Rome updates CCTV surveillance system

A new centre for 24-hour video surveillance of Rome has been opened in Piazza Giovanni da Verrazzano. The Sala Sistema Roma, housed in a former cigarette factory, was opened by the mayor, Gianni Alema...

Mills perjury conviction upheld

An Italian court of appeal has upheld a sentence convicting British tax lawyer David Mills of taking a $600,000 bribe to perjure himself in trials involving prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his ho...

Corruption costs Italy billions.

An audit by the state court of accounts estimates that bureaucratic corruption in 2008 cost Italian taxpayers between

Rome tops for security spending.

Rome is the Italian city which spends most on security - over

New anti-stalking law.

Tough new anti-stalking measures were passed by parliament in mid-April as part of a package of measures to combat sex crimes. The new law makes stalking a felony punishable by up to four years in pr...

Rome gets tough on crime.

Plain clothes policemen on buses, armed traffic wardens and yet more soldiers patrolling the streets are among the measures soon to come into effect to reduce crime in Rome. A new squad of plain clot...

Rome gets tough on crime.

Plain clothes policemen on buses, armed traffic wardens and yet more soldiers patrolling the streets are among the measures the city has announced to reduce crime in Rome. A new squad of plain clothe...

Family murders rise with hot weather.

Suicides and murders committed by family members shoot up by 10-20 per cent in hot weather, the head of La Sapienza University

Venice bans street merchandise.

The mayor of Venice has decided to take what it hopes will be effective action against the hundreds of illegal peddlers, for the most part illegal foreigners, who crowd the narrow streets and bridges...

Judge expels three American students.

A judge in Florence has ordered the expulsion of three United States citizens, leaving a fourth awaiting trial, for assaulting a pair of off-duty carabinieri early Thanksgiving morning (22 November)....

Mob rules.

The ten commandments for members of the Sicilian mafia have been found among the possessions of senior boss Salvatore Lo Piccolo, who was arrested by police in Palermo on 5 November. Lo Piccolo is tho...

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