La Gazzetta Italiana

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission against human trafficking

January 2018
Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission to fight back against human trafficking and illegal migration, the Tripoli government said in early-December. This announcement came after talks in the Libyan capital between Italian Interior Minister...


Pope Francis renewed a call for "wisdom and prudence" over U.S. President Trump's controversial decision

January 2018
On Dec. 10, Pope Francis renewed a call for “wisdom and prudence” over U.S. President Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The Holy Father renews his appeal for the wisdom and prudence of everyone, and raises...


Pope Francis has called for the English wording of the Lord's Prayer to be changed

January 2018
Pope Francis has called for the English wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed because it implies God “induces temptation.” The prayer asks God to “lead us not into temptation.” The pontiff told Italian broadcasters he believed the wording...


Salvatore "Toto" Riina died at age 87 in prison

January 2018
The Sicilian mafia’s “boss of bosses” died at age 87 in prison. Salvatore “Toto” Riina leader of the Cosa Nostra, was serving multiple life sentences for ordering the murders of 150 people. He died while in a medically induced coma following cancer...


Female mobster behind a reshuffle of the Sicilian mafia

January 2018
A female mobster suspected of being the mastermind behind a reshuffle of the Sicilian mafia after a series of high profile arrests was taken into custody in December. Mariangela Di Trapani, 49, was arrested on charges of having managed the business...


St. Joseph - Short Film

December 2017
“St. Joseph” is a light-hearted, zany, short comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey involving two very different Italian families that live across the street from each other. Donna’s house is immaculately kept inside and out. Elaine and Doug are...


Cooking with the Sicilians

December 2017
The New York Times Journeys experience is offering curious travelers who love Sicilian cuisine a “Cooking with the Sicilians” exclusive trip next year. Departing on May 29 and Sept. 16, 2018, travelers will experience a 9-day journey delving into...


December 2017 Events

December 2017
ROME: Hanukkah – The city’s large Jewish community gathers in Piazza Barberini where candles on a large Menorah are lit each evening during the eight-night holiday. The area near Campo dei Fiori is also festive during this time. Christmas Markets...


Two men have been arrested and charged as suspects in murder and human trafficking

December 2017
Two men, one Libyan and the other Egyptian, have been arrested and charged in Italy as suspects in murder and human trafficking. The Spanish ship Cantabria, which works as part of the EU’s Sophia anti-trafficking operation, brought the bodies of 26...


Newly-elected councilors from Silvio Berlusconi's coalition, was placed under house arrest

December 2017
Cateno De Luca, one of the newly-elected councilors from Silvio Berlusconi’s winning coalition, was placed under house arrest just days after being elected. He, along with the president of a federation of small businesses, is being accused of...


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