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Andrea Vogt is an independent journalist and documentary maker based in Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy.  Her dispatches on crime, politics and social affairs have appeared internationally in print, online, radio and broadcast media, including The Guardian, BBC, The Daily Telegraph, The Week, The Independent,  CNN, Seattlepi.com and The Seattle Times.  She is also Founding Partner and Head of Production at Millstream Films, a UK production company with editorial offices in Italy. She recently  authored and co-produced documentaries for Discovery Channel, Modern Times Group (Viasat) and Der Spiegel TV. She directed “Is Amanda Knox Guilty?” a documentary on the Meredith Kercher murder case, that aired in 2014 on BBC3 and ABC (Australia).
She is fluent and published in English, German and Italian.
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Carol Maltesi photographed in the countryside on a bright day

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.style.yahoo.com
Davide Fontana, a bank employee from Milan, has been arrested for the murder of Carol Maltesi, an Italian-Dutch porn star known as Charlotte Angie. Fontana, who was Maltesi's neighbor and friend, confessed to killing her with a hammer in January, dismembering her body, and storing it in a freezer. He attempted to cover up the crime by impersonating her, paying her rent, and responding to messages on her phone. Maltesi's body was discovered off a mountain road in the Brescia province after she failed to attend an event. Journalist Andrea Tortelli received a tip-off about her identity and, after an exchange with Fontana who was pretending to be Maltesi, took his suspicions to the Carabinieri. Fontana is expected to face charges of aggravated murder and other related charges in a preliminary hearing.

Musk vs. Zuckerberg: Florence mayor proposes ‘match of minds’

04 Apr 2024  |  vancouversun.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has proposed that Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a 'match of minds' rather than a physical cage fight. Musk has been in discussions with the Italian government to host a charity match with Zuckerberg at a historic site. However, Nardella suggests a battle of wits in Florence, reminiscent of the 1504 competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has ruled out the Colosseum as a venue. Nardella argues that a mental contest on topics like artificial intelligence and globalization would be more interesting and culturally appropriate than a gladiator-style event. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg has expressed readiness for a physical match but awaits a confirmed date from Musk.

Giorgia Meloni's first act in power targets illegal raves with tough jail sentences

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.style.yahoo.com
Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has enacted a new law targeting illegal raves, allowing for up to six years of jail time and fines for organizers. This move follows a large unauthorized Halloween event near Modena. The decree, which applies to gatherings of 50 or more people that threaten public health, safety, or order, has been criticized by opposition parties as potentially leading to arbitrary suppression of public demonstrations. Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi defended the decree, emphasizing its alignment with other European public safety laws. The law was prompted by the Witchtek event, which was shut down due to safety concerns and local complaints.

Scorching temperatures in southern Europe threaten wine production but may lead to high-quality vintage

04 Apr 2024  |  news.yahoo.com
Southern Europe is experiencing scorching temperatures that are affecting wine production, with Italy and France seeing a potential decline in harvest but an increase in quality. In Italy, the Umberto Cesari vineyards have adjusted to nocturnal harvesting to cope with the heat. Ilaria Cesari reported a decline in harvest but good quality in early varieties. Federvini noted a 15-20% decline in grape harvest across Italy. In Sicily, Donnafugata's Antonio Rallo expects a 20% lower production but with grapes that could lead to wines with good structure. In France, Jerome Volle anticipates an 'exceptional' vintage due to late concentration of grapes. However, in Spain, Jaume Gramona of Gramona winery predicts a challenging season with significant production drops and quality concerns. Pau Roca of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine also foresees catastrophic harvests for most Spanish regions.

Musk vs. Zuckerberg: Florence mayor proposes ‘match of minds’

04 Apr 2024  |  princegeorgepost.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has proposed that Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a 'match of minds' rather than a physical cage fight. Musk has been in discussions with the Italian government to host a charity match with Zuckerberg at a historic site. However, Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has ruled out the Colosseum as a venue. Nardella suggests that a debate on topics like artificial intelligence and globalization in Piazza della Signoria would be more appropriate and civil, reminiscent of the historic rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, has expressed his readiness for a physical match but awaits a confirmed date from Musk.

Mark Zuckerburg and Elon Musk have proposed to fight each other

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both tech billionaires, have been hinting at a charity match following their personal fitness journeys. However, the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested they engage in a battle of wits instead, reminiscent of the historical intellectual duel between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in Florence. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has stated that the Colosseum will not be the venue for the proposed physical fight. Nardella has offered Florence's Piazza della Signoria as a venue for a debate on topics like artificial intelligence and globalization. Musk's mother, Maye Musk, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg has expressed readiness for a physical match but is skeptical of Musk's commitment to setting a date.

Musk is in talks with the Italian government about hosting his proposed cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but the mayor of Florence says a clash of ideas would be more civil

04 Apr 2024  |  calgaryherald.com
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both prominent figures in Silicon Valley, have been discussing the possibility of a charity cage fight following their respective fitness journeys. However, the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested that instead of a physical fight, they should engage in a battle of wits in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Italian government has been in talks with Musk about the event, but Italy’s culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has stated that the Colosseum in Rome will not be a venue for the event. Nardella has offered to organize an intellectual clash in the Piazza della Signoria, reminiscent of the historic competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in 1504.

Grape harvesting is done semi-nocturnally in the heatwave

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Wine producers in southern Europe are facing a challenging year due to scorching temperatures and heatwaves, which are expected to reduce wine production but potentially lead to an excellent vintage. In Italy, the Umberto Cesari vineyards have adjusted their harvesting to semi-nocturnal hours to protect grapes and workers. Despite a decline in harvest output, the quality of early varieties like Pinots and Chardonnay is promising. Federvini reports a 15-20% decline in grape harvest nationwide. In Sicily, Donnafugata anticipates a 20% lower production but expects wines with good structure and longevity. France also predicts an 'exceptional' vintage due to late concentration of grapes. However, in Spain, the Gramona winery in Catalonia is experiencing a 'survival season' with significant production drops and quality concerns. The International Organisation of Vine and Wine's Pau Roca foresees catastrophic harvests for most Spanish regions.

Musk is in talks with the Italian government about hosting his proposed cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but the mayor of Florence says a clash of ideas would be more civil

04 Apr 2024  |  windsorstar.com
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both prominent figures in Silicon Valley, have been discussing the possibility of a charity cage fight following their respective fitness journeys. However, the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested that instead of a physical fight, the two tech billionaires should engage in a 'clash of ideas' in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has stated that the Colosseum will not be a venue for the event. Nardella has offered to organize an intellectual event in the Piazza della Signoria, reminiscent of the historic competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in 1504.

