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After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

ROME — Dozens of migrants — possibly more than 100 people — drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe this month after their boat sank and passengers waited in the water for hours until a rescue ship Read more…


Scotland v Albania, Portugal v Italy and more: Nations League – live! | Football

Scotland: A McGregor, Souttar, Mulgrew, Tierney, O’Donnell, McGinn, McDonald, C McGregor, Robertson, Russell, Naismith Albania: Strakosha, Binaku, Hysaj, Veseli, Xhimshiti, Memshaj, Ndoj, Lilaj, T Xhaka, Balaj, Gavazaj Portugal: Rui Patricio, Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Rui, William, Neves, Pizzi, Bruma, A Silva, Read more…


Is Italy’s Prime Minister Looking for a Backup Job?

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, finding himself in a traditionally precarious job, sought to avoid putting all his eggs in one professional basket by pursuing a fallback position as a teacher in a Rome university. The twist: The basket in question Read more…


‘Where it was – but not how it was’: how the Sicilian earthquake divided a town | Cities

On a summer’s night in Salemi, an ancient hilltop town in eastern Sicily, a group of children are playing football across the floor of church, using each transept as a goal. Some older teenagers sit below the altar, laughing and Read more…


Matteo Salvini rides wave of popularity in wake of Genoa disaster | World news

The popularity of Italy’s hardline interior minister, Matteo Salvini, is growing as he taps into the emotions of a nation in despair and seizes on them as if he was still on the campaign trail. Nowhere was this more evident Read more…


Asia Argento Scandal Makes for Open Season on #MeToo in Italy

ROME — Even as she emerged as one of the leading figures in the #MeToo movement — raised fist and all — the Italian actress Asia Argento was never a media favorite in Italy’s unbendingly patriarchal society. She was for Read more…


Flash Flood at Gorge in Italy Kills at Least 10 Hikers

After a wall of water roared down a narrow canyon in southern Italy, killing at least 10 hikers and sweeping some as far as two miles downstream, rescue workers continued searching on Tuesday for survivors and more victims. A downpour Read more…


Flash floods in Italian gorge leave at least 10 hikers dead | World news

At least 10 people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when the level of a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall upstream, officials said. The national civil protection department said 18 people Read more…


‘A Wound to the Heart of Genoa’: Italy Buries Victims of Bridge Collapse

The government started a formal procedure to revoke the concession held by Autostrade. A government statement said that it held Autostrade responsible for the “grave disaster” because it had the “obligation to look after the ordinary and extraordinary maintenance of Read more…


Italy Bridge Was Known to Be in Trouble Long Before Collapse

Since July 2014, Italy has experienced the collapse of a viaduct in Sicily, an overpass in Lombardy, an overpass on the Adriatic highway, and a span of a highway bypass in Piedmont — a sequence of “preoccupying regularity,” Antonio Occhiuzzi, Read more…