Argentina's national football team Wednesday reigned supreme at Wembley after beating Italy 3-0 to win the Finalissima pitting the champions of Europe against those of South America.
Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Friday met in Rome with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio to broker a deal to make the South American country a steady supplier of food.
The 80-year-old Sergio Mattarella has been picked Saturday for a second term as Italy's president after several black-smoke sessions over the past week. The Sicilian leader, who had insisted he did not want another seven years in office, is to be sworn in this coming Thursday.
The European Parliament Tuesday chose Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola to become its new speaker following the sudden death last week of Italian David Sassoli.
Former Italian journalist David Sassoli, who was currently holding the office of president of the European Parliament, has passed away at the age of 65. His spokesperson Robert Cuillo conveyed the news on Twitter, writing that Mr. Sassoli had died at 1.15 am Jan. 11 at a hospital in Aviano, Italy.
The Government of Italy Wednesday issued a decree making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all those over the age of 50, it was announced. Out of Italy’s 59 million people, 28 million fall over the age of 50.
French President Emmanuel Macron called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison “a liar” as tensions between the two countries escalated despite diplomatic protocols in force while both leaders gathered at Rome for the G20 Summit.
Italy is determined to save Patriarch, a millennial olive tree which the forest fires in Sardinia have devoured, but has mobilized tens of experts to try and recover this rare botanic antiquity. Patriarch is a wild olive, with a ten meters circumference trunk, some seventeen meters high which was almost completely destroyed by fire.
G20 environment and energy ministers Thursday held their first day of meetings in the Italian city of Naples, after which they issued a joint document on the protection of nature, especially ecosystems.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Thursday met with his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi and with Pope Francis in another stop of his one-week European tour.