BARCELONA: Bruno Gulotta, 35, was on holiday in the Catalan capital with his wife and two young children (a six-year-old boy and a seven-month-old baby) when Barcelona was rocked by a terror attack on Thursday afternoon. Whilst strolling down Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas hand in hand with his eldest son, the marketing and sales manager and resident of Legnano, Lombardy, was a victim of the van that plunged into the crowd. His wife Martina managed to grab her son and bring him to safety. One other Italian is also reported to be dead, but the body has not yet been identified.
ROME – The FAO introduced draconian new employment terms for consultants this week, stating that consultancies won’t be renewed if less than six months in duration and requiring advertisement of consultancies over six months, FAO sources said.
ROME - Lilli Gruber, renowned Italian journalist and host of Italian daily political TV talk show Otto e mezzo, answered readers’ emails in a segment entitled ‘Brexit and Theresa May’s empty promises’ in Corriere della Sera’s weekly magazine il 7, on 10th August last.
INARI - The village of Inari, in Finnish Lapland, on the shores of the homonymous lake, hosts the 14th edition of the multicultural festival "Ijahis Idja" from 18-20 August; The name of the Festival, in the North Sámi language
SIENA - A fire broke out at just before midnight on Wednesday night at Siena’s Torre del Mangia, the famous clocktower which overlooks the Piazza del Campo, where the bi-annual Palio takes place.
It is thought that the fire started because some of the “pignattelle”, the wax torches that are traditionally lit up on top of the buildings giving onto the square at the end of the race, fell. The last wooden level of the tower, just under the bell, then caught fire.