“Apocalyptic” flooding continued to hit northern Italy, with at least 13 deaths being reported, and in the Balkans where the army and rescue workers struggled to reach people in flood-hit areas of Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia.
Hundreds of migrants feeling war, persecution, and poverty were still awaiting to be rescued Wednesday off the coast of southern Italy, more than two days after activists raised the alarm.
Italy’s most wanted Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, who was accused of several high-profile murders, has been detained after three decades on the run. The man was captured Monday by police at a private hospital on the Italian island of Sicily.
Minority Christians in Afghanistan enter 2023 amid fears that the ruling Taliban group will increase enforcement of “Sharia,” or Islamic, law.
Far-right Giorgia Meloni has won the Italian elections and is due to become the country’s first female prime minister, exit polls show.
The US Senate on Wednesday voted 95-1 in overwhelming approval of the applications by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Axios reports. NATO was established in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, Canada, Italy, and France, to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
Europe, already rattled by record inflation, faced more headache this weekend after Italy’s president dissolved the Parliament of Europe’s third-largest economy.
Italian Premier Mario Draghi resigned Thursday after key coalition allies boycotted a confidence vote, signaling the likelihood of an early election and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella has rejected the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi despite a political crisis of soaring prices.