Family upset that Bay Area men got Italy’s harshest sentence after being convicted in police officer’s killing

The family of one of two Americans, both convicted of a fatal stabbing during a scuffle with an Italian police officer, on Thursday blasted the jury for ordering Italy’s harshest punishment of life imprisonment, a sentence frequently meted out to mobsters who assassinate state officials. Months after the July 26, 2019 slaying of Carabinieri Vice … Read more

Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards: Finalists announced, voting opens

From Frankston to Swan Hill and Port Fairy, these are the towns battling it out to be named Victoria’s biggest visitor drawcard. Frankston is undergoing an image overhaul — and it has its sights set on becoming Victoria’s tourism hot spot. A revitalised city centre has helped transform the seaside area, which is also pinning … Read more

2 Bay Area men sentenced to life in prison for slaying of Italian police officer

A jury in Italy convicted two American friends in the 2019 slaying in Rome of a police officer in a tragic unraveling of a small-time drug deal gone bad, sentencing them to the maximum life in prison. More than 12 hours after deliberations began, the jury of two judges and six civilians delivered verdicts and … Read more

Kim Kardashian DENIES that she tried to import ‘stolen’ Ancient Roman sculpture

Kim Kardashian has denied knowing about an Ancient Roman statue which was part  of a $750,000 shipment in her name that was seized by customs officials in 2016 because the sculpture was ‘looted, smuggled and illegally exported from Italy’. The limestone statue, which dates back to the first century, shows the lower half of a … Read more

Coronavirus measures in place as G7 foreign ministers meet

M inisters from the G7 group of industrialised nations have discussed how to respond to the rise of China as they held their first face-to-face meeting in more than two years. Dominic Raab welcomed his counterparts to London for a meeting held with strict coronavirus restrictions. The Foreign Secretary and the other ministers were separated … Read more

Italy Unveils Plan For New floor For Colosseum With Gladiator’s View

The 2,000 year old structure is currently floorless. The Italian minister of culture announced the winning bid to restore the Colosseum’s arena on Sunday, a project that will allow visitors to view the archeological wonder from ground level as soon as 2023.   The 2,000 year old structure is currently floorless, the ruins of the … Read more

Helen Mirren joins forces with Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to promote the Covid vaccine

Helen Mirren has joined forces with an Italian comic for a hilarious sketch to encourage locals to get the Covid vaccine. The Oscar winner, 75, appeared in the fun clip with comedian Checco Zalone, who falls madly in love with her upon learning she’s had the jab and launches into a passionate tune in her honour. … Read more

F1 news 2021: Daniel Ricciardo asked extremely personal question in interview

Aussie F1 star Daniel Ricciardo was put on the spot by a very direct question by a female fan ahead of the Portuguese Grand Prix. Media-friendly Daniel Ricciardo has been asked almost every question you could think of during his decade-long Formula One career, but this was something else entirely. Ricciardo was asked a series … Read more

Italy Tightens Travel Rules; 23 Passengers From India Test Covid Positive

Health Minister Roberto Speranza said only Italian citizens are allowed in from India. Rome: Italy on Thursday tightened the rules on people arriving from coronavirus-hit India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, while extending quarantine regulations for Europeans. A devastating surge in cases of Covid-19 in India prompted Italy on Sunday to ban arrivals from the country, … Read more