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Tom Kington

Tom Kington

    Street View takes Venice by foot
    Street View takes Venice by foot
    Unable to bring their camera-toting car to the Italian lagoon city, where gondolas and canals stand in for vehicles and roads, the internet firm...
    Italian Mafia blamed for wine spillage
    Italian Mafia blamed for wine spillage
    Gianfranco Soldera, whose bottles of Brunello di Montalcino sell for up to €500 (R5 700), described the raid on his estate as “a true...
    Asylum seekers abandoned to hardships and racism in Italy
    Asylum seekers abandoned to hardships and racism in Italy
    The damning survey of Italy's human rights record, released this week by the Council of Europe, follows the outlawing by the European Court of...
    The Da Vinci coda: Evidence of lost masterpiece uncovered
    The Da Vinci coda: Evidence of lost masterpiece uncovered
    Researchers in Florence, Italy say they are one step closer to proving a lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, The Battle of Anghiari, is...
    Silvio Berlusconi: Should he go or should he go?
    Silvio Berlusconi: Should he go or should he go?
    Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's resignation has become a question of when, not if, after his majority in Parliament was thrown into...
    Italy wants Unesco protection for Neapolitan pizza
    Italy wants Unesco protection for Neapolitan pizza
    On a roll after securing Unesco status for the Mediterranean diet, Italy is mulling over an attempt to place the Neapolitan pizza in the pantheon...
    Catholic church raids deplorable, says pope
    Catholic church raids deplorable, says pope
    Groups representing victims of clerical abuse expressed outrage this week after the pope criticised raids on the Catholic church by Belgian...
    Pampered players irk some
    Pampered players irk some
    While much of Europe groans under economic hardship, its footballers stand accused of basking in excessive luxury in South Africa.
    Top-level Catholic sex probe in Ireland
    Top-level Catholic sex probe in Ireland
    Pope Benedict this week appointed the controversial retired archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, to take the leading role in...
    Vatican plans airways to heaven
    Vatican plans airways to heaven
    The Vatican may have territorial limits, its own post office and even a football tournament, but it has hitherto lacked what all real states offer:...
    Sun, sea and cellulite
    Sun, sea and cellulite
    Italian women are flocking to the country's first all-female beach: a short stretch of sand designed to let bathers relax away from prying eyes and...