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Italy Locks Down Much of the Country’s North Over the Coronavirus – NYTimes

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Italy Plans Large-Scale Lockdown in Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus – WSJ

MILAN—The Italian government is planning to lock down Lombardy, a region of 10 million people where Milan is the capital, and 11 provinces in neighboring regions, in the most sweeping steps any European country has so far prepared to take against the coronavirus epidemic. A draft decree from the Italian Prime Minister’s office, seen by […]

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Israel Adds Five Countries to Coronavirus Air Travel Restrictions

Israel has already imposed the measure with regard to flights from Italy, China and Singapore.

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Northern Italy Struggling

Beppe Severgnini writing in The New York Times: Ten municipalities around Codogno, a town of 15,000 southeast of Milan, are in lockdown: Nobody can get in or out. The first person in Italy known to have contracted coronavirus was diagnosed by the local hospital, and the government in Rome — together with Lombardy’s, Veneto’s and […]

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CDC Recommends Against Nonessential Travel to Italy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Italy.” In addition, most of Italy is now under a Level 3 advisory from the U.S. Department of State due to a widespread ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness (COVID-19) caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that can be spread […]

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The Far Right: Now Normal in Europe?

K. Biswas writing for The New York Times: The taboo on the far right in government has been comprehensively broken: Mainstream parties appear happy to cooperate with those once considered “toxic.” Nativist representatives have been invited into ruling coalitions in Denmark, Finland, Italy and the Netherlands to act as support partners for traditional conservatives unable […]

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Music: Lara Fabian

Lara Fabian sings beautifully and speaks four languages: French, Spanish, Italian and English. She was born in Belgium to a Flemish father and an Italian mother. I especially love her French music. Fabian is best known for the dance pop song “I Will Love Again,” which was released in 2000 and peaked at number 32 on the Billboard […]