All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Italy’

Selfie Seekers Caught Carving Initials into the Colosseum

What would you do for the perfect selfie? Would you deface a landmark – one of the most famous historical locations in the world? Two Californian women did. The Guardian reports that security at Rome’s Colosseum caught the women, aged 21 and 25, shortly after carving their initials into the ancient rock. The two were apparently able to scratch a …

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Microsoft Launches Cortana In More Countries

Microsoft announced today that it is launching Cortana (its Siri competitor) in four new countries in Europe: France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. “When we introduced Cortana as a beta as part of Windows Phone 8.1 in the U.S. this past spring, she generated worldwide interest and excitement which was amazing to see,” says Microsoft’s Marcus Ash in a blog post. …

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Elisabetta Canalis Marries Brian Perri In Italy

Elisabetta Canalis has officially beat her ex, George Clooney, to the altar. The Italian actress married her fiance, orthopedic surgeon Brian Perry, on Sunday at the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Alghero, Italy. Canalis wore a truly beautiful flowing white dress made of lace with a long train. She kept her make-up natural and wore her hair in loose curls. …

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Amanda Knox’s Lawyer: Case “…Wholly Unjust”

Amanda Knox’s murder trials for the murder of Meredith Kercher have seemed unending. With an innocent verdict, then a guilty, and now an appeal of that decision, it seems like we will never know the truth about what happened on that fateful night. One of Amanda Knox’s lawyers, Theodore Simon, explained it this way, “I got involved after her initial …

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Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report]

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout the continent. In addition to a lengthy antitrust probe, Germany mulling regulating the company like a utility, and that whole …

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Costa Concordia: Amazing Underwater Footage Of Sunken Ship Revealed

Italian authorities released a video that shows the interiors of the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that struck a rock on the island of Giglio, Italy on January 2012. The cruise ship sustained a 50-meter tear on the side of its hull, which resulted in the flooding of the ship’s engine room. There were 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew on …

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Zac Efron: From ‘Wiggle’ to ‘Turn Down for What’

Zac Efron has moves–amazing dance moves–and he’s been happy to share them in recent days via video clips–while on vacation in Italy. The actor is vacationing with some very talented people including entrepreneur Gianluca Vacchi, actress Michelle Rodriguez and choreographer Youssef Giga. It seems that when they’re not enjoying the typical spoils of an Italian vacation–boating and beaching it–they’ve been …

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Amanda Knox Ex-Boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, Reveals Weakness of Alibi

Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, is casting doubt on the alibi which has become the cornerstone of the defense for him and Knox. In a press conference today, he revealed his defense strategy which revolves around weaknesses in the verdict which convicted him. One of those weaknesses is the alibi of Amanda Knox. According to AFP, Sollecito has “always …

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Luis Suarez Faces FIFA Charge for Biting Chiellini

Luis Suárez faces FIFA sanctions for allegedly biting opponent Giorgio Chiellini in Tuesday’s World Cup game between Italy and Uruguay. Suárez, who is known both as Uruguay’s superstar player and soccer’s bad boy, appeared to have bitten Italian defender Chiellini at around the 80th minute of a tense and critical game. The referee didn’t see the bite and no foul …

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Fanny Neguesha Says Yes to Mario Balotelli

With the FIFA World Cup being played only once every four years, one can only imagine the pressure soccer’s greatest superstars are under to perform at their peak level for their respective nations. While Brazil is obviously under the most pressure to succeed this year (being the host country and whatnot), there are certain countries which are expected to win …

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Nun Wins ‘Voice’ Contest in Italy

One of the biggest goals of Pope Francis in his brief popedom thus far has been to get the Catholic Church closer to the average person, prompting church officials to “go out into the streets”. Francis’s message resonated with Sister Cristina Scuccia so much that she decided to do Pope Francis one better and take her talents to national television, …

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Mario Balotelli Praised For Keeping Calm During Racist Taunts

Mario Balotelli was the target of racial slurs once again on Wednesday, this time during training in Florence. But the young forward–who reportedly has a hot temper–kept calm and continued with practice when a man hurled the insults at him. Police escorted the man away, and Balotelli never lost focus. After practice was over he stopped to sign autographs for …

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