Tag Archives: Italy


Italy: proposal for statue of first woman to get PhD sparks debate

A proposal to insert a statue of the first woman in the world to earn a PhD among the 78 dedicated to notable male figures on a prominent square in northern Italy has stirred controversy. Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia received her doctorate...


Matteo Salvini faces trial for blocking migrants at sea

Italian political leader Matteo Salvini appeared Saturday before a Palermo judge in connection with a 2019 incident during which he blocked migrants at sea while he was the interior minister. Salvini, head of the far-right political party known as the League, is...