Archie Farquharson
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ROME – Senate Speaker Elisabetta Casellati, recently entrusted with a ‘exploratory mandate’ by the Italian President, reported back to Sergio Mattarella on Friday. Casellati’s party consultations culminated with Berlusconi lashing out at the M5S in his wildest outburst yet, saying that in his company Mediaset they would be used “to clean the shithouses.”

 Casellati returned from her improbable task of fashioning a government out of the current political stalemate as another week passed by starved of solution.

20 Apr 2018
Eleanor Hartland
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ROME - The Archbishop of Panama José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta gave responsibility and power back to young people around the world, declaring that “the youth are the present, not just the future.” The Archbishop spoke these emboldening words at the Friday forum hosted by Mediatrends, during a discussion titled “Why is World Youth Day in Panama important in relation to Central America?”

20 Apr 2018
Philip Willan
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ROME – A video of a teacher being bullied and humiliated by a 15-year-old pupil in front of his class has highlighted a crisis of authority in Italian schools.
 Police opened an investigation into the conduct of six students from the Carrara Technical Institute in Lucca after at least two videos of threatening behaviour were shared on social media. The offences under consideration include insults and "private violence".

20 Apr 2018
Archie Farquharson
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ROME – Forza Italia’s Elisabetta Casellati is due to report to the Quirinale on Friday with regard to the ‘exploratory mandate’ Italian President Sergio Mattarella entrusted her with.

 On Wednesday, Casellati was given the task of finding common ground between the centre-right and Five Star Movement, in the hope of ending the political stalemate that has ensued since March’s inconclusive elections.

18 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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ROME – Sarah Gallagher was appointed Executive Head of School for Marymount International School Rome in August 2016. In an interview with the Italian Insider she spoke about the school's ethos, helping students deal with stress in the digital age, Marymount's role in the vanguard of technological delivery and their aim of being a fully sustainable school as suggested by Pope Francis.

18 Apr 2018