02 Dec 2022

Two bombs target Italy’s embassy cars in Greece, no injuries

Two explosive devices targeted cars belonging to the Italian embassy in Greece. One bomb detonated without causing injuries, and the other did not go off. There are no immediate claims of responsibility and an investigation is underway.  The homemade bomb exploded around 4am local time on Friday and damaged a

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09 Nov 2022

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes Italy’s Adriatic coast

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off Italy’s Adriatic coast on Wednesday, but didn’t cause any serious damage or injuries. The earthquake occurred a little after 7 a.m. and was felt as far away as Rome and the northern regions of Veneto, Friuli and Trentino.  The epicenter was 35 km offshore

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25 Oct 2022

Italy’s Meloni commits to EU, rejects fascism in speech to MPs

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni confirmed Italy’s support for the European Union, NATO and Ukraine in her first address to parliament. The speech comes one month after her party won a historic election. Meloni was sworn in on Saturday as Italy’s first female leader and on Tuesday, rejected any links

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21 Oct 2022

Far-right leader poised to govern Italy despite Putin row

Giorgia Meloni and her fiar-right coalition allies have met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and stated they are ready to form a government. Mattarella is poised to ask Ms Meloni to become prime minister in the coming hours. Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attended the talks, despite leaked pro-Putin remarks that

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26 Sep 2022

Italy’s far right on course to win election

The far-right leader Giorgia Meloni has won Italy’s election and is expected to become the country’s first female prime minister. Ms Meloni is also expected to form Italy’s most right-wing government since World War II. Italy is the EU’s third-biggest economy and Europe may be alarmed with the shift to

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16 Sep 2022

Floods and rain kill at least ten overnight in Italy

Flash floods hit the Italian region of Marche overnight and have killed at least 10 people. The torrential rain fell late on Thursday night and caused rivers and streams to overflow. The rivers inundated coastal towns around the regional capital of Ancona.  Approximately 16 inches of rain were recorded over

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07 Sep 2022

BlackCat Ransomware Linked to Italy’s Energy Services Firm Hack

Hacking group BlackCat has been linked to recent attacks on Italy’s energy services firm GSE. According to Reuters, the notorious hacking group was behind the attack and threatened to publish if their ransom demands were not met. GSE is a state-owned energy services firm that operates critical infrastructure, making it

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21 Jul 2022

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns as coalition collapses

Italy is the European Union’s third-largest economy and is now in political turmoil as Prime Minister Mario Draghi re-submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday. Three parties in the coalition government, the 5-star movement, Forza Italia, and League all boycotted a confidence vote on Wednesday night. Mattarella accepted

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20 Jul 2022

Italian PM Mario Draghi seeks new pact inspired by public support

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi attempted to resign last week and was rejected by the president. He has since recognized that the public has a large amount of support for him and the coalition government, leading him to call fora  new pact to keep the unity government from collapsing.  He

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15 Jul 2022

Italy’s President Mattarella rejects Prime Minister Draghi’s resignation

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced Thursday that he would resign after the largest party in the country’s coalition government withdrew its support in a confidence vote. The measures Draghi was voting on was a package designed to help Italy’s cost-of-living crisis. It passed 172 to 39, however, the loss

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