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TOARMINA, Sicily— The leaders of the world’s major economies gathered together for the opening ceremony of the G7 summit at the Ancient Theatre of this historic, hilltop town, which commenced Friday morning.

The summit is set to involve tough debates on climate change, international terrorism and trade.

It will be the first time that four of the G7 heads of state will be sitting round the table as leader of their country.

26 May 2017
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 ROME—International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President, Gilbert F Houngbo, travelled to the Ugandan capital of Kampala this week in an effort to resolve the food shortages at a refugee settlement in the northern region of the country after the arrival of nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees fleeing conflict, IFAD officials said.

24 May 2017
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TOARMINA, Sicily—Greenpeace activists left banners on canoes by the Giardini Naxos beach, which campaigned for more action on climate change at the G7 summit that commenced Friday morning in Sicily.

The banners read ‘Planet Earth First’, the same message projected onto the Vatican, Wednesday, to mark the arrival of U.S President Donald Trump in Rome and ‘Climate Justice Now.’

The activists had also transported a four-metre replica of the statue of liberty, wearing a life jacket, to symbolise the threat represented by climate change on rising sea levels.

26 May 2017
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RIMINI—Italian motorbike legend Valentino Rossi was rushed to hospital after injuring his stomach and chest during his Motocross training ahead of next weekend’s Italian MotoGP at Mugello.

The 38-year-old Yamaha rider suffered the injuries at the Cross Club Cavallara in Mondavio in the province of Marche.

After being admitted to a hospital in Rimini and diagnosed with “mild thoracic and abdominal trauma” Rossi was kept overnight under observation from the medical team.

The Movistar Yamaha racing team issued a statement regarding the rider’s injuries.

26 May 2017
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ROME—The Lazio regional administrative court (TAR), has struck down five of the twenty appointments as directors for some of the so-called “super-museums” in Italy.

The positions were recently released to international candidates in order to find the best possible choices for the role.

However, Il Sole 24 Ore has revealed that five of these appointments have been rejected as the court stated, “it is not possible to allow the participation in the selection process of non-Italian citizens.”

25 May 2017