Musk is in talks with the Italian government about hosting his proposed cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but the mayor of Florence says a clash of ideas would be more civil

04 Apr 2024  |  montrealgazette.com
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both prominent figures in Silicon Valley, have been discussing the possibility of a charity cage fight following their personal fitness journeys. However, the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested that instead of a physical fight, the two tech billionaires should engage in a battle of wits in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Italian government has been in talks with Musk about the event, but Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has stated that the Colosseum in Rome will not be the venue. Nardella has offered to organize an intellectual clash in the Piazza della Signoria, reminiscent of the historic competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in 1504.

Former MEP allegedly handed out cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Pier Antonio Panzeri, a former MEP, is implicated in an alleged EU graft scandal, dubbed Qatargate, involving illicit lobbying by Qatar and Morocco. He was reportedly filmed distributing cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes to trade union leader Luca Visentini. Both men are under investigation, along with Panzeri's parliamentary assistant Francesco Giorgi and Giorgi's partner, former MEP Eva Kaili. Authorities are examining financial transactions and property purchases linked to the accused. Panzeri, who chaired the EU subcommittee on human rights, had half a million euros found at his home. His family and his NGO, Fight Impunity, are also under scrutiny, with his wife and daughter facing potential extradition to Belgium. All parties have denied the charges.

Carol Maltesi photographed in the countryside on a bright day

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.news.yahoo.com
Davide Fontana, a Milanese bank employee, has been arrested for the murder of Carol Maltesi, an Italian-Dutch porn star known as Charlotte Angie. Fontana, who was Maltesi's neighbour and friend, confessed to killing her with a hammer in January, dismembering her body, and storing it in a freezer. To mislead others into believing she was still alive, he paid her rent and responded to messages on her phone. Maltesi's body was discovered off a mountain road in the Brescia province after she failed to attend a lap dancing club event. Journalist Andrea Tortelli received a tip-off about her identity and, after an exchange with Fontana who was impersonating Maltesi, took his suspicions to the Carabinieri. Fontana is charged with aggravated murder and is expected to appear in court for a preliminary hearing.

Sardinian Resort Apologizes for Serving Chocolate-Covered Employee on Dessert Buffet

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
A four-star resort in Sardinia, Voi Colonna Village, has issued an apology after an incident where a female employee was used as part of a dessert buffet, covered in chocolate and lying still among the pastries. The incident was brought to public attention by Federico Mazzieri, who was staying at the hotel with his daughter. Mazzieri criticized the hotel on social media for objectifying the female body, which led to widespread media coverage in Italy. The hotel chain, part of Group Alpitour, expressed regret over the incident and promised to prevent such occurrences in the future. The incident also raised concerns about food safety and the treatment of employees.

Sardinian Resort Apologizes for Serving Chocolate-Covered Employee on Dessert Buffet

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
A four-star resort in Sardinia, Voi Colonna Village, has issued an apology after an incident where a bikini-clad female employee was used as part of a dessert buffet, covered in chocolate, during an event. The incident was brought to public attention by Federico Mazzieri, a guest at the hotel, who was there with his daughter. Mazzieri criticized the objectification of the female body in his social media post, which was picked up by Italian national newspapers. The hotel chain, part of Group Alpitour, expressed regret and apologized, assuring that such an incident would not occur again. The incident also raised concerns about food safety and the treatment of employees.

Putin ally says any deployment of UK troops to Ukraine would be ‘a declaration of war’

04 Apr 2024  |  independent.ie
A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stark warning regarding the potential deployment of UK troops to Ukraine. The statement suggests that such a move would be considered 'a declaration of war' by Russia. This development comes amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The article discusses the implications of the ally's statement and the potential consequences for international relations and security in the region. It also touches on the broader context of the war in Ukraine and the involvement of various international actors.

Mark Zuckerburg and Elon Musk have proposed to fight each other

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both known for their presence in the tech industry, have been hinting at a charity match following their personal fitness journeys. While Musk has been discussing the possibility of hosting the event at a historic Italian site, the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested a more intellectual competition in Florence, reminiscent of the historic rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has stated that the event will not take place in Rome, specifically ruling out the Colosseum. The article also mentions Maye Musk's preference for a verbal rather than physical confrontation between the two tech giants. Zuckerberg has expressed skepticism about the event occurring, citing Musk's lack of commitment to a date and recent complaints of back problems.

Florence Mayor Proposes Intellectual Duel Over Physical Fight for Musk and Zuckerberg

04 Apr 2024  |  news.yahoo.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has proposed that tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a battle of wits in Florence rather than their suggested physical fight. Musk has been in discussions with the Italian government to host a charity cage fight with Zuckerberg, possibly at a historic site. However, Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has excluded Rome as a venue. Nardella suggests Piazza della Signoria as an alternative, envisioning a debate on topics like artificial intelligence and globalization, reminiscent of the historic rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg expressed skepticism about the physical fight happening, citing Musk's lack of commitment to a date and recent back issues.

Sardinian Resort Apologizes for Serving Chocolate-Covered Employee on Dessert Buffet

04 Apr 2024  |  news.yahoo.com
A resort in Sardinia, Voi Colonna Village, has issued an apology after an incident where a female employee was covered in chocolate and presented as part of a dessert buffet. The incident was criticized by a guest, Federico Mazzieri, who was staying at the hotel with his daughter. Mazzieri expressed his shock and disappointment on social media, questioning the hotel's claim of representing 'True Italian Hospitality' and criticizing the objectification of the female body. The hotel responded with an apology and a commitment to prevent such incidents in the future. The incident also raised concerns about food safety and employee treatment.

Former MEP allegedly handed out cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes in EU graft scandal

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.style.yahoo.com
Pier Antonio Panzeri, a former MEP, is implicated in an alleged EU graft scandal, dubbed Qatargate, involving illicit lobbying by Qatar and Morocco. He was reportedly filmed distributing cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes to trade union boss Luca Visentini. Both men are under investigation, along with Panzeri's parliamentary assistant Francesco Giorgi and Giorgi's partner, former MEP Eva Kaili. They face corruption charges linked to financial transactions and property purchases. Visentini, who won a vote to head the International Trade Union Confederation, denies the money was a bribe. Panzeri, who chaired the EU subcommittee on human rights, had half a million euros found at his home. His family and NGO, Fight Impunity, are also under investigation, with his wife and daughter facing possible extradition to Belgium.

Amanda Knox Forms Unlikely Friendship with Prosecutor Giuliano Mignini

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.style.yahoo.com
Giuliano Mignini, the public prosecutor in the Amanda Knox murder trial, has developed an unexpected friendship with Knox, despite still believing she was present at the crime scene. They began communicating through a priest and later directly via WhatsApp, sharing personal news and holiday greetings. Knox, acquitted by Italy's High Court in 2015, has a family and is involved in a justice project in the US. Mignini and Knox had a secret meeting in Perugia, which was emotional for both. Knox also visited Gubbio with her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and had a reunion with her lawyers. Mignini is releasing a book, while Knox has a podcast and a memoir. Mignini is advocating for a street in Perugia to be renamed in honor of Meredith Kercher, the murder victim, as he feels justice was not served due to media pressure and other influences.

