Omicron variant spreads to UK, Germany and Italy

United Kingdom 11/28/21, 16:35

A new coronavirus strain reached British, German, and Italian shores on Nov. 27. Authorities in all three countries have discovered their first Omicron variant cases. British health minister Sajid Javid confirmed two Britons tested positive after being exposed to infected passengers who traveled to southern Africa. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris ...

Italy: PM Mario Draghi may mandate COVID-19 vaccines for everyone

News 09/03/21, 22:12

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Thursday, Sept. 2, that the country might eventually impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for every one of eligible age. Italy has seen more than 129,000 deaths from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (COVID-19) pandemic since 2020, the second highest death toll in Europe ...

More than 500 migrants arrive by fishing boat

Europe 08/30/21, 02:43

More than 500 migrants crammed themselves into a single boat and had to be rescued on Aug. 28. The Italian coastguard intercepted the fishing vessel struggling to carry 539 people off the shore of Lampedusa. Authorities discovered evidence of torture on at least 20 survivors, who came from North Africa, West Africa, and ...

Humans, zoo animals find ways to cool down during Europe’s heatwave

Europe 06/28/19, 20:16

As Europe sizzles in the heat, with temperatures topping 104 degrees Fahrenheit, both humans and zoo animals find ways to stay cool. In the Italian capital city of Rome, residents and tourists are in search of shade. One English tourist, Catherine Labdon said she knew it was going to be hot but ...

Link between Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orban downplayed

Europe 05/30/19, 09:59

A top aide to Hungary's prime minister says he sees only a "slight possibility" that Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party will link up with Italy's Matteo Salvini in a coalition in the European Parliament.Gergely Gulyas, Orban's chief of staff, said Thursday that while they "naturally respect" Salvini and the Italian government, ...

Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line

Entertainment 05/29/19, 13:30

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has made a clear abortion rights message in his latest Cruise collection, as the debate over abortion heats up once again in the United States.The collection, shown to a VIP crowd Tuesday evening in Rome's Capitoline Museum, featured a purple jacket with the slogan "My ...

EU asks Italy to explain failure to reduce debt

Europe 05/29/19, 11:09

The European Commission has sent the Italian government a letter asking it to clarify why the eurozone's third-largest economy has not made sufficient progress in reducing debt.A European Commission spokesperson confirmed that Wednesday's letter from EU Finance Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici asks for a response ...

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