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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.
World Oct 16Virus at ‘turning point’ in Europe, hitting at-risk groups
Doctors are warning that Europe is at a turning point as the coronavirus surges back across the continent, including among vulnerable people, and governments try to impose restrictions without locking whole economies down.
Health Oct 14As virus surges anew, Milan hospitals under pressure again
Months after the government eased a strict lockdown, Italy on Wednesday reported its highest daily number of new cases with 7,332. For the medical personnel who fought the virus in the spring, the rebound has come too soon…
Arts Aug 17Black creatives in Italian fashion demand cultural reform
The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s influential fashion council is demanding a "long overdue cultural reform’’ from her colleagues under the slogan: Do Black Lives Matter in Italy? The conversation has gotten off to a rocky start.
Arts Jun 22Luxury fashion brands forced to confront racism in the industry
Luxury fashion got a whole lot of blowback when the brands lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests.
World Jun 10Europe reopens borders amid worst global recession in memory
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday that global economic output could fall by as much as 7.6% this year if a second wave of infections emerges.
Economy May 29Europe’s social welfare net shows signs of wear from virus
Europe’s extensive social welfare net is showing signs of fraying under economic strain from the coronavirus. Protests erupted Friday for the second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault, and Italy’s chief central banker warned that ’’uncertainty is…