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Italian ambassador to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

February 22, 2021 8:35 pm

In a brief statement, the ministry said Luca Attanasio and the officer were killed in Goma, the eastern regional capital. They were travelling in a convoy of the UN stabilization mission in Congo.

Italy takes action against TikTok following 10-year-old girl's death

January 23, 2021 9:09 am

The authority said it was acting with ``urgency'' following the death of a 10-year-old girl in Sicily, who died while participating in a so-called ``blackout'' challenge while using the Chinese-owned video-sharing social network.

Italy's Giuseppe Conte survives close Senate vote, vows to forge ahead

January 20, 2021 9:12 am

However, Conte failed to secure an absolute majority, meaning he now heads a minority government that will struggle to implement its policy programme at a time of severe national emergency.

Italy PM Giuseppe Conte comfortably wins lower house confidence vote

January 19, 2021 8:36 am

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will face a tougher test on Tuesday in the upper house Senate, where the government had only a slim majority even when Italia Viva was still part of the coalition.

Explained: Why Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic

January 18, 2021 11:29 am

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down Italy's coalition government. What's at stake?

Explained: Why Italy's largest trial in 30 years, against 'Ndrangheta mafia, is significant

January 18, 2021 10:41 am

Italian authorities believe that the 'Ndrangheta are responsible for controlling the supply of massive amounts of cocaine that enters Europe from South America and other regions.

WHO blames spiked Italy report on error, 'overlooked' rule

January 08, 2021 12:01 pm

The document noted that Italy hadn't updated its influenza pandemic preparedness plan since 2006 and that its initial response as virus cases multiplied was "improvised, chaotic and creative."

Watch: Woman donning witch costume visits children at an Italian hospital

January 08, 2021 10:31 am

The woman named Donatella is a member of the Italian Alpine Rescue team and dressed up as witch Befana, a popular figure from Italian folklore.

Italy: Without tourism, life in a Tuscan village slides back in time

January 05, 2021 1:51 pm

This year, foreigners, who usually would be sipping espressos on the local bar’s terrace or grocery shopping at the farmers market, are nowhere to be seen. And without them, the town seems to have slid back in time.

Roman-era fast-food stall unearthed in Pompeii

December 27, 2020 8:23 pm

Archaeologists have uncovered a number of still life scenes, including depictions of animals, which are believed to have been on the menu -- like mallard ducks and a rooster


Third record tide enters Venice as Italy hit with snow, rain

November 18, 2019 12:42 pm

High tidal waters returned to Venice on Sunday, days after the city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years.


Pathankot attack a heinous act of terrorism, deserves wider condemnation: Dipankar Banerjee

January 08, 2016 4:54 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Security expert Dipankar Banerjee on Friday said the Pathankot attack was a heinous act of terrorism, which any civilised nation that follows human rights will condemn it. The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force base, in which seven security personnel were killed and 20 others injured.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.