Posts Tagged ‘italian’

Angry Business Owners Descend on Italian Parliament to Protest Against Lockdown

The government has been accused of deliberately creating confusion after it was revealed that vaccine passports COULD be required to enter shops despite initial assurances that this wouldn’t be the case. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and others within the government claimed that COVID passports are only being considered for mass gathering events like football matches […]

Italian Holocaust survivor ‘senator for life’, gets antisemitic threats

The reassuring speeches, the morale-boosting flyovers and the evening balcony applause for medical staff have done little to impress 90-year-old Liliana Segre. A prominent lawmaker in her native Italy who barely survived Auschwitz as a teenager, she has maintained a sober attitude throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit Italy early and hard in February 2020. […]

Italian restaurant owner was mistaken target of Trump admin. sanctions

One of the final acts of the Trump administration was almost certainly one of the most confounding for Alessandro Bazzoni, a restaurant owner in Verona, Italy. As part of a crackdown on blacklisted Venezuelan crude, former President Donald Trump’s Treasury Department accidentally slapped sanctions against his company on Jan. 19 in a case of mistaken […]

Italian mafia member arrested after tattoos recognised in YouTube cooking video

A member of an Italian mafia gang has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after his tattoos were recognised on YouTube. Marc Feren Claude Biart had been on the run from Italian authorities since 2014 and had been living in Boca Chica on the Caribbean island, police said. Prosecutors had wanted Biart on charges of […]

Italian police find ‘millions’ of vaccines in factory raid amid fears AstraZeneca jabs being hidden

Italian police have raided a pharmaceuticals plant outside Rome, looking for AstraZeneca vaccines, as a tussle between the EU and UK over shortfalls in deliveries continues. Carabinieri toldThe Independent that specialist food and pharmaceutical officers were involved in the search at the Catalent fill-and-finish plant in Anagni. The raids took place over the weekend, said an […]

Former Italian PM Berlusconi hospitalized again, lawyer announces at court hearing

At a court hearing in Milan over an investigation into Silvio Berlusconi’s infamous ‘bunga-bunga’ parties, the former leader’s lawyer announced that he had been admitted to hospital again due to “health problems.” Speaking in court, lawyer Federico Cecconi, who represents the ex-premier, stated that “due to health problems, Berlusconi has been hospitalized since Monday morning.” […]

Italian prosecutor seeks Matteo Salvini trial over migrant ship he turned away

Italy’s former interior minister Matteo Salvini has described himself as “the calmest defendant on the face of the Earth” after a prosecutor recommended he face trial on charges of kidnapping. The leader of the right-wing League party is facing allegations in connection to a ship full of migrants that he tried to prevent landing in […]

Italian prosecutor seizes batch of AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs ‘as a precaution,’ launches manslaughter investigation after death

The prosecutor of Biella, Italy has ordered the seizure of nearly 400,000 AstraZeneca vaccines and opened a manslaughter investigation following the death of a 57-year-old man hours after being inoculated. On Monday, the prosecutor of Biella, a town in the northern Italian region of Piedmont, ordered the preventive seizure of the country’s entire ‘ABV5811’ batch […]

Narco-busting nan: Italian grandmother helps police bust mafia cocaine ring after grandson’s drug addiction

A grandmother’s tip-off over fears for her drug-addicted grandson has led anti-mafia police in Italy to arrest 33 people for alleged drug trafficking and for possession of illegal weapons in the southern region of Calabria. The woman got in touch with police after her grandchild had become hooked on drugs sold by the Muto clan, […]

Severed Head of Stone Age Woman Found Lodged in Rocks of Italian Cave

Archaeologists arrived at Marcel Loubans cave near  Bologna, Italy, in 2017 to embark on  a unique rescue mission . Their goal was to extract a solitary human skull that had somehow become marooned on a rocky ledge deep inside the  cave, at the top of a 40-foot (12 m) vertical shaft that could only be […]

Coronavirus: Italian government shuts all schools in high risk areas

All schools in coronavirus risk areas in Italy have been ordered to close by the Italian government. Secondary schools were already closed due to the spread of the virus, but now all schools in so-called red zones will be shut. The latest data in the country shows more than 50 percent of COVID-19 cases are […]

Italian researchers create world’s 1st ‘smart tattoo’ using OLED tech

Scientists in the US and Italy claim to have created the world’s first temporary ‘smart’ tattoo using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which could revolutionize multiple fields, including sports science and food technology. Researchers at UCL and the Italian Institute of Technology used the same basic principle as a temporary tattoo, which is transferred onto the […]

Italo Servi, 98, soft-spoken heir to rich Italian Jewish heritage

When Italo Servi donated an amulet that had been in his family for two centuries to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts five years ago, his children had no idea the object even existed. Servi received the amulet from his mother during a visit home in 1949 while studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following […]

Italian Graveyard Crumbles Off Cliff, Sending 200 Coffins Into Sea

A cemetery in the seaside resort town of Camogli, in northern Italy, collapsed due to a landslide on Monday afternoon, sending an estimated 200 coffins into the sea. The cemetery, built more than a century ago, was located along a rocky cliff. Francesco Olivari, the mayor of Camogli, told CNN that the disaster was an “unimaginable […]

Bodies and coffins left floating at sea after huge landslide hits cliff-top Italian cemetery

