Italy

Immigration

Austria ready to act at borders if Germany moves on migrants

The number of arrivals has since slowed to a trickle despite many people still making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing into Italy. Austria has said that in the event of an influx from Italy it will introduce controls at the Brenner crossing, which lies on an important north-south road and rail route.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Campania, a region of southern Italy. The Italian government recently ordered a limited recall of buffalo mozzarella cheese from the region over fears that it might be contaminated. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Campania-based food writer, Carla Capalbo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Not-so-live performance

A new book states that Luciano Pavarotti's performance at the 2006 Olympic opening ceremonies in Turin was lip-synched - both voice and orchestra were recorded before the ceremony, and The World's Alex Gallafent examines the significance of the claim.

Global Politics

Italy's new politics

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Italy's latest election campaign has seen a change in the country's super-fragmented political landscape, as the main left-of-center candidate is refusing to run as part of a coalition

Arts, Culture & Media

The violin caretaker

The World's Gerry Hadden introduces us to a musician tasked whose job is to maintain the priceless violins of Cremona, Italy: Andrea Mosconi plays the instruments regularly to keep them sounding beautiful.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know the name of the main square in Venice, Italy. The answer is Piazza San Marco or St. Mark's Square...where a ban on feeding the pigeons went into effect this week. Host Marco Werman gets details from Venice shop owner Emanuele Dal Carlo.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.