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TRIPOLI – A faction of armed rebels has stormed the headquarters of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (Noc) in Tripoli, a local Arab news agency has reported on Monday.

 According to the Arab source, a loud explosion was heard. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack however, according to Dubai based tv Alaan and Dpa news agency, a group of jihadists of the Islamic State may have been the executors. Reports suggest six attackers were killed after a three-hour siege.

10 Sep 2018
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SASSARI – Twenty-three people are under investigation following fascist salute video gone viral, said local newspaper, La Nuova Sardegna, on Monday.

10 Sep 2018
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 Former League Treasurer Francesco Belsito claims to have left the embattled party with a surplus of 40 million euros, he told Il Fatto Quotidiano.

 “After my resignation in 2012, another 19 million linked to the Bossi elections entered the party coffers, because the repayments were staggered over the years,” Mr Belsito said. “And I imagine that repayments have arrived for later elections. There was money.”

 When asked what happened to the funds, he said – “I think they have been spent. How, I do not know. I don’t want to say that there is anything illegal.”

10 Sep 2018
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 ROME – British dancer and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, 80, credited with shaping the careers of David Bowie and Kate Bush, has been farewelled at a public funeral in Rome on Wednesday. 

 An estimated 150 friends and admirers gathered in the chapel at the Acattolico Piramide Cemetery where his favourite classical tunes were played.

 Mr Kemp died suddenly at his home in Livorno, Tuscany, on Aug. 24.

 His ashes were laid to rest alongside the grave of his mother, Marie Kemp, who died in 1991.

7 Sep 2018
Gabriele Rocchi

ROME – Italy is pursuing a short-sighted policy on Libya and failing to take sides on fundamental issues regarding Turkey and Iran because its new populist government wants to curry favour with Putin and Trump, a conference hosted by the Euro-Gulf Information Centre (EGIC) heard this week.

 The foreign policy issues discussed, covered political instability in Libya, Italy’s stance on the Iran Nuclear deal following American withdrawal, the watershed currency crisis in Turkey and Italian position in regard to instability in the Levant.

7 Sep 2018
Gianfranco Nitti

 The final film in competition at the 33rd Venice International Film Critics' Week is the visceral and mysterious experimental horror by Finnish artist Anna Eriksson.

 The 41 year-old, who has sold nearly half a million records in her career as a singer, took four years to complete the film.

 Her debut feature, screened on September 6 in Sala Perla, explores the relationship between sexuality and death, which appear to be at opposite poles but in fact they merge in all of us, disguising the fear of death or the desire to die, the world of Eros.

7 Sep 2018
Cesira Colleluori

 LUCCA, Tuscany - An 81-year-old woman, who offered free accommodation to refugees, has been awarded the Monte San Martino Trust prize, set up by UK veterans to promote UK-Italy ties, the Fatto Quotidiano reported.

 Ortensia Mele, a retired art teacher from Roseto degli Abruzzi, received the “Moral Courage” award for her generosity and “sense of common humanity” after “loaning” her second home to a refugee family escaping war-torn Syria.

7 Sep 2018
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GENOA - An Italian court has approved a request by prosecutors to seize 49 million euros in assets from right wing populist party the League, judicial sources said on Thursday.

 Judges at the Genoa Tribunal confirmed the ruling, initially handed down when former League head Umberto Bossi along with his son Renzo and former treasurer Francesco Belsito, were convicted of electoral reimbursement fraud from 2008 to 2010.

6 Sep 2018
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ROME – More than 50 migrants last month rescued from the Mediterranean Sea have disappeared from reception centres, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.

 They “were so in need of protection, board and lodging that they decided to leave and disappear”, Salvini said on Facebook.

 “It is the umpteenth confirmation that not all those who arrive in Italy are ‘skeletons that escape from war and hunger’”, he added.

6 Sep 2018

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