Italian farmers are returning to their land months after a devastating earthquake struck. They are planning to plant traditional lentil seeds. The regional speciality has become a symbol not just of rebirth but of resilience.
The new government in Rome is walking in the footsteps of Donald Trump's trade protectionism, as it has threatened to torpedo the CETA trade agreement because it doesn't protect Italy's farmers and their products.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the "Lamp of Peace," a Catholic award for seeking the peaceful coexistence of peoples. Also visiting Assisi, Italy, was its last recipient, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.
Following the return of wolves, brown bears now are expected to make a comeback in German forests. But this development may not be so welcome by local farmers.
In the years since wolves returned to Germany, they've multiplied quickly — bringing headaches for farmers. MPs and experts agree that more should be done to protect livestock, but they're split on the issue of hunting.
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