Refugees risk their lives attempting to cross the French-Italian border: they have to endure the
freezing cold of Alps. But the locals are now helping them.
European Union leaders fear Angela Merkel's weakened power could be a liability for the bloc. When it comes to political heavyweights in Europe, the German chancellor has long been top of the list.
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said the time for joking around was over. French officials said the procedure of returning asylum-seekers was routine, but Salvini demanded answers from French President Emmanuel Macron.
Migrants and asylum-seekers failed by Italy's integration system often end up in places like Castel Volturno. There they risk being exploited, but they also find solidarity, reports Michele Bertelli.
After spending days on the rescue ship Aquarius, a group of 58 migrants was transferred to a Maltese patrol boat and taken on the island. The charity-run ship is keeping out of port after losing its Panama registration.
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