Italy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19853/all en Tunisians, Italians find a common bond in a cup of coffee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110302/italy-immigration-lampedusa-tunisia <p> On one Italian island, a cafe owner does what he can to ease the plight of Tunisian migrants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110302/italy-immigration-lampedusa-tunisia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Europe Human Trafficking Italy Tunisia Europe Culture & Lifestyle Italy Thu, 03 Mar 2011 11:39:00 +0000 Jodi Hilton 5628035 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's badlands: Preserving the calanchi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110318/italy-basilicata-calanchi <p> The unusual terrain extends like a rough sea for 40 square miles across central Basilicata, a small and isolated region located in the instep of Italy&#39;s boot.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110318/italy-basilicata-calanchi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Italy Travel/Tourism Green Energy Europe Culture & Lifestyle Italy Sun, 20 Mar 2011 13:31:00 +0000 Jodi Hilton 5631797 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of shipwrecked African migrants saved in 'miracle' rescue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110508/hundreds-african-migrants-saved-miracle-rescue <p> In a dramatic rescue that underscores the press of migrants flowing from North Africa to Europe, hundreds of shipwrecked asylum-seekers from Libya were plucked off their stricken fishing boat by Italian coast guards on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110508/hundreds-african-migrants-saved-miracle-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Libya Italy Sun, 08 May 2011 18:35:48 +0000 News Desk 5643369 at http://www.globalpost.com Romans brace for huge earthquake predicted for May 11 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110511/rome-earthquake-prediction-may-11-facebook-twitter-sickie-internet-viral <p> The late pseudoscientist Raffaele Bendandi, who predicted the quake, became famous in the 1920s and &#39;30s after claiming he could accurately tell when earthquakes would strike by studying the movements of the sun, the moon and the planets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110511/rome-earthquake-prediction-may-11-facebook-twitter-sickie-internet-viral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Natural Disasters Travel/Tourism Italy Offbeat Technology Wed, 11 May 2011 15:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5644085 at http://www.globalpost.com Could this skeleton be what remains of the lady behind the "Mona Lisa"? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110530/mona-lisa-skeleton-archaeology-found-florence <p> Many ideas about the lady have been put forth, including conjectures that she was the artist&#39;s mother, a noblewoman, a courtesan, a prostitute or even a man.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/110530/mona-lisa-skeleton-archaeology-found-florence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Italy Europe Culture & Lifestyle Italy Offbeat Tue, 31 May 2011 03:27:00 +0000 News Desk 5648270 at http://www.globalpost.com Tommy Hilfiger's preppy pop up house arrives in Milan (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652353 MILAN — Tommy Hilfiger showcased his favorite new preppy pieces in his typical all-American fashion with a pop-up beach house, at the Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/ Summer 2012. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652353" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Italy Offbeat Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:27:26 +0000 News Desk 5652353 at http://www.globalpost.com Milan: Men's fashion week (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652401 MILAN — Summer-Spring 2012 collections of the biggest names in fashion on the ramp.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652401" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Italy Mon, 20 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5652401 at http://www.globalpost.com Versace Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652663 MILAN — Photos from Versace's Spring/Summer 2012 menswear fashion show in Milan.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652663" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Culture & Lifestyle Italy Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:17:00 +0000 News Desk 5652663 at http://www.globalpost.com Hottest torsos at Men's Fashion Week in Milan (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652691 MILAN — Summer-Spring 2012 collections of fashion's top brands as well as shirtless men on the ramp this week.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5652691" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fashion Italy Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Italy Tue, 21 Jun 2011 04:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5652691 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy calls for halt to NATO military action in Libya to allow for humanitarian aid (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110622/italy-calls-ceasefire-libya-video <p> Amid growing concerns about civilian deaths resulting from NATO raids in Libya, Italy&#39;s foreign minister calls for a halt to military action to allow humanitarian aid to the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110622/italy-calls-ceasefire-libya-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Italy Libya Muammar Gaddafi NATO World Leaders Conflict Zones France War Europe Politics Middle East Italy United Kingdom Thu, 23 Jun 2011 02:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5653095 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian parents fight to evict son http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/italy-parents-divorce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Having your children stay at home long into adulthood is facing scrutiny in Italy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Italian practice of having your children stay at home long into adulthood is <a href="http://://www.smh.com.au/world/strangebuttrue/parents-take-legal-action-to-force-son-41-to-move-out-20110921-1kk5r.html">facing scrutiny </a>in the courts.