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ROME – A new controversy, limiting the number of non-Italian nationals to only 45 percent in classrooms has been launched on Tuesday in Monfalcone in Gorizia.

 The so-called “cap” on the presence of foreigners in Italian schools has been established to counteract the phenomenon of “ghetto classes” which stem from the high percentage of different nationalities in the city, the councils of two comprehensive high schools explained. On the basis of this agreement, however, around 60 children will be refused entry into school in September.

10 Jul 2018
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ROME – An Arabic woman swimming with her child was forced to leave a pool in Florence after seen wearing the modesty suit known as a “burkini” on Tuesday.

 The news comes today from Miriam Amato, the advisory of the Italian coalition “Power to the People” who describe the scene as “humiliating”, according to local news sources. 

10 Jul 2018
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ROME – After a highly successful couple of years, a Psychodrama retreat will come to Tuscany this September with a theme of ‘authentic joy’.

 Psychodramatist Valerie Simon, LCSW, PAT, and artist Claudia Palmira will collaborate on the Tuscan healing retreat. Last year the focus was the process of “Actualizing the Authentic Self”, working to unblock negative patterns and fears, whilst this this autumn’s theme is “Embracing Our Authentic Joy”. “We need help clearing that [emotional] channel and giving ourselves permission,” says Palmira.

9 Jul 2018
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ROME - Italian paparazzi photographer Rino Barillari hospitalised after a pothole road accident, for which he is now asking the city for damages, he revealed in a Messaggero interview on Monday.

 Known as the ‘King of the Paparazzi’, Barillari has spent his working life flying around Rome taking photographs. 54 years into his career, this is his first road accident on the pot-holed streets of Rome. In the interview with the Messaggero, he said that he felt “humiliated and broken: it’s an incident which affects all Romans.”

9 Jul 2018
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ROME – Carlo Vanzina, a successful director who throughout his career gave a witty glimpse into the workings of Italian society, has died at his home in Rome.

9 Jul 2018
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ROME – Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini claimed Monday he plans to close ports to international military ships rescuing migrants, but the Italian defence ministry told him that cooperation with foreign navies is not the League leader's business.

 Tension between the two ministers has been building for some time, yet it only today that the clear discrepancy between the Interior Minister, Salvini, and the Defence, Elisabetta Trenta, has become obvious. It is still not clear if the problems will be solved in time for the international deadlines later this week.

9 Jul 2018
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ROME - The Vatican cricket team is currently on tour in England to promote interreligious dialogue and experience religion through sport.

 Running for the fourth year in a row, the ‘Light of Faith’ tour started on July 3 and goes on until 15.

9 Jul 2018
Caitlin Bodfish

ROME - A ‘close associate’ of Messina Denaro has been arrested in Trapani on Friday, a businessman who had a ‘privileged relationship’ with the fugitive.

 Niccolò Clemente, 50, was arrested by the anti-mafia investigation agency ‘Dia di Trapani’ on Friday for associations with the mafia, whilst the societies Calcestruzzi Castelvetrani and Clemente Costruzioni have also been seized. The operation forms part of the ongoing investigation aiming to disrupt the web of mafia associates closest to the boss of ‘Cosa Nostra’, the Sicilian Mafia, that has been concealed for 25 years.

6 Jul 2018
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ROME - The new Minister of Defence, Elisabetta Trenta, announced that Italy “will no longer be buying any F-35 planes” in an interview on the La7 Omnibus program on Friday.

6 Jul 2018

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