Italy oil slicks dissipate, sparing Riviera tourist beaches

Apr 25, 2016

Italy oil slicks dissipate, sparing Riviera tourist beaches

Oil slicks off the Italian Riviera have largely dissolved and no longer pose a threat to the region’s beaches, the official overseeing the cleanup operation said Sunday. “The situation in the waters between Genoa and the French border has significantly improved,” said Giovanni Pettorino, ...

Rome's subway: the eternal project

Apr 17, 2016

Rome's subway: the eternal project

In power for two years, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has initiated many reforms aimed at invigorating the anemic economy, including his flagship overhaul of the constitution, which was approved by parliament this past week. But the woes of a major infrastructure project right ...

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Apr 17, 2016

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome on Saturday after visiting the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis at a camp in Greece where migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for help. At a sprawling fenced complex ...