Christopher Livesay

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In Italy, Dance As An Antidote To Migrant Integration Tensions

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The surge of migrants into Italy in recent years has strained local resources and fueled right-wing anger over jobs and other benefits. But one town in northern Italy is approaching the situation in a novel way — with dance.


Italy Takes Aim At Fake News With New Curriculum For High School Students

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Italy added a new item to schools' curriculum: recognizing fake news. With help from leading digital companies, the government hopes to train students to differentiate between fake and real stories.


As Venice Housing Prices Rise, Squatters Fight To Stay In Italian Hometown

Monday, August 07, 2017

There's housing in Venice, Italy, if you've got millions to spend on a vacation home. But some Venetians have started a movement of illegal squatting to continue living in their hometown.


As Drought Parches Italy, Rome Turns Off Historic Drinking Fountains

Monday, July 10, 2017

Rome is home to more public drinking fountains — nearly 3,000 — than any other city in the world. But the city is turning off the taps as Italy faces a severe drought.


Over Objections, Italy Introduces Tough Vaccination Measure

Monday, June 19, 2017

In Italy, parents who don't vaccinate their children face steep fines, and even risk losing custody. It's in response to a measles outbreak, after years of falling inoculation rates.


As Tourists Crowd Out Locals, Venice Faces 'Endangered' List

Friday, November 25, 2016

Two years ago, UNESCO gave Venice and Italy a deadline to figure out a way to manage the harmful effects of tourism or risk being placed on a World Heritage in Danger list. The deadline has passed.


When Cultural Heritage Is At Risk, Italy's Art Police Come To The Rescue

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.


Italian Police Recover Stolen Van Gogh Paintings

Friday, September 30, 2016

Anti-mafia police in Naples, Italy, recovered two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a museum in Amsterdam in 2002. The museum reported the find on its website and says the paintings are in "relatively good condition."


Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Italy is giving 500 euros to every 18-year-old to spend on theater, music, books or other cultural events. The money is aimed at educating native-born Italians and assimilating immigrants.


'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A crime syndicate reaps billions working out of its base in Italy's Calabria region. But local farmers have found a way to resist the mob's extortion rackets.


Mother Teresa, Now A Saint, Was Not Without Flaws

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa Sunday. The nun was praised for her work helping the poor in India. But critics say she only provided minimal assistance.


Italian Fertility Campaign To Boost National Birth Rate Backfires

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Ahead of a government declared "fertility day" on Sept. 22, Italy launched a campaign to spur women to have more babies to counter a plummeting population. But the effort backfired with women calling the messages sexist and offensive.


Italian Coast Guard Rescues More Than 6,000 Migrants In Mediterranean

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Italy's coast guard rescued more than 6,000 migrants from scores of boats in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya Tuesday. It was one of the largest rescues in a single day this year.


Italian Quake Victims Question Who's To Blame For Buildings' Failure

Monday, August 29, 2016

The law in Italy provides primary homeowners special funds to make dwellings safer in the event of a quake. But it doesn't apply to second homes. The majority of homes in Amatrice were second homes.


Migrants Help In Relief Effort After Deadly Earthquake In Italy

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Volunteers are helping respond to an earthquake in central Italy. Many of them are migrants from Africa, who came seeking asylum. Even in the relief effort, their presence in Italy is controversial.


In Rubble Of Quake-Hit Italian Towns, Rescuers Race To Find Survivors

Friday, August 26, 2016

Many hill towns in central Italy were reduced to rubble by this week's powerful earthquake. Many devastated communities are difficult to reach, and the exact number of missing persons isn't known.


Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mountainous Region Of Central Italy

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A powerful earthquake struck the mountainous region of central Italy, killing scores and injuring many more. The temblor also destroyed historic mountain towns, whose residents fear their cultural heritage has been wiped out.


Italian Hipsters Help Resettle Syrian Family In A Remote Village

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Caught up in the plight of Syrian refugees, Italian hipsters went to live in a refugee camp in Lebanon. With the help of church groups, they resettled a Syrian family in a remote Italian village.


In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.


Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Molten mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and yeast are the aromas that punctuate summer in Rome.

On a recent day, 7-year-old Filippo Virgo has a hankering for pizza — a classic of the Eternal City.

The problem is that Filippo has celiac disease. This means he gets sick from eating gluten — ...