Putin ally says any deployment of UK troops to Ukraine would be ‘a declaration of war’

04 Apr 2024  |  independent.ie
A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a stark warning regarding the potential deployment of UK troops to Ukraine. The statement suggests that such a move would be considered 'a declaration of war' by Russia. This development comes amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The article likely discusses the geopolitical implications of the statement, the international response, and the potential risks associated with the involvement of UK forces in the conflict.

Giorgia Meloni appoints MP with Nazi past to Cabinet

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Galeazzo Bignami, a member of the Brothers of Italy party, has been appointed as undersecretary of Italy's infrastructure ministry despite past controversy over a photograph of him wearing a Nazi armband. The photo, which surfaced in 2016, was taken at a 2005 stag party, and Bignami has expressed shame over it. His appointment by Giorgia Meloni, who has attempted to distance her party from its fascist roots, has been criticized by the opposition, particularly Marco Furfaro of the Democratic Party. Other appointments with controversial pasts include Claudio Durigon. The article also mentions a recent rally in Predappio, where fascist sympathizers gathered, and the government's response to an illegal rave, which has led to the drafting of a new anti-rave law.

Tourists visiting the Colosseum have been rattled by the infestation of roaming rodents

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Rome is facing a severe rat infestation around the Colosseum, exacerbated by the recent heatwave and the resulting increase in tourist waste. Videos of the rats have gone viral on social media, prompting city officials to announce emergency measures. These measures include cleaning up the waste and implementing special disinfestation procedures starting next week. Politicians, particularly from the right-leaning League party, have criticized the Democratic Party mayor for the city's decline. Rome's environment councillor, Sabrina Alfonsi, highlighted the urgent need for new waste processing plants to tackle the issue. The city plans to set extra traps and carry out disinfestation in sewers and rat burrows. Rome is estimated to have about seven million rats, which is roughly two-and-a-half rats per resident.

Carol Maltesi photographed in the countryside on a bright day

04 Apr 2024  |  au.news.yahoo.com
Davide Fontana, a Milanese bank employee, has been arrested for the murder of Carol Maltesi, an Italian-Dutch porn star known as Charlotte Angie. Fontana, who was Maltesi's neighbor and friend, confessed to killing her with a hammer in January, dismembering her body, and storing it in a freezer. To mislead others into believing she was still alive, he paid her rent and responded to messages on her phone. Maltesi's body was discovered off a mountain road in the Brescia province after she failed to attend a lap dancing club event. Journalist Andrea Tortelli received a tip-off about her identity and, after an exchange with Fontana who was impersonating Maltesi, took his findings to the Carabinieri. Fontana is expected to face charges of aggravated murder and other related offenses in a preliminary court hearing.

Tourists visiting the Colosseum have been rattled by the infestation of roaming rodents

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Rome is facing a severe rat infestation around the Colosseum, with videos of the rodents going viral on social media. The infestation has been exacerbated by the heatwave and increased tourist activity, leading to large amounts of waste. Right-wing politicians have criticized the Democratic Party mayor for the city's decline. Rome officials, including environment councillor Sabrina Alfonsi, are planning emergency disinfestation measures, including cleaning up waste and setting traps. The measures are set to begin next week, with an aim to reduce the estimated seven million rodents in the city.

Former MEP allegedly handed out cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes

04 Apr 2024  |  uk.style.yahoo.com
Pier Antonio Panzeri, a former MEP, is implicated in an alleged EU graft scandal, dubbed Qatargate, involving illicit lobbying by Qatar and Morocco. He was reportedly filmed distributing cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes to trade union boss Luca Visentini. Both men are under investigation, along with Panzeri's parliamentary assistant Francesco Giorgi and Giorgi's partner, former MEP Eva Kaili. Visentini claims the money was a campaign donation, not a bribe. Panzeri, who chaired the EU subcommittee on human rights, had half a million euros found at his home. His family and NGO, Fight Impunity, are also under scrutiny, with his wife and daughter facing possible extradition to Belgium. All accused deny the charges.

Andrea Papi bear attack in Italy

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Andrea Papi, a 26-year-old Italian runner, was killed by a bear during a mountain run near Caldes, Italy, marking the country's first fatal bear attack. An autopsy confirmed his death was due to a bear encounter, and authorities are now using DNA evidence to track the bear responsible. The president of the province, Maurizio Fugatti, has issued a 'track and kill' order for three bears previously linked to attacks. The bear population in the region has grown from 10 to 100 since their reintroduction from Slovenia, leading to increased human-bear conflicts. Public support for the bears has decreased, and illegal culling has risen. Andrea Papi's mother has expressed anger over the management of the bear population and called for safer habitats. In the past, other bear incidents have occurred, and there is a debate over the best way to manage bear encounters and the bear population.

Musk v Zuckerberg: Florence mayor proposes ‘match of minds’

04 Apr 2024  |  o.canada.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has proposed that tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a 'match of minds' rather than a physical fight. Musk has been in discussions with the Italian government to host a charity cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but the idea has been met with resistance. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has ruled out the Colosseum as a venue. Nardella suggests a debate in Piazza della Signoria, reminiscent of the historic rivalry between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, has expressed his readiness for a physical match but awaits a confirmed date from Musk.

Tourists visiting the Colosseum have been rattled by the infestation of roaming rodents

04 Apr 2024  |  news.yahoo.com
Rome is facing a severe rat infestation around the Colosseum, exacerbated by the recent heatwave and the resulting increase in tourist waste. Videos of the rats have gone viral on social media, prompting city officials to announce emergency measures. These measures include cleaning up the waste and implementing special disinfestation procedures starting next week. Politicians, particularly from the right-wing League party, have criticized the Democratic Party mayor for the city's decline. Rome's environment councillor, Sabrina Alfonsi, highlighted the urgent need for new waste processing plants to tackle the issue. The city plans to set extra traps and carry out disinfestation in sewers and rat burrows, with an estimated seven million rodents living in Rome.

Italy Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Surge

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
Italy's right-wing government, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, has declared a six-month national state of emergency in response to a significant increase in migrant arrivals across the Mediterranean. The emergency decree aims to streamline the construction of facilities for sheltering, processing, and repatriating migrants by bypassing EU public bid processes and certain regulations. The government has allocated €5m for these measures and plans to appoint a special commissioner. The urgency of the situation was highlighted by a recent tragic boat wreck on the Calabrian coast, which resulted in over 90 deaths. Italy has seen a fourfold increase in migrant arrivals this year, with the majority coming from Ivory Coast, followed by other countries such as Guinea, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Bangladesh. The crisis has been exacerbated by economic and political turmoil in Tunisia, leading to increased migration. Despite calls for EU action, Italy has yet to receive substantial support. Criticism of the government's approach has come from various quarters, including former premier Giuseppe Conte and Democratic Party city councillor Marwa Mahmoud.

