Tag: Italy

Europe: Prey or Power?

ImagePresident Xi Jinping of China at a welcoming ceremony in Rome.CreditRiccardo Antimiani/EPA, via Shutterstock PARIS — Imagine Europe as a target on a radar screen, and you can see the warning alerts flashing red and ubiquitous. Europe is undergoing a multipronged, hybrid attack. The assailants do not coordinate and their goals may vary. But what […]

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Defying Allies, Italy Signs On to New Silk Road With China

ROME — Italy resisted the entreaties and warnings of its European Union and American allies on Saturday by officially joining China’s vast new Silk Road at a signing ceremony with President Xi Jinping of China, a move that crystallized shifting geopolitical balances and the populist Italian government’s willingness to break with its traditional partners. The […]

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[Update: Official renders] Huawei P30 Pro listed early by Amazon Italy, confirming specs such as 10x Hybrid Zoom

Smartphone leaks are seemingly unavoidable for the major brands these days, that’s assuming they aren’t doing the leaking themselves. This latest Huawei P30 Pro leak certainly seems accidental, though, since it was an Amazon.it listing that went up prematurely before being quickly taken down. The anticipated 10x zoom is noted, among practically all of the […]

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Huawei P30 Pro listed early by Amazon Italy, confirming specs such as 10x Hybrid Zoom

Smartphone leaks are seemingly unavoidable for the major brands these days, that’s assuming they aren’t doing the leaking themselves. This latest Huawei P30 Pro leak certainly seems accidental, though, since it was an Amazon.it listing that went up prematurely before being quickly taken down. The anticipated 10x zoom is noted, among practically all of the […]

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Reputed Gambino Boss Who Shunned Limelight Is Murdered Outside Home

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Francesco Cali wore the label quietly: old school. The reputed boss of the Gambino crime family was nothing like John J. Gotti, the “Dapper Don” who ruled the same operation when Mr. Cali was a little boy. He kept […]

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Google Pay expands to more banks in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Slovakia

Google Pay’s international expansion is improving. Although not at the same rate as its US bank and credit union support, the mobile payment service keeps steadily adding more institutions and card options for its users around the world. So if you live somewhere where Pay has already launched but your bank wasn’t supported before, take […]

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Bodies of 2 Missing Climbers Spotted on Pakistan Mountain, Envoy Says

ROME — Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan on Saturday announced the deaths of two climbers, one British and one Italian, who had been missing for weeks while climbing Nanga Parbat in Pakistan, the world’s ninth-highest mountain. The ambassador, Stefano Pontecorvo, wrote on Twitter that “the silhouettes” of the climbers, Tom Ballard, […]

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Exclusive–Marco Rubio Rips Italy for ‘Desire to Curry Favor with Chinese’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is speaking out about Italy’s reported willingness to sign onto the People’s Republic of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, telling Breitbart News that reports of the Italians’ openness to joining the Communist Party of China program is “stunningly naive.” Rubio’s comments come in the wake of reports that Italy is signing […]

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YouTube Music comes to Google Home in many more countries (Europe, Japan, Canada)

As the story goes, Google isn’t particularly good at making its own services and apps work together. Take YouTube Music for example. It took months for the streaming service to be available on Android Auto and as an alarm provider in the Clock app, and it still isn’t integrated in Google Maps the way Spotify […]

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Genoa Bridge Collapse Throws Harsh Light on Benettons’ Highway Billions

GENOA, Italy — Long before the Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, last year, killing 43 people, an economics professor named Marco Ponti took aim at the private company that managed the structure, raising two fundamental concerns. One was money. Mr. Ponti argued that Autostrade per l’Italia, or Highways for […]

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Rescue a Refugee: Get Charged With Trafficking?

The case was sensational. Two young volunteers stood accusedof masterminding a massive smuggling operation on the Greek island of Lesvos,innocently disguised as a search-and-rescue NGO.  One, Sarah Mardini, was already famous. She and her sisterfled Syria in 2015, and when their dinghy’s motor failed on the sea crossing toGreece, the […]

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Marella Agnelli, Society’s ‘Last Swan’ and a Passionate Gardener, Is Dead at 91

Marella Agnelli, a descendant of Neapolitan nobility who lived a rarefied life of palatial estates, ornamental gardens, fine art, high fashion and lofty society, died on Saturday at her home in Turin, Italy. She was 91. The death was announced by the Agnelli family in a statement. With her husband, […]

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Google Pay adds support for more banks in Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Australia, Brazil, and Russia

Here in the US, Google Pay is widely supported, and for that we’re grateful. In international markets, support isn’t always as easily found, but the list of partner banks is ever expanding. Over the past month, we’ve noticed that Google Pay has added support for a number of new banks for a handful of countries […]

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Apple Now Has to Detail iPhone Slowdown Due to Performance Management Systems in Italy

Italian authorities were not pleased by Apple’s tweaks to iPhone software that was meant to address random shutdown issues in older models, but which also led to devices seeing a major impact to their performance. The resulting iPhone slowdown debacle led Apple to launch a $29 battery replacement program throughout […]

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The Real Mommy War Is Against the State

A lawyer and I stepped into a windowless conference room in her office building in Washington, D.C., and she reflexively closed the door. I had forgotten to restock my tissues and would soon regret that. By then, I had been interviewing American mothers about their work-family conflict for several weeks. […]

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The Italian Government’s Latest Sport? Bashing France

ImageFlags compete during a Yellow Vests demonstration in December in Ventimiglia, Italy, near the French border.CreditValery Hache/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images White sauce and migration, the fork and the Mona Lisa, a fast train and an African currency — the points of contention are many. Since coming to power eight […]

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Italy opts not to ban Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks, despite earlier report

(Reuters) — Italy has denied a report it will ban China’s Huawei and ZTE from playing a role in building its fifth-generation mobile phone network. “We have no intention of adopting any such initiatives,” the industry ministry said in a statement. Huawei, the world’s biggest producer of telecoms equipment, faces […]

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France Recalls Ambassador to Italy After Minister Meets ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters

France recalled its ambassador to Italy on Thursday, an extraordinary diplomatic rupture between longtime European Union and NATO allies, after a series of provocations by Italy’s populist leaders, culminating in a meeting between a top Italian official and leaders of the “Yellow Vest” protests in France. Luigi Di Maio, Italy’s […]

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Brumbrum raises $23 million led by Accel for refurbished car platform

Milan-based Brumbum announced today it has raised a $23 million round of venture capital as the company expands its platform that sells and rents refurbished cars. The round was led by Accel, and also included investment from Bonsai Ventures, eVentures, and United Ventures. Brumbrum wants to reinvent the way people buy […]

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Italy’s Strength: Comfort in Disharmony

MILAN — Politics is a show, and every country has its favorite. The United States is bringing on yet another Hollywood classic (the aging action hero, the desert, the border, the money). France is offering its periodic re-enactment of its Revolution, with gilets jaunes replacing sans-culottes. Germany’s national orchestra is […]

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