News from italy

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...

Rescuers are still digging in hopes of finding more survivors after an avalanche

February 2017 |
At the time this article was published, rescuers are still carefully digging in hopes of finding more survivors after an avalanche smashed into a spa hotel in the remote mountainous region of central Italy. A total of nine men, women and children...

Paolo Gentiloni named as Italy's new Prime

January 2017 |
Dopo lunghe consultazioni con 23 formazioni parlamentari, Sergio Mattarella, Presidente della Repubblica, ha designato Paolo Gentiloni nuovo Presidente del Consiglio. L’ex Ministro degli esteri e delle Comunicazioni succede a Matteo Renzi,...

M5S: The Five Star Movement. Who Are They?

January 2017 |
Considered to be populist, anti-establishment, environmentalist, anti-globalist, and Eurosceptic by both its supporters and the opposition, the Five Star Movement in Italy can be credited as the spearhead for former Prime Minister Matteo...

Premier designate Paolo Gentiloni was asked to form a new government

January 2017 |
The December 4 vote in Italy resulted in a new prime minister and cabinet team. Italy’s youngest premier ever, Matteo Renzi, resigned because his plan for an overhaul of the legislature was solidly rejected by nearly 60% of the voting...
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