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BRESCIA - An unnamed teenage girl has been investigated for allegedly blackmailing the football player Mario Balotelli, according to judicial sources. The Brescia judiciary have contacted colleagues from Vicenza, in order to evaluate the framework through which the accusations were made.

  The girl, 18, from Bassano del Grappa, accused the football player Mario Balotelli of having relationship with her when she was under age. She asked for 100 thousand euros in change for her silence, otherwise she would have turned in the football player to the police for sexual violence.

18 Feb 2020
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 LONDON – Jeremy Irons, Maggie Smith and Ian McKellen are among the luminaries celebrating the life and work of Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli at a special commemorative event in London on Sunday. 

 Some 100 friends and collaborators gathered at the Italian Embassy at Grosvenor Square to share their memories of the famed auteur, who died in Rome last June, aged 96.

 In a career spanning more than 60 years, Zeffirelli was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1968 silver screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

17 Feb 2020
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KUWAIT CITY– The 2020 Kuwait-Italy Expo was infused with smells and tastes over the weekend, with Italian delicacies and wines on offer in the Kuwaiti capital. Following the event, the National Fund of Kuwait and the Italian National Fund are considering whether to invest in the companies that participated, reports italiachiamaitalia.

17 Feb 2020
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ROME – Lazio dispatched Inter Milan with a 2-1 victory on Sunday, and displayed the physical and mental attributes needed to win Serie A for the first time in twenty years.

   In a highly tactical performance, Lazio pressurised Inter throughout a goalless first half, but fell behind when Inter struck through a volley by Ashley Young. The ball fell kindly at the ex-Manchester United player's feet, and he thumped in his first goal for Inter Milan on the full.

17 Feb 2020
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VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis’ ‘Dear Amazon’ papal document in relation to requests from the Amazon Synod, has been heavily criticised by the leading Catholic reformist movement ‘We Are Church – International’ (WAC-I). In a press release on Thursday entitled ‘Pope’s Response to Amazon Synod Fails to Respond to Church Members’ Needs’, the group has said that the response shows that “the Roman Catholic hierarchy lacks the courage and vision needed to address the real needs of the world and its people.”

14 Feb 2020