Musk is in talks with the Italian government about hosting his proposed cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but the mayor of Florence says a clash of ideas would be more civil

04 Apr 2024  |  calgaryherald.com
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, both prominent figures in Silicon Valley, have been discussing the possibility of a charity cage fight following their respective fitness journeys. However, the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested that instead of a physical fight, the two tech billionaires should engage in a 'clash of ideas' in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. While there was speculation about the Colosseum being a potential venue, Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has dismissed the idea. Nardella has offered to organize an intellectual event in the Piazza della Signoria, reminiscent of the historic competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in 1504.

Mark Zuckerburg and Elon Musk have proposed to fight each other

04 Apr 2024  |  ca.sports.yahoo.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested that tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a battle of wits rather than a physical fight. Musk has been discussing with the Italian government the possibility of hosting a charity cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has ruled out the Colosseum in Rome. Nardella proposed an intellectual contest in Florence's Piazza della Signoria, reminiscent of the historic competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg expressed skepticism about the physical fight happening, noting Musk's lack of commitment to a date and recent back problems.

Carol Maltesi photographed in the countryside on a bright day

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.style.yahoo.com
Davide Fontana, a Milanese bank employee, has been arrested for the murder of Carol Maltesi, an Italian-Dutch porn star known as Charlotte Angie. Fontana, who was Maltesi's neighbor and friend, confessed to killing her with a hammer in January, dismembering her body, and storing it in a freezer. He attempted to cover up the crime by impersonating Maltesi, paying her rent, and responding to messages on her phone. Maltesi's body was discovered off a mountain road in the Brescia province after she failed to appear at a lap dancing club event. Journalist Andrea Tortelli played a crucial role in identifying Maltesi after receiving a tip-off and engaging in a WhatsApp conversation with Fontana, who was impersonating her. Fontana is expected to face charges of aggravated murder and other related offenses in a preliminary court hearing.

Anger in Italy at immigration policy as deadly shipwreck kills 59 migrants in disaster blamed on people-traffickers

04 Apr 2024  |  independent.ie
Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has spoken out against people-traffickers in the wake of a tragic shipwreck off the Calabrian coast, which resulted in at least 59 deaths. The victims included children and a baby. The wooden boat, originating from Turkey, broke apart on rocks near Crotone, leading to the deadliest incident of this kind in ten years. While 80 survivors were rescued, there is a fear that more individuals may still be missing. This event has brought Meloni's stringent immigration policies into the spotlight.

Musk v Zuckerberg: Florence mayor proposes ‘match of minds’

04 Apr 2024  |  edmontonjournal.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has proposed that tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a 'match of minds' rather than a physical fight. Musk has been in discussions with the Italian government to host a cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site, but Nardella suggests a battle of wits in Florence, reminiscent of the intellectual duel between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in 1504. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has ruled out the Colosseum as a venue. Nardella argues that a mental contest on topics like artificial intelligence and globalization would be more appropriate and culturally sensitive. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg has expressed his readiness for a physical match but awaits a confirmed date from Musk.

Mount Etna lights up the night sky at the weekend

04 Apr 2024  |  independent.ie
Mount Etna, located in Sicily, erupted spectacularly, causing significant disruptions to air travel. Sicily's busiest airport had to divert or cancel flights for tens of thousands of travelers due to the volcanic activity. The eruption was notable enough to be captured in a photograph by Marco Restivo, which was distributed by Reuters.

Giorgia Meloni Appoints MP with Nazi Past to Cabinet

04 Apr 2024  |  sg.style.yahoo.com
Giorgia Meloni, Italy's Prime Minister, has appointed Galeazzo Bignami, an MP who previously wore a Nazi armband, as undersecretary of Italy's infrastructure ministry. Bignami expressed shame over the 2005 incident. Opposition figures, including Marco Furfaro of the Democratic Party, have criticized the appointment. The article also mentions Claudio Durigon, another controversial figure appointed by Meloni, who had proposed renaming a park after Mussolini's brother. The Italian National Association of Partisans and other critics view these appointments as signs of the government's tolerance towards fascist sympathizers. The article also reports on a recent gathering of Mussolini nostalgists in Predappio and the government's contrasting responses to an illegal rave and fascist displays.

Musk v Zuckerberg: Florence mayor proposes ‘match of minds’

04 Apr 2024  |  ottawacitizen.com
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has proposed that tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a 'match of minds' rather than a physical fight. Musk has been in discussions with the Italian government to host a cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site. However, Nardella suggests a battle of wits in Florence, reminiscent of the 1504 competition between Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Italy's culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has ruled out the Colosseum as a venue. Nardella opposes a gladiator-style event, preferring a debate on topics like artificial intelligence and globalization. Maye Musk, Elon's mother, also prefers a verbal contest. Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, is open to a physical match but awaits a confirmed date from Musk.

Eight-year-old boy travels 3,500 miles in search of a school

21 Mar 2024  |  www.aol.co.uk
An eight-year-old boy named Oumar from Mali traveled 3,500 miles to Italy in search of education, escaping jihadist attacks, crossing the Sahara, and surviving capture by a Libyan gang and imprisonment. After two attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea, he was rescued by the NGO lifeboat Ocean Viking. Journalist Angela Nocioni aboard the lifeboat confirmed his story, and Oumar was later able to contact his father, who was unaware of his whereabouts. Oumar, showing signs of mistreatment and a healed broken bone, is now in Ancona, Italy, where efforts are being made to enroll him in school.

Shops put chains on bottles of olive oil as thefts soar across Spain

11 Mar 2024  |  www.independent.ie
Supermarkets across Spain are experiencing a surge in olive oil thefts as demand and prices for the product, often referred to as 'liquid gold,' have increased significantly. Olive oil has become the most shoplifted item in Spain's most populous regions, surpassing traditionally stolen goods such as razor blades, alcohol, and ibérico ham.

Olive oil theft soars as organised gangs target ‘liquid gold’

11 Mar 2024  |  brisbanetimes.com.au
Supermarkets in Spain are experiencing a rise in olive oil thefts as prices soar due to increased demand and reduced production. Olive oil has become the most shoplifted item, with criminal rings reselling it on the black market. Production issues, including extreme weather, drought, and the Xylella fastidosa bacterium, have led to a predicted 18 percent drop in global production. Security measures in stores have intensified, and olive grove thefts have been reported in Greece. In Italy, bandits were chased from a grove, highlighting the severity of the issue.

