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The threat of fresh attacks on the West by foreign fighters fleeing the fallen Islamic State – or Isis – stronghold of Raqa is set to dominate a G7 meeting of interior ministers in Italy.
Silvio Berlusconi says he would have responded differently to the Catalonia crisis than Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy, backing a "legally controlled" referendum to resolve the situation.
The mayor of Italian town Candela has come up with a practical solution to its dwindling population number -- paying people to become residents.
The number of migrants arriving in Italy from the Mediterranean has dropped sharply, according to the European Union’s border agency.
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday that Italy was a model for Europe on how to reduce migrant arrivals, a day after U.N. agencies said its policies had trapped tens of thousands of people in dire conditions in Libya.
Laura Boldrini, president of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, spearheaded a project to educate high-school students on how to recognize fake news and conspiracy theories online.
On Oct. 6, Netflix’s first Italian original, “Suburra,” rolled out in 190 territories, including Italy, of course. The show about corruption in contempo Rome — in which a priest has a heart attack during a cocaine-fueled orgy — will also air domestically on state broadcaster RAI, thanks to an unusual pact with Netflix.
The town of Amatrice, all but destroyed in a earthquake last year, has been added to a list of the world’s most endangered heritage sites.
While the world focuses on incomers, the number of young Italians leaving their homeland rose significantly last year, according to new figures.
German airline Lufthansa has submitted an offer for parts of Alitalia and a plan to reshape Italy’s ailing national carrier just days after agreeing to buy some of Air Berlin’s assets.
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Italy in NY Calendar
Passage is an artist’s vision of the movement of immigrants. Yorgos Giotsas uses materials of the earth to bring a tactile feel to his work, thus engaging us in the journey. His images of immigrants in New York City in the early 1900s could be our grandparents from Magna Grecia (Southern Italy). Yet he does not stop there as he moves us visually through the passage, with heart-wrenching yet hopeful images, of immigrants today landing in Sicily. Sponsored by the Italian American Museum/Consulate General of Greece in New York.
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Prof. Janine Coyne, Curator 212-965-9000
Join Greater Washington, DC, Region NOIAW members and friends for a book signing and presentation by author Sara Gay Forden, former Milan Bureau Chief of Women's Wear Daily and now editor in chief of the new Italian magazine L'UNA. Sara will discuss the creative process and how she came about writing the book and highlight her interviews with the Gucci family and other prominent Italians in the fashion industry. Book presentation is free. Prosecco and spritzers will be available at $5 each. A three-course dinner with the author will follow the presentation for all those who reserve through NOIAW.
Part of "Italy on Screen Today–New York." Q+A by Andrea Visconti with special guest Sergio Castellitto.
Nino Manfredi Art Excellence Award Ceremony following Wind of Europe International Award Ceremony
With showman Eddie Sessa.
Italian language enrichment course for children ages 4 to 10. Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding of and develop basic communication skills in the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and facilitate the acquisition of new topics. It is designed as an immersion language and cultural experience, with the outcome of having children with no previous knowledge or understanding of spoken Italian acquire linguistic communicative skills and an appreciation of Italian culture and way of life.