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ROME - The “IUS Soli” bill, (Latin for “law of the soil”) which would grant citizenship to immigrant children born on Italian soil and having been in school for five years, has been postponed until autumn, according to Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

 "Unfortunately, we'll have to put the bill off, the numbers aren't there" he said. Foreign Minister  Angelino Alfano, said that Gentiloni had shown “realism” during the migrant crisis in Italy. 

18 Jul 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME- A 22-year-old man, originally from Busto Arsizio, Varese, was stopped and later arrested by Roman police at Castelfusano, where fires are raging. He was spotted by locals in the area on Monday as he burnt some paper napkins, and when the military noticed, he tried to hide in the vegetation. The young plumber is suspected of attempting to start a forest fire, and has been taken to prison in Regina Coeli. Meanwhile, a man in the Naples area has lost his life due to the blazes afflicting a constellation of areas of central and southern italy, firefighters said.

18 Jul 2017
Zoe Tidman

ROME- Protests raged throughout Italy and the Governor of Veneto appeals against a recent law rendering certain vaccinations mandatory for children under 16. Opposition continues against the measure even after an amendment in early July reduced the number of compulsory vaccinations from 12 to 10 and the maximum figure for financial sanctions for parents dropped to 3,500 euros.

17 Jul 2017
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME- European consumers can welcome the news that the cap for cross-border claims made by consumers through the European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP) has been increased from 2,000 euros to 5,000 euros as of Friday July 14, 2017.

The ESCP, which first became operational in Jan 2009, is a simple and inexpensive EU-wide procedure that is available to both consumers and traders allowing them to pursue cross-border claims within the internal market.

17 Jul 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ANCONA- A 27-year-old woman has died following a fall from an amusement ride at San Benedetto del Tronto on Friday evening, according to local police.

17 Jul 2017
Viveca Knapp

ROME - Investigations into a metro driver who unintentionally dragged a woman trapped between the metro doors for one stop have begun, after the surveillance videos were released. They show the driver in the cockpit bending down several times, probably to eat, and then leaving without realising he was dragging the woman with him. The 43-year-old Belarusian was taken to hospital for fractures but has no life-threatening injuries.

17 Jul 2017
FLORENCE BROCK

 NAPLES – Three Canadair fire fighting planes from France are “en route towards Italy to help Italian colleagues.” That was the announcement made from the European Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein, in a fight against time as the Vesuvio fires continue. 

14 Jul 2017
VINCENZO PEZZILLI

ROME - Italy is known for its wonderful sites and monuments recognised by UNESCO, visited by millions in search of art and beauty of every kind. But something else, a way of life, which hasn’t been considered yet by UNESCO, is Italian cuisine. 

14 Jul 2017
Insider reporters

BOLLATE- Teams from 23 European nations gathered in Lombardy for the 20th Women’s Softball European Championship.

 Over the tournament’s history Italy has earned 10 gold, 8 silver and 1 bronze for a total of 19 medals. Through 20 tournaments, they have finished lower than 3rd just once, back in 1999.

14 Jul 2017

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