• Mayor Nov 14, 2019

    Italy Declares State of Emergency in Venice After High Tides

    Italy’s government declared a state of emergency Thursday in flood-ravaged Venice, seeking to release funds to repair the historic lagoon city after it was damaged by the highest tide in 50 years. A cabinet meeting approved a special decree that included 20 million euros ($21.7 million) in immediate financial aid aimed at helping the city recover. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...

  • Mayor Oct 30, 2018

    70 Percent of Venice Covered in Water by Flooding

    Venice was inundated by an exceptionally high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees, killing four people. Tourists and residents alike donned high boots to navigate the streets of Venice after strong winds raised the water level 156 centimeters...

  • Donald Trump Sep 23, 2018

    World Leaders Gather at UN Under Threat From Unilateralism

    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2018

    Trump Says He Would ‘Certainly Meet' With Iran's Rouhani

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with meeting.”

  • Facebook Jul 15, 2018

    Italy: France, Malta Offer to Take Quarter of 450 Migrants

    Italy said Saturday that Malta and France had agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the latest standoff but demanding even greater European solidarity. Premier Giuseppe Conte said that Malta and France had come forward in response to his request to all 27 other members of...

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