ROME -- Some of the world’s most influential leaders were set to meet on the Ise-Shima peninsula in southern Japan on Thursday and Friday for a G7 Summit. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe chose the Ise-Yingu temple to open the summit, as a symbol of Shinto and Imperial Japan.
ROME -- A Friendship Tournament, which took place in Rome with the aim of helping refugees and asylum seekers, was organised by ACLI and CONI Lazio and took place in the city’s Olympic Stadium was the support of the Rome 2024 bid committee.
The tournament took place on Wednesday and was attended by CONI President Giovanni Malagò, the Rome 2024 General Coordinator Diana Bianchedi, and International Relations and Planning Manager Simone Perillo, among others.
ROME -- There’s been a new shipwreck in the Mediterranean. The boat, which was carrying over 500 migrants, got into difficulty just off the coast of Libya where two Italian Navy vessels went to the rescue. At this point reports say that around 500 people have been rescued, whilst seven bodies have also been recovered. They are currently searching for others who have not yet been found.
FLORENCE -- A chasm of around 200 by seven metres opened on Lungarno Torrigiani, between Ponte Vecchio and Ponte alle Grazie in the centre of Florence at around 6.30 on Wednesday morning. About 20 cars parked along its length fell into its depths, though the fire brigade on the scene say it seems that no one was injured.
ROME -- MPs are currently running an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to note that a number of discrimination cases brought before the Brescia Court of Appeal by British lecturers working in Italy have been extinguished through Italy’s Gelmini law.