Five sailors drown after tugboat sinks off Italian coast of Bari

Four Italians and one Tunisian sailor have drowned after a tugboat sank in a storm off the coast of Bari in southern Italy. The Italian coastguard said that only one crew member — the captain of the Italian-flagged “Franco P” — had survived the sinking. Authorities said they had received a distress call on Wednesday evening … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak: What we know so far

Just when the world thought it was done with the worst of COVID, an outbreak of another virus has scientists worried.  Cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the U.K., Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the U.S., Canada and Australia.  What’s concerning experts is the unusual spread of the disease. Monkeypox usually circulates in … Read more

Monkeypox is now spotted in Italy and Sweden – bringing number of countries with cases to SEVEN

Italy and Sweden have become the latest countries to record cases of monkeypox amid the first ever global outbreak. The Italian patient tested positive at a hospital in Rome after returning from the Canary Islands and the Swede was diagnosed in Stockholm. No further details have been given. It brings the number of countries outside … Read more

Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute sells for record £45 million

C laude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria della Salute has gone under the hammer for 56.6 million dollars (£45 million), making it the most valuable view of Italy by any artist sold at auction. The piece has joined a series of Monet masterworks that have sold for more than 50 million dollars (£40.1 … Read more

Family members to stand trial over Pakistani woman’s disappearance

Five family members will go on trial over the alleged murder of a Pakistani teenager who refused an arranged marriage, an Italian judge has ruled. Saman Abbas disappeared last year in Italy after refusing her parents’ demands to marry a cousin in Pakistan. Italian authorities suspect that the 18-year-old was killed and her body was … Read more

Europe’s leaders fall out of key on Ukraine

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — In the latest installment of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europeans seized the opportunity to show solidarity with Ukraine and thumb their noses at Vladimir Putin. But away from the enthusiasm for Ukraine’s winning entry at that festival of campy pageantry, shallow symbolism and bad English, the … Read more

Eurovision winner Kalush Orchestra frontman kisses girlfriend goodbye to join Ukraine frontline

The frontman from Kalush Orchestra who won last night’s Eurovision song contest has kissed his girlfriend goodbye to join the frontline in Ukraine’s ongoing war against Russia. Oleg Psiuk, the frontman of the folk rap group, was pictured embracing his girlfriend Oleksandra outside his hotel in Turin, Italy today as he left to defend Ukraine … Read more

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s musical competition Eurovision. Swept along on a wave of solidarity, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra racked up a record popular vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an emotional plea for the bombarded … Read more

Zelensky says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Daragh Brophy reports from Turin, Italy:  UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR Zelensky has said his country will host the Eurovision next year after folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra romped home as winners of the contest in Turin. The group, who as men of fighting age had to be given special dispensation to leave the country, had long been … Read more

Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision Song Contest with UK’s Sam Ryder second

U kraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra. The act have been the frontrunners since Russia’s invasion – which prompted organisers to ban the country from competing. The country joined the contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries … Read more