Sylvia Poggioli

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Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Friday, July 14, 2017

Can you drink cappuccino after breakfast? Should you take espresso in a cup or a glass? Italy, perhaps the spiritual home of coffee, has much to say about when and how to enjoy it.

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Italy Threatens To Close Its Ports Over Spike In Migrant Arrivals

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

There's been such a surge of migrants to Italy's shores that it is threatening to close its ports to non-Italian vessels carrying migrants. More than 12,000 migrants arrived the last week of June.

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Australian Police Charge Catholic Cardinal George Pell With Sexual Assault

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell with multiple "historical" sex crimes. Pell is a top adviser to Pope Francis and in charge of Vatican finances. Pell claims he is innocent and is taking a leave of absence to defend himself.

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Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

Friday, June 16, 2017

A new musical seeks to present a different side of the emperor, known best for fiddling while Rome burned. But some historians object to what they see as the commercialization of Roman heritage.

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'We Can Use Peace,' President Trump Says After Exchanging Gifts With Pope

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The president made the remark after the pope presented him with a medallion featuring an olive branch. "I give this to you so that you can be an instrument of peace," the pope told him.

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Trump Meets Pope Francis At The Vatican

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They disagree on the border wall, climate change and capitalism, but President Donald Trump and Pope Francis met Wednesday at the Vatican.

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Pope Holds Mass In Cairo

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pope Francis celebrated Roman Catholic Mass on Saturday in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt. His visit is part of an effort to strengthen relations with the Muslim world, and to support Coptic Christians.

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In Egypt, Pope Francis Gives Support To Coptic Christians After Attacks

Friday, April 28, 2017

Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two day trip during which he hopes to strengthen ties with Muslim leaders and also give support to Egypt's ancient Coptic Christian sect, which has been the target of deadly attacks in recent weeks.

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Pope Francis Heads To Egypt

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pope Francis travels to Egypt this week in an effort to strengthen ties with Islam. He also will meet with Egypt's Coptic Christian community, which has been targeted in deadly attacks.

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Steve Bannon Aligns With Vatican Hard-Liners Who Oppose Pope Francis

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Bannon has made common cause with those in the Vatican who resist the pope's liberal moves. Francis' supporters worry that after Trump's victory, the pope is a lonely progressive on the global stage.

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For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Italy is an art theft playground. An elite police squad combats the illicit trade in antiquities and art, but the chase is still on for a stolen Caravaggio painting — No. 1 on the most-wanted list.

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Italy Surpasses Greece As Top Euro Destination For Asylum Seekers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Those arriving in Italy are more likely to be from sub-Saharan Africa rather than the Middle East. Most have little understanding of a process that can take years.

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Pope Francis' Causes Take On Greater Urgency

Monday, December 26, 2016

Pope Francis turned 80 years old earlier this month. This past year, the pope has focused on refugees, Christian unity and controversial reform within the church itself.

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For Pope Francis, A Year Of Reconciliation Abroad Amid Opposition At Home

Sunday, December 25, 2016

The pope worked to repair relations within the Christian world, but things were tougher in the Catholic world. A church historian says no other pope has met as much opposition from bishops and clergy.

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Suspect In Berlin Christmas Market Attack Killed By Italian Police

Friday, December 23, 2016

The suspect in Monday's terror attack on a Berlin street market was shot and killed by police in Milan, Italy. Twelve people died when a tractor trailer rig was driven in to a busy Christmas market.

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Berlin Attack Suspect Killed In Milan, Italian Police Say

Friday, December 23, 2016

Milan police report that their officers shot and killed the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Anis Amri, 24, a Tunisian asylum seeker, had been at large since the attack Monday night.

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon

Monday, December 12, 2016

Much of what is known of Artemisia Gentileschi comes from her testimony in the trial of a painter who raped her. "Now we try to go back and fill in and properly understand," says a curator.

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Kosovo War Crimes Court Established In The Hague

Monday, December 12, 2016

In 1999, Kosovo was liberated from Serbia. A court has been set up in The Hague to try Kosovars for alleged atrocities committed against ethnic minorities and political opponents after the war.

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Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Voters Reject Constitutional Reform

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Italy's prime minister submitted his resignation following the weekend no vote on his constitutional reform.

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Message From Italy's Failed Referendum: More European Uncertainty Ahead

Monday, December 05, 2016

The big winners in the referendum are Italy's two major euroskeptic parties — the anti-immigration Northern League and the maverick 5-Star Movement, which waged vitriolic campaigns.

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