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Italian interior minister calls violence against minors at pro-Palestinian demo 'a defeat'

Feb. 29, 2024 09:26 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s interior minister acknowledged as a “defeat” the use of police batons against high school students demonstrating in the Tuscan city of Pisa last week, while warning lawmakers Thursday of growing violent tendencies among pro-Palestinian demonstrators. ...

A 5th worker is confirmed dead from a construction site collapse in Italy

Feb. 17, 2024 11:17 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A fifth construction worker was confirmed dead Saturday after a concrete beam and slabs collapsed at a supermarket building site in the city of Florence a day earlier, Italian officials said. "I’ve just been informed that rescuers have located the body of a fifth...

An accident at a construction site in Italy's Florence kills 3 workers and leaves 2 missing

Feb. 16, 2024 14:06 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An accident at a supermarket construction site in the Italian city of Florence on Friday killed at least three workers and left two others missing, local officials said. The accident happened when a reinforced concrete beam toppled over a slab of a pre-fabricated...

Climate activists target Botticelli's 'Birth of Venus' in Florence's Uffizi Gallery

Feb. 14, 2024 03:54 AM EST

Two climate activists on Tuesday targeted Botticelli’s masterpiece “The Birth of Venus” hanging at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, attaching images of recent flood damage in the Tuscany region on the protective glass. Authorities immediately cleared the room and the two protesters...