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Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s 81-year-old media mogul, has sought to stamp his authority on his unruly centre-right coalition ahead of next month’s general election, dismissing the rise of his Eurosceptic rightwing allies and touting his own moderate choice as the country’s future prime minister.
Bouncing her son on her knee in a bedroom in Milan,Tracy Obawmnoyi described her ambition to become a maid in Italy.
Whatever the outcome of next month’s election, Italy’s bonds should be safe for a while yet.
For those interested in a good overview of Italian fashion’s fundamental years, the exhibition “Italiana, Italy Through the Lens of Fashion 1971–2001” shouldn’t be missed.
There is a risk of Italy's mafias "conditioning" the general election in March, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti warned.
The annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis & St. Paul returns with a four-day, 10-movie cavalcade at the St. Anthony Main Theatre.
The three-story school building hasn’t changed much. The blackboards still hang against the ochre-colored classroom wall. Even the morning ritual is familiar: Two students walk through the rows of tiny desks to collect the exercise books, which are still stacked inside in the same storage closet used during the late 1980s, when I was a primary school student in Castellina in Chianti.
JEONGSEON, South Korea — Lindsey Vonn knew that the bronze medal she earned Wednesday came in her final Olympic downhill, the signature event of her singular career. She knew that, but she didn’t have an easy time processing it.
That’s why the words “probably” and “most likely” kept slipping into her sentences. Why she marked the occasion by posing with dozens of folks for a group photo near the finish line. Why she engaged in a series of warm, lengthy hugs — with her sisters; with U.S. coaches; with the winner, her good friend Sofia Goggia of Italy; with the runner-up, Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway. With, seemingly, anyone she could grab ahold of.
Among the designers whose work forms the backbone of “Italiana: Italy Through the Lens of Fashion,” which opens Feb. 22 at the Palazzo Reale during Milan Fashion Week, are names that hulk like monuments in the history of 20th-century fashion: Prada, Valentino, Armani, Versace. Yet there are also other seminal ones — Walter Albini and Romeo Gigli come to mind — that nowadays are sadly unfamiliar to all but dedicated cognoscenti.
Political violence ais increasing in Italy in the final weeks before the country votes in national elections, with skirmishes between fascists and leftwing activists, and racially motivated attacks on migrants reported.