Alex Fraser

Lady Gaga hails Britney Spears as an inspiration after conservatorship lifted

Nov 14 2021

MILAN Pop star and actress Lady Gaga on Saturday celebrated singer Britney Spears' release from a conservatorship imposed more than a decade ago after a mental health breakdown, calling Spears an inspiration who was treated badly by the music industry. | Video

Italy imposes mandatory COVID health pass for work amid protests

Oct 15 2021

TRIESTE, Italy (Reuters) -Italy made COVID-19 health passes mandatory for all workers from Friday in a test case for Europe, with the measure being applied mostly peacefully across the country despite scattered protests. | Video

Our future, our decisions: young activists call for seat at climate table

Sep 30 2021

MILAN Young activists attending this week's climate talks in Milan are asking for a seat at the table during the upcoming U.N. COP26 summit in Glasgow to have a say in how decisions shaping their future are made.

Italy's 'Smart Bay' seeks to tackle Mediterranean climate change

Sep 27 2021

LERICI, Italy On Italy's Ligurian coast, biologists and environmentalists are working to tackle the effects of climate change in the Mediterranean with help from a so-called "Smart Bay". | Video

Venice prepares to charge tourists, require booking

Sep 06 2021

VENICE From a control room inside the police headquarters in Venice, Big Brother is watching you. | Video

'David vs Goliath' - Venice ban may not end cruise ship battle

Aug 01 2021

VENICE When the first cruise ship since the start of the pandemic sailed through the Venice lagoon last month, hundreds of people rallied on land and small boats in protest. | Video

First post-COVID cruise ship leaves Venice amid protest

Jun 06 2021

VENICE The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal, unhappy about the passage of giant liners through the historic lagoon city. | Video

Italian cable car crash kills 14 people, child seriously hurt

May 23 2021

STRESA, Italy (Reuters) -At least 14 people, including five Israelis, died and a child was seriously injured on Sunday when a cable car linking Italy's Lake Maggiore with a nearby mountain plunged to the ground, officials and rescuers said. | Video

Italian priest recalls COVID-19 'nightmare' of coffin-filled church

Mar 15 2021

SERIATE, Italy On the wall of St. Joseph's Church hangs a black-and-white photograph with a caption remembering when the Italian parish of Seriate gave 270 people emergency "hospitality" last year - coffins of the dead from COVID-19, sometimes up to 40 at a time. | Video

Italian doctors remember night that ushered in Europe's first COVID-19 lockdown

Feb 20 2021

CODOGNO, Italy A year ago, Laura Ricevuti and Annalisa Malara, both doctors at Codogno hospital in Italy, had a hunch that something was different about a patient in the intensive care ward.

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