Italy’s top opposition leader today denounced attacks on Gypsy camps, as Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s new government prepared a crackdown on immigration and the European Parliament agreed to a debate on how Gypsies are treated in Italy.
Mon, 19 May, 2008
Italian opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi urged the country to close its borders to Romanian workers and a conservative ally called for the expulsion of tens of thousands of immigrants as the nation grappled today with public outrage over a wave of violent crimes blamed on foreigners.
Sun, 04 Nov, 2007
Piazzas from Rome to Milan, and small towns in between, erupted in cheers and fireworks yesterday as hundreds of thousands of joyous, flag-waving Italians celebrated their team’s fourth World Cup title, won in a tense penalty shootout victory against France.
Mon, 10 Jul, 2006
Piazzas from Rome to Milan, and small towns in between, erupted in cheers and fireworks tonight as hundreds of thousands of joyous, flag-waving fans celebrated Italy’s fourth World Cup title, won in a tense penalty-shot victory over France.
Sun, 09 Jul, 2006
Israeli President Moshe Katsav today gave a lukewarm reception to a compromise to open Gaza’s borders, saying that Israel would have preferred to monitor the crossing directly instead of leaving the job to European monitors.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2005
Cardinals began “an intense period of silence and prayer” today before their conclave in the Vatican City, saying they would stop speaking publicly to protect the strict secrecy that surrounds the centuries-old tradition of choosing the next pope.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2005
Mourners streamed past the crimson-robed body of John Paul II for a second day today, with thousands waiting in line to say a personal farewell to the pontiff, as the cardinals who will elect his successor prepared for another round of preparatory meetings to arrange for the conclave.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2005