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The Italian bid was up against a joint candidacy from Sweden's Stockholm and Are. #Sport #Europe #Italy
 
Poet, dancer and a reggae singer were among those displaying their skills in Sicily

A teenage poet from Nigeria, a reggae singer from Sierra Leona and a Colombian dancer were among those competing in Sicily this weekend in a UN-backed talent show aimed at reshaping the narrative around migrants.

Refugees Got Talent, the first event of its kind to be held on an international level, featured dozens of people seeking shelter from war-torn countries, as well as victims of human trafficking. This weekend, 13 finalists showed off their skills in Catania, performing songs, music, art and theatre in front of a judging panel that included the British actor Douglas Booth.
Refugees Got Talent: UN-backed show aims to change perceptions
#Refugees #UnitedNations #Italy #Europe #Worldnews
 
At least 268 people - mostly Syrian refugees - died in the Lampedusa shipwreck in October 2013, including 60 children. #Italy #Refugees #SyrianRefugees #Europe
 
2018 was one of the deadliest years for the aviation industry, particularly for plane-maker Boeing and its 737 Max. #Aviation #UnitedStates #Eurozone #EuropeanUnion #Science&Technology #Italy
 
Parents of murdered Italian doctoral student demand withdrawal of ambassador, accusing Egypt of intimidating legal team. #MiddleEast #Egypt #Italy
 
Friars at St Anthony’s basilica in Padua hope saint can help hundreds of people find love

Friars at one of Italy’s most revered and beautiful churches are endeavouring to play cupid to hundreds of single people due to converge on the building in search of a soulmate.

The friars at St Anthony’s basilica in the northern Italian city of Padua have organised a festival inspired by the tradition among the faithful in the saint’s homeland of Portugal, as well as Latin America, who invoke his intercession to help them find a life partner.
Love is in the prayer: Italian church to play host to singles' event
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews
 
Family of researcher say Egypt is preventing investigations into Regeni’s death

The family of the Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who was murdered in Egypt in 2016, are demanding that Rome withdraw its ambassador to Cairo for a second time, in response to what they say is Egyptian pressure on their lawyers and efforts to prevent investigation into their son’s death.

“Enough is enough,” Paola and Claudio Regeni said in a joint statement with their lawyer, Alessandra Ballerini. “The withdrawal of the Italian ambassador from Cairo can no longer be postponed.”
Giulio Regeni's parents demand Italy recall Cairo ambassador
#Italy #Egypt #Worldnews #Africa #Europe #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica #AbdelFatahal-Sisi
 
Milan opera house expected to choose Frenchman to replace Alexander Pereira

Dominique Meyer, the French director of the Vienna State Opera, is poised to be named as general manager of Milan’s La Scala opera house.

Giuseppe Sala, La Scala’s president and the mayor of Milan, said the board had reached an agreement on who would replace the Austrian Alexander Pereira, and that an official decision would be made on 28 June.
La Scala poised to name Dominique Meyer as manager
#Italy #Opera #Austria #Europe #Worldnews
 
Rescue workers pulling desperate migrants from the Mediterranean could face huge fines after entering Italian waters. #Europe #Italy #Refugees #HumanRights
 
Knox accuses media of depicting her falsely as 'maneating murderer' – video
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2019/jun/15/amanda-knox-media-created-false-story-of-me-as-maneating-murderer-video
#AmandaKnox #MeredithKercher #Italy #Europe
 
Acquitted woman says media created story about her role in death of Meredith Kercher

An emotional Amanda Knox has castigated the media for depicting her as a “dirty maneater” when she was on trial for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher.

Knox, now 31, was twice convicted and twice acquitted of killing Kercher, 21, in the home they shared in the Italian university town of Perugia in November 2007.
Amanda Knox accuses media of depicting her as maneating murderer
#AmandaKnox #MeredithKercher #Italy #UKnews #USnews #Europe #Worldnews
 
Pia Klemp, one of the Iuventa 10, says it is ‘ridiculous’ that she could face jail

A captain of a search-and-rescue ship potentially facing up to 20 years in jail in connection with her role in saving 6,000 people from drowning in the Mediterranean has accused the EU of letting people die and the Italian authorities of “criminalising solidarity”.

Pia Klemp, 35, who skippered the Iuventa, a vessel run by an NGO, stands accused with nine others of aiding and abetting illegal migration in relation to their role in seeking to rescue people in danger after fleeing the Libyan coast for Europe.
Captain of migrant rescue ship says Italy 'criminalising solidarity'
#Italy #Migration #Refugees #Germany #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews
 
Muslim migrants ‘threw Christians overboard during row on boat from Libya to Italy’, say police

Police said 15 had been arrested on suspicion of multiple homicide aggravated by religious hatred

#Islam #religionofpeace #Italy #migrant #migrants #migrant-crisis #refugee-crisis
 
Directors, actors and migrants raise awareness and empathy on Italian island that has witnessed several boat disasters. #Refugees #Italy #Theatre #Europe #Arts&Culture
 
The Five Star experiment has failed us. Now Italy needs real political change | Francesco Grillo
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/12/five-star-failed-italy-needs-real-change
#FiveStarMovement #Italy #Europe #EuropeanUnion #Worldnews
 
Lucano is no longer allowed back to his hometown after being accused of aiding undocumented immigration. #Europe #Italy #Politics
 
Jean Andre Quemener, 32, from Jersey, is killed in jump from 2,239-metre Sass Pordoi

A British Base jumper has died in an accident in the Italian Dolomites.

