Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini is threatening to withdraw funding from the UN after a comment by the United Nation’s Human Rights chief, former Chilean President Michel Bachelet, who said that her agency is investigating human rights abuses in Italy and Austria after reports of violence and racism against migrants, persons of African descent, and the Roma community.

Salvini lashed out at the UN’s criticism, saying Italy had taken in over 700,000 migrants without any support from...

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