Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Italy’s navy accuses Turkish fishing boats of aggression in the Mediterranean

Italy’s navy has accused Turkish fishing boats of launching stones towards two Italian vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. The clashes allegedly took place on Tuesday morning north of Cyprus, the Italian navy said in a statement. “At approximately 10.10, in the waters north of Cyprus, there was an interaction between an unspecified number of Turkish […]

Heaven or sacrilege? Italy’s pizza vending machine stirs controversy

Italy’s capital Rome has its first pizza vending machine, capable of delivering the country’s world-famous national dish 24/7. No doubt it will raise questions over authenticity, but at least the machine in the Via Catania is owned by an Italian, Massimo Pugolo, who knows he can never replace the genuine article. “The reactions were a […]

Hundreds of Neo-Nazis march in Italy

Hundreds of Neo-Nazis marched together in Milan, Italy last week. Video footage was taken of the groups of people doing the infamous Nazi salute. The video, which was posted on Twitter has over 1 million views as of Thursday morning. — Fabian Eberhard (@FabianEberhard) May 4, 2021 The exact number of far-right militants is estimated […]

Italy eases Covid restrictions, as parliament weighs EU recovery package amid worst recession since World War II

Three-quarters of Italy have begun to ease Covid measures as the nation starts to emerge from months of lockdown after regional governments and residents protested continued restrictions amid a deepening recession in the country. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi admitted that the decision, coming a couple months after he took office, was a “calculated risk” […]

Footage of Alleged UFO Filmed In Pordenone, Italy Shows Lighting Fast Departure

The Facts: Many out there seeking truth seem to believe that the UFO phenomenon is fake, a deception being used by the “powers that be” to usher in a New World Order. Reflect On: Does mainstream culture and government engage in misinformation and perception manipulation of real phenomenon? Yes. But not all the time. So […]

Ex-Italy interior minister Matteo Salvini to be tried for stranding Open Arms migrant rescue ship

Former Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini has been ordered to stand trial for leaving a Spanish migrant rescue ship stranded at sea for more than two weeks in August 2019. At a court hearing in Sicily, Judge Lorenzo Ianelli set September 15, 2021 as the trial date. Palermo prosecutors have accused Salvini of dereliction of […]

Italy brings the curtain down on state censorship of films

For more than a century, many directors have fallen foul of Italy’s film censorship laws. But now state intervention into artistic freedom is over as the government has called time on the censorship of films on moral or religious grounds. Instead, filmmakers will classify their own movies based on the age of the audience. These […]

Italy Mandates COVID-19 Shots for All Its Healthcare Workers

Italy’s government has announced that all health workers in the country must get a COVID-19 jab or face possible sanctions. A decree on Wednesday—approved by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet—says that health workers, including pharmacists, “are required to undergo vaccination,” with those who refuse facing potential suspension without pay, according to Reuters. “The aim of […]

Italy Scores the Lowest number of Births in 2020 since its Entire History

    [embedded content] ISTAT said Friday that Italy’s resident population was down by almost 384,000 on December 31, 2020 with respect to the start of last year. The national statistics agency said the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic had amplified the declining trend the Italian population has experienced since 2015. The drop means that […]

Italy, France and other EU states to restart AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine use after EU regulator’s blood clot review

The rollout of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine will resume in Italy from Friday, Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said, as a handful of EU nations announced returns to the jab after the bloc’s drug regulator reaffirmed it was safe. “The government’s priority remains to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” Draghi said […]

One year on, Italy remembers coronavirus victims

A year ago, the Italian city of Bergamo in the Lombardy region was the epicentre of Europe’s first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi was in the city to mark the first-ever national day in memory of the victims of COVID-19. On this day last year, the world witnessed […]

Italy marks haunting anniversary of Bergamo’s COVID-19 peak

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Teacher Dies Hours After Getting AstraZeneca COVID Shot in Italy – Manslaughter Investigation Launched

A day after Italy, Germany and the Netherlands joined a growing list of European countries suspending the experimental AstraZenca COVID shots due to reported cases of fatal blood clots, a manslaughter investigation has reportedly been launched in Italy over a 57-year-old clarinet teacher who passed away on Sunday, less than 24 hours after having the […]

Italy Launches Manslaughter Investigation As Teacher Dies Hours After Getting AstraZeneca Jab

Sandro Tognatti So far, health authorities have insisted that there’s no link between the jab and Tognatti’s death. Officials said a criminal investigation was launched to be “completely sure” that the man’s death “cannot be attributed to the above-mentioned inoculation”. Italy, France, Germany and a handful of other nations temporarily suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine after […]

Italy tightens Covid restrictions amid ‘new wave’

A “new wave” of Covid-19 cases is closing shops, restaurants and schools across Italy from 15 March. The country has recorded over 150,000 new cases in the past seven days, with 26,824 new Covid-19 infections and 380 deaths on Friday alone. The office of the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, said that the entire country would […]

COVID in Europe: Italy, France concerned over rising cases, Portugal plans to loosen restrictions

