News from italy

1.4 million Muslims living In Italy but Islam is not formally recognized

March 2017 |
There are 1.4 million Muslims living In Italy but Islam is not formally recognized in the country. Mosques do not receive public funds, Islamic weddings have no legal value and Muslim workers aren’t entitled to take days off for religious...

Vagli di Sotto (LU) - A statue of President Donald Trump in the "Park of Honor and Dishonor"

March 2017 |
The small town Vagli di Sotto, province of Lucca in the Toscana region, will erect a marble statue of President Donald Trump in their “Park of Honor and Dishonor.” "Initially the work will be put in the centre of the park: it's for...

An Italian court ruled against a petition calling for a referendum to repeal the Jobs Act

February 2017 |
An Italian court ruled against a trade union-sponsored petition calling for a referendum to repeal the Jobs Act. The legislation, championed by former premier Matteo Renzi, made it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. In certain cases,...

A brother and sister have been arrested for hacking the accounts of Matteo Renzi

February 2017 |
A brother and sister, residents of London, England, have been arrested for allegedly hacking the accounts of former prime minister Matteo Renzi, other Italian politicians and the Bank of Italy. Giulio Occhionero and Francesca M. Occhionero were...

The Eritrean government claims the man being held in an Italian jail is a case of mistaken identity

February 2017 |
The Eritrean government claims the man being held in an Italian jail on a people smuggling charge is a case of mistaken identity. In custody since last June, the suspect is accused of smuggling thousands of migrants from north Africa to Europe....

An Italian prosecutor will ask to increase Francesco Schettino's sentence

February 2017 |
An Italian prosecutor will ask the Italian highest appeals court to increase Francesco Schettino’s sentence from 16 to 27 years for the 2012 shipwreck of the Costa Concordia. The mishap claimed 32 lives. Schettino’s appeal from his...

Minister Paolo Gentiloni is back on the job

February 2017 |
Minister Paolo Gentiloni is back on the job following an emergency operation on a blocked blood vessel. On his return to Rome from Paris, Gentiloni was taken to the hospital after complaining of discomfort. He underwent an angioplasty procedure to...

Italian government to hire a new director of the Colosseum

February 2017 |
The Italian government is looking to hire a new director of the Colosseum. The ancient amphitheater in Rome attracts five million visitors each year, but the crumbling stadium where gladiators and animals once fought to the death 2000 years ago has...

Men's outerwear was the focus of Italy's international trade menswear fair in Florence

February 2017 |
Men’s outerwear was the focus of the recent 91st edition of Italy’s international trade menswear fair in Florence and classic staples dominated the winter 2017 collections. That included blazers in a wide variety of fabrics and...
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