Italy shuts migrant centre

Italy’s Salvini shuts Europe’s one-time largest migrant centre A migrant centre on the Italian island of Sicily which had been one of the largest of its kind in Europe has been officially shut down. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini attended the closure of the Mineo centre, which at its peak housed more than 4,000 people. The […]

An oil heist in Libya cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars

Libya’s oil production problems extend far beyond whether the forces of Tripoli or Benghazi secure ultimate control over the country: Clan-based militias are running their own smuggling operations, and their mafia reach is said to extend as far as the Coast Guard-and even into Europe. This smuggled oil is making its way into Europe, and […]