</p> <p> A Venetian couple has retained the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14995588">services of a lawyer </a>in a bid to force their 41-year-old son to leave home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/italy-parents-divorce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> courts Italy parenting Regions Ireland Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 21 Sep 2011 06:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5675836 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe: A very bad day all around http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-very-bad-day-all-around-update <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Around the continent bad news keeps knocking markets and people who work for governments </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Bad things come in threes, my mother always said. Here are three from yesterday:</p> <p> <strong>1. Italy </strong></p> <p> The country had its credit rating downgraded by Moodys three notches with a negative outlook for the future. For all the complaints about the agencies and their criteria for these pronouncements they can still shape perception about a nation&#39;s creditworthiness. The fear has to be that interest rates on Italian bonds will continue to rise, although Moody&#39;s report indicates that Italy in likely to default.</p> <p> According to La Repubblica the downgrade comes &quot;in part from risk derived from economic and political uncertainty.&quot; The focus on Italy&#39;s political uncertainty is a reminder that the bunga-bunga parties of Silvio Berlusconi are more than tabloid entertainment ... they have an effect on Italy&#39;s global economic position.</p> <p> The BBC quoted <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14993848">Emma Marcegaglia</a>, the head of Italy&#39;s leading industrial association, Confindustria, on the matter of Berlusconi and the ratings downgrade</p> <p> &quot;We are a serious country and we are fed up at becoming the laughing stock of the world.&quot;</p> <p> When Italy has to start paying interest rates over 6% (nudging in that direction since last week) on its bonds it won&#39;t be very funny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-very-bad-day-all-around-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Cat Dexia Europe Greece Italy Silvio Berlusconi Spain Theresa May France Europe Italy Spain United Kingdom Europa Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:54:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5676875 at http://www.globalpost.com Amanda Knox: I was sexually harassed in Italian prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111007/amanda-knox-sexually-harassed-prison <p> Amanda Knox, who recently returned to the U.S. after four years in an Italian prison, told &quot;48 Hours Mystery&quot; she was sexually harassed while incarcerated for the murder of her roommate, reports CBS News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111007/amanda-knox-sexually-harassed-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amanda Knox Italy United States Italy United States Fri, 07 Oct 2011 17:11:00 +0000 Catherine Lyons 5677228 at http://www.globalpost.com Occupy Wall Street style protests growing in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/occupy-wall-street-style-protests-growing-europe-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The indignados of Spain inspired the Occupy Wall Street folks and now the protests have hit Rome. Next stop? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Like the return of some oscillating wave, the idea of street protests has come back to the Mediterranean.</p> <p> The wave began early in the year on the southern shore of what the Romans called &quot;our sea,&quot; as Arabs took to the streets ... and eventually to the battlefield to challenge and overthrow the political establishment.</p> <p> It stopped to pick up momentum in Spain with the indignados occupying the center of Madrid</p> <p> It reached the shores of North America last month in the form of the Occupy Wall Street encampment.</p> <p> Now it has returned to the Med.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/occupy-wall-street-style-protests-growing-europe-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring indignados Italy Mario Draghi Occupy World Spain Europe Italy Spain United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:34:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5677768 at http://www.globalpost.com G-20 summit: who's in charge? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/g-20-summit-whos-charge Elected leaders of 20 largest economies meet in Cannes and are confronted by a simple reality: there is very little they can do to sort Europe's mess while Greece is in political meltdown. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/g-20-summit-whos-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel David Cameron ECB euro zone crisis G-20 Greece Home IMF Italy Lehman Brothers Mario Draghi Nicolas Sarkozy Nouriel Roubini Silivo Berlusconi Twitter France Europe Germany Italy United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:04:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5680277 at http://www.globalpost.com