Jean Andre Quemener, 32, was reportedly unable to activate his wing suit after jumping from the 2,239-metre Sass Pordoi in Canazei, a mountain resort popular with Base jumpers in the Val di Fassa area.
British Base jumper dies in Dolomites accident
#UKnews #Extremesports #Italy #Europe #Sport #Worldnews #Jersey #ChannelIslands
 
A town in Italy which once welcomed migrants now doesn't with League Party's rise. #Europe #Italy #Politics
 
Zero waste restaurant and jellyfish dinners: Alternative food solutions could help alleviate an impending food crisis. #Food #Italy #Finland #Environment #Agriculture #ClimateSOS
 
Refugee agency says risk of people dying attempting crossing is at its highest

The risk of migrants and refugees becoming shipwrecked in the Mediterranean and dying at sea is the highest it has ever been due to a lack of NGO rescue ships and the conflict in Libya hastening departures at an alarming rate, the UN has warned.

“If we do not intervene soon, there will be a sea of blood,” said Carlotta Sami, the spokeswoman for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, in Italy.
Mediterranean will be 'sea of blood' without rescue boats, UN warns
#Migration #Refugees #UnitedNations #Libya #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Africa #MiddleEastandNorthAfrica
 
Rome clamps down on tourists' uncouth behaviour
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/07/rome-clamps-down-on-tourists-uncouth-behaviour
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Travel
 
Boeing MAX jets owned by Air Italy, in which Qatar Airways is a shareholder, were grounded after two deadly crashes. #Qatar #Aviation #Italy #Europe #MiddleEast
 
Italy’s debt amounts to 132% and servicing is more than annual education budget

The EU is poised to punish Italy over its “snowballing” spending and borrowing, putting Brussels on a collision course with the populist government in Rome.

In a move expected to raise tensions with Italy, the European commission paved the way for an initial fine of as much as €3.5bn (£3.1bn) on Wednesday after advising the country had met the threshold for disciplinary action.
EU could fine Italy £3bn for breaking spending and borrowing rules
#Italy #Europeancommission #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Worldnews #MatteoSalvini #LuigiDiMaio #Economics #Europeanbanks #Business
 
Bickering between the League and M5S has intensified since European elections

The fate of Italy’s coalition government lies with the far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, a day after the PM threatened to resign if Salvini’s League and its coalition partner the Five Star Movement could not patch things up.

Giuseppe Conte, a law professor who was plucked from obscurity a year ago to steer the coalition, issued the ultimatum to Salvini and Five Star’s Luigi Di Maio during a press conference on Monday night, urging them to set aside their many differences and “revive the spirit” of the coalition government’s early days or seek new elections.
Italian PM’s threat to quit leaves ball in Salvini’s court
#Italy #MatteoSalvini #LuigiDiMaio #GiuseppeConte #FiveStarMovement #Europe #Worldnews
 
Giuseppe Conte, who has been holding talks with EU over Italy's debt, urges coalition partners to end bickering. #Italy #Europe
 
Building the Brexit party: how Nigel Farage copied Italy's digital populists – podcast
https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2019/jun/03/building-the-brexit-party-how-nigel-farage-copied-italys-digital-populists-podcast
#Brexitparty #FiveStarMovement #Italy #BeppeGrillo #Europe #UKIndependencepartyUkip
 
Gianmarco Negri was elected in small town of Tromello, beating far-right League candidate

Italy’s first transgender mayor has said the “arrogant and oppressive” politics of the far right would sooner or later be overcome by a “kindness revolution”.

Gianmarco Negri, a 40-year-old lawyer, was elected mayor of Tromello, a small town south of Milan, last week. Capturing 37.5% of the vote, his leftwing platform scored him a clear victory over the candidate for the far-right League, who came second with 26%.
Italy's first transgender mayor says 'kindness revolution' can defeat far right
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Transgender #Society #Thefarright #LGBTrights
 
People flee in panic as a cruise ship crashes into a dock in Venice. The ship also barrelled into a tourist boat, its horn blowing as onlookers ran down the dock. At least five people have been injured.
Moment cruise ship crashes into Venice dock – video
#Italy #Europe
 
At least five wounded as massive ship hit dock and tourist river boat on Venice's busy Giudecca Canal. #Italy #Europe
 
Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, erupted on Friday, spewing lava and volcanic ash into the sky above Catania. The overnight eruptions led to rivers of lava streaming down the south-eastern slope of the Sicilian volcano. Mount Etna has seen an increase in seismic activity in recent days
Mount Etna lights up Sicily's night sky with eruption – video
#Volcanoes #Naturaldisastersandextremeweather #Italy #Europe #Geology
 
The new comment from Eleonora Rosati shows that #eu #copyright directive is such a mess that many weeks down the line #italy still can't get its #law (or text) right. They left only a mess there. http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2019/05/dsm-directive-series-5-does-dsm.html?showComment=1559116429716#c6864910876813237791
 


https://www.sott.net/article/414065-Sicilys-Mount-Etna-bursts-into-life-in-early-hours

#italy
Sicily's Mount #Etna bursts into life in early hours -- Sott.net

Italy's Mount Etna lit up the night sky in the early hours of Friday, spewing lava and ash high over Sicily. Europe's highest and most active volcano burst into life at 3am (CEST) with eruptions sending rivers of smoking red lava streaming down..
 
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