Feb 1, 2016

Bidet wielded as weapon in Italian brawl

Italian police arrested a man for attempted murder Sunday after he threw a bidet out of a window to knock out his adversary during a brawl, according to media reports. A kick-around between neighborhood boys in Pozzuoli near Naples degenerated when one player accused ...

Italy hides ancient nude sculptures from visiting Iranian president

Jan 27, 2016

Italy hides ancient nude sculptures from visiting Iranian president

A decision by Italian officials to cover ancient nude statues so as to not offend Iran’s visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around ...

Jan 15, 2016

Italian woman wins right to convert lire hoard

An Italian woman who discovered millions of lire in an old chest of drawers has won the right to convert the hoard into euros after a court ruled that a 2011 deadline for exchanging the former currency was unconstitutional. Observers expect further cases to ...