Tag: italy

Trump Meets With G7 Leaders In Italy

President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday. The…

Eric Trump: Nepotism Is ‘A Beautiful Thing’

President Trump’s son Eric doubled down on recent comments, indicating he believes nepotism is a “beautiful thing” days after saying it was “kind of a factor of life.” Eric Trump, who took the reigns of the family business along with his brother Donald Trump Jr., said it made sense to trust family members to look…

Eric Trump: “I’m Sure” Ivanka Influenced Daddy To Launch Syria Strikes

Donald Trump’s decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country’s alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president’s sons told a British newspaper. The president launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base he alleged was involved in a chemical weapons attack that killed…

Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and U.S.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said Russia must soon choose between its relationship with the U.S. or its relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Tillerson, speaking at the Group of 7 conference, said it still is not clear if Russia failed to take its obligations to Syria seriously or just did a poor…

Trump Officials Tell Russia To Stop Supporting Assad

Trump Cabinet members are cautioning Russia to reconsider its relationship with President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of Syrian chemical attacks that killed more than 80 people last week, most of them civilians. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday on Fox News: “I think what we should do is ask Russia: How could it…

Tillerson Plans To Skip NATO Meeting, Visit Russia In April

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, U.S. officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putting Moscow’s concerns ahead of theirs. Tillerson intends to miss…

8 Found Alive In Italian Hotel Hit By Avalanche [VIDEO]

Search crews reported early Friday that eight people, including two children, have been found alive inside an Italian mountain hotel that was hit by an avalanche a day earlier, killing at least two. A search was underway for at least 25 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel in central Italy. The avalanche came after a…

At Least 30 People Dead As Avalanche Hits Italian Hotel [VIDEO]

Italian rescuers say as many as 30 people are missing and feared dead after a ski resort was buried by an avalanche early Thursday. Snow from the earthquake-triggered avalanche was so deep, officials said, that rescuers had to use skis to get to the Hotel Rigopiano, located in the Italian Alps. Local reports claimed there…

Italian Police Kill Berlin Market Attack Suspect Anis Amri In Milan

Police in Milan have shot and killed Anis Amri, the Tunisian man believed to have carried out the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said Friday morning. “The person who was killed, there is no doubt that he is Anis Amri,” Minniti said, confirming news…

In Italy, Death Toll From Earthquake Rises To At Least 247 [VIDEO]

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked central Italy early Wednesday morning has killed at least 247 people, injured 368, and destroyed buildings in several towns in the provinces of Umbria and Lazio, according to Italian officials. “Half the town no longer exists,” Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, said on national TV. “There are people stuck…

70+ Dead as Powerful Quake Hits Italy

At least 73 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday near the town of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said, in what is being described by the Italian Civil Protection agency as a “severe” seismic event. The epicenter is in the province of Rieti, northeast of Rome, where residents in…

Body of Missing Wisconsin Student Found In Italian River [VIDEO]

The body of a missing University of Wisconsin student who disappared in Italy on Friday has been found, his school said. Beau Solomon, 19, a cancer survivor, disappeared shortly after arriving in Rome. His body was found in the Tiber River. “He was full of life,” his older brother, Jacob Solomon, told reporters. “We may…

Italian Top Court Blasts Knox Trial [VIDEO]

The murder case against Amanda Knox had such “stunning weakness” and a lack of evidence that prosecutors should be ashamed of themselves, Italy’s top criminal court said Monday. The Supreme Court of Cassation — which declared Knox and her then boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito blameless in the death of Knox’s roommate in 2007 — put an…

Bin Laden’s Bodyguards Arrested in Italy [VIDEO]

An Italian anti-terrorism raid rounded up 18 suspects allegedly linked to al Qaeda—including at least two who may have been Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards. The “vast” raid covered seven provinces, including on the island of Sardinia. According to Italian authorities, the others are suspected of involvement with a 2009 attack in Pakistan, human trafficking, and…

Amanda Knox Verdict Expected Friday [VIDEO]

