News from italy

An art exhibition closed after experts raised suspicions that the works were forgeries

February 2018 |
An art exhibition in Genoa’s Ducal Palace last March closed the following July after experts raised suspicions that the works were forgeries. And, art historians have concluded that 20 of the paintings were indeed fakes. The exhibition featured...

Police in Italy and Germany have conducted mafia raids

February 2018 |
Police in Italy and Germany have conducted mafia raids, arresting 169 people thus far. Assets worth over $59 million U.S. were seized in the anti-mafia swoop. The operation targeted the ‘Ndrangheta crime group who forced German restaurants...

Italy's largest bank plans to invest 5 billion euros in tourism

February 2018 |
Italy’s largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, plans to invest 5 billion euros in tourism. A large part of that money will be used for restoration and redevelopment projects, making more buildings available for use. The “Pact for Tourism 4.0” deal will...

President Sergio Mattarella officially dissolved the Italian Parliament

February 2018 |
After Italian President Sergio Mattarella officially dissolved the Italian Parliament, therefore forcing a general election, the race to secure a lead in the polls has been in a constant state of motion. The campaign of the 2018 Italian election...

Italian coastguard rescued 86 people from a sinking boat

February 2018 |
Sixty-four people are dead after an over-crowded dinghy sank on its way to Italy from Libya. The Italian coastguard rescued 86 people from the boat just hours after it started sinking. Among the survivors was a 3-year-old girl whose mother drowned....

Last month, Sicily welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters

January 2018 |
Last month, Sicily welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya. Over half of those migrants were transported to Augusta aboard the Aquarius, a boat operated by charity group SOS Mediterranee along with...

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...
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