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World Nov 18Floods create mounting woes for Venice’s dwindling population
The historic flooding has sharpened calls to create an administration that recognizes the uniqueness of Venice, for both its concentration of treasures and its increasing vulnerability.
World Nov 17Time for hip waders: Venice sees record 3rd exceptional tide
VENICE, Italy — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores…
World Nov 13‘Venice is on its knees’ amid historic flooding in Italy
The water was so high that nothing less than thigh-high boots afforded protection.
World Aug 20Italy prosecutor orders evacuation of migrant rescue ship
Italy's interior minister had refused to open Italian ports, even after six countries stepped forward to take the migrants and despite a fissure in Italy's imploding governing coalition.
World Mar 22Italy, China deepen ties under wary eyes of U.S., EU
Italy is expected to become the first major democracy to sign a memorandum of understanding to join China's "Belt and Road" initiative.
World Jan 31Italy slides into recession, darkening outlook for Europe
Italy has fallen back into recession, intensifying concerns about the 19-country eurozone economy and a possible flare-up in the debt market jitters that haunted the bloc in recent years.
World Oct 29Much of Venice under water amid worst flooding in a decade
Venice frequently floods when high winds push in water from the lagoon, but Monday's levels were exceptional. The peak level was the highest reached since December 2008, according to Venice statistics.
World Aug 20Experts warned before Italy bridge collapse that cables were corroding, report says
Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, Italian media reported Monday.
World Aug 14Cars plunge as Italian highway bridge collapses; 20 killed
The disaster occurred on a highway that connects Italy to France, and northern cities like Milan to the beaches of Liguria.
World Jul 25Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died
MILAN — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save carmakers Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66.