Insider reporters

MILAN - Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini will meet with leaders of far right-wing political parties from across Europe, amongst which Germany's Alternative für Deutschland (AFD), in his attempts to forge a nationalist alliance as EU nations prepare for elections in May.

4 Apr 2019

ROME — Cameroon has withdrawn its candidate to be the next FAO Director General following pressure from France and China, narrowing the contest to candidates from Georgia and India as well as the French and Chinese front-runners to replace José Graziano da Silva, FAO sources say.

3 Apr 2019
Isabella Ferrari

ROME – With the arrival of the newly revised Fiscal Decree and the Legge di Bilancio 2019, several fiscal aspects have been reviewed by the Italian government, creating special tax benefits and opportunities for individual Italian taxpayers and expats if they apply before the May 31 deadline.

21 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Greta Thunberg was amongst the thousands of young Italians to congregate in Piazza del Popolo for a Fridays For Future climate change rally.

 Thunberg was amongst the impassioned speakers and musicians to take to the stage in defence of the environment and address the 10,000 estimated to be in attendance.

 Opening to the sound of “We are saving the planet alongside Greta” chants, Thunberg began a passionate speech praising the hard work of those in Italy and across the world who had joined her in campaigning for change.

19 Apr 2019

ROME - As many as 80 tonnes of airplane fuel were dumped over a protected marine area off the Ligurian coast by an Alitalia flight, drawing strong criticism nationwide.

 The Alitalia airplane, which was on route to Tokyo from Milan Malpensa, reported mechanical issues affecting its engines mere minutes after taking off.

 Following fuel dumping procedure, the aircraft discarded excess kerosene above the sea as the pilot took measures to avoid possible malfunctions.

19 Apr 2019
Cesira Colleluori

ROME – ‘Real’ experts on Islamic issues should be consulted if the Italian media want to avoid fanning the flames of anti-Muslim sentiment in Italy, sociologist and author Fabrizio Ciocca said on Wednesday.

18 Apr 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Two goals in three minutes were enough to see Lazio take three points from their tie against Udinese and move to within touching distance of the European qualification spots.

 Simone Inzaghi’s men went into the game off the back of a torrid run of form. Having jumped into fifth spot at the end of March, two losses and a draw in their subsequent three league matches saw them slip well off the pace into eighth.

18 Apr 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Fraternity, peace and coexistence. These are the three key elements to international cohesion and open dialogue according to Vatican representatives.

 The news comes following the signing of a historic peace accord between Pope Francis and the Grand Imam, Ahmed el-Tayeb, in February.

17 Apr 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Juventus were dumped out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage for the second year running after a rampant Ajax came from a goal down to win 2-1 in Turin.

 The two sides went into the game off the back of a one all draw in Amsterdam a week ago. Juventus had a slight advantage having secured the all-important away goal and had the home crowd to urge them on to the semi-finals.

17 Apr 2019