ROME -- Italy has been given, for 2021, the Chairmanship of the Group of 20, which gather the 20 most important countries of the world. They represent, on paper, 60 percent of the world population, and 80 percent of the World’s Gross Domestic Product.
SALERNO – Many press articles have spoken about the story of my life and how I arrived in Lecco during the heyday of the Northern League led by Umberto Bossi, to whom I sent 501 green, white and red roses to underline the beauty of our national Italian flag, of our homeland and our people, inviting him to come to the South of Italy.
MARSEILLE -- The rescue ship Ocean Viking of European search and rescue association SOS MEDITERRANEE sailed from this French port Monday headed for the central Mediterranean for the first time in six months, the NGO said.
ROME – A professor in the architecture faculty at the hallowed La Sapienza University has been sentenced to a 10 year prison term after being found guilty of demanding payments of as much as 2000 euros from students in return for ensuring they passed their degree exams, judicial sources said Saturday.
Antonio Patruno, professor of statistics and structural theory at the ancient Rome university who is now aged 76, was found guilty 10 years after he allegedly demanded the kickbacks from students between September 2010 and June 2011.
ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government Monday was mulling how to tighten anti-Covid restrictions in the face of renewed worrisome contagion rates with measures expected to include a lower threshold for regions in "red zone" lockdown, officials said.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis Sunday lashed out at the 'hedonistic' few who fly away from their countries on vacation rather than staying to help those in need during the Covid pandemic.