Sarto for Italy made a potentially crucial dent in the Welsh points difference.

Mar 21, 2015

Rugby-Wales demolish Italy with second-half try blitz

ROME, March 21 (Reuters) – Wales ran in seven second-half tries to demolish Italy 61-20 and put themselves in pole position to win the Six Nations Championship on Saturday.

George North led the way with three tries in an astonishing performance by the visitors, although a last-gasp try by Leonardo Sarto for Italy made a potentially crucial dent in the Welsh points difference.

Mar 15, 2015

Rugby-Saint-Andre praises resolute France after patchy Italy win

ROME, March 15 (Reuters) – France coach Philippe Saint-Andre praised his side’s resilience after they bounced back from two successive defeats in the Six Nations to overcome Italy in a scrappy match in Rome on Sunday.

Les Bleus scored two tries and five penalties to seal an emphatic 29-0 victory at the Stadio Olimpico after a dour first half in which a wet ball and rain-soaked pitch led both sides into a string of handling errors.