Van Gogh paintings stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

Oct 1, 2016

Van Gogh paintings stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday. The two paintings were “considered among the ...

Naples prosecutors investigate suicide of sex-tape subject

Sep 17, 2016

Naples prosecutors investigate suicide of sex-tape subject

Italian prosecutors in Naples have opened a criminal investigation of the suicide of a 31-year-old woman who had fought unsuccessfully to have a video showing her having sex expunged from the internet. Chief prosecutor Francesco Greco said Friday that the investigation into possible charges ...

Mont Blanc cable cars stop, stranding 110 over Alps

Sep 9, 2016

Mont Blanc cable cars stop, stranding 110 over Alps

A series of cable cars became stuck over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps, trapping 110 people who were being evacuated by helicopter on Thursday, French officials said. Chamonix Mayor Eric Fournier said that “there’s nothing fundamentally to fear.” Fournier, who spoke to ...

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Aug 28, 2016

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for he high death toll from Wednesday’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster. As questions mount over the deaths of nearly 300 people, prosecutor ...

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Aug 27, 2016

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Hopes were fading Saturday of finding more survivors under the rubble of central Italy’s devastating earthquake. The first funerals for victims were held Friday as the country prepared for an emotionally charged day of mourning. Flags were to fly at half-staff across the country ...