JOHN PHILLIPS and GABRIEL BARRIE

 ROME – Georgia’s candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General, Davit Kirvalidze, pledged Wednesday to involve all professional staff at the UN agency in planning a bold new strategy to emphasize speedy decision-making to help farmers worldwide foster private sector agriculture.

19 Jun 2019
Edwin Audland
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ROME - Italian football looks set to become the new European home for foreign investors as improved television rights look set to make return on investments for shareholders more lucrative than ever, a leading financial expert in the industry has said.

19 Jun 2019
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CALABRIA - Italy’s neo-fascist Forza Nuova party sparked outrage after they revealed a poster endorsing the political group which pictured Second World War dictator Benito Mussolini.

 The new party bill, unveiled in Calabria on Wednesday as part of a new membership recruitment drive for 2019, features a photo of Mussolini smoking captioned by J.R.R. Tolkein’s infamous “Deep roots are not reached by the frost” quote which has been adopted by identity politics of the extreme right on numerous occasions.

19 Jun 2019
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ROME - Italy topped their World Cup group despite losing their final fixture against Brazil in Valenciennes to progress to the Round of 16 knockout stages and ensure a favourable draw.

 Le Azzurre went into the game full of confidence. A stunning last-gasp comeback win over group favourites Australia in their first match, and 5-0 demolition of Jamaica in their second, had already ensured Italy’s qualification from the group, a feat they were not expected to achieve before the tournament.

19 Jun 2019
Gabriel Barrie
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ROME – As part of a project to open to the public the maze of passages and chambers buried beneath the Roman baths, renowned artist Fabrizio Plessi’s exhibition offers one striking interpretation of the space. It is hard not to wonder, though, what has been lost in his artistic, de-historicised vision of the ancient building.

19 Jun 2019