Sylvia Poggioli

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In Italy, Populists' Bid To Form Government Fails After Presidential Veto

Monday, May 28, 2018

Furious over President Sergio Mattarella's rejection of the populist coalition's euroskeptic pick for economic minister, 5-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio called for Mattarella's impeachment.


Coalition Talks Collapse In Italy As Country Heads Toward A New Vote

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The two largest parties — the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the League, a right-wing alliance — have been in two months of fruitless talks.


The Sistine Chapel Gets Its Own High-Tech Spectacle, With Music By Sting

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Now there's a new spectacle where visitors can feast their eyes on every detail of Michelangelo's masterpieces, with high-definition projections, actors, acrobats and music.


Pope Apologizes For 'Serious Mistakes' In Handling Of Chile's Sex Abuse Scandal

Thursday, April 12, 2018

In a public letter, Francis says he misjudged the situation surrounding Chile's Bishop Juan Barros, who has been accused of helping cover up abuse.


After 5 Years As Pope, Francis' Charismatic Image Has Taken Some Hits

Monday, March 12, 2018

The pope has focused on the poor and boosting interfaith dialogue. But he has attracted criticism over his handling of issues including clerical sex abuse and the status of women in the church.


Preliminary Results: Italy's Center-Right Coalition Leads After Election

Monday, March 05, 2018

Italians went to the polls Sunday after a campaign that featured violent clashes between fascists and anti-fascists in several cities. Immigration dominated the debate, as it has elsewhere in Europe.


Italy's 5-Star Movement Leads In Polls, But Some Past Supporters Vow 'Never Again'

Friday, March 02, 2018

Italy votes for a new parliament Sunday. The populist 5-Star Movement has set its sights on heading the next government, but in Rome, where its politicians run the city, some voters are disenchanted.


Anti-Migrant Slogans Are Overshadowing Italy's Election Race

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Far-right parties are campaigning for the March 4 elections, and they're not the only ones heightening the rhetoric against foreigners.


Pope Francis Uses Christmas Message To Bring Up World Issues

Monday, December 25, 2017

Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St Peter's Basilica to deliver a Christmas message. This pope has traditionally used these messages to focus on conflicts that are afflicting the world.


Pope Francis Addresses Rohingya Refugees By Name In Bangladesh

Friday, December 01, 2017

Pope Francis met Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh today. He asked for their forgiveness for all the harm they've endured and, for the first time during his trip, he uttered their name in public.


In Bangladesh Visit, Pope Francis Again Does Not Mention Rohingya

Thursday, November 30, 2017

In a speech in Bangladesh Thursday, Pope Francis spoke of the "refugees from Rakhine state" but, like he did in Myanmar recently, did not name the Rohingya.


In Myanmar, Pope Francis Didn't Mention The Rohingya Minority By Name

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pope Francis is in Myanmar where he voiced support for ethnic minorities, but did not mention the persecuted Muslim Rohingya by name. This, in comments to leader Aung San Suu Kyi, disappointed rights activists seeking support for the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence.


In Myanmar, Pope Calls For Unity But Doesn't Reference Rohingya Muslims

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pope Francis was meeting with Myanmar's leaders at a time when they're facing international condemnation over what the State Department calls ethnic cleansing of the country's minority Rohingya.


On Pope's Visit To Myanmar, Backlash Feared At Mention Of Rohingya

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on Monday where he's expected to address the Rohingya crisis. He'll then head to Bangladesh where an estimated 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled.


Pope Francis To Visit Myanmar And Bangladesh Amid Rohingya Crisis

Friday, November 24, 2017

Pope Francis is wading into the controversial Rohingya crisis with his upcoming trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Among those he will visit is Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been heavily criticized for not denouncing Myanmar's military crackdown on the Muslim minority.


News Brief: Conyers Investigation, Uber Data Breach, Ratko Mladic

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Rep. John Conyers. Also, Uber has acknowledged a massive data breach.


Ratko Mladic Found Guilty Of Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

After 20 years of trying to bring justice to the former Yugoslavia, we look at the International Criminal Tribunal's end with the sentence for Ratko Mladic.


In Italy, Right-Wing Politicians Set Their Sights On Parliament

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Right-wing movements favoring anti-immigrant platforms have gained ground in much of Europe. Italy is no exception. Some neo-fascist groups are aiming for parliamentary seats in next year's election.


The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Night of the Taranta, an Italian folk music festival akin to Woodstock, celebrates a musical tradition that dates to antiquity.


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.