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  VENICE - Despite an ongoing investigation by Italy’s Court of Audit into the money paid by the region of Veneto in support of hunting, it has been revealed that another 218,000 euros has been pledged to various hunting organisations for 2021, reports Il Fatto Quotidiano.

  The Court of Audit began an investigation into expenses paid by the regional council of Veneto after it was reported a couple of years ago that they were covering the expenses of the generous food and drinks at hunting associations’ meetings.

3 Jun 2021
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  ROME - Giovanni Brusca, the mafia boss turned informant, has been released from prison after 25 years, causing great upset for the families of his victims’ families.

2 Jun 2021
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  ROME - On Wednesday, all of the most important Italian politicians and leaders gathered on the steps of the Vittoriano monument in Rome to celebrate the Festa della Repubblica, 75 years since Italians "chose their destiny."

2 Jun 2021
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  MEKELE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance to 1 million people since starting distributions in Northwestern and Southern zones of Tigray region of Ethiopia in March.

  Aster Beyene, a 43-year-old mother of seven, who lost both her home and crops two months ago to conflict, became the 1 millionth person to collect wheat, split peas and vegetable oil from WFP on Monday.

1 Jun 2021
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  BERGAMO - The third edition of the Ermanno Olmi Prize for Best Short Film, promoting young filmmakers, has opened for entries, offering a prize of up to 1,200 euros for the winning entry.

  The award began in 2019 in honour of the Italian director Ermanno Olmi who died in May 2018. Olmi was best known for his films ‘The Tree of Wooden Clogs’, which won the Palme d’Or at the 1978 Cannes film festival and ‘The Legend of the Holy Drinker’ which won the Gold Lion at the 1988 Venice Film Festival.

1 Jun 2021
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  TARANTO - The Court of Assizes of Taranto have sentenced the former owners of the Ilva steel plant in Taranto, Fabio and Nicola Riva, to 22 and 20 years imprisonment respectively. Various reports by Italian health authorities found that the plant was emitting dangerous levels of pollution and causing a massively higher incidence of cancer and respiratory disease in the surrounding areas.

1 Jun 2021
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  ROME - On his first official visit to Italy since he took office in March, Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah met with Italian PM Mario Draghi and spoke at an Italy-Libya business forum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  At the conference at the Palazzo Farnesina on Monday, at which “the new Libya presented itself to Italian companies”, according to the Foreign Ministry, Dbeibah addressed a large group of representatives of Italian industry, eager to take part in the economic rebirth in Libya under the new government. 

1 Jun 2021
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  FLORENCE - The all-female team, who for the last eight years have been restoring the interior of the New Sacristy of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, are this month preparing to officially reveal the results of their work, and more importantly, the work of their secret weapon: bacteria from Neapolitan tannery waste and diesel-contaminated soil, according to a New York Times report.

1 Jun 2021
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  ZARZIS - “It will be a heaven on earth,” has said the creator of a new cemetery for dead refugees, those thousands who have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean. Speaking to Il Fatto Quotidiano, Rachid Koraïchi said, “mine is a gift to the memory of these people, absolute heroes, who died at sea because of exploitative Western forces that forced these people on the run.”

  ‘The Garden of Africa’ was created by Koraïchi, an Algerian artist who also funded the project by selling his artworks, and is to be inaugurated on June 8.

31 May 2021

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