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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
A 12-week program of Italian Heritage and Culture presented by Professor Louis Leonini. This course will concentrate on a culture which has given Western civilization and the world so many things. The class will explore the regions and provinces in the Italian peninsula including their history, dialects, foods, and their contributions in art, literature, music, science, etc. Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Admission: $175/$60 members; open to the public.
An Afternoon of Delightful Italian Music, Dance, and Cultural Activities!
Bloomfield Public Library
Join us for: Children’s Activities 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Tarantella Dance Lesson, Arts and Crafts, Bocce, Tambourine Drumming
Italian American Show 3:00 pm
featuring the Coro d’Italia Ensemble
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered through the Essex County Department of
Cultural and Historic Affairs. The Generous Support of Coccia Foundation.
Presented by D’Italia Programs, a not for profit organization,
Director Marylou Romano,
Special thanks to the Bloomfield Public Library.
Fun! Fun! Fun! Kids love to make pasta from scratch and marvel at the long fettuccine as they come out of the pasta machine! Enjoy a taste of homemade pasta with fresh tomato sauce and take home what you made. Presented by Cathy Blanco. Admission: Children’s fee: Members $30, Non-Members $40; Parent & Child fee: Members $55, Non-Members $65; Additional person: Members $30, Non-Members $40.
A two-day event at Stony Brook University to promote Italian Contemporary Cinema.
Screening Schedule: October 21, Saturday, 3-8 pm and October 22, Sunday, 2-8 pm
Directed by Loredana Commonara, Cultural Association: ArtMedia (Rome). With Q & A sessions conducted by Giacomo Rocchini, New York Based Italian Actor/Director.
3pm- La Stoffa dei Sogni
5pm- Venuto al Mondo
7pm- Tutto quello che vuoi
A two-day event at Stony Brook University to promote Italian Contemporary Cinema. Directed by Loredana Commonara, Cultural Association: Art Media (Rome); Q & A Sessions conducted by Giacomo Rocchini, New York-based Italian Actor/Director. For additional and updated program information, consult the Center for Italian Studies website: www.stonybrook.edu/italianstudies. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Admission: free; open to the public