Italian police seize a migrant rescue boat after it spent over a week stranded at sea unable to find a port to accept it; over 100 migrants begin to disembark in Sicily.
Amid an unprecedented heat wave and ongoing wildfires, authorities on the island of Sicily report a record temperature of 48.8°C (119.8°F). If verified by the World Meteorological Organization, it would be the highest temperature ever recorded in both Italy and Europe.
Thousands of firefighters and water-bombing aircraft are deployed as wildfires continue to spread across Italy amid an unprecedented heat wave caused by a heat dome event over southeast Europe. Hundreds of people are evacuated on Sardinia and Sicily, with Sardinian President Christian Solinas describing the situation as an "unprecedented disaster."
Representatives from 12 European Union countries do not reach an agreement on Italy's request to take in the 150 migrants still remaining on the "Diciotti"-class vessel in Catania, Sicily, after their rescue by the Italian Coast Guard nine days ago.
Container ship MV "Alexander Maersk" is allowed by Italian authorities to dock in Pozzallo, Sicily, after several days. There, it discharges over 100 rescued migrants. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says German migrant rescue ship MV "Lifeline" will be permitted to dock in Malta in a deal that will see some of the migrants on board come to Italy.
A judge in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy, orders the release of a Proactiva Open Arms migrant search and rescue ship detained in Pozzallo since arriving there on March 18 carrying over 200 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Catania prosecutors requested the Spanish ship's detention alleging involvement in illegal immigration after Proactiva refused to hand the migrants over to Libya.