Italy’s big mob catch, twin protests and catching lightning
21 January 2023 | 12:10 pm
The arrest of a mafia boss is making headlines in Italy. Meanwhile, tributes to Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida are pouring in from papers across Europe. We also discover cartoonists' takes on the challenges facing French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. We then discuss the future for nuclear energy in France and, finally, how scientists have made a breakthrough on directing lightning.
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