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Angelo Amante

In ancient Italian monastery, monks defend a dying tradition

30 Nov 2020

GROTTAFERRATA, Italy In an ancient monastery behind huge medieval battlements in a hilltop town just south of Rome, 10 monks are striving to keep alive a 1,600-year-old spiritual tradition against increasing odds.

Opposition swings behind Italy govt, backs extra COVID spending

26 Nov 2020

ROME, Nov 26 Italian opposition parties on Thursday unexpectedly backed a government request to raise more money to cover additional measures aimed at protecting the economy from the ravages of the coronavirus.

Italy to set up virtual pavilion on Alibaba e-commerce platform

23 Nov 2020

ROME Italy on Monday signed a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to build a virtual store for Italian products, in a move aimed at boosting business-to-business (B2B) exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy to set up virtual pavilion on Alibaba e-commerce platform

23 Nov 2020

ROME, Nov 23 Italy on Monday signed a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to build a virtual store for Italian products, in a move aimed at boosting business-to-business (B2B) exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Italy approves latest stimulus package to help pandemic-hit business

21 Nov 2020

ROME Italy's government has approved a new package worth around 10 billion euros ($11.9 billion) to support businesses hit by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy's PM Conte warns of lowkey Christmas as COVID cases pick up

19 Nov 2020

ROME Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte warned Italians on Thursday they would have to shun "hugs and kisses" at Christmas to help contain the coronavirus, as the country struggles to curb a surge in deaths and infections.

Southern Europe rues exodus of doctors, nurses as coronavirus surges

19 Nov 2020

BARCELONA/ROME Thirty-year-old Pep Iglesies emigrated to Canada from Spain in August for a new job that is much like his old one – taking care of coronavirus patients and working as a cardiologist.

Coronavirus infections surge in Italian jails: guards' union

12 Nov 2020

ROME COVID-19 is spreading rapidly through Italian jails, a prison guard union said on Thursday, urging the government to do more to contain the outbreak.

Video of dead man in hospital lavatory highlights COVID crisis in Italy's south

12 Nov 2020

NAPLES, Italy The health crisis in Italy's third largest city Naples is out of control, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday, after a video was posted on social media showing a corpse sprawled in a hospital lavatory.

Italy extends tougher COVID-19 curbs to Tuscany, four other regions

10 Nov 2020

ROME Italy ramped up coronavirus restrictions in Tuscany and four other regions, effective on Wednesday, to rein in the second wave of the pandemic, a health ministry source said on Monday.

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