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Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti remains free in Brazil

November 2017 |
An Italian fugitive who escaped from prison near Rome in 1979 after being convicted of being a member of a gang remains free in Brazil. Cesare Battisti, now 62, spent more than three decades on the run in Mexico and France. Battisti was also...

Italian journalist have been arrested in Venezuela

November 2017 |
An Italian journalist was among a group of three journalists who have been arrested in Venezuela over a report they were preparing that allegedly planned to showcase overpopulation and inmate malnourishment in a northern Venezuelan prison. Roberto...

Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7

November 2017 |
Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7 in protest over delays by the transport ministry to update regulations governing private car-hire services. Taxi drivers claim private car-hire and car-share services benefit favorably from...

Cancer might not be as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle as has been thought

November 2017 |
The presence of tumors found in the mummies of a duke, a king and a prince in Naples could suggest that cancer is not as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle factors as has been thought. The research team from Pisa who conducted the study...

Andrea Pirlo is retiring at the end of this year

November 2017 |
Andrea Pirlo, Italy’s legendary footballer, is retiring at the end of this year at the age of 38. “You realize yourself that the time has come. Each day, you have physical problems and you can’t train as you would like to because there’s always...

A bar in Lecce holds the title of Best Bar in Italy

November 2017 |
A bar in Lecce holds the title of Best Bar in Italy for the second time in five years according to Italy’s Gambero Rosso food and drink guide. 300mila Lounge offers classic cocktails and bar snacks alongside alcoholic coffees and a vast range of...

Italian "most wanted mafioso", was arrested in Montevideo, Uruguay

October 2017 |
An Italian man, dubbed Italy’s “most wanted mafioso,” was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay in early September. Rocco Morabito, who was described as a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, the Calabrian Mafia, and one of the top leaders in the...

6,000-year-old Italian wine found in a Sicilian cave

October 2017 |
Researchers have found 6,000-year-old Italian wine in a Sicilian cave. An ancient copper container unearthed in a cave on Monto Kronio contained traces of wine dating back to the fourth millennia B.C., according to a research team from the...

Paolo Sorrentino is behind a biopic film of Silvio Berlusconi

October 2017 |
Award-winning Gomorra director Paolo Sorrentino is behind a highly anticipated biopic film of the flamboyant former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. The flick is expected to delve into the personal life of Berlusconi, from his famous “Bunga Bunga”...
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