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Stolen Gauguin Painting Recovered in Italy

Stolen Gauguin Painting Recovered in Italy

By Mike Fossum April 2, 2014

Two paintings stolen from a house in London in 1970 by renowned French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard were found hanging on an Italian autoworker’s kitchen wall. The unnamed Fiat mechanic bought the paintings at an auction for roughly …

John Durkin: Missing Student Found Dead in Rome John Durkin: Missing Student Found Dead in Rome

The Boston Globe reports sad news today: the Bates College junior from Rye Beach, New Hampshire who was reported missing on February 19th has now been reported dead. The 21-year-old was on a study-abroad trip along with 54 other students …

Cougar Town star plays the tourist in Italy Cougar Town star plays the tourist in Italy

Courteney Cox was recently spotted vacationing in Venice with new boyfriend Johnny McDaid and her nine-year-old daughter Coco. Cox, star of the television series Cougar Town and perhaps best known for her role on the long-running hit sitcom Friends, was …

Carolina Kostner Wins Bronze, Atones for Vancouver Carolina Kostner Wins Bronze, Atones for Vancouver

Italy’s Carolina Kostner won the bronze medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The 27-year-old native of Bolzano, Italy scored 74.12 points in the short program and 142.61 in the free skate for a total of 216.73. That …

Adelina Sotnikova Wins Women’s Figure Skating Gold Adelina Sotnikova Wins Women’s Figure Skating Gold

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The win was a minor upset for South Korea, and a record setter for Russia. Sotnikova scored an overall 224.59 points, with 149.95 …

Matteo Renzi To Lead New Italian Government Matteo Renzi To Lead New Italian Government

Last Friday, Enrico Letta resigned as Italy’s prime minister after he was ousted from the position in a vote engineered by Matteo Renzi, his party rival, for delaying reform programs. As a result, President Giorgio Napolitano has tasked Renzi to …

Enrico Letta Could Be Replaced By Matteo Renzi Enrico Letta Could Be Replaced By Matteo Renzi

Enrico Letta officially resigned from the Italian Prime Minister position this week. This move follows a discontent by many in past months regarding his indecisive actions and slow-moving reforms. The Democratic Party agreed that changes in government and new reforms …

Avoids pile-up to win first place Avoids pile-up to win first place

Li Jianrou won China its first gold medal of the Sochi Games on Thursday. Li was able to avoid a massive pile-up on the ice to take first place in the women’s short-track 500-meter speed skating event. The short-track 500-meter …

Alessandro Nencini Faces Allegations Of Impropriety Alessandro Nencini Faces Allegations Of Impropriety

On Monday, the judge who found Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murder is facing legal problems of his own. Judge Alessandro Nencini is being investigated for improper comments he allegedly made to the Italian media regarding the …

Amanda Knox And Ex Boyfriend Found Guilty Again Amanda Knox And Ex Boyfriend Found Guilty Again

Amanda Knox’s legal troubles have been through a series of unpredictable twist and turns. In 2009, Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito (Knox’s former boyfriend) were convicted of murder. An Italian court found the pair guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith …

Amanda Knox Is Facing Yet Another Verdict Amanda Knox Is Facing Yet Another Verdict
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Amanda Knox has been through the ringer when it comes to enduring trials. However, the prosecutor believes that not all evidence was properly reviewed, and some was mishandled. The most recent trial is the fourth one in six years, in …

Nun Says She Didn't Know She Was Pregnant Nun Says She Didn't Know She Was Pregnant
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A catholic nun in Italy has given birth to a healthy baby boy whom she named Francesco (Francis), after the new pope. The nun reportedly called for an ambulance on Wednesday morning after experiencing abdominal pains, which she thought were normal …

Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering
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A former senior Vatican accountant who is already on house arrest is facing yet another charge for money laundering. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is currently facing separate charges from last year for smuggling 20m euros into Italy. However, on Tuesday, he, …

Pregnant Nun Surprises Roman Catholic Church Pregnant Nun Surprises Roman Catholic Church
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A 31-year-old El Salvadoran nun has caught the Roman Catholic Church off guard by giving birth to a baby boy. Roxana Rodriguez was rushed to a hospital in Rieti, Italy on Wednesday for severe stomach pains. She eventually had the baby …

Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View Google Adds Ski Slope Imagery To Street View
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Google announced that it has gathered some new imagery of ski slopes for Street View using its Street View snowmobile. Google introduced the snowmobile back in 2010 when it gathered imagery from Vancouver and Whistler. It’s good to see it’s …

Team of geoscientists mapping ancient tunnels Team of geoscientists mapping ancient tunnels

An extensive series of ancient tunnels and quarries under Rome are threatening parts of the city that has been built atop them. Many years ago, Rome’s earliest architects discovered that tuff, or rock made of consolidated volcanic ash, was a …

Amanda Knox: Prosecutor Wants Her Back In Prison Amanda Knox: Prosecutor Wants Her Back In Prison

Italian prosecutor, Alessandro Crini, has appealed an appellate court to convict Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. The prosecutor urged the appeals court Monday not to repeat mistakes made by the high court that freed her. …