Olive oil theft soars as organised gangs target ‘liquid gold’

11 Mar 2024  |  theage.com.au
Supermarkets in Spain are experiencing a rise in olive oil thefts as prices soar due to increased demand. Olive oil has become the most shoplifted item in Spain, with criminal rings reselling it on the black market. Production issues, including extreme weather, drought, and the Xylella fastidosa bacterium, have led to a significant drop in global olive oil production, with a forecasted 18% decrease this year. Security measures in stores have intensified, and olive thefts have also been reported in Greece. In Italy, there have been confrontations with bandits in olive groves. The situation has been described as 'like the Wild West' by Gennaro Sicolo, president of the Puglia agricultural consortium.

Olive oil theft soars as organised gangs target ‘liquid gold’

11 Mar 2024  |  www.watoday.com.au
Supermarkets in Spain are experiencing a surge in olive oil thefts as demand and prices for the product have increased significantly. Criminal rings are reselling stolen or adulterated olive oil on the global black market. Extreme weather, drought, and the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium have impacted production, leading to higher prices. Measures such as chaining bottles and fitting security alarms are being implemented to prevent theft. Greece and Italy are also facing similar issues, with olive producers being targeted by thieves. The Puglia agricultural consortium is advocating for increased rural policing to combat the thefts.

Israel will bring ‘unimaginable devastation’ to Lebanon if Hezbollah enters war

22 Oct 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah against starting a war with Israel, stating that Israel would respond with overwhelming force. His comments were made during a visit to troops near the Lebanon border. Meanwhile, rockets were fired at an Iraqi airbase housing US-led coalition forces, with Iran-backed militias suspected to be behind the attacks. The US has not confirmed the attacks but has warned against any escalation in the Middle East conflict, with Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin stating the US will defend itself and take appropriate action. The Pentagon has also announced an increase in military presence in the region.

I, too, am human, says Meloni as she takes ‘personal day’ over relationship break-up

22 Oct 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has publicly addressed her recent break-up with her partner of 10 years, Andrea Giambruno, amidst a scandal involving him sexually harassing a colleague. Meloni, who leads the political party Brothers in Italy, excused herself from attending a major political conference, instead addressing the attendees via video link. She appealed for understanding from her party's sympathizers, representatives, militants, and managers, acknowledging her humanity and the personal challenges she faces. The break-up was announced after a satirical TV program aired footage and audio recordings of Giambruno behaving inappropriately with a female colleague.

Civilians in Gaza are terrorist sympathisers, warns Israeli military

22 Oct 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
The article reports on the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli forces have been conducting raids and dropping leaflets urging residents to move south of the Wadi Gaza. The leaflets warn that those who do not relocate may be seen as affiliates of terrorist organizations. An Israeli soldier was recently killed by an anti-tank missile, and there have been casualties on both sides, including civilians. The Israeli military is preparing for a potential ground offensive, which is expected to result in significant losses for both the Israeli forces and Hamas, as well as the civilian population in the area.

Eight-year-old boy travels 3,500 miles in search of a school

01 Oct 2023  |  www.aol.com
Eight-year-old Oumar's harrowing journey from Mali to Italy highlights the perils faced by child migrants. After fleeing a jihadist attack in Mali, Oumar traversed the Sahara, endured forced labor in Libya, and survived two dangerous sea voyages. Rescued by the NGO lifeboat Ocean Viking, he was eventually reunited with his family via phone and is now awaiting placement in a local school in Italy. His story underscores the resilience of child migrants and the critical role of humanitarian organizations in their rescue and rehabilitation.

Rome calls in cleaners armed with shovels to fight Colosseum’s rat infestation

27 Aug 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Rome is facing a severe rat infestation problem, with videos of rats amidst trash at the Colosseum going viral. The heatwave and tourist activity have exacerbated the waste issue, leading to an increase in rodent sightings. Politicians, particularly from the Right-wing League party, have criticized the city's management under the Democratic Party mayor. Rome's environment councillor, Sabrina Alfonsi, acknowledged the problem and announced emergency disinfestation measures starting next week. These measures include cleaning up littered areas and setting traps, with an aim to control the rodent population, which is estimated at seven million.

Heatwave to cut European wine output but create 'exceptional' vintage

26 Aug 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
The article discusses the impact of global warming on the wine industry in Italy, France, and Spain. Micaela Pallini, president of Federvini, expresses concern over the strain on businesses due to climate change. In Sicily, Donnafugata's production is down by 20%, but owner Antonio Rallo notes the quality of the grapes could lead to wines with good structure. In France, Jerome Volle anticipates an 'exceptional' vintage despite high temperatures. Spanish winemakers, however, face a grim outlook, with Jaume Gramona of Gramona winery in Catalonia reporting a significant drop in production and quality due to drought. Pau Roca of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine echoes the sentiment of challenging conditions for the majority of Spanish regions.

Hotel served half-naked woman covered in chocolate with dessert buffet

24 Aug 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Voi Colonna Village, a resort in Sardinia, faced backlash after a female employee was used as part of a dessert buffet, covered in chocolate. The incident was criticized by a guest, Federico Mazzieri, who was there with his daughter. He highlighted the issue on LinkedIn, questioning the hotel's claim of 'True Italian Hospitality' and criticizing the objectification of the female body. The hotel chain apologized publicly, expressing regret and promising to prevent such incidents in the future. The controversy also raised concerns about food safety regulations.

Musk v Zuckerberg: Florence mayor proposes ‘match of minds’

13 Aug 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
The mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, has suggested that tech billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engage in a battle of wits in Florence rather than their proposed physical fight. Musk is currently in discussions with the Italian government to host a charity cage fight with Zuckerberg at a historic site. However, Nardella believes a clash of ideas would be more appropriate for the birthplace of the Renaissance. Meanwhile, Italy’s culture minister, Gennaro Sangiuliano, has stated that the event will not take place in Rome, with the Colosseum being ruled out as a potential venue.

Italy Declares State of Emergency Over Migrant Surge

12 Apr 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Italy's right-wing government, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, has declared a six-month national state of emergency in response to a significant increase in migrant arrivals across the Mediterranean. The emergency decree is designed to streamline the process for managing the influx by allowing the government to circumvent EU bidding procedures and regulations for the rapid construction of facilities for housing, processing, and repatriating migrants. The government has allocated €5 million for these efforts and plans to appoint a special commissioner. The urgency of the situation was underscored by a tragic incident on February 26, when a migrant boat capsized off the Calabrian coast, resulting in over 90 fatalities. This year has seen a fourfold increase in migrant arrivals to Italy compared to the same period last year, with over 31,000 migrants reaching Italian shores, including more than 3,000 since the previous Sunday.

'Track and kill' bear hunt after fatal attack in Italy

11 Apr 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Andrea Papi, a 26-year-old Italian runner, was killed by a bear during a mountain run near Caldes in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, marking the country's first fatal bear attack. Papi went missing on April 5 and was found with severe wounds after his girlfriend raised the alarm. An autopsy confirmed his death was due to a bear attack. The Edmund Mach Foundation is analyzing DNA from the scene, including a bloodied tree branch and animal droppings, to identify the bear responsible. Clothing items and a trail of blood were discovered, suggesting where the encounter occurred.

