Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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ROME – Italy’s new populist Prime Minister designate, Giuseppe Conte, continued to hold talks on Friday as he prepared a list of cabinet ministers for the Five Star Movement-League coalition government.

 He met with the governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, for an hour and a half after Thursday’s meeting, where he spoke to representatives of investors who had lost their money in a series of recent bank crises.

25 May 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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ROME – The 86th edition of the Piazza di Siena international horse show is being hosted at Villa Borghese from May 24-27. It’s one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events with one of the richest prize money awards of 800,000 euros.

 The public are allowed to enter the grass-covered, oval-shaped arena of Piazza di Siena free of charge, as well as the dusty Galoppatoio arena to see the riders tackle the 1.45 metre jumps.

24 May 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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TURIN – At least two were killed and a further 23 of the 31 passengers injured in a late-night high-speed crash involving a train and a lorry escort vehicle on the Torino-Ivrea line, officials said, throwing several carriages off the tracks as rescue operations continued into Thursday.

 In the quiet village of Arè, at around 23.20 on Wednesday, the train’s front coach smashed into a truck which was shepherding an oversized lorry and had stopped on a level crossing, having slammed on the emergency brakes.

24 May 2018
Archie Farquharson
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NAPLES – Carlo Ancelotti has signed a three-year contract with Napoli, telling journalists on Thursday that he aimed to seal a first Serie A title in 28 years for the Azzurri as he returns to Italian football after nine seasons abroad.

 “I am really happy and honoured to manage a team with a unique city and incredible fans,” Ancelotti said.

 Having signed a multi-million euro deal, the 58-year-old takes the reigns from former manager Maurizio Sarri whose exit was confirmed by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Twitter.

24 May 2018
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME –  Programme and Finance Committee Meetings of the FAO being held this this week were expected to hear 'flimsy excuses' from Director General José Graziano da Silva seeking to justify delaying until 2021 implementation of the UNGA resolution on Mandatory Age of Separation (MAS) under which professional staff should already be able to postpone retirement from age 62 to 65, FAO sources say.

24 May 2018