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Italy to probe anti-Semite blacklist blog

BY : | 2008

Italian officials Friday ordered in investigation of an Internet blog that blacklisted a group of 162 Jewish university professors.Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said the probe would be aimed at verifying the existence of the blog, which the ANSA...

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Four die in Italian fireworks blast

BY : | 2008

Four members of a family were killed and a fifth injured Wednesday in an explosion at their fireworks factory in Italy, authorities said.Killed in the blast at the factory in Castiglione in Teverina on the Lazio-Umbria border, were owner Renato...

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Italian Parliament dissolved

BY : | 2008

Italy's Parliament was dissolved Wednesday after inter-party talks failed to form an interim government.After ordering the dissolution, caretaker leader Italian President Giorgio Napolitano was arranging a Cabinet meeting to arrange for national...

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Pope changes prayer to appease Jews

BY : | 2008

Pope Benedict XVI changed a Good Friday prayer that called for the conversion of Jews by removing references to the blindness in their hearts.Only the traditional Latin mass used the Good Friday prayer and it fell into obscurity amid concerns by...

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Young Italians can't afford to move out

BY : | 2008

A new study says more young adults in Italy live at home with their parents because of low salaries for entry level jobs.Researchers with the Italian economic think tank ISAE said the rate of young adults living with their parents has increased from...

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Berlusconi considers return to office

BY : | 2008

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reportedly is planning a return to power following the collapse of Romano Prodi's center-left government. With opinion polls on his side, Berlusconi said Friday he had the support to form a government,...

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Italian PM Prodi loses vote of confidence

BY : | 2008

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi lost a critical vote of confidence Thursday in the Senate, which could mean the end of his government in Rome.Prodi must now resign, the BBC reported. President Giorgio Napolitano, who had suggested Prodi not risk...

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Italian premier might resign

BY : | 2008

Italian Premier Romano Prodi won a confidence vote in the House Wednesday but is expected to resign after signals he lacked support in the Senate.Prodi had planned to go to the Senate Thursday to seek its confidence but instead is now expected to...

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U.S. wine consumption leans toward Italy

BY : | 2008

Italian wine makers gained a larger percent of the U.S. market for imported wine in 2007, the Italian Wine and Food Institute reported Wednesday.Italian wines gained ground in exports to the United States over second place Australia, which...

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Prodi faces crisis of confidence

BY : | 2008

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi staked his government Tuesday on a parliamentary vote of confidence after an ally abandoned him.The lower house, the Chamber of Deputies, is set to vote Wednesday and the Senate Thursday, The New York Times...

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Screenwriter Ugo Pirro dead at 87

BY : | 2008

Italian screenwriter Ugo Pirro, who earned an Oscar nomination for penning Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, has died in Rome at 87. The Salerno-born scribe also was nominated for an Oscar for writing Garden of the Finzi-Continis.Pirro won...

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Italian official quits after wife's arrest

BY : | 2008

Italian Justice Minister Clemente Mastella has resigned after his wife, Sandra Lonardo, was accused of extortion.The New York Times said Lonardo, a politician in the Campania region, was placed under house arrest as part of an investigation into...

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