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John Hooper

John Hooper

    Perilous path awaits child migrants
    Perilous path awaits child migrants
    Flavio di Giacomo was having dinner in a restaurant on the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa when a group of boys appeared. "I think there...
    Gay rights: Is the pope still Catholic?
    Gay rights: Is the pope still Catholic?
    Italy would not be Italy if it did not reflect faithfully the divisions that have brought turmoil to the leadership of the Catholic Church.
    Findings may prove Rome a century older than initially thought
    Findings may prove Rome a century older than initially thought
    It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct Rome may turn out to be even more so than believed until...
    Spain train crash: Black boxes reveal driver was on phone
    Spain train crash: Black boxes reveal driver was on phone
    The driver, Francisco Garzón, has been provisionally charged with multiple counts of negligent homicide.
    Italy shatters eurozone's uneasy peace
    Italy shatters eurozone's uneasy peace
    Three years of German-led austerity and budget cuts aimed at saving the euro and retooling the European economy was this week facing one of its...
    Cardinals scramble to fill pope's mitre
    Cardinals scramble to fill pope's mitre
    There is a tendency to see the election of a new pope in terms of the Olympics: Will the host nation take back the title or will the plucky little...
    Clooney, Ronaldo to testify in Berlusconi sex trial
    Clooney, Ronaldo to testify in Berlusconi sex trial
    It could be the cast for a remake of one of those 1960s classical epics: George Clooney as one of the stars, together with a former belly dancer...
    Eight traitors and debt sink Berlusconi
    Eight traitors and debt sink Berlusconi
    For Italy's Silvio Berlusconi, events on Tuesday this week must have had a grim air of déjà vu. After months of standing by him, his key ally,...
    ECB defends bond market intervention
    ECB defends bond market intervention
    The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has vigorously defended his controversial decision on Tuesday to buy up...
    Family estimated to have hidden billions
    Family estimated to have hidden billions
    The Gadaffi family could have billions of dollars of funds hidden away in secret bank accounts in Dubai, Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf, much...
    Case could force leader to resign
    Case could force leader to resign
    Italy's tumultuous 17-year relationship with its maverick prime minister entered a dangerous phase on Tuesday, as Silvio Berlusconi was sent for...
    Resignations strengthen Italian PM
    Resignations strengthen Italian PM
    Ministers loyal to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's former ally Gianfranco Fini resigned from the Italian government, taking the...