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TRIESTE - Port workers have refused the offer of free tests and are committed to strike action Friday when the law obliging worker to have a Green Pass comes into force, port authorities say. The port president Zeno D'Agostino has warned he will stand down if the workers go ahead with the strikes - which would cause substantial disruption to the country - but his threats have not been effective.

14 Oct 2021
Louise Nimmo

 ROME - The trial against four Egyptian National Security agents accused of torturing and murdering Italian student Giulio Regeni has been suspended due to a ruling by Judge Antonella Capri that the defendants have not been made aware of the case against them, say judicial sources. It will now go back to a preliminary court. The family's lawyer, Alessandra Ballerini, said the decision was "a setback, but we are not going to give up."

14 Oct 2021
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 ROME -- France has upped the stakes in its efforts to spike the guns of an Australian candidate to run the International Labour Organization as Paris fielded its own candidate, the former labour minister Muriel Pénicaud, diplomatic sources say.

13 Oct 2021
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TRIESTE - Dock workers took to the streets to protest the compulsory Green pass and threaten mass strikes from Friday - the day the law is due to come into force, say port authorities. The president of the Port Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, Zeno D'Agostino, has threatened to resign if an agreement to exempt port workers from the Green Pass is not reached before then.

13 Oct 2021
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  ROME – A team from the NATO Defence College easily defeated the Pakistan Embassy squad in the annual Commonwealth Cricket Club Tournament played at the new pitcj of the Roma Cricket Club in Spinaceto by five teams in all with six-aside squads, umpires said.

 The Pakistan Embassy batted first in the final and effectively collapsed under the NATO onslaught, scoring just 39 runs, setting the all-British NATO team wearing distinctive camouflaged uniforms a low target of 40, which they achieved without difficulty.

11 Oct 2021
Louise Nimmo

VATICAN CITY -The Holy See press office released a statement on behalf of Pope Francis Tuesday regarding child sex abuse in the Church of France, after reading a report on the matter from French bishops that he met recently during his ad limina visits. The document reports that some 216,000 children - mostly boys - were sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950.

6 Oct 2021
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CATANIA - Wind and rain has been causing chaos across the country - Piedmont is on red alert for flooding and high winds, in Florence a woman was injured by a wall collapsing, and in Sicily, a tornado caused serious

6 Oct 2021
Fazlullah Moslim

 CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- The Doha Agreement between the Taliban and the United States was a nightmare for many in Afghanistan and a wake-up call to finally visualize the Taliban rule of the country once again after twenty years of fierce fighting and destruction. Not many could have imagined living under Taliban rule. Many believed that it’s almost impossible for the Taliban to capture even a district and hold on to it for a whole week. However, a harsh reality was taking shape swiftly.

5 Oct 2021
Louise Nimmo

 ROME -The International Federation of Pastry, Ice Cream and Chocolate (FIPGC) will host their annual ‘Panettone Day’ to judge the “best panettone in the world” in the Renaissance setting of Palazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi on Sunday. The event has financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs given its role in promoting Italian culture. Everything will be carried out in line with Covid rules.

5 Oct 2021

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