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ROME – Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been named by the parliamentary Antimafia Commission as one of five individuals who are not fit for election to the EU parliament, reported La Stampa.

 This came as the ex-Cavaliere went on the attack against both Five Star and the League, and urged moderates and those still to make up their minds to get out and vote in the upcoming European and local elections on Sunday.

24 May 2019
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ROME - As many as 21 university students are under investigation for holding a string of illegal raves on university property across the Eternal City.

24 May 2019
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ROME - Peace initiatives aimed at cross-cultural tolerance set out by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been at the forefront of a concerted effort from the Arab Gulf to combat religious extremism during Islam’s Ramadan. Thanks to their actions, important measures aimed at promoting cross-cultural understanding and social cohesion have taken root, and their actions must be heeded on a wider scale as Islamophobia continues to grow across Europe and further afield.

24 May 2019
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ROME – The prosecution has asked for a life sentence for Massimo Galioto, accused of murdering 19-year old American student Beau Solomon who drowned in the Tiber just 16 hours after arriving in the city, reported La Repubblica.

 Roman prosecutors Nadia Plastina and Gennaro Varone pushed for the harshest possible sentence for the homeless man, who has been on trial since Solomon’s body was found two days after his disappearance in 2016.

23 May 2019
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ROME – The British embassy hosted an event on Monday celebrating the revolutionary role of fashion and highlighting its support for the LGBT campaign, Love is GREAT. Speakers at the event discussed amongst other things miniskirts in women's emancipation and the right of the Roman LGBT community to express itself without fear, as Rome gears up for its annual gay pride celebration in June. 

 The event, in the form of a discussion named “The Aesthetic of Revolution” and held at Villa Wolkonsky, was part of the UK's campaign to promote LGBT rights worldwide.

23 May 2019