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‘Mafialeaks’ helps victims spill the beans on Italian gangsters

A group of Italian computer boffins have launched a new website, Mafialeaks, aimed at encouraging victims of organised crime and former gangsters to spill the beans, La Repubblica newspaper reported Tuesday. The site will allow people “to denounce mafia activities anonymously, protecting those who supply the information,” the daily said,…

Anti-gay Cardinal sleeping above the biggest gay sauna in Europe

An apartment building in Rome currently occupied by Cardinal Ivan Dias is also home to the biggest gay sauna in Europe. The Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported that Cardinal Ivan Dias is living just one floor above the Europa Multiclub Sauna and Gym, which contains a king Turkish bath, Finnish…

Italy’s main trade union calls general strike

ROME — Italy’s biggest trade union, the CGIL, on Sunday called for a general strike against the government’s new austerity plans. Union chief Susanna Camusso, speaking in the daily La Repubblica newspaper, said the CGIL (Italian General Confederation of Labour) would hold a meeting on August 23 to fix a…

Italians ‘turned their backs’ on Berlusconi

ROME (AFP) – A trouncing in referendums that have wiped out Italy’s plans to return to nuclear power after a shock local election defeat mean Silvio Berlusconi has lost his magic, Italian newspapers said on Tuesday. “The magic flute is broken. After 20 years, Italians have stopped following Berlusconi’s music,”…

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