Daisy Raichura

ROME- Between Feb 22 and Feb 27 the bustling capital metropolis will be greeted by the Institute Teatrale Europeo for a number of performances, workshops and improvisations, spanning across five days and filled with the amalgamation of art and culture.

  The festival is to be held in the Abarico Theatre, located in the increasingly artistic, hipster and predominantly student quartier of Rome, thanks to La Sapienza University. "Dear Ruth," written and directed by the talented Valentina Tramontana will act as the initiation to the rich programme ahead, starting at 8:30 pm.

13 Feb 2018
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ROME – HGTV, the satellite television channel viewed in over 40 million households in the US, have begun the search “for energetic people who are in love with the Mediterranean lifestyle and searching for a new home by the Mediterranean Sea” to feature in a new show set along Europe’s sun-drenched coastline.

 “Mediterranean Life” will detail the lives of English-speaking individuals, couples and families who have decided to open a new chapter in their lives by renting or buying a property along the Mediterranean coastline of Portugal, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia and Italy.

12 Feb 2018
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ROME – Tensions will be high in Rome on Saturday as three separate events are planned in the city by far-right and -left groups, according to Il Messaggero.

 From 4pm CasaPound, the neo-fascist political party, will hold a procession from Laurentina station and along Via Sinigaglia before arriving in the Piazza Giuliani e Dalmati. It is part of their Day of Remembrance for victims of the “Foibe,” the name for the killing of Italian civilians and soldiers by Yugoslav partisans in the final two years of World War Two.

9 Feb 2018
Daisy Raichura

FLORENCE - Five-time Grammy award winner and internationally acclaimed American singer-songwriter, James Taylor has been confirmed to perform in Lucca for July’s Summer Festival, performing alongside international acts such as Gorillaz and Nick Cave.

 Every year since 1998, Piazza Napoleone in Lucca has played host to some of the most iconic musical acts from around the world.

9 Feb 2018
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ROME - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced that they put together a financing package with the Republic of Tajikistan worth dlrs 39.3 million, in order to “help reduce poverty and stimulate inclusive economic growth in poor rural communities.”

 The “Community-Based Agricultural Support Project” was signed on Thursday by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD, and Qahhorzoda Faiziddin Sattor, Tajikistan’s Minister of Finance. It sets out a commitment by IFAD to lend the country dlrs 15.3 million, whilst granting it a further dlrs 15.3 million.

9 Feb 2018
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ROME – Large sections of the manifesto of Five Star Movement (M5S) are plagiarised, with parts transferred verbatim from Wikipedia, articles and even supporters of rival parties, according to analysis released Thursday by Il Post.

 The electoral plan on M5S website was written on the “Rousseau” platform, the party’s online operating system that allows people to directly contribute to the party’s manifesto, propose law changes and select their candidates in online polls.

8 Feb 2018
Tim Wade

ROME – Over the course of two hours on Saturday, Luca Traini injured six people while firing from his vehicle at migrants and Democratic Party (PD) offices in the city of Macerata.

 The event, supposedly in retaliation for the arrest of a Nigerian national from the city on murder charges, has driven the already divisive topic of immigration to the top of the political agenda.  

 Traini’s actions have been seized upon by those on the right, who see Italian fear of immigration as the centrepiece of their electoral success.

7 Feb 2018
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ROME – Leonardo, the Italian aerospace, defence and security company, announced on Wednesday that they are expanding in Indonesia.

 The company said they had received two orders for light intermediate AW169 helicopters for corporate use and that they would be making further deliveries this year to the airline Travira and to emergency services in the country.

 The sales mean that Leonardo’s fleet has grown by 100 percent in the last three years in the country. Evidence, the company argued, of “the flexibility of the Leonardo helicopter portfolio.”

7 Feb 2018
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 VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis was aware of claims of an alleged cover up of paedophilic abuse in Chile by Bishop Juan Barros as early as 2015, having received a letter from one of the abuse victims, even though he previously denied ever having seen evidence, Italian newspapers reported this week. 

 Barros has been a source of controversy ever since his promotion to Bishop of Osorno in 2015. At the time protestors disrupted his ordination, claiming that he had known of the prolific child abuse by Father Fernando Karadima. 

7 Feb 2018

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