Romano Prodi News
Singers, Fans, Friends Mourn Pavarotti
The funeral of Italy's greatest singer since Caruso took place Saturday inside the great medieval cathedral of Modena, the town where Luciano Pavarotti was born, lived, loved and died. Among the mourners was the prime minister of Italy, Romano Prodi, opera stars, and some of Pavarotti's celebrity
'Naples Now Known as City of Garbage'
The main street in San Giorgio a Cremano wraps around the base of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano that occasionally rumbles to life sprinkling Naples and other small communities like San Giorgio with volcanic dust. But it's not ash that covers these towns now. It's trash. Tons of smelly trash have been
Take Out the Trash, Or Else...
The European Union is taking Italy to court for failing to end a garbage crisis that has left the city of Naples strewn with waste and is posing an early challenge for incoming Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The European Commission said on Tuesday it was not convinced that efforts made in the
How much do you make? It'd be no secret in Scandinavia
Every year, Sweden publishes everyone's income tax returns. So do Finland and Norway. And nobody really cares. By contrast, U.S. law prohibits releasing anybody's tax information. Imagine the howl if the IRS put tax returns online, so co-workers, neighbors and mothers-in-law could see what someone
Italians Enraged After Income Details Made Public
Treasury Suspends Website After Formal Complaint from Italy's Privacy Watchdog
Doing business abroad? Simple faux pas can sink you
Globalization has made cross-border business deals more common than ever. But, every day, deals are jeopardized or lost when foreign associates are offended by Americans unaware of other countries' customs, culture or manners, etiquette experts say. They commit a faux pas (a slip or blunder in
President Bush's Papal Visit
President Bush was ushered into the Vatican library welcomed by the new Pope who has spoken out strongly during his first year. And not always kindly about the course of American policy. While the deafening of photographers lasted. The two made small talk about the recent G-8 summit held in Pope
Bush, Pope Discuss 'Worrisome' Iraq
Despite Concerns About U.S.-Russia Relations, Iraq, Vatican Describes Talks as 'Warm'
Sex, Drugs and Paparazzi
Italian Scandal Features Blackmail Trial of Photographer Who Targets Rich and Famous