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immigration

Think the Photo of the Drowned Migrant Father and Child Will Change Something? Just Ask Europe.

“The lesson from Europe is we can’t take that moment of compassion for granted — we have to sustain it over time in order to affect policy.”
Tim Hume
6.28.19
italy

“I did it, and I’d do it again,” says Italy’s Matteo Salvini about kidnapping migrants

"I risk three to 15 years in prison for blocking illegal landings in Italy. There are no words.”
Tim Hume
1.25.19
italy

Italy’s vaccine-skeptic government just sacked every expert on the country's top medical panel

The health minister said she has "chosen to open the door to other deserving personalities.”
Tim Hume
12.4.18
italy

Matteo Salvini wants to sue EU chief Juncker for being mean about Italy's economy

“I only talk to sober people who don't make comparisons that are neither here nor there. He should drink two glasses of water before opening his mouth."
Tim Hume
10.3.18
italy

Italy’s far-right party compared a black politician to a monkey. Now, it’s suing her for calling it racist.​

"If this is not racism, what is it then?" Italy's first black government minister, Cécile Kyenge, told VICE News.
Tim Hume
9.20.18
Matteo Salvini

Top Luxembourg official says Italy’s Matteo Salvini is acting like “the fascists from the '30s"

“If you like immigrants so much, you can welcome them all in Luxembourg."
Tim Hume
9.17.18
italy

Italy’s Matteo Salvini won’t let 148 migrants off a rescue boat. That might be kidnapping.

"I’m the Interior Minister and I think it is my duty to defend the security of this country’s borders.”
Tim Hume
8.24.18
italy

“It’s like we have a target on our back”: Black Italians face a surge of racism let loose by Matteo Salvini

“Now I don’t feel safe, especially with people I don’t know. I can’t go out alone, I can’t go out at night. I don’t feel peace any more.”​
Tim Hume
8.16.18
italy

Doctors are furious at Italy's populist government for approving a dangerous anti-vax law

It's an "infamous page in the history of the Republic.”
Tim Hume
8.7.18
Trump-Putin summit

One European leader wants to be Trump and Putin’s other BFF

Matteo Salvini is "promoting himself as a member of this sort of ‘Internationale of nationalists,’" said one analyst
Tim Hume
7.17.18
Stuff

Talking to a Guy Who Found Peace Through Self-Amputation

We spoke to a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a rare condition that makes you feel like one of your limbs doesn't belong on your body.
Charlotte Yates
3.12.15
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Tel Aviv Grannies Have Way More Fun than You Do

Just over 100 years ago, Tel Aviv was inhabited by a huge number of people from Europe and the Middle East. These people, only ten percent of whom were actually born in Israel, now make up the oldest section of the population. During a six-month stay...
Andi Schmied
3.28.13