The Italian son of the late Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona was awarded his father's nationality at the Argentina consulate in Rome on Thursday. Footage shows Diego Armando Maradona Junior and his family arriving at the consulate. “Today was a very emotional day. I got really excited. It is a dream come true. I fulfilled a dream and I am very happy. As the days go by I will be calmer because today was a very exciting day," he said in an interview.
The coronavirus has fueled sky-high company profits but Amazon workers say they are being pushed to the limit. The first strike of its kind in Italy includes suppliers and delivery drivers.
As the world continues to battle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts and several pharmaceutical companies have come up with vaccines to reduce the effects. Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has given a significant boost to the global fight and here are five key things to know about the controversial vaccine.
Italian police say they have seized 1.3 tonnes of cocaine in the past week from the southern port of Gioia Tauro, a major narcotics entry-point controlled by the 'Ndrangheta mafia. In three operations using sophisticated scanners, police discovered the uncut drugs worth 260 million euros ($315 million) hidden within containers loaded with coffee and frozen meat from Brazil, and exotic fruit from Ecuador.
President Sergio Mattarella has summoned Mario Draghi after talks to resurrect the failed coalition under PM Conte failed. Mattarella said he was looking for a non-political government to lead the virus-ravaged country.
Earlier this month, a mega-trial got underway in Italy with more than 300 defendants and 900 witnesses, the biggest mafia trial of its kind in decades. The main crime family in question has allegiances with gangs in South America and Albania. We speak to Federico Varese, a professor of criminology and the author of a number of works on the Russian mafia, Soviet criminal history and the globalisation of mafia groups. He shares his perspective on the trial in his homeland and on mafia groups around the world.
Conte, in power since 2018, has stood down after one of his governing partners pulled out of the coalition. The former law professor will try and form a new government to avoid a snap election.
The Italian coastguard towed the carcass of a whale, thought to be one of the largest found in the Mediterranean, to the docks in Naples on Wednesday, after it was found near Sorrento on Sunday. The carcass of the huge cetacean was seen being recovered from the waters in the southern Italian city, after it was initially found when a distressed calf led the coast guard to the body. According to local reports, the cause of death remains unknown. An animal autopsy will reportedly be carried out.
The sea rescue organization saved hundreds of migrants hailing from Eritrea and Libya from the Mediterranean. Minors will be transferred to a shelter on land, while adults will be quarantined on a ferry.
30 Dec 2020
After languishing in Libyan prisons, the crews of two Italian fishing boats seized by the Libyan coast guard in September were released just before Christmas. Back home, they tell DW's Jacopo Lentini of their ordeal.
24 Dec 2020
Relatives of Italians who died from COVID-19 are suing the government for negligence in handling the outbreak. Italy was the first country outside China to be hit by the virus, which raged across Lombardy and beyond.
13 Dec 2020
Battling a second COVID-19 wave, Italian hospitals are desperate for medical staff. Some local health authorities have now opened up hiring practices to migrant doctors and nurses — but has anything actually changed?