INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – The influential Italian Strega literary prize 2015 has been awarded to Puglian Nicola Lagioia for his novel “La Ferocia”, published by Mondadori.

  The novel recounts the story of a family from the South of Italy, rocked by economic problems, and the amorous relationship between two of the siblings. Presenting his novel, Lagioia spoke of the book as “a return to nature, the laws of the jungle which we thought we had done away with, but reappear in these moments of crisis.”

3 Jul 2015
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ROME - Silvio Berlusconi paid seven million euros to an underage Moroccan dancer, and a further three million to models, showgirls and even pianists to hush up prostitution, as well as the pole-dancing, striptease bunga-bunga parties he held in his basement, prosecutors have said. The Ruby Ter scandal originally came to light in 2011, when Berlusconi was accused of paying for sex with the then 17 year old Karima El Mahroug, otherwise known as Ruby the Heart Stealer. It is illegal in Italy to pay a minor for sex.

2 Jul 2015
Anna Haddelsey

ROME - Whether perceived as exotic and exciting or dangerous and drug-fuelled, Latin America still remains as an unknown, an anomaly, for many a European.

  An inequity between a Latin American's knowledge about Europe and a European's knowledge about Latin America, can come down to an inequity in the regions' news coverage about their counterparts, as underlined by a new study published by Mediatrends America and Prestomedia.

2 Jul 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK
 ROME -- To mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Italy and the State of Kuwait, the Italian Insider this month will be publishing a series of in-depth articles commissioned by the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy, H.E.Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. These will include exclusive interviews with the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, the Q8 Italia CEO Alessandro Gilotti, industry experts and analysts of the Arab World and the Mediterranean.
2 Jul 2015
JAN FILIPOWICZ
 ROME -- Suave FAO media kingpin Mario Lubetkin is expected to be named Chef de Cabinet at the UN agency as Director General José Graziano da Silva consolidates the Latin American grip on the organisation following his election to a second term, FAO sources said Monday.
29 Jun 2015
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ROME - Amidst warnings of 35 degree temperature peaks in the city centre this week, an urgent call has been made to the citizens of Rome to help and take care of the vulnerable. 
 
3 Jul 2015
INSIDER NEWSDESK
ROME - The Italian Postal Service has been excused of singling out, and speeding up the delivery of, the post "dropped" by the state-employed quality control agency, to ensure they receive their annual 300 million euro state subsidy. 
 
1 Jul 2015
Anna Haddelsey
ROME - A 15-year-old girl has been reportedly raped in central Rome's Prati district, metres away from the Rome law courts and Rai television studios, by an Italian Navy non commissioned officer posing as a policeman.
 
1 Jul 2015
Anna Haddelsey
ROME - Migration, regional elections and the Mafia Capitale scandal top the list of reaons as to why Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's confidence ratings have dropped substantially by around 30 percent from when he came into power
 
1 Jul 2015
Anna Haddelsey

ROME - A dozen inspiring, highly entertaining and daring monologues are in store for you at The English Theatre of Rome's "When There's a Will, There's A Way" Annual Monologue Night, directed by Gaby Ford, and co-directed with Romina Fatemi, Michael Monkhouse and Adriana Ureña.

30 Jun 2015