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A court in Italy has convicted eight men, including mob bosses, police investigators and a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, over a secret attempt to negotiate with the Sicilian mafia in order to end a bloody bombing campaign in the 1990s. After the verdict, members of the public cheered the prosecutors.
A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a radio collar so they could track his movements. But the male Marsican bear began to struggle to breathe ...
European leaders can build trust and fight populist threats by touting the economic benefits of closer integration, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Thursday. In a CNBC Facebook Live interview at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's Spring Meetings 2018 in ... Euro
Investigation launched in Italy after one of world's rarest bears dies during capture by rangers. The Marsican brown bear is a ... The Marsican bear, Ursus arctos marsicanus, is the world's rarest sub-species and lives in the Apennine mountains of central Italy. A relative of the Eurasian brown bear, there ...

Italy has officially asked Switzerland to return a painting, the "Portrait of Isabella d'Este", found in a bank vault in Lugano and at the centre of a trial regarding the illegal trafficking in works of art that ended with the conviction of a woman from Pesaro. The judgment, which has now become definitive, ...
Looking at 150 of the biggest employers in Italy, Randstad identified six that best satisfied employees' criteria. Most attractive overall was Lamborghini: the luxury car maker, headquartered near Bologna, came out top for working environment, benefits, workplace safety, career development, and reputation. companies
Authorities in Turin, northern Italy, have refused to register the baby of a lesbian couple. Chiara Foglietta, a Turin councillor, underwent artificial insemination in Denmark and gave birth last Friday to baby boy Niccolo Pietro. Italian law sets strict rules for fertility treatment, making it available only to ...
Italy's new parliament is now the most diverse it has ever been. It has more women. It is younger and for the first time ever, it will have a black face occupying one of its seats in its parliament. Nigerian-born Tony Iwobi made waves around the world last month after his electoral triumph made him the country's ...
Mahindra's vehicle line-up for Italy has been expanded with the launch of the KUV100. The entry-level Mahindra offering was launched in Rome earlier this week and the company is yet to announce prices for the same. Mahindra executives were in the Italian city for the Formula E Rome e-Prix and also ...
In the '60s, if you were young and had little money, it was difficult to see the world unless (maybe) by hitch-hiking. I had less than a week, and had slept on deck since Istanbul, no meals – and as the ship approached Brindisi I felt that, after the bare dry stretches of Turkey and Greece, Italy might well turn into ...
Italy has too much history and beauty to bear on your own; you need support from Italians who want to look after you – and they are often such fun. Better still, staying with them ensures that your money stays there and circulates in the community. So here is my selection of 20 of the best city B&Bs in Italy.
The M5S is Italy's largest single party after picking up just under 33 percent of the vote in the March 4th election. Both have repeatedly said that they are ready to work together, but Di Maio has demanded that Salvini break with Berlusconi. The League only picked up 17 percent on its own and Salvini has ...
In a mural discovered on Friday morning on the Via de' Lucchesi in Rome, a few hundred metres from the Quirinale presidential palace where the heads of Italy's main parties had gathered hours before for talks that ended with little sign of a solution to the deadlock created by last month's election. The work ...
Italy FURY at France SOARS after police INVADE Italian border. ITALY has taken a strong stance against Paris after five French armed officers entered without authorisation a migrant centre across the border, with tensions set to ... EU AT WAR: France and Italy in FURIOUS row as Europe plans to move .
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced that thousands of African migrants in his country would be resettled in countries including Canada, Germany and Italy as per an agreement reached with the UN refugee agency. Under the deal with the United Nations High ...

A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in Western nations including Canada, Germany and Italy under the agreement, according to Prime Minister ... Germany and Italy, however, said they were unaware of any such resettlement deal for African migrants from Israel, although the German interior ...
Where To Ski or Snowboard in Italy Week Ending April 7th, 2018. Scroll Down. STORY BY ... It has been snowing across most of Italy's mountains over the Easter weekend. The snowfall that ... 25.03.2018. It has been mostly sunny in Italy in recent days, but it's looking like it'll be snowier from the middle.
