ROME – The Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni was poised Monday to become Italy’s first female prime minister after her centre right coalition won over 44 percent of votes in Sunday’s general election, enough to obtain a parliamentary majority, according to projections and a RAI poll.
Online used car retailer Cazoo is abandoning all its activities in Continental Europe, slashing 750 jobs in Italy, France, Germany, and Spain.
The star of the eCommerce auto world is leaving mainland Europe to focus exclusively on its core UK market, the company said in a Sept. 8 statement.
VENICE – A documentary about the opioid crisis has taken home the top prize at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Laura Poitras’ film All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, which turns the spotlight on American photographer and activist Nan Goldin has won the Golden Lion. The film highlights Goldin’s efforts to hold Purdue Pharma, the makers of the highly addictive narcotic pain reliever, Oxycontin, accountable for the opioid epidemic.
LAMPEDUSA - Some 600 migrants attempting to reach the coasts of southern Europe, including a baby and dozens of unaccompanied minors, have been rescued in the past week following separate relief operations in Mediterranean waters.
The rescue ship Sea Watch 3 has taken on board almost 400 migrants following three rescue operations between Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.
ROME – Italian President Sergio Mattarella has paid his respects to Queen Elizabeth II in a Book of Condolences opened by the British Ambassador in Rome, Edward Llewellyn.
Mattarella signed the book at the Ambassador’s residence Friday evening overseen by the monarch in a recent portrait as well as under the gaze of a young Elizabeth, as depicted in the official copy of the painting by renowned Italian artist Pietro Annigoni.