Good luck outrunning Italy's new Lamborghini police car

Mar 31, 2017

Good luck outrunning Italy's new Lamborghini police car

In a move that might make speeders think twice about trying to outrun Italy’s traffic police the force was presented Thursday with a new Lamborghini Huracan. With a top speed of 300 kph (190 mph) and the capacity to go from zero to 100 ...

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

Dec 23, 2016

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

The Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan, ending a Europe-wide manhunt, Italy’s interior minister said. Checks conducted after the shootout showed “the person killed, without ...

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Sep 22, 2016

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital’s candidacy for the second time in four years. If approved by the city assembly, Raggi’s rejection would leave only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest in the ...

Rome poised to put first female in mayor's seat

/ Jun 20, 2016

Rome poised to put first female in mayor's seat

Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Rome’s first female mayor, exit polls showed, in an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement that represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Exit polls gave Raggi around two thirds of the vote ...

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 ...