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Italy mafia boss Zagaria found in bunker - police
Italian police say they have discovered the notorious chief of a Naples mafia clan, Michele Zagaria, who has been on the run for 16 years.
Italy  mafia  crime  clan  Naples  20111207  Napoli 
december 2011 by Vacilando
Italian town Filettino declares independence
A small town in central Italy has declared its independence and started to print its own banknotes.
Italy  country  town  city  independence  currency  20110903 
september 2011 by Vacilando
Italy's financial crisis turns up heat on the Vatican
With Italy facing the prospect of drastic cuts to balance its budget in the years to come, a growing number of ordinary Italians are criticising massive tax breaks given to the Roman Catholic Church.
20110830  Vatican  tax  evasion  religion  property  Italy  Rome  economy 
august 2011 by Vacilando
Wikileaks cables: key issues
The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.
WikiLeaks  whistleblower  leak  secret  embassy  spying  20101128  USA  Pakistan  hacking  nuclear_proliferation  China  Iran  invasion  Saudi_Arabia  biometric  United_Nations  North_Korea  Guantanamo_Bay  Belgium  Italy  UK  Russia  Zimbabwe 
november 2010 by Vacilando
Italy doctors jailed for 'clinic of horrors' operations
Eight Italian doctors have been sentenced to prison for carrying out dozens of unnecessary operations for financial gain.
Italy  surgery  medicine  business  20101029 
october 2010 by Vacilando
Italian seaside town planning miniskirt ban
A seaside city in Italy is planning to ban miniskirts and other revealing clothing to improve what the mayor calls standards of public decency. Castellammare di Stabia is trying to be the latest location in Italy to make use of new powers to crack down on what is deemed to be anti-social behaviour.
Italy  decency  fashion  skirt  incredible  law  20101025  religion 
october 2010 by Vacilando
Italy seeks to end classroom crucifix ban
A government minister said the ruling was "shameful", while Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini said the crucifix was a "symbol of our tradition", and not a mark of Catholicism. ... But the role of Catholicism as the state religion ended in 1984, when the official link between the Vatican and the Italian government ended.
religion  Italy  education  crucifix  school  20100630  Catholic_Church  Vatican 
july 2010 by Vacilando
Google bosses convicted in Italy
An Italian court has convicted three Google executives in a trial over a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied. The Google employees were accused of breaking Italian law by allowing the video to be posted online.
20100224  Google  bullying  video  Italy  autism  freedom 
march 2010 by Vacilando
Italian cities to fine 'messy' tourists
Florence and Venice have started fining people who sit down on the steps in front of their churches. The 50-euro fines apply to the areas around Florence's cathedral, the Duomo, and the Basilica of St Mark in St Mark's Square in Venice.
Italy  church  sit  tourism  fine  incredible  20030809 
january 2010 by Vacilando
Ancient city of Pompeii added to Google Street View
Google has added Pompeii to its Street View application, allowing internet users to take a 360-degree virtual tour of the ancient Roman city.
Pompeii  Italy  maps  Google  archaeology  tourism  virtual  20091204 
january 2010 by Vacilando
Powerful Italian quake kills many
At least 90 people are believed dead and tens of thousands homeless after an earthquake hit L'Aquila and other towns in central Italy, rescuers say. About 1,500 people were injured and many people are still missing as rescuers search desperately for survivors trapped beneath rubble. The 6.3-magnitude quake struck at 0330 close to L'Aquila.
20090406  Italy  earthquake 
april 2009 by Vacilando
Italy police warn of Skype threat
Criminals in Italy are increasingly making phone calls over the internet in order to avoid getting caught through mobile phone intercepts, police say. Officers in Milan say organised crime, arms and drugs traffickers, and prostitution rings are turning to Skype in order to frustrate investigators. The police say Skype's encryption system is a secret which the company refuses to share with the authorities.
mobile  Italy  20090214  Skype  criminal  drug_trafficking 
february 2009 by Vacilando
Venice's vanishing population
Venice may have stood for hundreds of years, but its population is recycled every few days as tourists come and go. For residents, such an influx is edging them out. ... "Venice is becoming a museum."
Italy  tourism  20061010  Venice  museum 
february 2009 by Vacilando
Migrants escape on Italian island
Hundreds of illegal immigrants broke out of a detention centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa and staged a protest against conditions.
20090124  Italy  Lampedusa  UN  immigrant 
february 2009 by Vacilando

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