An American couple were found dead in their home in the Veneto region of Italy on Monday, following an apparent murder-suicide. The man, aged 44, and his wife, 40, were both former soldiers who had previously worked at the US military base in Vicenza, west of Venice. Their bodies were discovered by ...
Armed French customs officers have provoked widespread anger by entering a migrant clinic at a railway station over the border in Italy. Five officers forced one individual to undergo a urine test at the premises west of the city of Turin on Friday evening, Italian reports say. The facility is located about 1km ...
VENICE, Italy (AP) - A museum is opening in the Venetian hometown of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th-century adventurer and bon vivant, in hopes of educating visitors about more than just his notorious womanizing. The Giacomo Casanova Museum and Experience doesn't hide Casanova's libidinous side.
The expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Italy is without a doubt an illegal move and can be abolished by the newly appointed Italian Council of Ministers, political analyst Dr. Maurizio Marrone told Sputnik. Marrone explained that such steps can't be taken by an outgoing government because it is ...
Political figures in Italy, which has received over 600,000 migrants in the last four years, condemned the move. The French ambassador, Christian Masset, was called into the Italian foreign ministry in Rome on Saturday to explain what had happened. "French border agents entered - armed - the clinic run in ...
VENICE, Italy (AP) - A museum is opening in the Venetian hometown of Giacomo Casanova, the 18th-century adventurer and bon vivant, in hopes of educating visitors about more than just his notorious womanizing. The Giacomo Casanova Museum and Experience doesn't hide Casanova's libidinous side.
Italy's artisanal Parma ham production became increasingly industrialised after the second world war. Photograph: University of Parma. Over recent years, the industry has grown into a multimillion-euro business producing about nine million legs of Parma ham a year and employing 50,000 people.
LONDON (Reuters) – England approach Tuesday's friendly against Italy grappling with a familiar set of recurring problems that seem to resurface whenever major soccer tournaments approach. An injury to Harry Kane will deny them their most potent weapon at Wembley with concerns over the Tottenham ...
Caretaker boss Luigi Di Biagio is expected to make a number of changes to the team that began against Argentina. Gianluigi Buffon is likely to be replaced by Gianluigi Donnarumma, while Antonio Candreva is pushing for inclusion ahead of Federico Chiesa. Probable Italy XI: Donnarumma; De Sciglio, ...
It has been mostly sunny in Italy in recent days, but it's looking like it'll be snowier from the middle of this week, although, as yet, the snow forecast is relatively modest in volume. Cervina, for example, which has one of the country's deepest bases at 3.m (13 feet) up top and is open in to May, expects 10cm of ...
But their decision to back two parliamentary speakers, including Italy's first female speaker of the Senate, indicates that party leaders – Luigi di Maio of the M5S and Matteo Salvini of the League – are capable of finding common ground. “I am very happy, moved and proud that parliament has started to work ...
Consider this a public service announcement, as well as a lesson in cooking 101: to cook pasta, boil water first. Three American students living abroad in Florence, Italy, learned this the hard way this week when they started a fire in their apartment by cooking pasta without the most basic of ingredients.
While the leaders of the US, France and Germany have joined the UK in saying there is "no plausible alternative explanation" to Russian involvement in the attack, Italy's first official statement on the incident made no mention of Russia. "We are very worried by the affair of Sergei Skripal, which put many ...
The 19-year-old has attracted the interest of clubs including champions Juventus after scoring seven goals in 19 games while on loan to Serie B side Perugia earlier this season -- but his employment in Italy has also attracted criticism and debate in Italian parliament. He has been valued at €20 million ...
Italy's foreign ministry on Sunday called for swift action over the "atrocious" mob attack of an Egyptian-Italian student in Britain, who died of her injuries last ... Italy's ambassador to the UK, Raffaele Trombetta, spoke to his Egyptian counterpart on Sunday and stressed his "willingness to support every action ...
In February, just under 3,900 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, less than half the number that entered in January. With lower numbers of people crossing from North Africa to Italy by sea compared to last year, the route to Spain experienced the most movement of the three ...
