Tag Archives: Italy

12Sep/17

African migrant children face highest risk of abuse: U.N. report

A new UN report has revealed that migrant and refugee children and youth trying to reach Europe face appalling levels of human rights abuses, with 77 percent of those travelling along the Central Mediterranean route reporting direct experiences of abuse, exploitation, and practices which may amount to human trafficking.
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10Sep/17

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy wins Venice Film Festival

VENICE, ITALY (SEPTEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – Taking home the top prize at the Venice Film Festival felt like winning a marathon, director Guillermo del Toro on Saturday (September 9). Continue reading

08Sep/17

Ferrari celebrating 70 years of motor racing

MARANELLO, ITALY (1985) (REUTERS) – Ferrari are marking 70 years since founder Enzo Ferrari unveiled his first racing car in 1947 with an event at their headquarters in Maranello, Italy on Saturday (September 9). Continue reading

29Aug/17

Glamour and politics on the menu for 74th Venice Film Festival

VENICE, ITALY (AUGUST 28, 2013) (REUTERS) – The 74th edition of the world’s oldest film festival will offer a “very exciting” mix of glamour and politics, the event’s artistic director Alberto Barbera said on Tuesday (August 29). Continue reading

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

07Aug/17

Abducted British model returns home from Italy

COULSDON, SOUTH LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (AUGUST 6, 2017) (RAI TG1) – British model Chloe Ayling arrived back at her home in London on Sunday (August 6) after being held captive in Italy by a kidnapper threatening to auction her online unless a ransom of $300,000 was paid. Continue reading

05Aug/17

‘Lucifer’ heat wave holds eastern Europe in fiery grip

BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
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30Jul/17

Balloonists take to the skies over Umbria’s wine valley

The Sagrantino Italian International Balloon Challenge Cup is underway in Umbria, Italy, drawing dozens of balloonists from around the world for what organizers say is the “most relaxed event” of the year. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

24Jul/17

Italian bank robbers don Trump masks in nod to Hollywood

Italian police say they have arrested two brothers suspected of robbing banks in Turin while wearing U.S. President Donald Trump masks. Continue reading