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ROME – Five Italian politicians have come under great scrutiny and criticism after La Repubblica revealed they had taken a 600 euro bonus earmarked for the poor during the Covid pandemic.

 Three of the MPs are members of League, one from Five Star and the final from Italia Viva, their names are yet to be revealed but this has merely amplified the furore. It has further been revealed that over 2,000 local administrative workers, including mayors and regional governors took the bonus in place for those in extreme difficulty.

10 Aug 2020
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TURIN – Juventus not only produced the biggest shock in the latest round of European fixtures, but again surprised by hiring club legend Andrea Pirlo as manager on Saturday.

10 Aug 2020
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DUISBERG – A torrid performance from AS Roma against Spanish side, Sevilla, saw them lose 2-0 and fall out of the Europa League at the round-of-16.

 The excitable atmosphere created by the announcement on Thursday of new billionaire owner, Dan Friedkin, was punctured on the pitch as the giallorossi were outclassed by Sevilla.

7 Aug 2020
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 ROME – American billionaire Dan Friedkin has finalised his long-touted deal to buy AS Roma, one of the biggest football teams in Italy. 

 In a deal sealed at two in the morning on Thursday, the Texan Friedkin bought the club for 591 million euros, of which 500 million will be handed to the former owner, James Palletta and his associates according to Il Gazzetto dello Sport. The remaining funds will reportedly be spent on the management of the club.

6 Aug 2020
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ROME – An outbreak of 97 positive Coronavirus cases in an agricultural business in the northern city of Mantua has meant a jump to 384 new cases on Thursday.

 Whereas the last few days had seen the number of new positive cases under 200, the almost doubling overnight, and the death of 10 people have increased fears of a second wave in Italy, reports La Stampa.

6 Aug 2020