Eleanor Sly
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 VATICAN CITY- The operation “via i barboni da San Pietro” or in English “clear the homeless people from San Pietro” took place at dawn Thursday. For reasons that are unclear, members of the Vatican and Italian police forcefully removed the people who were sleeping on the street there.

 Authorisation for the so-called “blitz” apparently came from above, reports Il Messaggero, although as of yet, no one has taken responsibility for the proceedings. It is not known whether the order came from Pope Francis, the Governor or the Secretary of State.

22 Sep 2017
Eleanor Sly
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 ROME- We met by Trajan’s column, bathed in the golden light of the mellow September sun, for our afternoon wander through the ancient history of the Eternal City. The group was a good size, about 15, which meant that you could hear what was going on and felt part of it, but not so small that you couldn’t pause to take a photo or lag slightly behind to catch a glimpse of Caesar’s memorial for example.

19 Sep 2017
JAN FILIPOWICZ
 ROME -- When the new IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo took over as head of the UN agency on April Fool's day, hopes were high among staff that things would finally change after eight years of abusive and dictatorial mismanagement by flamboyant Nigerian czar Kanayo Nwanze. And the start was good, during the first month Mr Houngbo said all the right things during open forums with staff.
13 Sep 2017
Viveca Knapp
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 VATICAN CITY — Gazing up at Michelangelo’s magnificent altar in the Sistine Chapel with nothing to distract me save the soft sound of our guide’s footsteps pacing behind me, I couldn’t help but count my lucky stars. Usually, it’s a different story. Mile-long queues, fed-up tourists, guides trying to scam you, and that’s before you even get in. Followed by airport-style security checks, guards shuffling you along, and the constant feeling of being watched.

29 Aug 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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BAKU- With the Champions League match Roma-Qarabağ approaching, the association ‘’Union for Azeri-Italian Friendship and Cooperation’’ has decided to award the best player in each team with a new prize. This award has been devised by the association’s president, Dundar Kesapli.

  ‘’With this award we hope to reinvigorate the bilateral relationship of the two countries even in the field of sports, which can prove be an extraordinary opportunity for cooperation’’, declared the association to the Italian press.

22 Sep 2017