News from italy

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...

Italian tax police have searched the offices of the editor and two former managers of Il Sole 24

April 2017 |
Italian tax police have searched the offices of the editor and two former managers of Milan’s biggest financial newspaper, Il Sole 24. They are being investigated for allegedly issuing false corporate statements. The probe involves seven...

Sergio Mattarella saved Sabrina DeSousa from jail time

April 2017 |
Italian president Sergio Mattarella saved Sabrina DeSousa from jail time. He granted the former American CIA Agent a partial pardon, reducing her sentence from four years to three years without a need to serve a prison term. She had been convicted...

Archeologists discovered the remains of a walkway used by soldiers during the Middle Ages

April 2017 |
Archeologists working in Rome’s Coliseum discovered the remains of a walkway to the amphitheater used by soldiers during the Middle Ages. In the 12th century, the Frangipane family controlled the property which they converted into a fortress....

Pisa plans to encourage more tourism

April 2017 |
Pisa plans to encourage more tourism by adding a 165-foot-tall temporary Ferris wheel near its Leaning Tower. Construction is planned for this summer where a parking lot now stands. The wheel could become a permanent fixture based on its...
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