A virulent strain of bird flu was found on three farms in Italy, spurring authorities to kill poultry and restrict movement of some animals to stem the spread of the disease in the country’s first outbreak since 2000.
Capital Stage AG, Germany’s biggest solar-farm operator, is shifting its investment focus to Italy, France and Scandinavia as new clean-energy projects on its home turf no longer boast double-digit returns.
Until June I had never ordered a bottle of lambrusco in Italy. With memories of those sweet, fizzy, soda-like imports of the 1970s like Riunite Lambrusco (“Riunite on ice -- so nice!”), I had no interest in revisiting such wines, even in Emilia-Romagna, where lambrusco is made. (For the record, Riunite, now about $6 a bottle, still sells a million cases a year in the U.S., more than any other import.)
Thousands of survivors of the earthquake in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna sought relief in tent cities as rescue workers surveyed the damage from the trembler that killed seven and injured dozens more.