News from italy

Pope Francis has opened a free launderette service for the poor

May 2017 |
Pope Francis has opened a free launderette service for the poor in the Eternal City. Free washing machine service is another of initiatives aimed at poor people such as housing, haircuts, meals, and medical care. Along with a washing machines...

Northern Italians can expect to outlive those in the southern regions

May 2017 |
Whether one lives in the north or the south of Italy is a factor in life expectancy. The National Health Institute asserts average expectancy has fallen by about three months. Researchers fault “imperfect lifestyles and disparity of access to...

Silvio Berlusconi calling for Italians to have a "vegetarian Easter"

May 2017 |
The meat industry in Italy didn’t take kindly to former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi calling for Italians to have a “vegetarian Easter.” He was pictured cuddling and kissing lambs – a traditional Easter food....

Pope Francis recently celebrated his fourth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church

April 2017 |
Eighty-year-old Pope Francis recently celebrated his fourth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church. Though he enjoys a level of global popularity, he is still in the process of promoting the reform process he launched four years ago. He told...

Northern League involved when violence broke out between masked protesters and riot police

April 2017 |
In Naples, the far-right movement of the Northern League was involved when violence broke out between masked protesters and riot police. Leftist sources allege the Naples mayor encouraged protesters to prevent northern leader Matteo Salvini from...

A husband and wife were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed

April 2017 |
A husband and wife were killed when a motorway bridge near Ancona collapsed. The victims were in a car below the bridge when one of the bridge’s structural supports gave away causing it to come down on the passing vehicle. Two workers were...

Sea rescues in the Mediterranean has hit a new three-year high

April 2017 |
The latest migrant count reveals that sea rescues in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy has hit a new three-year high. Final estimates for 2016 place the number at 15,000; up 57 percent from the year before. The latest migrants arriving...

An Italian court has ruled that gay partners can legally be recognized as fathers

April 2017 |
An Italian court has ruled that gay partners can legally be recognized as fathers of their two surrogate children. A Trento court decided that both men can officially be named as the father though they are not biologically related. The court ruled...

Tunisian citizen expelled from Italy for national security reasons

April 2017 |
A Tunisian citizen has been expelled from Italy for national security reasons. The man who lived in Latina had been in contact with Anis Amri who was linked to last December’s attack on a Berlin Christmas market. The expulsion is the 153rd...
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