Philip Willan

 ROME — Pope Francis’ media exposure during Easter celebrations confirmed his role as a popular and respected world leader, but this week a group of Catholic lay intellectuals will gather in Rome to question his teaching on marriage in a move that threatens to undermine his moral authority and reduce his esteem among the faithful.

18 Apr 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

RABAT—Italian golfer Eduardo Molinari claimed his first European Tour title since 2010 as he beat Irishman Paul Dunne in a sudden death playoff to win the 2017 Trophy Hassan II at the Royal Dar Es Salem in Morocco.

 The former 2010 Ryder Cup player stormed into contention on the back 9 on Sunday as he made crucial eagles at the 12th and 18th to force a playoff with overnight leader Dunne.

18 Apr 2017
James Joshua

ROME- A disappointing 1-1 draw with high-flying Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico leaves Roma eight points behind league leaders Juventus who cruised past struggling Pescara 2-0 to strengthen their position at the top of Serie A.

 On Saturday, all 20 teams were in action on a bumper day of Serie A football over the Easter weekend.

18 Apr 2017
Christopher Lamb

 ROME-- The Vatican has said Pope Francis will continue with his visit to Egypt later this month despite raised security fears following the deadly terrorist attacks on churches. 

18 Apr 2017
Philip Willan

 ROME-- A massive information dump by Wikileaks has exposed the electronic espionage abilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and the difficulty of keeping secrets in the digital age.

 Among the more exotic projects revealed by Julian Assange were a CIA plot to spy on people by turning their smart TVs into covert microphones and another to take control of modern cars and trucks by infecting electronic vehicle control systems with malware.

18 Apr 2017
Gianfranco Nitti

 ROME--Italian GDP increased moderately in 2016, with a yearly growth rate of 1.0 percent as compared to 0.7 percent in 2015. Recent indicators point to an ongoing but slow recovery in both 2017 and 2018. New political uncertainties may hinder the implementation of further reforms and, in turn, stronger economic growth.

15 Apr 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

CATANIA—State police have arrested on-the-run Mafia boss, Concetto Bonaccorsi, in a villa in Tuscany after he never returned to his Napoli prison after he was granted a three-day leave in September 2016.

 Bonaccorsi, 56, is known as ‘u carateddu’ and is the historic head of the family of the Capello-Bonaccorsi clan.

 Investigations conducted by the Catania rapid response team managed to track him down to a villa in Massa e Cozzile, where police captured him on the second floor.

14 Apr 2017
James Joshua

ROME—The Italian Golf Federation has signed a long-term agreement with Infront Sports and Media, which will bring in 40 million euro over 11 years, to help fund the Rome 2022 Ryder Cup, officials said Friday.

 The partnership will cover a total of 129 events, including 11 editions of the increasingly lucrative Italian Open, along with 88 Italian Pro Tour events and 30 tournaments in the Road to Roma 2022 project.

14 Apr 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – The judge in the trial of Italian Insider’s chief editor for alleged criminal defamation of the FAO and four of its executives this week postponed hearing of the case until Dec. 21. The postponement was a setback to efforts by the UN agency’s director general, José Graziano da Silva, to curb reporting of the UN food agencies in Rome by the English-language newspaper, judicial sources said.

13 Apr 2017

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