Archie Farquharson
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ROME – Forza Italia’s Elisabetta Casellati is due to report to the Quirinale on Friday with regard to the ‘exploratory mandate’ Italian President Sergio Mattarella entrusted her with.

 On Wednesday, Casellati was given the task of finding common ground between the centre-right and Five Star Movement, in the hope of ending the political stalemate that has ensued since March’s inconclusive elections.

18 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner
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ROME – Sarah Gallagher was appointed Executive Head of School for Marymount International School Rome in August 2016. In an interview with the Italian Insider she spoke about the school's ethos, helping students deal with stress in the digital age, Marymount's role in the vanguard of technological delivery and their aim of being a fully sustainable school as suggested by Pope Francis.

18 Apr 2018
FLORENCE BROCK
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NAPLES – Tension mounts over a nuclear submarine spotted in Naples roadstead prior to last week’s missile attack on Syria. Accused of being the very same vessel that launched offensive missiles directed towards destroying Syria’s chemical warfare, popular TV journalist Lilli Gruber questioned Five-star movement leader Luigi di Maio on prime-time television Monday.

17 Apr 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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 BARI – Austacio Busto, a politician battling corruption in southern Italy, received an uncommon threatening letter written in ancient Greek on Saturday.

 It is being hailed as the one of the most educated messages of its kind. It even contains passages from the 5th century Greek tragedy Agamemnon by Aeschylus, that reference "ill omened hymns to terrible fortune."

 Councillor Busto is from the small town of Acquaviva delle Fonti and runs the department for public tendering.

16 Apr 2018
Archie Farquharson
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ROME – The president of the EGIC Dr. Mitchell Belfer climaxed a conference on the Middle East by insisting there are grounds for optimism that peace can break out in the strife-torn region. He called on the curbing of small arms sales and sharing of intelligence to stamp out terrorism.

 Dr. Belfer concluded the discussion at The Great Rivalry III Conference, hoping to shed a positive light upon an analysis largely drowned out by a pessimistic realism.

16 Apr 2018