TURIN - A new project that gives young unaccompanied refugees accommodation and a year-long scholarship to attend school in Italy welcomed its first five participants, the organisers announced Friday. The project - called “Pagella in tasca’ meaning ‘School Report in your Pocket’ - is promoted and implemented by Intersos in collaboration with UNHCR, and will provide 35 refugee minors safe passage to Italy, a host family and access to education.
ROME - On Friday the law stating all workers must have the Green Pass to access their workplace came into force, to the outrage of thousands of protesters, authorities report. Dock workers at ports in Trieste and Genoa have gone on strike.
ROME - A collection of over 200 Inferno-themed artworks opened to the public on Friday, in celebration of the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri who died seven centuries ago this year. Inaugurated on Wednesday by President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the novel exhibition will be shown in the Scuderie del Quirinale from Friday until Jan. 9.
ROME - The root of an issue found in Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’ aeroplanes has been traced back to faulty components provided by Leonardo’s ex subcontractor Manufacturing Processes Specification Srl (MPS), writes Il Fatto Quotidiano. Leonardo, one of the world's largest aerospace defence and security multinationals, suffered a seven per cent drop in stock Thursday as a result.
MACERATA - Italian police have rescued a 25-year-old Brit from a wealthy family and arrested four people who kidnapped him for several days demanding a ransom of 7000 euros, authorities revealed.