Banksy migrant ship detained in Italy for 'breaking rules'

27 Mar 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
The MV Louise Michel, a humanitarian ship funded by the artist Banksy and used for rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, has been detained by Italian authorities. The ship, notable for its pink color and Banksy artwork, has been accused of violating new maritime rules set by Italy's government, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. These rules restrict NGO vessels to a single rescue before docking at an assigned port in Italy. The Louise Michel conducted a rescue off Libya's coast and was directed to Sicily's port of Trapani but continued to assist more boats near Malta. The crew has expressed frustration on Twitter, stating that they are being prevented from helping dozens of boats in distress. The ship now faces the risk of fines and seizure for not complying with the new regulations.

Mafia boss escapes jail by climbing down knotted bedsheets from cell

01 Mar 2023  |  theage.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old mafia boss of the Sacra Corona, has escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia, Italy. He managed to break out by using knotted bedsheets to slide down and scale the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, which shows Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping onto a lawn, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from the library during his leisure time. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Mafia Boss Escapes Sardinia Prison Using Bedsheets

01 Mar 2023  |  brisbanetimes.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old boss of the Sacra Corona mafia, has successfully escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia. He managed to break out by using knotted bedsheets to slide down and scale the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, which shows Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping onto a lawn, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from his leisure time in the prison's library. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Mafia Boss Escapes Sardinian Prison Using Bedsheets

01 Mar 2023  |  brisbanetimes.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old boss of the Sacra Corona mafia, has successfully escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia. He managed to break out by using knotted bedsheets to slide down and scale the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, which shows Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping off a wall, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from his leisure time, which he typically spent in the prison's library. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Mafia boss escapes jail by climbing down knotted bedsheets from cell

01 Mar 2023  |  theage.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old boss of the Sacra Corona mafia, has successfully escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia. He managed to break out by creating a makeshift rope from knotted bedsheets, which he used to scale down the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, showing Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping onto a lawn, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from the leisure period he spent in the prison's library. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Mafia Boss Escapes Sardinian Prison Using Bedsheets

01 Mar 2023  |  watoday.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old mafia boss of the Sacra Corona, has escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia. He managed to break out by using knotted bedsheets to slide down and scale the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, which shows Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping onto a lawn, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from his leisure time in the library. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Mafia Boss Escapes Sardinian Prison Using Bedsheets

01 Mar 2023  |  watoday.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old mafia boss of the Sacra Corona, has escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia. He managed to break out by using knotted bedsheets to slide down and scale the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, which shows Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping onto a lawn, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from his leisure time in the prison's library. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Mafia boss escapes jail by climbing down knotted bedsheets from cell

01 Mar 2023  |  smh.com.au
Marco Raduano, a 39-year-old mafia boss of the Sacra Corona, has escaped from the Badu ’e Carros maximum-security prison in Sardinia, Italy. He managed to break out by using knotted bedsheets to slide down and scale the prison walls. The escape was captured on surveillance video, which shows Raduano shimmying down the sheets, jumping onto a lawn, and then running away. The prison staff noticed his absence two hours later when he failed to return from the library during his leisure time. The video of his escape has gone viral.

Watch: Mafia boss breaks out of high-security jail using bed sheets

26 Feb 2023  |  telegraph.co.uk
Marco Raduano, a notorious mobster and boss of the Sacra Corona Unita mafia, has escaped from the Badu’ e Carros maximum security prison in Nuoro, Sardinia, by using a rope fashioned from knotted bed sheets. The escape was captured on surveillance footage, showing Raduano sliding down the rope and fleeing the facility. He managed to escape during a shift change, reportedly stealing a set of keys to access an outside wall. Raduano's absence was only noticed two hours later, leading to a manhunt in Italy. The prison is known for housing some of Italy's most dangerous criminals from various mafia clans.

‘Envelopes stuffed with €50,000 handed out by Italian MEP’

19 Dec 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Pier Antonio Panzeri, a former MEP, is implicated in an alleged EU graft scandal, dubbed Qatargate, involving illicit lobbying by Qatar and Morocco. He was reportedly filmed distributing cash in 'Santa Claus' envelopes to trade union boss Luca Visentini, who is under investigation along with Panzeri. The scandal also involves Francesco Giorgi and Eva Kaili, who face corruption charges. Visentini claims the money was a campaign donation, not a bribe. Panzeri, who chaired the EU subcommittee on human rights, had half a million euros found at his home. His family and NGO, Fight Impunity, are also under investigation, with his wife and daughter facing possible extradition to Belgium.

Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni Introduces Law to Jail Illegal Rave Organisers

02 Nov 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Giorgia Meloni, Italy's prime minister, has introduced a new law targeting illegal raves, which could lead to six years of imprisonment for organizers. This move comes after an unauthorized Halloween event in Modena drew over 1,000 attendees. The law, which was the first decree passed by Meloni's cabinet, imposes penalties including jail time and fines up to €10,000. It targets gatherings of 50 or more people that threaten public health, safety, or order. Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi elaborated on the law at a news conference. While Meloni stands firm on her commitment to this regulation, opposition parties express concerns that the law's vague language could lead to unjustified actions against legitimate public gatherings such as student or labor protests.

Giorgia Meloni appoints MP with Nazi past to Cabinet

01 Nov 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Galeazzo Bignami, a member of the Brothers of Italy party, has been appointed as undersecretary of Italy's infrastructure ministry despite past controversy over wearing a Nazi armband at a stag party. Bignami expressed shame over the incident and denounced Nazism. Opposition figures, including Democratic Party MP Marco Furfaro, criticized the appointment, citing it as an affront to historical memory and victims of Nazism. The article also mentions Claudio Durigon's controversial proposal to rename a park after Mussolini's brother. The Italian National Association of Partisans and other critics view these appointments as signs of the government's tolerance towards fascist sympathizers. Recently, a rally in Predappio saw individuals performing the illegal fascist salute.

EU paid Sicilian mafia £4m in land subsidies – including for fields that didn't exist

01 Nov 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
A court in Sicily has convicted 91 individuals for participating in a mafia scheme that defrauded the European Union of £4 million in agricultural subsidies. The fraud, which lasted from 2010 to 2017, involved claiming subsidies for non-existent fields and pastures acquired through threats and extortion. The Cosa Nostra used 150 companies and figurehead owners to access the funds, which were then laundered through various financial instruments. The court handed down sentences totaling 600 years. Giuseppe Antoci, a former park director who survived an attempted mafia hit, expressed relief at the verdicts after assisting in the investigation.

