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ROME | Italian driver says how Clooney’s scooter ‘slammed’ his car

ROME — The driver of a station wagon hit by George Clooney‘s scooter in Italy says he was waiting to turn when a scooter whizzed by, then the actor’s slammed into him. Italian news agency ANSA, reporting Wednesday from Sardinia, quoted Antonello Viglino as saying he was “stationary on the roadway,” ready to turn left … Continue reading ROME | Italian driver says how Clooney’s scooter ‘slammed’ his car

Asian shares languish as Italian turmoil hits world markets

Stocks have skidded in Asia as Italy heads for another round of elections that investors worry could become a referendum on whether to stay in the euro bloc. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index dropped 1.5 percent to 22,018.52. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 2.0 percent to 2,407.95. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong slipped … Continue reading Asian shares languish as Italian turmoil hits world markets

6 Africans shot in Italy; anti-migrant ex-candidate arrested

MILAN /February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A lone Italian gunman shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities said, terrorizing a small city in central Italy where a Nigerian man was arrested days earlier in a teenager’s gruesome killing. The shooting suspect with right-wing political ties had an Italian flag tied … Continue reading 6 Africans shot in Italy; anti-migrant ex-candidate arrested

Italian gunman targets Africans in city where teen was slain

MILAN/February 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A lone Italian gunman wounded six African immigrants in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree Saturday in a small Italian city where just days earlier a Nigerian man was arrested in the gruesome killing of a teenager, officials said. The shooting suspect was identified as Luca Traini, a 28-year-old Italian with no previous … Continue reading Italian gunman targets Africans in city where teen was slain

After failed election, Italian FA faces emergency measures

ROME/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Already in serious crisis following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, the Italian football federation is facing emergency measures after four failed votes to elect a new president. The election assembly fell apart on Monday when amateur leagues president Cosimo Sibilia ordered his supporters to leave their ballots empty … Continue reading After failed election, Italian FA faces emergency measures

Italian who as child survived Auschwitz given a top honor

ROME/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella’s office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her social commitment. For decades, … Continue reading Italian who as child survived Auschwitz given a top honor

UN raises probable death toll in migrant boat sinking to 64

ROME/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The UN migration agency has raised the probable death toll to 64 in the weekend sinking of a smugglers’ rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya. The Italian coast guard, hours after the boat started sinking Saturday due to a puncture, rescued 86 people from it and retrieved the bodies of … Continue reading UN raises probable death toll in migrant boat sinking to 64