Italy’s high court may rule Friday around the fortune of those convicted within the killing of English student Meredith Kercher, determining whether to maintain Amanda Knox’s prison sentence or to send the case back to some lower-court for retrial. It could set into motion deportation cases for that Amanda when the ruling is upheld, that…

Italian Court to Decide Amanda Knox Fate [VIDEO]

The most recent act within the Amanda Knox homicide case crisis is placed to play out Thursday in court, where a judge may choose how to proceed with the American’s homicide sentence, that was upheld by an appellate court in January 2014. The court may obtain new trials for Knox or her co defendant, or…

Evacuation Of Burning Passenger Ferry Complete After 5 Dead [VIDEO]

All passengers have been evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea, Italy’s coast guard says. The ship’s captain and 4 naval officials remain on board. The Italian coast guard confirmed 5 people died after a blaze broke out on the passenger ferry Norman Atlantic which was travelling between the Greek…

Jolly Rally Valle d’Aosta 2014 – Big crash [VIDEO]

These rally fans got a close-up look at just how dangerous rally driving can be – when they cheated certain death by mere inches when a car flipped right over them. The accident happened at the 2014 Jolly Rally Valle d’Aosta in northern Italy over the weekend when driver Piero Scavone and navigator Diego D’Hérin’s…

George Clooney And Amul Alamuddin Married In Venice

George Clooney, 53, tied the knot with British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in a twilight ceremony in Venice Saturday, Clooney’s rep Stan Rosenfield confirmed. And he sure looked overjoyed about it when he arrived in a water-taxi filled with family, including father Nick Clooney, at the wedding venue. Wearing a tuxedo, he was…

Amanda Knox Fought With Meredith Kercher Before Killing, Court Says

Amanda Knox slit her British roommate’s throat shortly after the pair had a heated argument about money, the Italian court that convicted her of the killing said Tuesday. Meredith Kercher, 21, was killed by multiple attackers, including Knox’s boyfriend Rafaelle Sollecito and small-time drug dealer Rudy Guede, but it was Knox “who lashed the deadly…

Sollecito tells Anderson Cooper that he blames Amanda Knox for his murder conviction ‘just because’ he was her lover [VIDEO]

Raffaele Sollecito last night suggested his relationship with Amanda Knox was the only reason he was found guilty of murdering British student Meredith Kercher. The 29-year-old spoke out to Anderson Cooper after an Italian court’s decision to reinstate his conviction in the 2007 murder and appeared to imply that Knox’s unpopularity in Italy meant he…

Amanda Knox found Guilty in sex-murder retrial

UPDATE: Amanda Knox Found Guilty in sex-murder retrial American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend face their fourth verdict in six years for the murder and sexual assault of a British student brutally killed in the Italian city of Perugia in 2007. Knox has been in the United States ever since an appeal court…

Migrant Boat Tragedies Continue In Mediterranean

Malta’s prime minister called the Mediterranean Sea a ‘cemetery’ after two boats carrying migrants have sank in the region in just over a week. At least 34 are dead after a migrant boat sank 60 nautical miles south of Sicily on Friday. On Oct. 3, at least 339 people lost their lives when a boat…

Scores Dead Off Italy After Migrant Boat Sinks

Scores of people are dead and hundreds are feared missing after a boat full of migrants caught on fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa. At least 151 people have been saved and a massive search and rescue operation is continuing. read more at cnn live

Retrial Of Amanda Knox Begins

The retrial of Amanda Knox has opened in the Italian city of Florence, but Knox was not in attendance. The Italian court is expected to re-examine forensic evidence from the death of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher to determine whether Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito helped kill her.

Costa Concordia Now Fully Upright – Time Lapse Footage

Costa Concordia Now Fully Upright – Time Lapse Footage The stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia is now sitting upright in waters off the Italian island of Giglio after an operation to set her right. A series of jacks and cables helped engineers haul the 114,500 ton vessel into a seaworthy position, exposing severe damage and…