Several nations in Europe have expressed concern over rates of COVID-19, with some introducing new measures, while others have announced plans to loosen restrictions. The government in Italy has labelled the whole nation as a “red zone” over the Easter weekend due to a hike in instances of the virus. “They (the stricter measures) are […]

Italy’s Rome and Milan to be declared Covid ‘red zones’ as whole country heads for Easter lockdown amid rising infections

Rome and Italy’s business capital Milan will be plunged into the country’s toughest Covid-19 restrictions from Monday in a bid to stem the rising tide of infections, the health ministry said on Friday. Milan’s Lombardy region, which was the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe, will be placed under the most restrictive health measures, which […]

European countries – including Denmark, Norway, Austria, Italy and Iceland – suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab after reports of blood clots in vaccinated people

C-o-v-1-9 V@cc Reacts and News New Zealand ASTRA ZENECA VACCINE AND POTENTIAL BLOOD CLOT LINK European countries – including Denmark, Norway, Austria, Italy and Iceland – have suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab after reports of blood clots in vaccinated people.The Austrian national competent authority has suspended the use of a batch of COVID-19 Vaccine […]

Amazon Workers In Italy To Go On First Strike

Amazon’s workforce in Italy will go on its first collective strike later this month, trade unions have confirmed. All 8,500 employees in the country are expected to hold a 24-hour walkout on 22 March after negotiations between their representatives and the online retailer broke down. The three national unions supporting them accused Amazon of showing an “unwillingness to positively address” issues […]

Coronavirus: Italy to impose nationwide lockdown for Easter – draft

taly will be placed under a nationwide lockdown over the Easter weekend for the second year running, a draft decree law seen by Reuters said on Friday, underlining the struggle to stem a fresh surge in coronavirus cases.Non-essential shops will be shuttered nationwide from April 3-5. On those days, Italians will only be allowed to […]

A year on from Europe’s first lockdown, Italy mulls new restrictions

It’s a year since Italy became the first country to impose a COVID-19 lockdown. But while the country’s vaccine rollout has begun, Rome is considering fresh restrictions to control a surge in cases attributed to variants. With the UK variant prevalent in Italy and racing from school-age children and adolescents through families, Lombardy has again […]

Bullets sent in envelope to Italy’s former prime minister Matteo Renzi

Italy’s former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has received an anonymous envelope containing two bullets, members of his Italia Viva (IV) party said on social media. The news has been widely condemned by Italian politicians, including the League and Five Star Movement, who have expressed their opposition to threats against politicians. “It is time to say […]

Pompeii: First Ever Roman Ceremonial Chariot Discovered in Italy!

Archaeologists excavating the ruins of a settlement north of Pompeii have discovered an exceptional ceremonial chariot that is almost intact. The ancient carriage is made from iron, bronze and tin and contains well-preserved bronze decorations. The discovery is ‘without precedent in Italy’.  The four-wheeled carriage was found inside a double-level portico near the stables of […]

Italy’s Draghi urges unity, sacrifice in fighting the virus

Italian Premier Mario Draghi urged Italy’s polarized politicians to unite behind his new government to confront the coronavirus pandemic and the economic devastation it has wrought, saying Italy has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to create a more sustainable, equitable and healthy world for future generations. Draghi vowed an environmentally conscious and digitally reformed government program in […]

Facebook fined €7 million in Italy for ‘misleading’ data practices

Italy’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook €7 million for “misleading” data protection practices. The tech giant has been accused of not accurately and fairly informing its users when their data was being collected, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) said. The authority already fined the social media platform €5 million in November 2018 for unfair commercial […]

Facebook fined €7 million in Italy after refusing to address user data concerns

Italy has fined Facebook €7 million ($8.5 million) after the social network company failed to address and rectify user data practices that were flagged as a concern in November 2018. The fine was issued by the Italian Competition and Market Authority after Facebook refused to comply with a request to correct practices in its treatment […]

Italy’s Draghi generates enough support to form new government, names physicist and banker among his ministers

Former chief of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi, who has been chosen as Italy’s next prime minister, has told the country’s president Sergio Mattarella that he has enough support to form a government. The incoming Italian PM began naming the new coalition cabinet, which he hopes will be able to steer the country […]

Italy Says Goodbye To The Far Right

LONDON — It took 88 days of negotiations and one of the most contentious elections in Italy’s history, but on May 31, 2018, the country emerged with a radical far-right government that sent shockwaves across the globe and put it on a collision course with the rest of Europe. Threatening to deport 500,000 migrants, exit […]

TikTok agrees to block underage users in Italy

Video-sharing social media platform TikTok has agreed to block all users who register their age as under 13 years old. It comes after a girl, 10, died in Sicily while participating in a so-called “blackout” challenge on the Chinese-owned network. That prompted Italy’s Data Protection Authority (Garante) to order TikTok to tighten its policies for […]

Italy granted her a Holocaust survivors’ pension, then asked for it back

In 2012, Messauda Fadlun received a letter from the Italian government asking her to return all the money she had been receiving as part of a restitution program for those racially persecuted by the fascist regime during World War II. Fadlun, an Italian-Libyan Jew, and her family were shocked. “We thought there had been a […]

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