Pope leads Good Friday procession highlighting modern-day slaves’ plight

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:23:46 +0000

Pope Francis delivers his blessing to worshipers during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession at the ancient Colosseum (Colosseo, Colisee) on Good Friday, on April 19, 2019 in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Pope Francis on Friday led the traditional Easter week “Way of the Cross” procession in Rome, which was this year took the theme of modern-day slavery and human trafficking, including the prostitutes who ply their trade on Italy’s streets.

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EU extends anti-migrant smuggler mission, without ships

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:53:44 +0000

EU extends anti-migrant smuggler mission, without ships

BRUSSELS — European Union countries decided Friday to extend the mandate of a naval mission hunting smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea, but took the unusual step of restricting the operation by refusing to allow it to deploy any ships, in an effort to ease tensions with Italy’s anti-migrant government.

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US, Europe eye closely as China, Italy deepen ties

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:24:12 +0000

US, Europe eye closely as China, Italy deepen ties, Xi Jinping, Italy president

MILAN — Chinese President Xi Jinping was received with full red-carpet honors by his Italian counterpart Friday, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an ambitious infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy’s U.S. and European allies. President Sergio Mattarella greeted Xi in the courtyard of the presidential palace, overseen by the […]

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Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying dozens of children

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:17:05 +0000

Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying dozens of children

Italian police on Wednesday rescued 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in petrol and set it alight

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THE BIG PICTURE: World’s Biggest Power Companies

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 05:00:41 +0000

In 2017, the 10 largest power companies, ranked by their installed generation capacity, owned 18% of total global installed capacity, while the next-largest 15 owned around 10%—meaning that the top 25 companies own nearly 30% of global installed power generation capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Chinese companies account for more than one-eighth of global installed […]

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Italy slides into recession, darkening outlook for Europe

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:49:17 +0000

MILAN – Italy has fallen back into recession, intensifying concerns about the 19-country eurozone economy and a possible flare-up in the debt market jitters that have haunted the bloc in the past. The Italian economy, the third-largest in the eurozone, contracted by a quarterly rate of 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, the […]

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Italy thwarts Colombian cartel with massive cocaine haul

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:51:01 +0000

Italy thwarts Colombian cartel with massive cocaine haul

Italian police on Thursday said they had seized over two tons of pure cocaine from Colombia in the biggest drug bust in Italy.

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