Isabella Ferrari
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ROME – Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday that 49 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean by an NGO-run ship flying the Italian flag now stationed off the coast of Lampedusa will be prohibited from landing in Italy.

 “They can be treated, dressed and fed,” said the League leader. “We can give them any kind of comfort but they will not set foot in Italy with my permission,” he added.

19 Mar 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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BEIRUT - ISIS published photos Monday confirming the death of Lorenzo Orsetti, a 33-year-old Florentine who was fighting with Kirdish forces in an ISIS counterattack at Baghuz, eastern Syria, according to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihad-related activity online.

 Italian security forces have confirmed the report that Orsetti was killed in a fire fight that ensued after an ambush by the jihadis. ISIS released a photo of the corpse on Aamaq, a social media new platform linked to ISIS, saying it was of “the Italian crusader Lorenzo Orsetti.”

19 Mar 2019
John Phillips

 VALLETA, Malta -- Supporters of Daphne Caruana Galizia last week-end staged protests for a 17th month demanding Malta hold a public inquiry into the murky murder of the investigative journalist. But embattled Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat evidently is concerned such a probe might expose Maltese Secret Service knowledge of the slaying sanctioned at the top of the island’s political foodchain, diplomatic sources say.

18 Mar 2019
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MILAN - The La Scala theatre in Milan have blocked a move to instate Saudi Arabia’s culture minister Prince Badr to the venue’s board.

 The possible election of Prince Badr to the position had been met with backlash from other members of the board who described the move as “unscrupulous,” as well as in Lombardy and Italy more widely.

18 Mar 2019
Desmond O'Grady
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ROME - Rowan Ricardo Phillips has made a narrative from the 2017 tennis circuit which functions because it had a shape.  The year began with Andy Murray No 1 and Novak Djokovic Number 2 while the former holders of those rankings, Nadal and Federer, because of being a bit older and injuries, seemed fading stars.  But by the year’s end Nadal and Federer had regained the two top spots while Murray and Djokovic were declining.  It was a surprise restoral of hierarchy, as if the Romanoffs had returned and exiled Lenin and Trotsky.

18 Mar 2019