ROME -- An official at the Russian Embassy connived with Antonio Capuano, a shadowy lawyer representing League leader Matteo Salvini, to bring down the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi by  suggesting the League withdraw its ministers from the governing coalition, La Stampa newspaper reported Thursday.
28 Jul 2022

 CROTONE – A parish priest from Milan who celebrated a Roman Catholic Mass in the sea using an inflatable sun lounger as an altar and only wearing swimming trunks has been placed under investigation for the unorthodox service, Italian judicial authorities said Thursday. 

28 Jul 2022

 GROSETTO -  A blame game has broken out after a manslaughter invesigation was opened following a crash between a speedboat and a sailing yacht in the Argentario lagoon, local authorities have confirmed.

 The incident occurred between a Danish and Italian crew and investigations are underway against both captains to establish who was at fault.

 Two people were killed and four were injured in the high speed crash on Saturday off the Tuscan coast while the Italian coastguard are still searching for the body of a missing woman.

25 Jul 2022

LONDON – In response to a parliamentary question on Tuesday, the British government has pledged to ‘continue to advocate’ with Italy for a solution to the longstanding problem of failure by Italian universities to compensate British and other lecturers for back wages and pension rights owing due to discrimination. 

13 Jul 2022

  ROME – The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has undergone “corporate capture” by accepting under its Chinese director general, Qu Dongyu, large scale funding from multinationals from the pesticide and fertiliser industries including the Russian Fertiliser company PhosAgro, which made a contribution to the UN agency of dlrs 1.2 million, a new study funded by the EU argues.

12 Jul 2022
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 ISTANBUL - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointing of Amir Mahmoud Abdulla from Sudan as the world body’s coordinator for the Black Sea Grain Initiative on Friday, said a statement issued by the UN chief’s press office.

 Abdulla succeeds Frederick Kenney from the US, on loan by the International Maritime Organisation, acting as interim coordinator for the UN at the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC). 

17 Aug 2022

 VATICAN CITY - On Wednesday during the general audience address, Pope Francis talked about old age, which he described as a time dedicated to fulfillment.

 The pontiff’s topic of speech referred to Reading: Jn 14: 1-3: “I am going to prepare a place for you.”

 “On the eve of his death, our Lord encourages the disciples to persevere in faith and assures them that he is going to prepare a place for them in the house of the Father. Like the first disciples, Christ’s followers in every age live in joyful expectation of the fulfilment of that promise.”

16 Aug 2022

 BOSCO CHIESANUOVA – From 19 to 28 August 2022 on the high plains of the meadows that crown Verona, and online on the MyMovies platform, the international film festival dedicated to mountain life, history, and traditions in every corner of the globe returns.

 The programme includes 68 films from 44 countries, with 29 Italian premieres. Among this year’s guests: the director and screenwriter Michelangelo Frammartino, the astronaut Luca Parmitano, and the director Pupi Avati.

13 Aug 2022