ISABELLA MASSAM

 ROME – The British Embassy launched Wednesday “UK in… tour,” a diplomacy initiative that will see Ambassador Jill Morris promote links between Britain and Italy through visits to a number of Italian cities over the course of the year.

 The initiative is being developed in partnership with the Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani (ANCI) and was presented at their Rome headquarters alongside the association’s president, Antonio Decaro.

16 Jan 2020
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME – A bizarre and partly rigged scheme by FAO Director General Qu Dongyu for staff to elect the 100 Best Employees at the UN agency and the Best Young 100 employees has left most hungercrats baffled, FAO sources say.

15 Jan 2020
ISABELLA MASSAM

 ROME – Recent events have highlighted that the fashion world’s links between Italy and Britain persist despite Brexit.

 British Fashion Council (BFC) and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) collaborated for the London Show Room event at Milan Fashion Week for the first time, alongside wider collaboration between London’s men’s fashion week and Milan’s fashion week.

14 Jan 2020
ISABELLA MASSAM

 ROME – “Brexit cancels Erasmus,” said La Stampa.  Italian newspapers reported sadly on the news that the UK Parliament had rejected “New Clause 10” which would have required the government to negotiate continued full membership of Erasmus+ after Brexit.

 The EU-run Erasmus programmes allow students to study and work abroad.  Indeed, many UK students have done internships at the Italian Insider thanks to the scheme. 

10 Jan 2020
MARGARET STENHOUSE

 LAMB HOLM ISLAND, Orkneys -- Born out of the darkest days of war, the Italian Chapel of Orkney has become an inspiration of European unity and peaceful co-existence.

 On a cold summer day of 1941, a glum group of 550 men were landed on the deserted, windswept beach of Lamb Holm Island in the Orkney archipelago at the far northern tip of Scotland. They were Italian prisoners of war who had been captured in Africa and shipped off to what must have seemed to them the end of the world.

10 Jan 2020
Mariana Somensi

MACERATA - The children of the ancient Andriatic town, thanks to the solidarity of Qatar, received Saturday a modern school complex to replace the one damaged by the earthquakes that hit Central Italy in 2016. The reconstruction of the school is part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Rome and Doha under which the Arab state donated 5.6 million euros for the project's development.

22 Dec 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

MILAN – Nikola Tesla’s great-granddaughter, Desanka Mandic, currently studying computer engineering, will participate in the upcoming Nikola Tesla Exhibition.

The event is scheduled for 10.00 am on Sat. 25, and will take place in Milan only once. The Nikola Tesla Exhibition lasts three hours in total and will include interactive scientific workstations and reconstructions of the machines as designed by Tesla, according to a press release from the Nikola Tesla Museum.

24 Jan 2020
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – On Wednesday police arrested Salvatore Mariano, 23, on charges of sexual violence and harassment, after victims emerged online with claims that he had stalked and molested them, reports Il Messaggero.

24 Jan 2020
INSIDER NEWSDESK

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has opened a refuge for nuns leaving the church, amid concerns of cases of violence and prostitution, according to L’Osservatore Romano. Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz, in an interview with the paper to be released Jan. 26, refers to the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and by other nuns.

24 Jan 2020

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