ROME – World leaders paid tribute Saturday to former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, who died on Friday at age 98. The state funeral of the former head of state and Communist party leader was to be held Tuesday, the Quirinal Palace said.

 Napolitano died at the private Salvator Mundi clinic in Rome and his body was to be laid out at Palazzo Madama, the building housing the Senate, for Italians to pay their last respects to him.  The day of his funeral Tuesday was designated as a day of national mourning.

23 Sep 2023
John Phillips

 ROME -- The head of Italy's Confindustria industrialists' association, Carlo Bonomi, is determined to become president of the board of directors of the prestigious Luiss University in the Eternal City despite revelations recently by il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper that he claimed falsely to have a university degree, Il Fatto reports Wednesday.

20 Sep 2023

 NAPLES -- Fans of Georgian football ace Khvicha K'varatskhelia were surprised to see photos of the Napoli star buried in a book on a flight from Naples to the port city of Genoa where his team played a Serie A game with the Ligurian club that ended up a lacklustre 2-2 draw.

19 Sep 2023
Grace Stathatos

ROME - Controversy has erupted after a devastating plane crash in Turin left a five-year-old girl dead and the rest of her family in hospital, police reported on Saturday. The small aircraft had just taken off from Turin-Caselle airport around 5pm when it fell and crashed against the family's car in the San Francesco al Campo municipality.

16 Sep 2023
Grace Stathatos


15 Sep 2023