John Phillips

 VALLETA, Malta -- Supporters of Daphne Caruana Galizia last week-end staged protests for a 17th month demanding Malta hold a public inquiry into the murky murder of the investigative journalist. But embattled Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat evidently is concerned such a probe might expose Maltese Secret Service knowledge of the slaying sanctioned at the top of the island’s political foodchain, diplomatic sources say.

18 Mar 2019
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MILAN - The La Scala theatre in Milan have blocked a move to instate Saudi Arabia’s culture minister Prince Badr to the venue’s board.

 The possible election of Prince Badr to the position had been met with backlash from other members of the board who described the move as “unscrupulous,” as well as in Lombardy and Italy more widely.

18 Mar 2019
Isabella Ferrari
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ROME – Statistics form the Anti-Mafia District Directorate (DDA) have revealed the growth of the capital’s drug market, with the Eternal City being increasingly confirmed as the only large Italian city in which the cycle of drug trafficking is opened and closed according to the division of the various drug marketplaces.

 Recent surveys have identified some 100 marketplaces across the squares of the city which deal with the distribution of drugs with the help of foreigners.

18 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland
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ROME - Delta Air Lines have confirmed that they will invest in Alitalia following months of financial uncertainty for the bankrupt Italian airline.

 Alitalia was forced into administration over two years ago in 2017 when its workers rejected a proposal to reduce the company’s expenditure that involved cutting a number of jobs.

 The Italian government refused to nationalise the carrier, and it has since been in a state of financial limbo.

18 Mar 2019
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MILAN – A murder investigation has been opened after the death of Moroccan model Imane Fadil, a key witness against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in 2012, after he was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

 Fadil’s death is suspected to have been caused by a radioactive poison, however Berlusconi has denied ever having met the model who claimed to have attended his “bunga bunga” sex parties.

18 Mar 2019