ROME – A day after Italy celebrated World Press Freedom day, the trial of Italian Insider’s chief editor was due to resume Wednesday on criminal libel charges brought by five FAO executives after the newspaper disclosed the truth about deep-rooted nepotistic practises at the Rome-based UN agency.
ROME – Italian Senator Francesco Giacobbe, the elected representative of Italian communities in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Antartica, will give a talk to the Commonwealth Club of Rome at the Indian Embassy on Monday May 9 on the topic of ‘Italian relations with the Commonwealth: culture, innovation and business.’
Members and friends will be guests of the Indian Ambassador to Italy, H.E. Mr. Anil Wadhwa, at the aperitivo event in the auditorium of the Embassy at 5, Via XX Settembre, 5.
ROME -- Claudio Nucci, a magistrate who was a Public Prosecutor in Rome, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and a fine of around 30,000 euros after being convicted on charges of having paid sex with three underage boys. Nucci was arrested in February of last year and the sentence comes at the end of a lengthy trial.
BOLOGNA -- There is high tension after a scuffle between police and protestors in central Bologna, where they are trying to evict squatters from an abandoned building in Via Irnerio. Families with small children were the first to be evicted to avoid any violence that may ensue.
TRANI -- A huge tax evasion scam has been unearthed where those arrested were involved in a scam on an unprecedented scale selling lubricating oil as diesel to a transport agency. 19 people have been arrested, whilst eight more are under house arrest, with another 20 under investigation by the Financial Guard in Trani.