Orlando Low

  ROME - The arrest of an Italian Naval officer for selling state secrets to Russia, revealed on Wednesday to be the frigate captain Walter Biot, has caused much diplomatic backlash and a major souring of relations between Italy and Russia, with two Russian diplomatic officials being expelled from Italy.

  Biot, according to police sources, gave documents relating to NATO’s military telecommunications systems to a Russian officer, working at the embassy, for 5,000 euros. 

1 Apr 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – The arrival in Beijing of American educated Honduran national Carlos Watson as the new FAO Representative in China has reinforced fears among Western diplomats that FAO Director General Qu Dongyu plans to use the UN agency as a Chinese 'trojan horse' for unorthodox diplomacy including persuading central American countries to de-recognise Taiwan, diplomatic sources said Wednesday.

31 Mar 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - An officer of the Italian Navy has been arrested by Carabinieri ROS investigators in flagrante for passing state secrets to a Russian officer working at the Russian Embassy in Rome, official sources said Wednesday. He was arrested, along with the officer from the Russian armed forces, immediately following a clandestine meeting on Tuesday night in which the classified documents were exchanged for a sum of money, said the sources.

31 Mar 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – The Italian Ambassador assassinated in the Congo while, riding in a WFP convoy had asked the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome for more protection but the requests were refused, a senior UN security source said Monday.

29 Mar 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

 ROME -- Philippines Ambassador to Italy and the FAO Domingo Nolasco and senior executives of the WFP and IFAD are among UN agency executives and diplomats who have failed to upgrade their subscriptions to the Italian Insider's modest diplomatic\institutional subscription rate despite repeated request to pay the correct fee, the newspaper's subscription department says. 

29 Aug 2020
FRANCESCO TERRONE

    NAPLES - Observing, thinking and then writing. These are the three stages that for more than 30 years have characterised my poetic production. The reality that appears to me, the feelings of the heart and mind, and the strength to transform all of it into verse, are passions of my life. A tremendous passion, I would say! Tremendous in the etymological sense of the word -- that makes you shake. Yes, because when I write, and I do it in the most desperate moments of day and night, I truly feel myself shaking with emotion.

16 Apr 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - John Elkann, the Chairman of Ferrari, has announced the manufacturer’s plans to unveil its first ever all-electric racing car in 2025.

  Speaking during Ferrari’s annual general meeting, Elkann said, “you can be sure this will be everything you dream the engineers and designers at Maranello can imagine for such a landmark in our history,” adding that it will “bring the uniqueness and the passion of Ferrari to a new generation.”

16 Apr 2021
Gianfranco Nitti

  ROME - Not too many months ago, one of the accusations of 'friendly fire' that was addressed to the Italian government led by Giuseppe Conte was that it was allegedly delayed in drafting the PNRR, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, to be presented to the EU without delay by the end of April.

15 Apr 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has fired back at Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who in a press conference last week called him a “dictator”, saying that the Italian’s statement was “total rudeness.”

15 Apr 2021

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