KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME - A fundraiser will be held in Vernice’s Palazzo Cà Vendramin Calergi at 7pm on Nov. 25. The event is held by the NGO Bon’t Worry, a women rights’ organisation, in celebration of Italy’s women’s day. While the organisation is dedicated to tackling physical violence, their central concern for the night is harassment.

15 Nov 2017
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME – Over 70 email addresses , screenshots of emails and inboxes, photocopies of passports, and police orders in Rome have been leaked by the online activist group, Anonymous, over the weekend. Their Italian chapter claimed responsibility in a blog post opening with a quote from Plato’s republic:

15 Nov 2017
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - Security risks and efficiency pressures at the EU's external borders are being highlighted as the number of passengers rises. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and its partners have developed a set of best practices for automated border control as part of the international FastPass project. Automation will bring security, speed, cost-effectiveness and reliability to border control.

14 Nov 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME- Accused of extortion, Fabrizio La Gaipa, 42, was arrested by Agrigento police following an investigation launched after reporters of “highly irregular” tax records. This story would not be note worthy if it were not for the fact that La Gaipa ran for office in the recent Sicilian elections. Even more embarrassingly, he was the 5 Star Movement’s candidate for the constituency.

14 Nov 2017
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME - Italy has been harshly condemned by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince of Jordon Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for its conniving with militias in Libya to prevent migrants leaving the north African country. "The European Union's policy of assisting the Libyan coast guard in intercepting and rejecting migrants in the Mediterranean is inhumane," said the Prince. Italy is largely involved in this situation.

14 Nov 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - According to a survery by InterNations, Milan is the worst city to work abroad in all of Europe. A corporate mentality in an Italian economy leaves Milan the worst European city for work in the eyes of expats. While the working day is shorter than the global average by 21 percent, expat employees still feel there is a poor work-life balance in Italy’s second largest city. Milan is ranked 49 out of 51 for this metric.

14 Nov 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - New DNA evidence retrieved by forensic experts has revealed that a woman was part of the Cosa Nostra assassination team that blew up Italy's top crimefighter, Judge Giovanni Falcone along with his wife and police escort in  May 1992. Falcone was a well known enemy of organised crime, especially that of the Sicilian mafia. Following a slew of other politicial assassinations at the hands of the mafia, including Sicilian politician Salvatore Lima, the mob's attention turned to Falcone.

14 Nov 2017
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME -  Certainly the national pride of the Italians, as well as a stinging loss of up to 10 billion euros, has disappeared along with their confidence in their boys in blue. Italy has failed to qualify for the World Cup after a second loss to Sweden.

14 Nov 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

 MILAN -- Four time world football champion Italy has failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after being held to a scoreless draw by dogged Sweden in a second leg qualifying match. Italy needed to win the second round after losing humiliatingly 1-0 to Sweden in the first round Friday. The draw meant Italy lost on aggregate and will not take part in the Cup in Russia next year.

 The defeat was sure to plunge Italy into depression. It was the first time Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup since 1958.

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13 Nov 2017

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