Tag: Italy

Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995

<img data-attachment-id="1667758" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg" data-orig-size="500,375" 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="1995 De Tomaso Guara Barchetta" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C971707?fbclid=IwAR1w__bHod_2LeaGu2SI7mULcloVMi6jtAjlxJI_Pl5-CFRAd5J-OD7gWQg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667758″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” alt width=”550″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg 500w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px”>The Rare Rides series has broached the subject of De Tomaso a few times before. The luxurious Longchamp coupe was accompanied […]

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Rare Rides: This 1987 Fiat Is Ritmo, Abarth, 130, and TC

<img data-attachment-id="1667832" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,805" 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="1987 Fiat Ritmo 130 Abarth" data-image-description=" https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/cto/d/west-new-york-1987-fiat-ritmo-130tc/6831314407.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-610×409.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667832 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-610×409.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”409″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-610×409.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-450×302.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-768×515.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900-120×81.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/01313_4DEt6hywZgc_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride wears a lot of different badges. The most important ones are Fiat, Ritmo, […]

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In Matteo Salvini’s Italy, Good Is Bad and ‘Do-Gooders’ Are the Worst

ROME — The Italian language does not want for colorful insults. There are curses upon a person’s dead relatives, ample anatomical exclamations and countless ways to call someone a moron. But these days, it seems, one of the biggest put-downs of all is to call someone a do-gooder. And on the lips of Matteo Salvini, […]

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How Migrants Helped to Rejuvenate a Struggling Italian Town

This article originally appeared on VICE UK. It’s late afternoon in the piazza of the small Sicilian town of Sutera. Outside the pharmacy, people have gathered to have a drink and discuss the news of the day. The scene is fairly impressive, considering it’s winter and up until five years ago Sutera was just another […]

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The Plague Years

In August, the most important Islamic religious council in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, issued a public health opinion. The Indonesian Ulama Council, known as the MUI, decreed that observant Muslims in the country should consider the measles vaccine haram, or forbidden, because it contains gelatin derived from pork.
 The fatwa represented […]

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Pope Francis Warns Trump About Walls After Morocco Visit

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis, putting President Trump on notice, warned on Sunday that those who close borders “will become prisoners of the walls that they build.” The remarks came as the pope was returning from a visit to Morocco, where he worked to further his priorities of supporting migrants and establishing closer […]

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Italy’s Deal With China Signals a Shift as U.S. Influence Recedes

ROME — For decades, Italy felt the brunt of the Chinese economic juggernaut that the United States argues poses a threat to the financial and political future of the West. China’s government-backed manufacturers, operating on a much larger scale with much cheaper costs, devoured small Italian companies producing machinery, textiles and pharmaceuticals. Chinese knockoffs infuriated […]

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Trilobites: Volcanoes! Lightning! And Radioactive Gas, Too

As plumes of ash rise from a volcano, volcanic lightning sometimes erupts within its clouds. As it pierces through the billowing darkness, resembling a supernatural rage, the lightning’s incandescent flashes warn volcanologists far away that a potentially dangerous tower of ash is skyward. In order to get lightning, the plume must be electrified. Generally, it’s […]

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Italy’s Right Links Low Birthrate to Fight Against Abortion and Migration

VERONA — In a City Hall office decorated with ultrasound images of his children, a Crucifix and nesting dolls of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, Mayor Federico Sboarina explained why he had sought to make Verona the first “Pro-Life City” in Italy. “This is the city of love, the city of Romeo and Juliet,” […]

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Did Xi Jinping Conquer Italy or Just Buy a Lot of Blood Oranges?

China, a country the size of a small continent, tends to leverage its heft by negotiating with other states one-on-one rather than through regional blocs. It has put this technique to use with Asean, the Southeast Asian association, using bilateral deals to divide members. Judging by the tone of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Italy […]

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How China Is Outmaneuvering Trump on Trade

As Chinese President Xi Jinping concludes his first foreign trip of 2019, he can congratulate himself on at least one thing: masterfully making use of the daylight between Brussels and Washington when it comes to China policy. While the Trump administration pursues its ongoing trade war, it has failed to convince European countries to banish […]

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Europe: Prey or Power?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China at a welcoming ceremony in Rome.CreditRiccardo Antimiani/EPA, via Shutterstock PARIS — Imagine Europe as a target on a radar screen, and you can see the warning alerts flashing red and ubiquitous. Europe is undergoing a multipronged, hybrid attack. The assailants do not coordinate and their goals may vary. But what […]

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Defying Allies, Italy Signs On to New Silk Road With China

ROME — Italy resisted the entreaties and warnings of its European Union and American allies on Saturday by officially joining China’s vast new Silk Road at a signing ceremony with President Xi Jinping of China, a move that crystallized shifting geopolitical balances and the populist Italian government’s willingness to break with its traditional partners. The […]

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Italy Gives Xi, and China’s Vast Infrastructure Project, a Royal Welcome

ROME — President Xi Jinping of China arrived on Friday at Rome’s presidential palace with a cavalry escort usually reserved for royals. For a three-day visit, Italy pulled out all the stops for an economic superpower promising billions in investment and trade deals in exchange for officially signing on to China’s vast new Silk Road. […]

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Reviving a Centuries-Old Abandoned Castle and, With It, a Way of Life

CHARLOTTE HORTON FIRST learned of Castello di Potentino, the dilapidated fortress that is now her world, from a guidebook more than two decades ago. Perched on a promontory jutting from the face of Mount Amiata, a volcanic peak in southern Tuscany with a purplish-blue cast, the 20-bedroom castle, thought to have been built on Etruscan […]

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Apple reportedly acquires Stamplay, Visa API development contest winner

API integration developer Stamplay isn’t a household name, but that’s the type of company Apple tends to acquire: a small business that could enhance or expand its existing offerings. Italian publication 24 Ore reports today that Apple has purchased the Rome-based startup, which notably won a contest to make the best use of new Visa […]

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A Sexism Storm Over Italy’s Courts, With Female Judges at Its Center

ROME — It was a demoralizing few days for women in Italian courts. A man who stabbed his wife to death was sentenced to a reduced term of 16 years in prison by a judge who cited the killer’s “anger and desperation, profound disappointment and resentment” over the victim’s relationship with another man. The judge’s […]

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Reputed Gambino Boss Who Shunned Limelight Is Murdered Outside Home

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Francesco Cali wore the label quietly: old school. The reputed boss of the Gambino crime family was nothing like John J. Gotti, the “Dapper Don” who ruled the same operation when Mr. Cali was a little boy. He kept […]

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