Tag: Italy

Why Markets Are Not Panicking About Italy (Yet)

A country with one of the scariest debt loads on the planet slips into political chaos. The market reaction: a shrug. At first glance, it makes no sense that Italian bond yields edged lower after Matteo Salvini, the leader of the populist, right-wing League party, provoked the collapse of the Italian government Tuesday. Investors and […]

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Rare Rides: A 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV 6 – Black and Tan

<img data-attachment-id="1685320" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265.jpg" data-orig-size="800,536" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1986 Alfa Romeo GTV 6" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/56958713 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-610×409.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685320 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-610×409.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”409″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-610×409.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-450×302.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-768×515.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1472317265.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides has featured Alfa Romeos from the Seventies (including this car’s sibling) and the Nineties, […]

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Italy’s Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, Resigns, Turning Chaos Into Uncertainty

ROME — The most nationalist, populist and dysfunctional Italian government in decades collapsed on Tuesday as the country’s prime minister announced his resignation in the face of a mutinous power play by the hard-line and increasingly popular interior minister, Matteo Salvini. “The interior minister followed personal and party interests,” by calling for elections and pulling […]

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Italy’s Government Faces a Confidence Vote Where Nothing Is Certain

ROME — This month, Matteo Salvini, the surging leader of Italy’s anti-migrant League party, announced that he’d had it with his own coalition government and wanted new elections. “I ask the Italian people if they want to give me full powers to do what we have promised to do, and go all the way without […]

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Salvini’s Standoff at Sea Highlights Italy’s War on Rescue Ships

ROME — It has become a ritual under Italy’s anti-migrant government. A rescue ship packed with African migrants is marooned for weeks in the Mediterranean while Matteo Salvini, Italy’s hard-line interior minister, wins political points by refusing to let it dock. But the latest standoff, between the Spanish aid ship Open Arms, carrying about 150 […]

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Italy’s Biggest Economic Problem? It’s Still Italy

NAPLES, Italy — Whatever hopes there were that a radically unconventional government might jolt Italy out of its economic torpor have mostly given way to bitter resignation that, in this country, nothing ever seems to change. More than a year since Italy handed power to a coalition of two fractious partners — the right-wing populist […]

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Italy’s Most Powerful Populist Rules From the Beach

SABAUDIA, Italy — Like a nationalist gone wild, Matteo Salvini took off his shirt, picked up his mojito and partied with Spring Break abandon. In the D.J. booth of the Papeete Beach club on the Adriatic coast, Mr. Salvini, Italy’s interior minister, spun Italian rap music and joked with his boys as strutting go-go dancers […]

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Natalia Ginzburg’s Radical Clarity

Fact and fiction are interminably wound up in Natalia Ginzburg’s novels. In a preface to an early novel, Voices In The Evening, she clarified that the characters in the story “are not alive, nor have ever lived, in any part of the world.” Family Lexicon, the most autobiographical of Ginzburg’s books, was to be read […]

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Italian Authorities Make First Arrests in Deadly Nightclub Stampede

ROME — The Italian authorities have detained seven men in connection with a deadly nightclub stampede last year, prosecutors said Saturday, accusing them of belonging to a gang that frequented music venues and pepper-sprayed clubgoers before robbing them. The arrests were the first in an investigation that began after the Dec. 8 stampede at the […]

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2 U.S. Tourists Admit Killing Police Officer in Rome, Officials Say

ROME — Two 19-year-old American tourists were arrested and charged on Saturday with murder and attempted extortion in the fatal stabbing of a military police officer in Rome, Italian officials said. The tourists, identified as Lee Elder Finnegan and Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth, both born in San Francisco, were accused of stabbing the officer, Deputy […]

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As Extreme Heat Becomes New Normal in Europe, Governments Scramble to Respond

PARIS — In France, a once uncommon word is increasingly on people’s lips: “canicule,” or heat wave, and its growing usage is a stark reminder of what scientists say may be the new normal: extreme heat and its deadly toll. Across France this week, and also in Britain, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, heat records […]

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About 150 Migrants Drown Off Libya in Largest Loss of Life in Mediterranean This Year

ROME — About 150 migrants seeking to reach Europe drowned in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya on Thursday, according to the United Nations, which called it the largest single loss of life in the Mediterranean so far this year. The shipwreck happened off the coast of Al Khoms in western Libya, and officials […]

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Vodafone’s deals with Telefonica and TIM show how 5G will quickly expand

If you’ve ever experienced terrible cell service despite paying $40 to $80 per line per month, you probably aren’t inclined to shed a tear for cellular carriers that claim to be too cash-strapped to improve their network coverage without assistance. But as 5G networks roll out across the world, carriers are openly struggling with the […]

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Rare Rides: A Micro Machine, the Off-roading 1967 Ferves Ranger

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Search for Missing Teenager in Vatican Cemetery Unearths Thousands of Bones

VATICAN CITY — Less than 10 days after Vatican officials said they found no evidence that the daughter of an employee who disappeared 36 years ago had been buried in a cemetery inside Vatican City, a new foray there unearthed two ossuaries Saturday that contained unidentified human bones. Whether any of them belonged to the […]

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Italy’s Government Parties Are Feuding, but Leaders Agree to Talk

After days of mounting political tension, the leading players in Italy’s bickering coalition government tried to steer their way to calmer waters on Friday, pledging to meet and discuss their differences in a bid to hold the government together. The two main governing factions, the far-right League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, have […]

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Will Hiding Like Counts Be Good for Instagram Users? Test Is Expanded to 6 More Countries

What would Instagram be like if people couldn’t see how many likes fellow users’ posts receive? Less competitive, less pressurized and more personal, Instagram surmises. The social media platform, which began testing that theory in May in Canada, this week expanded the experiment to include Instagram users in six more countries. As part of the […]

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