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World Jun 05Cruise ships restart in Venice, bring environmental protests
The battle for Venice’s future was stark as the MSC Orchestra set sail with some 1,000 passengers. The voyage heralded the return of cruise ships to the historic city of canals after more than 18 months, but the vessel reignited…
Health Apr 03Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine
Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them, despite government pledges of prioritizing Italy’s oldest citizens. Even some of their adult children jumped ahead of them.
World Mar 09Russia signs first EU contract to make Sputnik V vaccine in Italy
Russia has signed a deal to produce its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Italy, the first contract in the European Union, the Italian Russian Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.
Health Mar 06Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge
Genetic analysis confirmed what officials already suspected: The highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in England was racing through the community, a densely packed city of nearly 40,000 with a chemical plant and a Pirelli bicycle tire factory a 15-minute…
World Feb 27Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii
Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site in Italy announced Saturday the discovery of an intact ceremonial chariot, one of several important discoveries made in the same area outside the park near Naples following an investigation into an illegal dig.
World Jan 19Italian Prime Minister wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin
In pitching for the Senate's backing, Giuseppe Conte acknowledged his government's survival was in its hands. “If we don't have the (vote) numbers, this government goes home,” he said.
World Jan 17EXPLAINER: Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic
Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down Italy’s coalition government at a critical juncture in the coronavirus pandemic.
Economy Jan 04Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot to merge, creating world’s 4th-largest auto company
Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot have voted to merge the U.S.-Italian and French carmakers — a deal built on the promise of cost savings in the capital-hungry industry.
Health Nov 13Italy extends partial lockdown as Naples hospitals struggle
Italy's rate of new confirmed cases has reached 650 per 100,000 people, and confirmed cases hit a daily pandemic high of nearly 41,000 on Friday.
World Nov 12Italian hospitals face breaking point in fall virus surge
Italy, which shocked the world and itself when hospitals in the wealthy north were overwhelmed with coronavirus cases last spring, is again facing a systemic crisis, as confirmed positives pass the symbolic threshold of 1 million.