TV & Movies

‘Dogman’ Review: In Italy, a Man-Eat-Man World

The worlds that the director Matteo Garrone creates onscreen sometimes seem as far out and darkly mysterious as an alternate universe. Best known for “Gomorrah,” a blistering story about a people under siege by the Neapolitan mafia, Garrone looks at an Italy that is dramatically at odds with its touristic image, its charming hill towns […]

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Davide Astori found dead, Fiorentina 'shocked'

Italy international footballer Davide Astori has died after suffering a sudden ‘cardiac circulatory collapse’. Italy international defender Davide Astori has died in his hotel room during the night of Saturday, his club Fiorentina said on Sunday. “Fiorentina are profoundly shocked to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” the […]

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Italy election: Five Star Movement vows to not form coalition

Italians are voting after a divisive campaign dominated by concerns over immigration and the economy led to an unpredictable contest. Polls have opened in Italy, but it could be some time before the country’s leadership is decided. None of the parties are expected to win the 40 percent needed to form a majority government. The […]

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Stop justifying women-killers, Italy PM tells judges

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday criticized judges who granted mitigating circumstances to murderers of women on the grounds they were blinded by jealousy or disappointment. Domestic violence is recognized as a serious problem in Italy, and this month two sentence reductions sparked outrage because judges cited the hurt feelings of […]

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Italian PM sets conditions over rail link to defuse crisis

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s prime minister said on Saturday tenders for a high-speed rail link to France could not be finalised without explicit government approval, buying time to defuse a dispute within the ruling coalition over the project. The multibillion-euro TAV link (Treno Alta Velocita) is backed by Matteo Salvini’s League party but strongly opposed […]

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Italy PM says is working to try to end sanctions against Russia

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday he was working to try to end international sanctions against Russia, which the ruling parties in Rome say are ineffective and hurt the Italian economy. Speaking at a foreign policy conference in Genova, Conte said the sanctions, imposed after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, […]