John Phillips

 RIETI -- Italy Saturday marked a sombre national day of mourning for the hundreds of people killed in the earthquake as the death toll continued to climb despite herculean efforts by rescuers. Despite the rescue of over 238 people from the ruins, as many as 290 people have died.

26 Aug 2016
INSIDER NEWSDESK

 ROME — Troubled digital newspaper 'The Local' has laid off its entire reporting staff of journalists in Italy, claiming the draconian measure is necessary as a result of the Brexit vote in the UK, media sources said Saturday.

 Two staff reporters working for the Italy portal of the website were advised at short notice they were being terminated.

27 Aug 2016
SOPHIE EMMS
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 ROME -- “Why do Americans go crazy over Italian wine?” “Why are there more than 150 million Milan fans in China and why do people abroad consider Slow Food such an example to follow?” These are just some of the many questions that Maarten van Aalderen, former President of Rome’s Foreign Press Club and De Telegraaf’s Italy-Turkey correspondent, sets out to answer in his recent book ‘Il Bello dell’Italia’ (The Beauty of Italy).

26 Aug 2016
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 ROME-- Italy’s 2016 ‘Concorso Scuola’, a competitive examination process which school teachers are being obliged to undertake, risks being deemed a total failure due to huge delays, meaning that in September over 10,000 teaching posts will be left without successful candidates.

 The competition, brainchild of Italy’s Minister of Education Stefania Giannini in 2015, includes examination procedures for every school subject and for all the different levels of scholastic education, including nursery, primary and secondary, and also exams for teaching assistants.

26 Aug 2016
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 CATANZARO -- Fernanda Gigliotti was born on April 14 1966 in Nocera Terinese, in the province of Catanzaro. She earns a Law Degree from l’Università degli Studi di Reggio Calabria in 1993 and opens an all-female law firm soon after. In a lifetime fight for the environment and civil rights, Giugliotti first aligns with the Socialist Party and later with the Margherita Party in 2002. She would later become a member of the Democratic Party (PD), but would never obtain office through it.

26 Aug 2016