Angelo Amante

Italy's embattled mayors seek shelter from legal bombardment

Jun 17 2021

ROME Stefania Bonaldi, the mayor of the northern Italian town of Crema, was attending a public ceremony this month when a policeman arrived to inform her she was under investigation for causing bodily harm to a small boy.

Supreme Court ends proceedings against Italian marines

Jun 15 2021

NEW DELHI/ROME India's top court said on Tuesday it has closed all proceedings against two Italian marines over the shooting of two fishermen off the southern Indian coast in 2012, after Rome paid $1.36 million in compensation.

Soccer-Euro 2020 starts with fireworks and balloons after year-long delay

Jun 11 2021

ROME The Euro 2020 soccer championship finally got underway on Friday after a year-long delay with a colourful fireworks show and choreography featuring balloons representing the 24 teams in Rome's sparsely populated Stadio Olimpico. | Video

Italy to set up cybersecurity agency ahead of national cloud plan - draft

Jun 09 2021

ROME Italy is set to create a national agency responsible for fighting cyber attacks, a draft decree showed, as it presses ahead with plans to create a unified cloud infrastructure to increase security for public administration data storage.

Italy judge releases three held in jail over cable car crash, one under house arrest

May 30 2021

MILAN (Reuters) -An Italian judge ruled late on Saturday that three men detained over a cable car crash that killed 14 people in northern Italy could leave prison, with one of them being placed under house arrest.

Profit put before safety in Italy cable car disaster, prosecutors say

May 27 2021

ROME Three men arrested over a cable car crash that killed 14 people in northern Italy knew there were technical problems with the cabins, but kept them running for financial reasons, prosecutors said in a legal filing.

Police arrest three over Italian cable car disaster, say emergency brake deactivated

May 26 2021

ROME (Reuters) -Italy's carabinieri police arrested three men on Wednesday over a cable car crash that killed 14 people, saying the emergency brake system had been deactivated to overcome a fault. | Video

Italy shortens COVID curfew, eases other restrictions

May 17 2021

ROME (Reuters) -Italy's government on Monday approved a decree pushing back with immediate effect a nightly coronavirus curfew to 11 p.m. from 10 p.m. and easing other curbs in the regions where infections are low.

Italian PM's office denies Rome wants EU to pay Libya to block migrants

May 11 2021

ROME (Reuters) -Prime Minister Mario Draghi's office denied a media report on Tuesday that Italy was proposing that the European Union should pay Libya to stop migrants leaving its shores for Europe. | Video

Italy's top court says hard jail regime for mobsters flouts constitution

May 11 2021

ROME (Reuters) -The tough Italian prison regime for mobsters who refuse to turn state's evidence breaches the constitution, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday, urging parliament to amend the law within a year.

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Iran vote points to hardline goal of long-term power - analysts

DUBAI (Reuters) -A hardline victory in Iran's presidential election has tilted the domestic balance of power towards the country's anti-Western clergy and away from officials chosen by popular vote, a shift Tehran may one day seek to make permanent, six analysts who follow the Islamic Republic's politics say.