Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

Italian PM wins crucial vote in Senate with very thin margin

ROME – Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Tuesday night, allowing him to keep his wobbly coalition afloat but failing to secure the reliable support needed from lawmakers to help him effectively govern the country with its pandemic-pummeled economy. The vote went 156…
Santa's 'grandchildren' spread joy in Italian nursing homes

Santa’s ‘grandchildren’ spread joy in Italian nursing homes

ALZANO LOMBARDO – Emotions are running high this holiday season at the Martino Zanchi Foundation nursing home in northern Italy near Bergamo after months of near-total isolation for its residents. Long-time resident Celestina Comotti was disbelieving as a staff member read aloud a Christmas greeting from a family…