Categoria Italy

A category on Italy for english-speaking readers.

Déjà Vu

The Taliban want Italy to quit Afghanistan in exchange for the release of a kidnapped reporter, Italian public broadcaster Rai reported today. Rai interviewed a Pakistani journalist, Rahimullah Yousefzai, who claims to be in direct touch with the Islamists holding…

Italian Minister Probed Over Former Terrorist

Rome prosecutors are probing Welfare Minister Paolo Ferrero of the Communist Refoundation Party in connection with his controversial nomination of a former Red Brigade terrorist as part of a government advisory panel on drugs. Ferrero has already annulled the appointment…

A Greener Country

Pressure groups from around Naples protested in Rome last Wednesday against the illegal dumping by Mafia-controlled businesses of millions of tons of toxic waste that they say is to blame for a rise in the number of tumours among local…

A notable exception

A resurgent Red Brigades group smashed earlier this week was ready to strike using automatic weapons and fake police uniforms, Italian officials said on Thursday. The arms cache discovered Wednesday near Padua, officials said, included a kalashnikov, an Uzi, three…

The People’s Republic of Italy

One count of wilful murder and two of attempted murder in the context of a political crime against the Republic of Italy are the charges faced by Mario Lozano, the american soldier who, on the evening of 4 March 2005…

Chavez, the model

Venezuela’s National Assembly granted President Hugo Chavez unprecedented power to rule by decree on Wednesday, vastly increasing his authority to move forward on his leftist agenda in every area of the country’s life from the oil industry to telecommunications to…

Mr.Prodi’s Wonderful World

Speaking at the traditional end-of-the-year press conference, Romano Prodi, our Prime Minister, said the next step for his government will be to adopt structural reforms and for these Italy needed “courage, unity and generosity…qualities which everyone must demonstrate: the majority…

Mafia? What’s mafia?

Although murders in Naples may get the most news coverage, there are more homicides in Milan than the city by the bay, according to Justice Minister Clemente Mastella. In an appearance Tuesday before a joint session of the Senate justice…
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