MONTE-CARLO – Nico Rosberg claimed his third career victory on the streets of Monte-Carlo on Sunday as a major blunder by Mercedes denied his teammate, Lewis Hamilton, a deserved victory. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel continued his excellent recent form with a second place finish, with Hamilton relegated to third.
ROME- As the sun set on the Villa Borghese gardens, the 83rd inaugural Piazza di Siena equestrian event, one of the oldest in the world, continued into its ever-popular Saturday evening show jumping competition.
ROME– A total of eight people have been arrested in Rome, Rieti, Viterbo and Naples for crimes relating to child prostitution. Those detained include a priest from Fiumicino and a pastor from Viterbo according to reports in Il Messaggero.
ROME – A unique photography exhibition entitled “A different kind of bravery: Thomas Ashby’s photographs of the British Red Cross in Italy during World War I,” opened on Friday at the Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome. The display will remain open until June 6, after which it will be taken on a tour round Italy.
ROME – The Old Lady won her first Coppa Italia in two decades on Wednesday night at the capital’s Stadio Olimpico, beating Lazio 2-1. Juventus are now on the verge of completing a historic treble as they face Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final on June 6, having already wrapped up the Serie A title a fortnight ago.
ROME –Alitalia pilots and flight attendants represented by the ANPAC union went on strike on Monday, in protest against what the union describes as inadequate redundancy plans. Italy’s national airline has responded by calling the strike “disrespectful,” coming just days after a fire snarled services at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci di Fiumicino airport.
ROME – More than 50 people have been arrested on Tuesday and another 70 are under investigation, as part of a probe into alleged match-fixing, in the third and fourth divisions of Italian football. A number of those arrested have links with mafia organisations with one individual connected to the Calabrian-based ‘Ndrangheta mafia, reported La Stampa.
ROME – Over 70,000 people took part in the “Race for the Cure” on Sunday. The event, which is now in its sixteenth year, sees participants run, walk or stroll around a five kilometre long course, to raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer.