Tim Wade
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ROME - The vibrancy of Beirut's art scene is on full display at Rome's MAXXI museum until May 2018, in a sprawling show that tackles the themes of place, conflict and memory.

19 Jan 2018
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME— One of the few women executives to reach a high-level position in the macho-dominated world of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Fernanda Guerrieri, has been axed by the Director General José Graziano da Silva in the latest round of bloodletting at the troubled U.N. agency, FAO sources say.

18 Jan 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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ROME- Early morning raids were carried out in several provinces as Italian police rounded up individuals suspected of being members of the Chinese mafia, police sources say Thursday. The culmination of a seven year investigation, known as operation "China Truck," the police arrested 33 people and are continuing to examine the evidence that may lead to the arrests of another 21 suspects.

18 Jan 2018
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN
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ROME - The Italian Insider spoke to Abel Ferrara, one of the most controversial filmmakers of the era, near Piazza Vittorio, his home of several years in the Eternal City. The "shocking" filmmaker was formerly known to critics for what they saw as his troubling subject matter, gritty urban environments, and decadence with films such as Bad Lieutenant and King of New York. He is now a family man with a wife and a young daughter, nearly anonymous on the Roman streets. Catching up with Abel we spoke about his past, his opinions on Rome, and his shift to documentary filmmaking:

16 Jan 2018
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN
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ROME – Roman taxi drivers are to be offered lessons “courtesy, hospitality, language, and excellence” by the department of tourism.

 Taxi drivers are something of a wildcard when it comes to tourists, you never know what to expect. While there are, like any city, bad actors, some confrontations with foreigners arise from cultural misunderstandings; this is made all the more problematic by the fact that they are often the first Italian that these people meet.

19 Jan 2018