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 ROME – One woman is murdered every three days in Italy, and the Covid lockdown has worsened the violence, the latest data from research agency Eures reveals.

 In the first 10 months of 2020, 91 women have been victims of homicide, according to the report on femicide in Italy, released Tuesday ahead of the UN International Elimination of Violence Against Women, held annually on Nov. 25.

25 Nov 2020
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 ROME - The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase. Everybody had to accept the view that the host of the meeting, the ailing King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was accompanied on TV screens by his apparent heir, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who is clearly the mastermind of the brutal assassination, dismembering and disappearance of the body of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

25 Nov 2020
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 ROME -- The president of  PMI Italia, Italy's national confederation of small and medium-sized businesses, Tommaso Cerciello, had a meeting with Italian Insider executives to discuss ways the newspaper can publicize the needs and concerns of the confederation's growing membership.
 Dott. Cerciello met with Insider marketing manager Antonio Pignatiello and chief editor John Phillips this week at PMI ITalia's operational headquarters in Nola in the fertile agricultural area under the Vesuvius volcano.
25 Nov 2020
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 VATICAN CITY – The former butler of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Paolo Gabriele, who was convicted in the first “Vatileaks” case, has died aged 54, Vatican officials said.

 According to Vatican media Gabriele died Tuesday in a Rome hospital after a long illness.

25 Nov 2020
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 VATICAN CITY – Champions of the NBA attended a private audience with Pope Francis, at his request, to discuss their commitment to the fight against social injustice, and their support of the Black Lives Matter movement, religious sources said.

 The basketball ‘dream team’ of Marco Belinelli, Jonathan Isaac, Sterling Brown, Kyle Korver and Anthony Tolliver, met with the pope Monday in the private library of the Apostolic Palace, to highlight their individual and collective efforts in tackling inequality occurring in their communities.

24 Nov 2020
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  ROME -- Four members of the 18-member Staff Council of the World Food Programme’s Professional Staff Association have resigned in the past six weeks including the Treasurer responsible for the considerable coffers of the PSA, which has squirreled away more than dlrs 1 million held in secretive offshore accounts far from its members languishing in the Eternal City, WFP sources say.

24 Nov 2020
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 TURIN – The Carabinieri of Turin are carrying out arrests of eight people on charges of aiding illegal immigration and illegal stay in the national territory, police sources said on Tuesday.

 According to Carabinieri, six foreign citizens and two Italians took money to host illegal immigrants, including minors, from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, and subsequently accompany them in a vehicle across the French or Austrian border via the Montegèvre and Brenner mountain passes.

24 Nov 2020
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 SASSARI – Images recovered from cell phones in a gang rape case against Beppe Grillo’s son Ciro, show a second alleged victim being sexually abused while unconscious, La Verità reported.

 The investigation into the alleged rape of a Scandinavian woman at the Sardinian villa of Mr Grillo, co-founder of the Five Star Movement political party, has closed with revelations the girl’s friend was sexually abused and photographed without her knowledge.

23 Nov 2020
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 ROME – Some hopeful signs for Italy with the latest Covid data showing a decline in deaths, and a slight slowing of infections, health officials said on Friday.

 In 24 hours, the country recorded 653 deaths, down from 753 the previous day. But while infections grew – 36,176 new cases (up from 34,283) – some 15,000 more tests were performed, resulting in a positivity rate of 14.4 per cent. This means that out of 100 swabs performed, 14 were positive; the previous day it was 14.6 per cent, showing a slight decrease, with the national RT (contagion index) dropping from 1.43 to 1.2.

20 Nov 2020

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