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Robotic surgery transplants kidney

By On April 17, 2017

Technique used for first time in world at Turin Molinette hospital cultivated in Lombardia TURIN — According to Italian news reports, doctors in Italy’s Molinette Hospital have performed the world’s first robotic… Read More

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On day of remembrance, Italy mourns Holocaust’s legacy of loss

By On February 20, 2017

ROME (ANSA) — Italy marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with events scheduled across the country. Holocaust Day is held on Jan. 27 every year, the date in 1945 when the largest Nazi… Read More

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Italy votes for more coalition, less ‘demolition’

By On February 20, 2017

Prime Minister Gentiloni a sharp change from Renzi ANSA ROME — Italy’s new Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, could scarcely be less like his frenetic forerunner, Matteo Renzi. In place of a provincial… Read More

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Stone megalith found in Gela identified as a prehistoric sundial

By On February 20, 2017

By Gabe Spadaccini On the southern coast of Sicily a small group of Italian archaeologists including Giuseppe La Spina, Michele Curto, and Mario Bracciaventi stumbled across a prehistoric “calendar rock” resembling the… Read More

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Earthquake relief efforts in Italy need your help

By On October 6, 2016

Catastrophe in nation’s central region levels Amatrice, claims 297 lives By Joe Cannavo  My editorial this month is about awareness, but not the usual awareness of Italian pride and the preservation  of… Read More

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August earthquake: Another devastating disaster

By On October 6, 2016

Intersecting fault lines make Italy vulnerable By Joe Cannavo The 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy on Aug. 24 left  297 dead, dozens missing, and leveled entire blocks of several towns. In… Read More

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Italian special forces operating in Libya

By On September 21, 2016

ROME (ANSA) — Institutional sources have recently revealed to the Italian media that Italian Special Forces are operating in Libya, confirming a report that appeared in the daily Italian newspaper La Repubblica.… Read More

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Mediterranean diet: Today vs. yesterday

By On September 21, 2016

ROME (ANSA) — The Mediterranean diet is no longer as healthy as it was 70 years ago, a new Italian study has shown. The contemporary version has been contaminated with meat, processed… Read More

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Interior minister says Italy’s terrorism prevention working

By On September 21, 2016

ROME (ANSA) — Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said that Italy’s terrorism prevention efforts have held up thus far and that Italy is a safe country, adding however “zero risk doesn’t exist,” speaking… Read More

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54% of Italians went on Ferragosto outings

By On September 21, 2016

ROME (ANSA) — More than half of Italians, 54 percent, went on outings on the Aug. 15 Ferragosto holiday this year, according to data released last month. Some 5.3 million went on… Read More