Viveca Knapp
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ROME - What better way to enjoy the Eternal City than as the Romans do, darting through the traffic, with the wind blowing through your hair on the classic Italian mode of transport: the Vespa. 

26 Jul 2017
Zoe Tidman

PALERMO- President of Sicily, Rosario Crocetta, placed the blame on the state government for the wildfires in Sicily in a speech to the Senate on Tuesday.

26 Jul 2017
Viveca Knapp
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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has ordered for the Vatican’s 100 fountains to be turned off as Rome faces a drought.  The small papal state could not ignore the problems its neighbour has been facing recently. 

25 Jul 2017
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TRENTINO - Ugo Rossi, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, has signed an order calling for the capture of the bear which wounded a man who was walking his dog on Saturday in the small commune of Terlago, in the Municipality of Vallelaghi. The official document is for the “monitoring, identification and removal of a dangerous bear for public safety and security”, as reported by Italian daily Il Messaggero. 

24 Jul 2017
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ROME – The United States has told the Food and Agriculture Organisation it will slash its funding of the UN agency by some 20 percent, or some dlrs 32 million, FAO sources say.

 The cuts have not been announced officially but FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has informed departmental directors of the upcoming measure in order to brace them for potential draconian budget reductions, the sources told Italian insider. In all the United States donates some dlrs 161 million to FAO, meaning that it is its largest donor by far.

24 Jul 2017