ROME- Italy was in shock Monday over the brutal murder of a 34-year-old woman divorce lawyer, who was shot and killed by her 61-year-old ex-partner Constantine Bonaiuti, in front of a restaurant where they had been having dinner in the Tuscolano district on the outskirt
PALERMO, Sicily — Paramilitary police arrested long sought Mafia boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro in a private clinic in the Sicilian capital Monday, police said. Messina Denaro, 60, who had been on the run for 30 years, was nabbed by Carabinieri ROS special force police at the La Maddalena clinic in Palermo, where he had been a regular customer for health checks, and whisked away to a secret location, a ROS commander said.
ROME -- Hundreds of sniffer dogs have fallen victim to the “truffle wars” which have erupted in Piedmont, Tuscany and Umbria police say. Due to extreme weather conditions, the already rare and luxurious tuber are more scarce this truffle hunting season than ever before, which has led to an increase in value with prices exceeding the previous 3000 euros per kilo mark.
MERSIN, Turkey -- It’s a winter afternoon at the shore where local fishermen are mending their nets and getting ready for a new expedition. They fire up the engine, let the ropes go from the quay. As we pass the pier head Turkish fisherman Erol stows the ropes, check the gear one last time, we slip into the the world of sea to get a good catch. Burhan Kutlu, a Turkish businessman and famous jeweler in Mersin helps us to reach this local fisherman, Erol Şarman, a childhood friend.
ROME – Applications are invited from authors of original short stories to send copies of an example of their recent work to compete for the Italian Insider literary prize established by the newspaper in memory of Desmond O’Grady, the respected Australian author and journalist who died in Rome in November 2021 after working in the Eternal City for more than half a century.
ROME - New American air force B61-12 nuclear bombs arrive in Italy, and they will arm the F-35 warplanes stationed at the Ghedi base, military sources say. Ghedi, in the province of Brescia, will receive the shipment of the new tactical weapons at the military base, il Fatto Quotidano reported Wednesday. These are tactical nuclear weapons, meaning they are designed to strike in a limited area of terrain, but as Giorgio Beretta, an analyst at Opal Brescia, explains, “this does not make them any less lethal.”
ROME – A decision is expected about the future of Emmanuela Maccarani, the technical director of the rhythmic gymnastics Butterflies team, who has been under scrutiny after reports of abuse by past gymnast whistleblowers, Il Fatto Quotidiano reported Wednesday. Maccarani claims that all the gymnasts accusing her were, “the ones who never made it to the Olympics,” and denies any allegations of abuse whatsoever.
ROME – Syracuse oil refinery has been sold by Russian giant Lukoil to Cyprus stock fund Argus, as reported in the market. G.O.I Energy, a division of Argus, has received the plant, as announced by Lukoil, the new owner.
Ancona – The Ocean Viking vessel has survived the storms and waves 6 meters tall, bringing to safety 37 migrants from Libya, but the other boat, the Geo Barents still has to arrive.