Italy searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya

Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean. Italy's ANSA news agency said an estimated 700 people were aboard and only 28 people had been rescued. Barbara Molinario, spokeswoman... - Photown News Read more [...]

The Past Is Present: Modern and Contemporary Art in Italy

In Italian, un confronto; in English, a comparison, contrast, or confrontation. In New York, old buildings, like Dia:Beacon, are sometimes beautifully repurposed as museums, but more often they are torn down for something new. In Italy, factories and castles are often transformed into modern and contemporary art institutions. The past confronts the present, and the present is enhanced through its relationship to history. Follow me to the museum! The author, at the Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna Read more [...]

Arsenal Transfer News: Mario Balotelli Inquiry Made, Italy Striker Keen on Move

Mario Balotelli could soon be tearing through Premier League defences once more, as reports link Arsenal with a move for the striker who put England to the sword during Italy's recent World Cup win. As reported by Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Balotelli is proving to be a tempting prospect for Arsene Wenger: Arsenal have intensified their interest in AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. The Italy international features highly on Arsene Wenger's shopping list as the manager looks to sign a new central Read more [...]

Anti-austerity protest in Italy turns violent

An anti-austerity protest in Italy has turned violent as demonstrators clashed with police in the capital Rome. Police fired tear gas and made a number of arrests in attempts to bring the crowd under control on Saturday as clashes with the police left several people injured, according to medics and an AFP news agency photographer. Protesters threw eggs and... - Photown News Read more [...]

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Italy to swear in new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Italian centre-left politician Matteo Renzi is due to be sworn in as prime minister later. At 39, the Democratic Party leader will be Italy's youngest-ever PM. On Friday he formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government and named his cabinet. He ousted Prime Minister and party colleague Enrico Letta in a vote earlier this month. Mr... - Photown News Read more [...]