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The Italian government on Tuesday passed a decree against waste burning in an "unprecedented response" to growing illegal garbage-management practices which have plagued in particular the southern Campania region, Premier Enrico Letta said.
Italy's interior minister said this week the country doesn't fear Mafia threats to prosecutors but warned a resumption of crime family "massacres" is possible.
I love covering trials, which is one reason I've been a little sad since switching over to the Wall Street beat: Few of the bad guys in this world ever even get interviewed by the authorities, much less indicted, so trials are comically rare.
Rome, December 3 - This year's nativity scene in St. Peter's Square will be set in the southern Italian region around Naples which the Romans called "Campania felix", or "fertile countryside".
Rome, December 3 - Carabinieri police on Tuesday arrested 35 people allegedly involved in a criminal ring managed by Camorra mafia clans based in the southern city of Caserta suspected of smuggling drugs and weapons, extortion and loan-sharking.
In anticipation for the debut of TNT's three-week "Mob City" television event from creator Frank Darabont , the network collaborated with Deutsch NY to open a pop-up haberdashery in New York's Chelsea Market.
Catania, December 3 - Carabinieri police in Catania, Sicily, served an arrest warrant to detained Mafia boss Alfio Laudani, 67, and Camillo Fichera, 59, suspected of masterminding five attacks between 1984 and 1993 in which seven people were killed.
Crotone, December 3 - Calabrian prosecutors in the seaside town of Isola di Capo Rizzuto on Monday arrested former mayor Carolina Girasole and her husband Franco Pugliese on charges of vote-rigging in collusion with local organized crime.
Surrounded by dozens of adoring followers at his grandson's wedding this summer, Eliezer Berland looked like any other Hasidic rabbi marking a family celebration.
The RCMP-led investigation Project Colisee resulted in 91 arrest warrants issued in 2006 against Mafia leaders and associates, including then-patriarch Nicolo Rizzuto.
Colombia's largest rebel group, the FARC, on Monday proposed to decriminalize the cultivation of illicit crops and approach illicit drug use as a public health rather than a public security issue.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting insist the ad featuring Stephen Harper is a satirical take on the Oscar-winning 1972 film The Godfather, with the Prime Minister in place of Marlon Brando's much-feared Vito Corleone.
The Turin Film Festival saw ticket sales rise for the second consecutive year, the Italian media reported Tuesday, the only one of Italy's largest festivals to see back-to-back increases in ticket sales despite the country's moribund economic climate.
Isola Caporizzuto, December 3 - A former Italian mayor known for her stance against organized crime was among several people arrested Tuesday for alleged ties to the mafia.
In his impressive directorial debut, Italian TV star Pierfrancesco Diliberto finds unlikely comedy in the murderous criminal underworld of his native Sicily.