Archie Farquharson

ROME – A phenomenal comeback saw Roma crush Barcelona 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico to reach the last four of Europe’s premier competition for the first time since 1984. Practically written off after a heavy defeat in the first leg, the final whistle sent the Italian capital into euphoria on a historic night for the club.

 Prior to kick-off, the tie had been heavily weighted in Barcelona’s favour. Overturning a 4-1 deficit appeared unthinkable for many, let alone near impossible, against the Lionel Messi-led Spanish giants, still unbeaten in La Liga.

11 Apr 2018
Archie Farquharson

ROME – Caught up in the emotion of Roma’s stunning victory on Tuesday night, the club’s Chairman, James Pallotta, was seen celebrating by plunging into the Piazza del Popolo fountain, sources said. Pallotta personally apologised to city Mayor, Virginia Raggi, and has decided to make an enormous 230,000 euro donation to restore the Fountain of the Pantheon.

11 Apr 2018
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CATANIA – A Sicilian mafia clan plotted the assassination of journalist, Paolo Borrometi, in order to halt his interfering investigations into their activities, a judge said on Tuesday. Following a series of death threats addressed to Borrometi, Italian police managed to intercept a conversation in which clan members vented an urgent need to take out the journalist.

11 Apr 2018
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PERUGIA - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is organising an event as part of the Perugia Journalism Festival to amplify the voices of women living in remote and rural areas of developing countries.

11 Apr 2018
ROBERTO SAVIO

ROME –  It is now clearly evident that we are in a period of transition, even though we remain uncertain as to its outcome. The political, economic and social system that has accompanied us since the end of the Second World War is no longer sustainable.

 The exponentially growing inequalities have, according to Amnesty International, taken us back almost to levels seen in Victorian times – albeit now at a global level. Ten years ago, 652 people had the same wealth as 2.3 billion people. Now there are eight.

11 Apr 2018
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 NAPLES – Student Giada de Filippo threw herself off the roof of the university complex of Monte Sant’Angelo during the graduation ceremony at Federico II University on Monday, university authorities said.

 The 26-year-old from the province of Isernia took her own life as the ceremony was underway in Naples. The student had told her family and friends that she was due to graduate, however, in reality she hadn’t yet completed her degree and all the necessary exams.

10 Apr 2018
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ROME – An earthquake in central Italy, reaching 4.6 in magnitude, has reawakened fears of the three tremors in August and October 2016, which ripped through Lazio, Umbria and Marche, taking 299 lives. This time several buildings were damaged but nobody was hurt.

 The quake’s focal point shook the town of Muccia, near Macerata, where well over half the 920 inhabitants are still lodged in temporary accommodation. Only 120 people remain in their original homes, unscathed from the 2016 earthquakes, whilst 550 continue in their wait for permanent housing.

10 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME – A conceptual music composition of the American musician and composer John Heineman will be presented on April 24 at Tor Vergata University, Rome.

 It will form part of the Springtime Study Concert, directed by Giorgio Nottoli and Giovanni Costantini, which celebrates INAD 2018 (International Noise Awareness Day).

10 Apr 2018
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VIBO VALENTIA – A former local election candidate, Matteo Vinci, who campaigned in the region of Calabria, has been killed in a car explosion, police said on Tuesday. His father, Francesco Vinci, remains severely injured whilst the Carabinieri follow indications of the 'Ndrangheta’s involvement in the blast.

10 Apr 2018

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