The families of an Italian coastal town were left heartbroken after coffins of their loved ones tumbled into the ocean from a century-old cemetery hit by a landslide. About 200 coffins were dragged into the Mediterranean Sea after the cliff-top cemetery in Camogli village, near the north-west city of Genoa, collapsed when a landslide struck […]

Italian-Jewish Auschwitz Survivor Liliana Segre Targeted by Antisemites for Promoting COVID-19 Vaccinations

Holocaust survivor and Italian life senator Liliana Segre. Photo: Screenshot. Liliana Segre — the 90 year-old Holocaust survivor and senator in the Italian parliament — received a slew of antisemitic comments this week after she issued a message encouraging older adults to vaccinate themselves against COVID-19. Segre received the first of the two-shot vaccine in […]

Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on UN convoy in Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian carabineri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday in an attack on a UN convoy in an area that is home to myriad rebel groups, the Foreign Ministry and local people said. The ambush occurred as the convoy was traveling from Goma, […]

Italian ambassador and two others killed in attack on UN convoy in Congo

Italy’s ambassador to Democratic Republic of Congo, his bodyguard and a driver from the World Food Programme were killed on Monday when their convoy was attacked in the east of the country, Italy and the United Nations said. The convoy was attacked at about 10:15 a.m. (0815 GMT) in an attempted kidnap near the town […]

Italian ambassador killed in attack on UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

An Italian diplomat and a police officer were killed while traveling as part of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Ambassador Luca Attanasio and a member of the country’s Carabinieri police were killed during an attack on a UN convoy in the city […]

Italian ambassador to DR Congo shot dead in attack on UN convoy

The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed on Monday while travelling in the DRC in a UN convoy, the Foreign Ministry said. In a brief statement, the ministry said Luca Attanasio and the officer, named as Vittorio Iacovacci by the Italian government, were killed […]

Outgoing PM Conte hands over to new Italian PM Mario Draghi

Former European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi, the man credited with largely saving the euro currency, formally took the helm as Italy’s premier. At Palazzo Chigi, he received a small bell from outgoing premier Giuseppe Conte in a traditional ceremony of the exchanging of the bell to mark the handover of power. The bell is […]

Hundreds of rescued migrants taken to Italian port, including eight with COVID-19

A rescue ship carrying 422 migrants docked in the Sicilian port of Augusta on Sunday. Eight of the passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in health checks by the Italian authorities. SOS Mediterranee, the humanitarian organisation that operates the vessel Ocean Viking, said Italy had granted permission to dock just as rain and strong winds were […]

45-Year-Old Italian Doctor “In the Prime of Life and in Perfect Health” Drops Dead After the Pfizer mRNA COVID Shot: 39-Year-Old Nurse, 42-Year-Old Surgical Technician Also Dead

 Humans Are Free Brian Shilhavy The Italian media has reported on several deaths among young hospital healthcare workers, just shortly after receiving the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID injections. Left to right: MD Mauro Valeriano D’Auria, Nurse Elisabeth Durazzo, Surgical Equipment Technician Luigi Buttazzo Mauro Valeriano D’Auria, a gastroenterologist at Umberto I Hospital in Nocera […]

Italian doctor accused of killing 2 COVID patients to ‘clear up beds’

The head of the emergency room at northern Italy’s Motichiari hospital in Brescia has been placed under house arrest on charges of murder after he was accused of administering a lethal dosage of anesthetic and muscle relaxant drugs to two coronavirus patients who entered the hospital last March, according to Italian media. Dr. Carlo Mosca was one of […]

Top Italian Soccer Club to Hold Memorial for Trophy-Winning Coach Who Perished in Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Players from Italian Bologna FC after going 1-0 up against Serie A rivals Hellas Verona on Jan 16, 2021. Photo: Reuters/IPA/Sipa USA. One of Italy’s most celebrated soccer clubs will host a memorial on Wednesday for a former championship-winning coach who perished in Auschwitz during World War II, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. […]

Media Blackout: Italian Bars & Restaurants Disobey Rules & Open Together In Civil Disobedience

The Facts: Another lawsuit has been filed alleging severe injury and disability as a result of the HPV vaccine. This time it’s on behalf of teenager Michael Colbath alleging that his debilitating injuries were caused by the HPV Vaccine. Reflect On: Why are those who raise concerns always considered “anti-vax conspiracy theorists” and ridiculed? Should […]

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte To Offer Resignation As Government Wobbles

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte intends to offer his resignation on Tuesday, his office said Monday, a move likely to be a gamble that the embattled leader will get a fresh mandate from the president to forge a more viable coalition. Conte survived two confidence votes in Parliament last week but crucially lost […]

Giulio Regeni: Italian President demands response from Egypt over student’s 2016 murder

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has said he is expecting “full” cooperation from Egypt on the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of student Giulio Regeni. On Wednesday, Rome’s Public Prosecutor’s Office formally requested the opening of a trial against four Egyptian police officers implicated in the murder. Regeni, 28, was abducted by assailants in Cairo in […]

Italian Jewish community rejects apology by fascist-era king’s heir for race laws

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Government of Italian PM Giuseppe Conte survives crucial Senate confidence vote

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte survived a vote of confidence held in the Senate on Tuesday evening but his coalition government, deprived of an absolute majority, emerged from the crisis weakened. The vote was called after coalition partner Italia Viva (IV), led by former prime minister Mateo Renzi, withdrew its support from the government last […]

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