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 ATHENS - A car bomb targeting Susanna Schlein, advisor to the Italian embassy to Greece and sister of Elly Schlein, candidate for PD secretary, was claimed by the Greek anarchist group “Carlo Giuliani Revenge” in the name of their “comrade” Alfredo Cospito, who is  currently detained in a high security prison and is facing a life sentence.

 Schlein did not suffer any injuries in the Dec. 3 attack, as she was not in the vehicle when the bomb exploded outside her house in Athens.

9 Dec 2022
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ROME - Chinese police have been allegedly watching over Chinese citizens in every major Italian city. The Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Piantedosi, said  “There is no authorization from the Department of Public Security regarding the activity of the centres in question … I do not exclude sanctions in the event that illegalities are found.”

8 Dec 2022
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 VERONA – In a racist incident, Morocco fans in Veneto celebrating their national football team’s unprecedented World Cup victory over Spain were attacked by thugs wielding chains and batons, 13 of whom were detained, police said.

8 Dec 2022
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 ROME – Prosecutors have requested the indictment of a former senior education ministry civil servant, Giovanna Boda, on charges of accepting bribes worth more than 3 million euros and in return securing lucrative school supply contracts worth some 23 million euros for the companies of businessman Federico Bianchi di Castelbianco, judicial sources said Wednesday. The case is one of the biggest graft probes in the Italian civil service in recent years.

7 Dec 2022
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – Allegations of blatant appointment rigging by a top manager in WFP’s strife-torn GIS section underline that “In the new WFP gender and race take precedence over merit, skills and qualifications,” a senior executive at the UN agency says. “White males are simply filtered out. Like a dying breed.”

 “GIS and mapping is essential for what we do and to dismantle it seems counterintuitive to the mission,” he told the Insider. “Certainly male Italians are rare birds in WFP at the professional level.”

7 Dec 2022