Lt. Col. Manuel E. Lichtenstein was a doctor in southern Italy during World War II. He met with top generals and won prestigious awards. Stories about his three harrowing years there were passed down in his family. But an old box of photos he took — of simple moments with everyday people — reveal a different view of life during wartime, away from the front lines.
Most Mediterranean mussels are grown in the Ebro Delta, in Spain’s northeast, and often enjoyed by consumers nearby. But this year’s Mediterranean harvest was nearly wiped out by unusually warm seas, forcing restaurant owners to import their mussels from other countries.
Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into the prosecutor’s office in Rome, Italy. From 1975 to 1991, this office was able to use gatekeeping to shield politicians from corruption charges. When those protections ended, the stable coalition system was overturned.
The Brothers of Italy party has won the most votes in Italy’s national elections as vote counting comes to an end. The win will make Giorgia Meloni the country's first woman premier and give the nation its first far-right-led government since World War II.
Across Europe, walk-outs by crew members of various airlines have led to dozens of canceled or delayed flights.
The Ukrainian Classical Ballet has been on a charity tour in Italy and Romania. Last weekend, the company was in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, for a performance of “Giselle.”
The Russian ruble has fallen about 30% after Western nations placed sanctions against the government over its invasion of neighboring Ukraine, prompting anxious Russian citizens to withdraw their money from ATMs.
Italian police now have the authority to check whether diners in restaurants or bars have a “super” green health pass certifying that they are either vaccinated or have recently recovered from the virus.
The World’s Southeast Asia correspondent Patrick Winn spoke with marine bioloigst Dr. Daniel Pauly, asking him what can be done to reverse the crisis around overfishing and creating "dead zones" in the oceans.
Given Italian history, US descendants of Italian immigrants have reason to reject their association with Columbus and stand in solidarity with Indigenous groups as they reclaim their histories.
Climate change is driving extreme weather events across the globe and exacerbating health conditions and disparities. The World's Environment Editor and Correspondent Carolyn Beeler moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School's Renee Salas, who explored the deepening crisis at the intersection of climate change and health.