Michele Bertelli

Michele Bertelli

Human Rights

Fears for African refugees as coronavirus hits crowded Rome squat

Italian military has locked down a nine-storey squat, where 18 people share one toilet, after residents tested positive.

Fears for African refugees as coronavirus hits crowded Rome squat

Italy

Italy to remain in lockdown until at least May 3

Some restrictions, on timber companies and bookshops, have been lifted, but others remain shuttered.

Italy to remain in lockdown until at least May 3

Italy

Tensions on Italian island as refugees arrive after ports closed

Italy shut ports as a 'safety' measure but people fleeing war and persecution continue to arrive, upsetting some locals.

Tensions on Italian island as refugees arrive after ports closed

Business & Economy

Italy shuts down more industries, but critics say it's not enough

A new decree aims to help stem coronavirus infection after the death toll jumped by almost 800 in one day.

Italy shuts down more industries, but critics say it's not enough

Italy

In Italy, deaths and funerals in isolation bring unknown pain

Hospitalised coronavirus patients cannot see their families and, as funerals are banned, final goodbyes must wait.

In Italy, deaths and funerals in isolation bring unknown pain

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic piles pressure on Italy's health system

As cases jump and deaths surge, the national health system is struggling with a lack of space, resources and staff.

Coronavirus pandemic piles pressure on Italy's health system

Coronavirus pandemic

Italy quarantines 16 million people over coronavirus fears

In a drastic attempt to curb the epidemic, Italy limits the movement of a quarter of its population until April 3.

Italy quarantines 16 million people over coronavirus fears

Coronavirus pandemic

Leap in coronavirus cases tests limits of Italy's health system

Nearly 6,000 test positive for novel coronavirus as the southern European nation struggles to contain outbreak.

Leap in coronavirus cases tests limits of Italy's health system

Italy

Italy is using Malaysia as a dumping ground for plastic waste

Anger mounts as Italian companies found illegally delivering waste to Southeast Asia in move that risks locals' health.

Italy is using Malaysia as a dumping ground for plastic waste

Europe

Hundreds of refugees in Italy face losing shelter by end of 2019

Enactment of Salvini's anti-migrant decree could push vulnerable asylum seekers onto streets of Italy.

Hundreds of refugees in Italy face losing shelter by end of 2019

Human Rights

Italy: Holocaust survivor's protection highlights rise in racism

The anti-Semitic threats to Liliana Segre are just the tip of the iceberg, say Italian analysts.

Italy: Holocaust survivor's protection highlights rise in racism

Europe

Experts warn glacier on Mont Blanc in danger of collapsing

The Planpincieux, a hanging and temperate glacier that extends for 1,327sq km, is at risk of falling down Mont Blanc.

Experts warn glacier on Mont Blanc in danger of collapsing