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ROME - Italy’s National Institution for Care and Assistance in the Nursing Profession (ENPAPI) has been shaken by allegations of sex and financial scandals at top administrative levels of the body dating back to 2015.

23 May 2019
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ROME - Italo-British nationals, or expats living abroad in either country, face a momentous decision in the coming European elections: vote against Brexit and let Salvini’s League go unchallenged, or vote against the nascent populist movement and see Britain crash out of the EU without a fight.

 As put forward by Enrico Franceschini in an article for La Repubblica, these elections embody the hardest decision that Italians and Brits living abroad have had to face since the European Union’s official founding in Maastricht in 1993.

23 May 2019
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ROME – Alessandro Sandrini who was captured in 2016 has been free by the al-Qaeda linked Syrian Salvation Government in the northeastern Idlib area of the country, according to La Repubblica.

 Sandrini was captured on the border between Syria and Turkey. His father Fianfranco Sandrini said Wednesday: “My son is free. He is in Syria but in the hands of our security forces. I am delighted. It is the end of a nightmare. Now, I’m going to Rome and I hope to be able to speak to him on the phone tonight.”

22 May 2019
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ROME - Years of crime, violence, and gang power have been laid bare in an explosive new book in which the former boss of Rome’s infamous Banda della Magliana exposes life at the heart of the Eternal City’s criminal underworld.

 With gang links to Cosa Nostra, Camorra, ‘Ndrangheta, and counterparts abroad, Maurizio Abbatino’s confessions of a life of crime, as compiled by Raffaella Fanelli in “La verità del Freddo”, are undoubtedly set to open the lid on a little known, much darker side to Rome in the so-called anni di piombo (the “years of lead”).  

22 May 2019
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ROME - Already identified as a major threat to the health of the oceans, plastic particles have now been found on a glacier in Italy in a mountain environment famous for its pristine nature and clean air.

 Scientists from two Milan universities found 75 particles of microplastic in every kilo of debris deposited on the surface of the Forni Glacier in the Stelvio National Park in a study carried out last summer, the first such investigation of a terrestrial glacier environment.

22 May 2019