Two wheels bad? Genoa’s scooter riders fight forbidding in birthplace of the Vespa

Italian citys mayor postpones daytime kerb of pre-1 999 motorcycles intended to reduce smog after #handsoffmyvespa social media campaignScooter owneds in Genoa, birthplace of the Vespa, are celebrating a partial victory after the citys mayor deferred a ban on models rendered before 1999 intended to tackle pollution. The hashtag #…

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40 C

Authorities in 11 countries advise residents and visitors to take precautions amid regions most intense heatwave nicknamed Lucifer since 2003 Eleven southern and central European countries have issued extreme heat warnings amid a brutal heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, with residents and tourists urged the public take precautions and scientists alerting worse…

Italian officials and German firm face legal action over Saudi arms sales

Human rights groups file grievance challenging arms exportations used in Yemen bombingA rare legal action has been launched against Italian government officials and a major European arms manufacturer over alleged involvement in the aerial bombardment of Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians. A coalition of human rights organisations from…