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Hollywood bids farewell to three greats united by mafia films and friendship
Tony Sirico, Ray Liotta and James Caan helped to define the modern mob movie

Robin McKie

10, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Eleven members of Rome-based mafia clan face trial over electricity theft
Suspects accused of evading bills totalling €60,000 after allegedly plugging in to neighbours’ supply

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

07, Jun, 2022 @4:20 PM

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Letizia Battaglia, photojournalist who documented mafia crimes, dies aged 87
Anti-mafia journalist from Palermo scoured Sicilian alleyways in 1970s and 1980s to expose brutal violence

Lorenzo Tondo in Catania

14, Apr, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Beatle v mobster: the day John Lennon put paid to a shady record label boss
Lawyer’s book reveals the inside story of the musician’s 1976 court battle with Morris Levy, a mafia-affiliated music mogul

Dalya Alberge

10, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Little compassion for US inmates with organized crime ties seeking release
In spite of advanced disease and the threat of Covid, judges’ mercy tends to stop short of aging dons and gangsters

Victoria Bekiempis

25, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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This thing of ours: why does The Godfather still ring true 50 years on?
From Succession to the real-life drama of the Tory government, the influence of Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia film is everywhere

Danny Leigh

04, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘They torched our clubhouse’… but Sicilian rugby team won’t let mafia win
Librino’s amateur players have to guard their new pitch and facilities every night – but it’s worth it to keep children out of the clutches of Cosa Nostra

Lorenzo Tondo

19, Feb, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Neomelodica: the Italian pop loved by the mob and hated by the law
Streaming has allowed the genre, sometimes sung by people with ties to the mafia, to become a national craze. Is a crackdown necessary, or merely kneejerk censorship?

Giorgio Ghiglione

04, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Heavily armed police launch bid to reclaim control of Rio de Janeiro favela
State governor says surprise operation against drug gangs and mafia groups is start of ‘transformational’ occupation

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

20, Jan, 2022 @12:14 AM

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Italian mafia fugitive arrested in Spain after Google Street View sighting
Convicted murderer Gioacchino Gammino tracked down in Galapagar, where he had lived undetected for 20 years

Angela Giuffrida

05, Jan, 2022 @6:05 PM

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‘She understood her power’: the death of mafia boss Pupetta Maresca
Naples authorities refuse a public send-off for the convicted murderer known as Lady Camorra

Clare Longrigg

31, Dec, 2021 @5:39 PM

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Assunta Maresca, first female boss in Camorra mafia, dies aged 86
Maresca, known as Pupetta, or ‘Little Doll’, found fame when she shot dead her husband’s killer in Naples at the age of 18

Angela Giuffrida in Rome and Clare Longrigg

30, Dec, 2021 @2:54 PM

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