France24 says THE TRIAL IN THE case of the Genoa bridge that collapsed in 2018, killing 43 people, opens Thursday in Italy, involving 59 defendants prosecuted for manslaughter and undermining transport safety.
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A state of emergency has been declared in five northern Italian regions – Friuli-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto, lasting until December 31.
France24 says ITALY DECLARED a state of emergency in five northern regions and announced emergency funds on Monday over a worsening drought that has plagued the Po Valley in recent weeks.
The Guardian says FIFTEEN climbers could still be missing, say authorities, after fall of ice, snow and rock on popular trail on Marmolada mountain in Dolomites.
France24 says A LARGE CHUNK of Alpine glacier broke loose Sunday afternoon and slid down a mountainside, slamming into more than a dozen hikers on a popular trail.
Daily Express says AN URGENT drought emergency has been issued in Italy as Lake Como’s levels drop by 16cm in 72 hours.
The Guardian says Authorities detained Oscar-winning film director Paul Haggis on Sunday in connection with allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors.
The Metro says RESCUE teams are frantically searching for a helicopter after it vanished over Italy with seven people onboard.
The Independent says a British base jumper has been killed after his parachute failed to open.
The Independent says Airline passengers face further widespread disruption on Wednesday with industrial action in Italy adding to the expected dozens of cancellations.
Italy seizes over four tons of cocaine with a street value of €200 million in Trieste. Italian authorities say they…
The Daily Express says VENICE’S mayor has reacted with rage to graffiti on one of the city’s churches. Recently two US tourists were spotted swimming naked in a Venice canal.
The Guardian says the process of adjusting to the rigours and intensity of a full season always stood as a challenging task for Emma Raducanu after her US Open victory, but, even so, her inability to remain healthy has been alarming.
The Independent says the Italian government has seized a luxury superyacht worth an estimated £570m that is believed to be linked to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The Guardian says picnics have been banned and bins fenced off in a large swathe of northern Rome as health authorities move to contain the wild boar population after African swine fever was detected in a deceased animal.
Euronews says the EU’s institutions are no longer fit for purpose and need reforming if the bloc is to address the multiple crises it currently faces, according to Italy’s prime minister.
Daily Express says SPAIN, Italy, France and Greece could be set to follow in Portugal’s footsteps and axe the UK’s “third nation” status.
The Guardian says schools and other public buildings in Italy will be forbidden from setting their air conditioning to any setting lower than 25C from next month.
Arab News says PM Mario Draghi announced a deal on Monday to boost gas deliveries from energy heavyweight Algeria, as he steps up efforts to reduce Rome’s heavy reliance on Russian imports.
Ferrero factory shut down in Belgium after a salmonella outbreak. Authorities in Belgium Friday ordered Italian candy maker Ferrero to close…
Daily Express says A PRO-PUTIN TV presenter has had his luxury Lake Como house set on fire.
The Guardian says Italy’s former prime minister Giuseppe Conte is under pressure to clarify an arrangement under which Russia supplied aid to Italy early in the coronavirus pandemic.
Euronews says Italy has decided to ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions and will not extend the country’s state of emergency.
The Metro says for children fleeing war-torn Ukraine, starting school in an unfamiliar country, where there are language and cultural differences, is likely to be a tough experience.
The Metro says at least one person has died in Italy after a bus carrying about 50 Ukrainian refugees overturned.