Amanda Knox befriended by Italian prosecutor who jailed her for murder

01 Nov 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Giuliano Mignini, the prosecutor in the Amanda Knox murder trial, has developed an unexpected friendship with Knox, despite still believing she was present at the crime scene. The two have been in contact through WhatsApp, exchanging holiday greetings and personal news. Mignini, who has retired from the court, spoke to The Telegraph on the 15th anniversary of Meredith Kercher's death, revealing that his opinion of Knox has changed. He now sees her as a normal girl who was misrepresented by the media. Knox, who was acquitted by Italy's High Court in 2015, now has a family and is involved in a justice project in the US.

Fascists on the march after gains for Italy's hard Right

30 Oct 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
On the 100th anniversary of the march on Rome, which marked the rise of Benito Mussolini to power, hundreds of fascists gathered in his birthplace to commemorate the event. The rally coincided with the election of the hard-Right Brothers of Italy party. Orsola Mussolini, the dictator's great-granddaughter, made a speech but did not comment on the new government led by Giorgia Meloni, Italy's first female prime minister. Meloni has distanced herself from her past support of Mussolini, stating her government rejects fascism. The crowd, dressed in fascist-era attire, expressed hope for greater tolerance from the current government.

ITA Airways Captain Fired for Allegedly Sleeping on Duty

30 May 2022  |  watoday.com.au
The captain of ITA Airways, Italy's state airline, has been dismissed for allegedly falling asleep during a flight, causing a loss of communication with air traffic controllers for ten minutes. The incident occurred on the ITA Airlines AZ609 flight from New York to Rome on April 30. While the co-pilot was taking a sanctioned 'controlled rest,' the captain was also reported to be asleep, which is against the airline's procedures. ITA Airways, which emerged from the bankruptcy of Alitalia, is the new state-owned flag carrier of Italy.

‘Very grave’: Italian pilot allegedly fell asleep during New York to Rome flight

30 May 2022  |  smh.com.au
The captain of ITA Airways, Italy's state airline, has been dismissed for allegedly falling asleep during a flight, causing air traffic controllers to lose contact with the plane for ten minutes. The incident occurred on the ITA Airlines AZ609 flight from New York to Rome on April 30. While the co-pilot was taking a sanctioned 'controlled rest,' the captain was also reported to have dozed off, which is against the protocol that requires the captain to remain awake and responsive. ITA Airways, which replaced the bankrupt Alitalia, is Italy's new state-owned flag carrier.

Traffic controllers unable to communicate with the ITA Airlines plane for ten minutes

30 May 2022  |  smh.com.au
The captain of ITA Airlines flight AZ609 from New York to Rome has been fired after allegedly falling asleep at the controls, resulting in a ten-minute communication blackout with traffic controllers. The incident, which involved an Airbus 330, occurred on April 30 and led to a terror alert due to the possibility of a hijacking. The co-pilot was also asleep at the time, but this was part of a 'controlled rest' allowed by procedure, whereas the captain should have remained awake and reachable.

ITA Airways Captain Fired for Allegedly Sleeping on the Job

30 May 2022  |  theage.com.au
The captain of ITA Airways, Italy's state airline, has been dismissed for allegedly falling asleep during a flight. The incident occurred on the ITA Airlines AZ609 flight from New York to Rome on April 30, where both pilots were reportedly asleep, causing a loss of communication with air traffic controllers for ten minutes. While the co-pilot was taking a 'controlled rest' as allowed by procedure, the captain was expected to remain awake and responsive. ITA Airways, which replaced the bankrupt Alitalia, is Italy's new state-owned flag carrier.

ITA Airways Captain Fired for Allegedly Sleeping at the Controls

30 May 2022  |  brisbanetimes.com.au
The captain of ITA Airways, Italy's state airline, has been dismissed for allegedly falling asleep during a flight. The incident occurred on the ITA Airlines AZ609 flight from New York to Rome on April 30, where both pilots were reported to have dozed off, leaving air traffic controllers unable to contact the plane for ten minutes. While the co-pilot was taking a 'controlled rest' as allowed by procedure, the captain was required to remain awake and responsive. ITA Airways, which replaced the bankrupt Alitalia, is Italy's new state-owned flag carrier.

‘Very grave’: Italian pilot allegedly fell asleep during New York to Rome flight

30 May 2022  |  watoday.com.au
A captain from ITA Airways, Italy's state airline, has been dismissed for allegedly falling asleep during a flight, causing a loss of communication with air traffic controllers for ten minutes. The incident occurred on the ITA Airlines AZ609 flight from New York to Rome on April 30. While the co-pilot was taking a sanctioned 'controlled rest,' the captain was also reported to have dozed off, which is against the protocol that requires the captain to remain awake and responsive. ITA Airways, the successor of the now-bankrupt Alitalia, is Italy's new state-owned flag carrier.

Russia dumps bodies in supermarket to try and restart Mariupol water supply

29 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
The article reports on a grim situation in Mariupol, Ukraine, where Russian soldiers have reportedly dumped the bodies of Ukrainian civilians in a supermarket and left them to decompose. The bodies emerged as Russia attempted to restore running water in the city, leading to the unearthing of corpses. Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the Mariupol mayor, described the situation, noting the shortage of personnel to handle the dead, with Russia even recruiting pathologists from Moscow. The city, once known for its relaxed atmosphere, has been heavily bombarded by Russia since February, with Western officials labeling the bombing as a war crime and estimating up to 22,000 civilian deaths. The Kremlin, however, has portrayed the capture of Mariupol as a victory.

Noel Clarke Sues Bafta Claiming 'Modern McCarthyism'

29 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Noel Clarke, an actor and director, is suing Bafta, alleging he has been subjected to 'modern McCarthyism' after being accused of bullying and sexually inappropriate behavior. Clarke was stripped of a Bafta award and had his membership suspended following allegations by 20 women, which were published by The Guardian. Clarke denies the allegations and is also suing Conde Nast and The Guardian. His career has suffered significantly, with his show 'Bulletproof' being dropped by Sky and 'Viewpoint' being released online rather than on TV. Clarke has denied specific allegations made by producer Gina Powell and actress Jahannah James, and has spoken about the severe impact the situation has had on his mental health.

Germany scales back military support for Ukraine, leaked documents show

29 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Germany has not supplied significant weapons to Ukraine since the end of March, diverging from its Western allies, according to leaked documents reported by the German newspaper Welt. Despite previous promises and approval for heavy weapons delivery, including tanks, the actual support has been limited to small arms and about 4,600 anti-tank mines. Chancellor Olaf Scholz has faced criticism for this discrepancy between his rhetoric of unwavering commitment to Ukraine's defense and the reality of the support provided. The German government has not confirmed the report, citing security concerns. Meanwhile, other NATO members continue to supply Ukraine with heavy and light weapons. The delay in delivering Gepard anti-aircraft tanks promised to Ukraine is attributed to the need for training Ukrainian forces. German officials are set to discuss the allocation of a €100 billion military budget to modernize the Bundeswehr and enhance cyber defense capabilities.