POMIGLIANO D'ARCO, Italy — After leading the anti-establishment Five Star Movement to a stunning result in Italy's national elections, Luigi Di Maio returned triumphantly to his small hometown near Naples. Thousands of adoring supporters chanted “Pres-i-dent” and “Lu-i-gi” and gave their local boy a ...
Taylor led a group of students to sketch, tour and view art in Rome and the territory of Puglia, a long, narrow peninsula in the south of Italy bordered by the Ionian and Adriatic seas. The group traveled to towns including the medieval city of Matera, which is in the Basilicata region; Ostuni, known as the ...
Gentiloni, who spoke to May on Friday morning, said the British authorities had Italy's complete solidarity, according to Ansa, which cited government sources. The Italian premier reportedly told May that Italy believes in the "full legitimacy" of the UK's demand for answers from Moscow over what he ...
If you're looking for flamingos in Italy, Sardinia is a safe bet. The birds have been visiting the island for centuries, so regularly that Sardinians have their own name for them: "sa gente arrubia", the pink folk. Thousands of flamingos flock to Sardinia's coasts each winter and, at breeding colonies near Cagliari, ...
In the last general election, when the Five Star Movement (M5S), made its triumphant appearance, Italy's fragile two-party system broke apart. A populist formation built on hatred of the political “caste,” opposition to corruption, and a techno-utopian ideology, rose from nowhere in the 2013 contest to claim 25 ...
The center-right bloc formed of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia, Matteo Salvini's Lega Nord and Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d'Italia) achieved 37 percent of the vote. Contrary to expectations, the right-wing Lega garnered 17.7 percent of the total vote, surpassing Forza Italia's 14 percent and ...
Maybe I've changed since then, maybe it's the #MeToo moment, but coming back to Italy this time, what struck me most wasn't the political chaos, the populism, the dysfunction, or even the beauty, since a person can get used to all that. It was the fact that there were barely any women playing leading roles ...
The respite from Germany was short-lived with the advance in Italy of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and far-right anti-migrant eurosceptics. Analysts said the EU would now be split between those like French President Emmanuel Macron who say the answer to populism is bolstering Europe ...
Now it's true that 600,000 illegal migrants, mostly from Africa and the Middle East, mostly Muslim, and mostly young men, have arrived on Italy's shores in the past four years, which was bound to startle the older residents. On the other hand, there are 60 million people in Italy, so that's just one per cent of the ...
Led by 31-year-old Luigi Di Maio, the party was founded less than a decade ago, but its strong performance was not unexpected. What did surprise was the far-right League's victory within a coalition that included Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia and the smaller far-right Brothers of Italy. The group ...
It's an Italy apart — that's for sure. The big victors in the elections here one week ago were the relatively new, ideologically vague, anti-establishment Five Star Movement, which got the most votes by a wide margin, and the far-right, ferociously anti-immigrant League, which exponentially improved its ...
Italy is a land of mixed bloods and ethnicities. Albanians, Normans, Arabs, Greeks and Germanic langobardi (“long-beards”, later Lombards) have intermarried to form an indecipherable blend of Italic peoples. The struggle towards nationhood in the mid-19th century known as the Risorgimento was bound ...
Born in the 1980s as a northern secessionist movement, the League has rebranded itself as a nationalist party, rallying against traditional politics and raging about hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants in Italy. Banners plastered on the walls of the Varese offices denounce "the dominance of Rome," the ...
The opening Para ice hockey match at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games on Saturday (10 March) certainly did not disappoint, as 20-year-old Nils Larch scored the game-winning goal in a penalty shootout to lead Italy to a 3-2 victory over favoured Norway. It marked Italy's second win in ...
"Respect" has been an oft-heard word in the build-up to the Six Nations international between Wales and Italy in Cardiff on Sunday. Has Wales coach Warren Gatland shown perennial strugglers Italy a lack of respect by making 10 changes to his side and will the Azzurri, on a desperate run of 15 successive ...


 

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