Francesca Halliwell
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ROME - Two works by the esteemed Alberto Burri have been sold at a London auction, unearthing the age-old concern that Italy’s historic and artistic heritage is under threat.

 This isn’t the first time Italy has lost celebrated works to foreign competitors. For centuries, the acquisition of Italian art has been a priority for investors, aristocrats and collectors worldwide.

17 Oct 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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RIACE – In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Mayor of Riace Domenico Lucano left the town in compliance with a court order, sources have confirmed.

 Lucano was placed under house arrest earlier in October on charges of, among other things, facilitating illegal immigration. He had previously been lauded for reviving the rural Calabrian town through allowing migrants and refugees to settle in Riace.

17 Oct 2018
Patrick Middleton
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ROME – On Wednesday a statement released by the NGO Amnesty International accused French authorities of “systematic violations” of the rights of refugees and migrants.

 The accusation comes following the incident in the French-Italian border town of Claviere last week, where French gendarmes were seen unloading two migrants from a van in the woods that line the border, before driving back into France. Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to accept the apology given by the French authorities over an incident that has heightened tensions between Rome and Paris.

17 Oct 2018
JAN FILIPOWICZ
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 ROME – The FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, has conceded that the UN agency is in a ‘cash crisis’ due to late contributions payment by member countries though he stopped short of disclosing that his own country, Brazil, is one of the main culprits, along with the United States.

17 Oct 2018
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VALLETTA– A year on from her murder, the life of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia has been remembered in a series of events on the island of Malta.

 Galicia built up a national and international reputation for her continued work to shed light on corruption and misconduct carried out by Maltese politicians and public figures. In particular, she drew attention to links between the online gambling industry and organised crime in Malta.

17 Oct 2018