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The anti-corruption stance of Pope Francis has riled Italy’s powerful mafia groups, according to a prosecutor who specializes in mob cases. State prosecutor Nicola Gratteri – who works in the southern Italian region of Calabria, where the ‘Ndrangheta mafia is active – told the Italian daily Fatto Quotidiano that Francis’ statements on transparency and dismantling economic power in the Vatican...
As leaders of countries making up half of the world’s population firmly opposed military action against Syria without a UN mandate, the US kept pushing for a strike, claiming that many countries represented at the G20 summit were “comfortable” with it. Although discussion of the Syrian conflict was never officially on the G20 agenda, world leaders used their statements and...
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office in a sex-for hire case. Although the court banned him from holding office, the ruling cannot take effect until he has exhausted his appeals. The 76-year-old former prime minister was sentenced by a court in Milan for paying an underage Moroccan teen...
The ‘biggest cyber-attack in history’ has caused a worldwide web slowdown as the battle between an anti-spam group and a Dutch web host continues to heat up. The largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history was sparked when the non-profit group Spamhaus placed CyberBunker on a real-time blacklist of sites to be blocked for spreading spam earlier this month. The (DDoS)...
The Belgian Foreign Minister has given carte blanche to anyone planning to follow in Gerard Depardieu’s footsteps and move to Belgium in an attempt to escape higher French taxes. “If other French people want to come to Belgium, I'm not at all opposed,” Didier Reynders said in an interview with Le Figaro. He emphasized that France shouldn't be blaming Belgium if some...
The Mona Lisa painting is a magnet for millions of tourists who visit it in the Louvre in Paris every year. An Italian art committee has launched a campaign to return the most recognized image in art history back to Italy. The National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environmental Heritage and the Province of Florence have already collected 150,000 signatures...