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MILAN – Lombardy has become the first Italian region to allow humans to be buried alongside their furry friends.

 The law, approved 41 votes to 29, means man and his best friend – whether dog, cat or other pet – can continue their special relationship into the afterlife. 

“Today, for the first time in our country, a regional law seals the bond of eternal love between human beings and their four-legged friends,” said leader of Forza Italia Gianluca Comazzi, whose amendment to the bill was approved by Lombardy’s Health Commission on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2019
Isabella Ferrari
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 ROME – Outraged by the latest shenanigans of the Italian government after anti-discrimination measures against lettori in Italy again have been postponed, the Association of Foreign Lecturers in Italy (ALLSI) has demanded a meeting with European Commissioner of Justice Věra Jourová in the hope of combatting the disgraceful suffering under way for over 30 years, ALLSI said Tuesday.

19 Feb 2019
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME – Fun-loving FAO deputy chef de cabinet Rakesh Muthoo is tipped to become the new Director of FAO Conference Services imminently, in time to head the team that will organize the voting procedure in the election of the upcoming election of the troubled UN agency’s director general, FAO sources say.

19 Feb 2019
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CAGLIARI - Thousands of people took to the streets to support Sardinian famers throughout the region, from the capital to Sassari to Ozieri, but also in England, Scotland and Germany. Many students hung white sheets from their windows or balconies as a symbol of solidarity, declaring “We are with the shepherds.”

14 Feb 2019
Patrick Middleton
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ROME – A judge at the Rome labour Tribunal has rejected an unfair dismissal claim by veteran Irish Times Rome Correspondent Paddy Agnew after the newspaper claimed he was “only a freelancer,” despite writing for them for 31 years.

 Agnew entered legal proceedings against the Irish paper after his employment was acrimoniously terminated without warning in 2017.

 The paper since claimed that Agnew was never, in fact, its Rome Correspondent, but rather a “freelancer,” and therefore isn’t entitled to redundancy payments or financial compensation.

13 Feb 2019