News from italy

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...

PM Paolo Gentiloni Praises Italy's Migrant Policy as U.N. Cites Humanitarian Crisis

December 2017 |
Italy is “the only country with a decent migration policy in Europe” in recent years. Il PM italiano Paolo Gentiloni e l’economista Mario Draghi, Presidente della Banca Centrale Europea sono recentemente intervenuti dal palco in occasione del...

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...

Antonio Carluccio, the "Godfather" of Italian cooking died at the age of 80

December 2017 |
Antonio Carluccio, the “Godfather” of Italian cooking died at the age of 80. Carluccio helped bring Italian cooking to the U.K. He was a famous chef and restauranteur in Britain who used his knowledge of Italian food culture to also establish...

Pope Francis chastised worshipers

December 2017 |
Pope Francis chastised worshipers at a recent mass in St. Peter’s square for snapping photos and videos during his mass celebration. He stated, “At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says, ‘lift up our hearts.’ He doesn’t say ‘lift up...

Large cruise ships to be banished from the center of Venice

December 2017 |
Large cruise ships will soon be banished from the center of Venice, Italy’s transport minister announced recently. The boats have been a long-time sense of frustration to local Venetians who have protested against the pollution and potential damage...

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...
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