CALTANISSETTA – Near three decades after the bomb which killed judge Giovanni Falcone and others in Sicily, an investigation has brought to light evidence of involvement from the American Mafia, according to La Repubblica.
GENOA - A Saudi ship intending to carry weapons destined for Riyadh and use in the Yemen Civil War was forced to leave Liguria’s largest port empty handed on Tuesday following heavy protests from port workers and authorities.
The Bahri Yambu had docked in Genoa’s port in the early hours of Monday morning. It’s arrival, however, was met with wide protests from workers who rebuked the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia and refused to work until the ship left without its cargo.
ROME - Divisions in Italy’s coalition government were, once more, plain to see as Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio clashed over the disembarkation of migrants from a seized NGO rescue ship despite Italy’s ports ostensibly remaining closed.
SAN MARINO - Hot Giro d’Italia favourite Primož Roglič oozed class as he continued his fantastic early season form to win two stages in the opening week of the grand tour. Coming into the Giro having won every stage race he has started so far this year, Roglič stamped his authority on the race in the very first stage, blowing his closest competitors away over a short but punchy opening 8-kilometre time trial in Bologna.
LEGNANO - Matteo Salvini’s League have been hit by once more by a political scandal after the Mayor of Legnano was placed under house arrest for alleged corruption. The local councillor for public works and the local budget councillor, both of the Forza Italia party, have also been detained and are under house arrest and in prison respectively, police sources said.
Gianbattista Fratus, Legnano’s Mayor and a member of the League party, is accused of electoral corruption and, according to prosecutors, “a very scarce sense of legality.”