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    A Janitor’s Colleagues Put Him on the Fast Track to Retirement

    An Italian factory worker was dealing with a lifelong impairment that made it hard to work, but he wasn’t in a position to retire. Then his co-workers gave him 20…

    France Uncovers Over 180,000 Fake Covid Passes

    Europe|France finds over 180,000 fake Covid passes, and Italy makes arrests in suspected false inoculations. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/21/world/europe/france-italy-covid-vaccination-fakes.html A demonstration against Covid-19 vaccination passes in Paris on Saturday.Credit…Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters Dec. 21, 2021,…

    Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.

    VASHON, Wash. — Within minutes of meeting Amanda Knox for the first time, she planted her newborn daughter into my arms. Yes, Amanda Knox has a baby. A baby that…

    Protests Over Italy’s Covid ‘Green Pass’ Draw Only Scattered Crowds

    Europe|Protests fizzle as activists fail to galvanize the masses against the new mandate. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/world/europe/covid-italy-green-pass-protests.html Video transcript transcript Opponents of Italy’s Green Pass Stage Demonstrations Anti-vaccine activists and opponents of Italy’s…

    Eitan Biran, Lone Survivor of Italian Cable Car Crash, Is Subject of Custody Battle

    Europe|Lone Survivor of Italian Cable Car Crash Is Subject of Custody Battle https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/13/world/europe/italy-israel-custody-cable-car.html The grandfather of a 6-year-old boy who survived an accident that killed his parents in May is…

    France Plots a Path Out of Lockdown

    Central Paris earlier this month. President Emmanuel Macron of France began mapping the nation’s exit from a web of lockdown restrictions.Credit…Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times April 29, 2021,…

    AP PHOTOS: Italy ballroom dancers twirl through lockdown

    ROME (AP) — Social distancing isn’t usually part of the ballroom dancing lexicon. But in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Rome, couples of every age twirl and turn…

    Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout

    Bureaucratic inertia, a diffusion of responsibility and logistical problems have seriously undercut vaccination efforts. In Italy, it’s the older population that bears the brunt. Waiting for the Pfizer shot in…

    Cache of 29 Million AstraZeneca Doses in Italy Raises E.U. Suspicions

    Europe|Cache of 29 Million AstraZeneca Doses in Italy Raises E.U. Suspicions The company has been at loggerheads with the bloc over vaccine supply shortages and faces stringent export restrictions. A…