Tag: Italy

Stimulus Plan or Populist Giveaway? Italy’s Budget Sets Up Clash With E.U.

NAPLES, Italy — Italy’s desperate need for a financial shot in the arm is palpable at all levels of the economy, from the entrepreneurs in the industrial north who are hungry for tax breaks and a streamlined bureaucracy to the welfare seekers in the poverty-stricken south, with its dizzying levels […]

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Nigerian Asylum-Seeker Accused of Attempted Rape in Italy Risks Deportation

A 19-year-old Nigerian has been charged with sexual violence and resisting arrest after reportedly attempting to rape the director of the welcome center where he was staying in northern Italy. According to reports, the Nigerian man tried to rape the director of the center in Bressanone, Italy, last Friday but was interrupted by Carabinieri police, […]

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Europe’s collision course with copyright censorship: where we stand today

I’ve just published a comprehensive explainer on Medium about the EU’s new Copyright Directive, which was sabotaged at the last minute, when MEP Axel Voss snuck in the long-discredited ideas of automatically censoring anything a bot thinks infringes copyright and banning unpaid links to news articles. After a million Europeans signed a petition […]

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OnePlus 6T now on sale in Europe, here’s where you can buy it

Article Contents With its latest phone, OnePlus has graduated from ‘flagship on a budget’ to be a true contender for the best smartphone around. Check out Ryne’s review if you don’t believe me. Open sales started in the US several days ago, but it’s now available to buy in Europe too. Unlike in the US, […]

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Samsung fined in Italy for forcing phone-slowing updates on users

We’ve all been there—a phone that was snappy and stable becomes dramatically less so after the OEM releases a slapdash update. Italian authorities have investigated Samsung and Apple for the way they develop and deploy updates to older phones. As a result, Samsung has to pay a €5 million fine, and Apple’s is double that. […]

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Amazon Echo and Alexa skills are now available in Italy and Spain

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced Alexa and Echo are now available for Italy and Spain. Additionally, developers around the world have created skills and devices with Alexa built-in for Italian and Spanish customers. Read the press release announcing Alexa for Italy here, and the press release announcing Alexa for Spain here. “Tens of millions of customers around […]

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Streets: Telmo Miel – “Prepared” (Italy)

Last month, Telmo Miel painted a mural entitled Prepared for the FestiWall public art festival in Italy. The touching image from the Dutch street artists features a woman putting a helmet on her armored son, symbolizing a mother’s love and the importance of family. Using their impressive spray paint skills, the duo from the Netherlands once […]

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Previews: “Universes” @ Tales Of Art Gallery

On October 13th, Tales Of Art Gallery in Imola, Italy will be opening a group show curated by Sasha Bogojev entitled Universes. The eclectic roster of artists have diverse range of artistic practice and mark-making but all share an interest in rendering the surreal and figurative. Participants include Ador, Ana Barriga, Calvin Wong, Giorgiko (seen above), […]

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Google Pay arrives in Italy, supports 7 banks

Google Pay’s expansion across the world continues in Italy. Seven banks are available from the outset, so if you’re a member of one of them, just add your Maestro, Mastercard, or Visa card to the app and you’re good to go. Here are the seven banks: Nexi (and partner banks) Widiba Banca Mediolanum Boon HYPE […]

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After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

ROME — Dozens of migrants — possibly more than 100 people — drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe this month after their boat sank and passengers waited in the water for hours until a rescue ship arrived, according to Doctors Without Borders. European airplanes dropped lifeboats […]

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Google Photos photo books are now available in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain

Google Photos is, for many, a life-changing product. It stores and organizes every photo you take in relatively high quality for free (or in original quality for free, if you’re a Pixel user). There’s still something to be said for printed photos, though, which makes the photo books Google offers a neat proposition. And now, […]

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Dying Man’s Letter Of Forgiveness To Pickpocket Becomes International Inspiration

BRUSH PRAIRIE, Wash. (CBS Local) – A dying man has chosen to forgive an alleged pickpocket who spoiled his “trip of a lifetime” in a letter that’s receiving global attention. Mike Veley has been living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for six years. The Washington state resident decided to visit Italy and Germany with his wife while he was […]

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Changes to Lord’s Prayer to Be Made Official in Italy

The Italian bishops conference announced Tuesday that changes to the Lord’s Prayer proposed by Pope Francis will take effect in Italy this November. Last December, Pope Francis proposed changing the text of the Lord’s Prayer, or “Our Father,” saying the current translations are flawed because they suggest that God could be the source of temptation. […]

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Matteo Salvini ‘Fully Satisfied’ with Alliance Between League and Five Stars

Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini said in an interview Friday that he is very happy with the government partnership between the League (Lega) party and that of the 5-Star Movement (M5S), which came as a result of national elections last March. “The alliance between Lega and Five Stars was born in a particular way: different […]

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The Saturday Profile: Star Athlete Is Injured in Egg Attack, and Italy Debates ‘a Racism Emergency’

“They tell you, ‘Oh, the monster is here, there is a monster, here is the monster, there is the monster,’” Ms. Osakue said. “So you think the first person who comes in that door is a monster, so you attack them. But then maybe he wasn’t the monster, actually.” For advocates of migrants, the major […]

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Boat Migrants Down 80 Percent in Populist Italy, up 350 Percent in Socialist Spain

The number of migrant sea arrivals in populist Italy, so far in 2018, is down 80 percent compared to last year, whilst surging by over 350 percent in the same period in socialist Spain. Over 57,500 illegal migrants and asylum seekers have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year, compared to 112,375 over […]

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Italy Dispatch: Ceramics Aren’t Enough. Bring on the Spaceships, Italian Town Says.

GROTTAGLIE, Italy — After racing down a two-mile runway, a van carrying top airport officials rattled onto a patch of asphalt overrun with tall swaying grass, wildflowers and herbs. “Ah, smell that oregano,” said Antonio Maria Vasile. “It’s wild fennel if it’s anything,” replied his boss, Marco Franchini. “No, it’s oregano,” grumbled Mr. Vasile as […]

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Trump Again Threatens to Shut Down the Government Over Border Security

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday reiterated a threat to shut down the federal government in September if Congress could not deliver on Republican demands to crack down on immigration by enforcing border security and building his long-promised wall on the United States border with Mexico. “If we don’t get border security after many many […]

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Italy’s Salvini Wants More Babies, Fewer Migrants: ‘A Country Which Does Not Create Children is Destined to Die’

Italy’s new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini is following Hungary’s Viktor Orbán in putting demographics at the heart of his programme, warning that a country which imports migrants instead of supporting families is “destined to die”. The League (Lega) leader, who heads one half of Italy’s new populist coalition government, set […]

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Illegal Migrant Sea Crossings to Europe in 2018 Break 55,000

Migrant sea crossings to Europe in 2018 have broken 55,000, with Spain outstripping Italy and Greece as the number one point of arrival for the first time following the installation of a Socialist government in Madrid. Numbers overall are down from 2017, 2016, and 2015, when German chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door invitation to ‘refugees’ […]

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Xiaomi goes after global markets with two new Android One phones

Xiaomi gave Google’s well-intentioned but somewhat-stalled Android One project a major boost last year when it unveiled its first device under the program, Mi A1. That’s now joined by not one but two sequel devices, after the Chinese phone maker unveiled the Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite at an event in Spain today. Xiaomi […]

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