ITA Airways Captain Sacked After Falling Asleep at the Controls

29 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
The captain of ITA Airways flight AZ609 from New York to Rome has been dismissed after allegedly falling asleep at the controls, causing a 10-minute communication blackout with air traffic controllers. The co-pilot was also asleep, albeit on a 'controlled rest' as allowed by procedure. The incident, which occurred on April 30, raised a terror alert with French authorities fearing a hijacking. ITA Airways conducted an internal investigation, which led to the captain's dismissal, although the captain denies falling asleep. The airline assured that passenger safety was not compromised due to the plane's autopilot system and advanced technology. The issue came to light after Marseille air traffic controllers were unable to contact the plane, prompting a swift response from French and Italian authorities.

Sweden and Finland Announce Intentions to Join Nato

15 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Sweden and Finland have announced their intentions to join Nato, marking a significant shift in their historical military neutrality. Sweden's Social Democratic Party declared the country's decision to apply for Nato membership, a stance mirrored by Finland, which will result in an extension of Nato's borders with Russia. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson both emphasized the move as a new era for their nations' security. Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the applications, stating that it would strengthen collective security and send a message that aggression does not lead to success, referencing Russia's invasion of Ukraine as a failed attempt to prevent Nato's expansion.

Ukraine accuses Russia of dropping ‘phosphorus bombs’ on Azovstal steelworks

15 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Ukraine has accused Russia of using phosphorus bombs in an attack on the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, where Ukrainian fighters are resisting the Russian invasion. Videos online show munitions igniting upon hitting the ground, with a British military expert suggesting they could be phosphorus or incendiary weapons. Ukrainian officials claim that 9M22C incendiary shells with thermite layers were used, which burn at extremely high temperatures and are difficult to extinguish. The attack occurred as a large evacuation convoy left Mariupol for Zaporizhzhia, with hundreds of cars carrying civilians who had been waiting to escape the Russian siege.

‘I made a wrong turn’: Man charged for driving Maserati down Rome’s Spanish Steps

15 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
A 37-year-old Saudi engineer has been charged with aggravated damage to cultural and monumental assets after driving a rented Maserati down the Spanish Steps in Rome. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning when the driver took a wrong turn and ended up on the 135 marble steps, causing damage to two of them. CCTV footage showed the car braking on the staircase before the driver stopped and exited the vehicle with a young woman. They left the scene before authorities arrived.

Eurovision winner Oleh Psiuk heads home to serve Ukraine

15 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Oleg Psiuk, the frontman of Ukraine's Eurovision-winning band Kalush Orchestra, is returning home to aid in the country's defense and continue his volunteer work supporting refugees. Ukraine triumphed at the Eurovision Song Contest with their song 'Stefania,' which gained new significance after the war began. The victory was celebrated by President Volodymyr Zelensky, who expressed hope to host the contest in a rebuilt Mariupol. During the event, Italian police thwarted cyber-attacks by pro-Russian hacker groups targeting the broadcast. Russia was barred from this year's contest due to its invasion of Ukraine, with the aim of keeping the competition apolitical.

Kharkiv is beginning to look like Ukraine’s second major victory over Russia

15 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
Vera Yevlakhova, an 80-year-old resident of Tsyrkuny in the Kharkiv region, observed Russian tanks and troops retreating from the area on May 9, a significant day in Russia for marking the victory in the Second World War. This retreat indicated the end of Russia's attempt to capture Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. Despite the ongoing shelling and air raid sirens, Kharkiv is showing signs of resilience and this development is seen as Ukraine's second major victory after Kyiv. The Institute for the Study of War has declared the battle for Kharkiv effectively over, suggesting a turning point in the conflict.

‘Vladimir Putin’s yacht’ back in the water and may flee Italian port

05 May 2022  |  telegraph.co.uk
The Telegraph has reported that the Scheherazade, a superyacht allegedly owned by Vladimir Putin, has been observed preparing to possibly leave the Italian marina of Marina di Carrara. The yacht, which has been docked for several months, is now in the water, and crew members have been seen on deck folding tarpaulins and performing checks. The Scheherazade is one of the world's largest superyachts, equipped with luxury amenities such as spas, swimming pools, and two helipads, and is valued at $700 million. There has been a recent increase in activity on the yacht, indicating it may soon depart.

Amanda Knox and prison life

13 Jan 2016  |  www.bbc.com
The article discusses a specific event from a woman's memoir, where she recounts the experience of being asked by a prison guard to write down an accusation. She describes the situation as one where she was told to write quickly. However, a discrepancy arises as a letter to her lawyers contradicts this rushed scenario. In the letter, she mentions having the time to write and reflect on her doubts, questions, and certainties without indicating any pressure. This raises questions about the circumstances under which the accusation was documented and whether she was coerced or had sufficient time to articulate her thoughts.

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Sicilian island toils to save endangered Muscat vines

19 Sep 2015  |  The Telegraph
Professor Scienza and his team are conducting an experimental study on vines to produce five different wines. The purpose of the experiment is to observe the variations in the wines, particularly in terms of sweetness, aroma, and other sensory characteristics. While there are already noticeable differences in the grapes, the full assessment of their potential will only be possible after the grapes have been processed into wine. This first batch will provide the researchers with the information they need to understand the nuances of each variation.

Italian police arrest 160 alleged mafia members

28 Jan 2015  |  The Telegraph
The article discusses the 'Ndrangheta, an Italian crime syndicate recognized as the most dominant mafia group in the country. It has overtaken other notorious criminal organizations such as Sicily's Cosa Nostra and the Camorra of Naples. The 'Ndrangheta has gained its power and wealth primarily through its control over the cocaine trade. It is the main entity responsible for importing and distributing cocaine in Europe, which is produced in Latin America and trafficked through North Africa and southern Italy. The focus of the article is on the 'Ndrangheta's role in international drug trafficking.

Wrecked warehouses and toppled cheeses: Italy counts cost of quakes

05 Jun 2012  |  www.theguardian.com
The article discusses the aftermath of a series of earthquakes in northern Italy, particularly in the Emilia-Romagna region, which has caused significant damage to local businesses, including the Monari Federzoni balsamic vinegar operation. The earthquakes have resulted in the loss of lives, destruction of property, and a halt in production for various industries, including food/agribusiness, biomedical, precision machining, ceramics, and textiles. The damage to the economy is estimated at €5bn, with 20,000 workers at risk of losing their jobs. The Italian government has declared a state of emergency and is seeking aid, including from the EU. The impact is not only local but also affects global markets, especially with products like parmesan cheese, where nearly a third of the annual production was damaged. The article also touches on the broader economic implications for Italy and the potential long-term effects on the market.
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