December 19, 2014
ROME– Samba-dancing executive Telma Viale’s bid to be FAO HR chief failed but the statuesque Salvadorean is spearheading a pricy headhunting firm the UN agency is using to recruit honchos, FAO sour
ROME – Scores of arrests, a former city mayor mired in controversy and a horde of promises from the government for transparency and honesty.
December 5, 2014
ROME - Luiss Rector Massimo Egidi considers good managers the best politicians and what once was seen as Confindustria's university now moulds a constellation of future parliamentary leaders.
November 27, 2014
ROME - Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanim and Ambassador Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened Kuwait’s dazzling Roma Verso Expo exhibit at Leonardo da Vinci Airport this week.
November 17, 2014
ROME - A New Yorker who graduated in political science, Sari Gilbert seemed headed for academia but in 1972 a research grant brought her to Rome and a career with The Washington Post and Newsweek.
September 29, 2014
ROME – A senior executive in FAO corporate communications boasted that female colleagues he seduced were “obsessed” with him and “devastated” when he dropped them, FAO sources said.
December 18, 2014
ROME- The US Human rights group ADHRB has asked Pope Francis to halt construction of a cathedral on royal land in Bahrain which it says constitutes an illegal appropriation of public territory.
ROME – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano confirmed that he is “close to the end” of his time as head of state, suggesting the “imminent end of 2014” as a cut-off.
December 17, 2014
VATICAN CITY – St Peter’s Square hosted a crowd of well-wishers who danced a tango in honour of the Pontiff’s 78th birthday on Wednesday.
December 12, 2014
ROME – Conor Fitzgerald, an acclaimed writer of crime novels set in the bel paese, told the Italian Insider why it is that Italy makes such a good setting for the genre.
December 9, 2014
ROME – Officials at La Sapienza university have strongly denied charges that allowing the new Rector's son to break the rules in a university exam amounted to nepotism.
ROME – He claimed to be a Kenyan diplomat in charge of hiring staff for the FAO, but in reality he was a conman with a long track record of similar tricks in Italy.
VATICAN CITY – At over 25 metres high, the Calabrian Christmas tree which was installed at St Peter’s on Thursday dominates the iconic square.
December 1, 2014
BRUSSELS – A Petitions Committee in the European parliament on Monday urged a re-examination of discriminatory laws against foreign lecturers working in Italy, (lettori).
TURIN – Jean-Charles Hue’s film Mange Tes Morts and Hungarian Gabor Reisz’s comedy For Some Inexplicable Reason won best film and special jury awards at the Turin Film festival.
November 21, 2014
ROME – Dr Sarah Al Rakayan outlined Kuwait’s plans to combat an ever-changing food culture at a panel at FAO’s international conference on nutrition this week.
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