Italian News Headlines 03-12-2023 - Judges in a bomb-proof courtroom in Calabria, have sentenced 200 'Ndrangheta members to more than 2,200 years in prison --- The number of 3-Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy has risen to 13, with a total of 395 recognised overall --- Controversy over Italian Government plan to set up migrant processing centres in Albania --- Giorgia Meloni references the start of a 3rd Republic, if her constutional reforms are adopted --- The Italian birthrate reached a new record low in 2022, with only 393,000 births recorded --- Cosa Nostra mafia boss, Messina Denaro, has died of colon cancer at the age of 62. He was being held in a maximum security prison after 30 years on the run. He was responsible for dozens of murders including those of anti-mafia magistrates, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino --- Giorgio Napolitano, the only Italian President to be elected twice, has died in Rome at the age of 98 --- Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, met with European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, on the Italian island of Lampedusa to discuss the European refugee crisis after more than 7,000 migrants arrived from Tunisia in a single week --- Venetian authorities vote to introduce 'ticket only' access to the city from 2024