For 125 years now, Babington’s Tea Room at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome has been a slice of England in Italy. Italians, Britons abroad, tourists and international stars drop in here for a cuppa.
The EU is increasing the pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro to call elections, after a raft of EU states recognized his rival Juan Guaido as interim president. Italy reportedly blocked a joint EU statement.
Oxfam has claimed French police have cut the shoe soles of migrant minors, altered their age on documents and forced them back to Italy. The report comes as Italy and France exchange harsh words over migrants.
During the G-7 summit in Sicily, Donald Trump showed no interest in the refugee crisis. Now Italy is threatening to close its harbors to NGOs carrying refugees. The political pressure is becoming too great.
The leader of Italy's 5-Star movement has vowed to push on after failing to make the second round in local elections in several key cities. The votes are seen as a test ahead of national elections later this year.
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