ROME – The Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed its investigation into the sale of AC Milan in which current co-owner and Chairman, Li Yonghong, purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi’s Fininvest. The announcement follows the disclosure of three “reports of suspicious transactions”.
ROME – The Mayor of Gallarate, a small town in the Varese region of northern Italy has reportedly paid from his own pocket to rid the town of migrants, according to La Repubblica, La Stampa and Milano Today.
According to Repubblica, Andrea Cassini, the town’s first citizen personally assisted in the removal of the migrants from a building in the town on Tuesday, whom he has allegedly refused asylum to.
He is said to have accompanied them to the local train station where he paid 90 euros for some of them to board a train to Milan.
ROME – Windows in Triuggo were cracked while schools and a courtroom were evacuated in Bergamo after two large sonic booms caused by fighter jets alarmed residents across northern Lombardy.
Police in the area were flooded with phone calls around 11.30am on Thursday morning, according to La Repubblica, after two large bangs were heard in the region, shaking windows and bringing people into the streets.
ROME – With Italy’s Parliament set to reconvene on Friday to elect the presidencies of both houses, the right-wing coalition released a joint statement inviting talks with other parties, but particularly the Five Star Movement, in the hope of dividing up the presidencies of the legislature between the Movement and Forza Italia.
“The leaders of the centre-right,” the statement read, “invite the representatives of the other political forces to a joint meeting” on Friday.
ROME – Public transport strikes, led by the trade unions Faisa Confail, Orsa and Usb, have brought the Italian capital down to a crawl. Metro A was closed at 08.30 this morning whilst delays to Metro B and buses have heightened congestion throughout the city.
Strikes to Rome transport services are to be carried out throughout most of the day, with a brief pause between 17.00 and 20.00 during which services are expected to resume. Closures and delays to the metro service have caused major difficulties while the Roma-Lido and Termini-Giardinetti lines have also shut down.