News from italy

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...

Italian journalist have been arrested in Venezuela

November 2017 |
An Italian journalist was among a group of three journalists who have been arrested in Venezuela over a report they were preparing that allegedly planned to showcase overpopulation and inmate malnourishment in a northern Venezuelan prison. Roberto...

Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7

November 2017 |
Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7 in protest over delays by the transport ministry to update regulations governing private car-hire services. Taxi drivers claim private car-hire and car-share services benefit favorably from...

Cancer might not be as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle as has been thought

November 2017 |
The presence of tumors found in the mummies of a duke, a king and a prince in Naples could suggest that cancer is not as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle factors as has been thought. The research team from Pisa who conducted the study...

Andrea Pirlo is retiring at the end of this year

November 2017 |
Andrea Pirlo, Italy’s legendary footballer, is retiring at the end of this year at the age of 38. “You realize yourself that the time has come. Each day, you have physical problems and you can’t train as you would like to because there’s always...
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