TURIN - The mysterious circumstances surrounding the deaths of a Bahamian diplomat and his friend, who were both found in the river Po a matter of days apart, have stumped investigators looking into the case, police sources have said.
ROME - English stage, screen and television actress Vanessa Redgrave is set to receive a Globo d’Oro for a glittering career that spans over 60 years when judges from the Rome Foreign Press Association host the 59th edition of the annual Italian film award in June.
Redgrave’s achievement was revealed by the adjudicators as they announced the nominees for this year’s event which saw Italian film “Il traditore” follow up its impressive debut at the Cannes Film Festival with four nominations, amongst which best screenplay and best actor.
ROME – Rome’s audience will once again have the opportunity to engage in a multicultural dialogue and dive into Romania’s fervent social, environmental and political aspects as the ProCult Romania Film Festival opens its ninth edition on Thursday, June 6.
ROME - Air Italy has become the first airline in Europe to provide a non-binary gender option for passengers booking flights, the airline announced Wednesday. Costumers will be able to select M (male), F (female) or X (other) to correspond with gender-neutral passports that are issued by some states, and select Mx at the dropdown menu of titles.
ROME - An investigation into former President of the National Magistrates Association Luca Palamara has revealed a network of contacts in Italy’s High Council of the Judiciary (CSM) that purportedly attempted to, alongside Palamara, influence the upcoming election for Rome’s next Public Prosecutor.
Reports by Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica indicate that Palamara’s network in the CSM met regularly between May 7 and May 16 in an attempt to influence thesuccession of Rome’s Prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone who is stepping down after seven years on the job.
ROME - Tension between appliance manufacturer Whirlpool, trade unions and the Ministry of Economic Development continues as minister and Deputy PM Luigi Di Maio expects the corporation’s top management to present within seven days a solution to avoid the sale and closure of their Naples plant.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis called on society to stand by, and never give up on, those in suffering after news broke that Dutch teenager Noa Pothoven had been legally helped to die at her home following years of depression and eating disorders.
Francis took to Twitter to write: “Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a defeat for everyone. We are reminded not to abandon those who suffer, to never give up, but rather to take care [of them], to love, and to restore hope.”
TURIN - The bodies of a diplomat working at the Bahamas Embassy and a companion of his have both been found in the river Po, in the heart of Piedmont’s capital, police sources have said.
Alrae Keiorn Ramsey, 29, was found in the river near Turin’s Ponte Isabella shortly after their disappearance was reported, while the body of his friend, Blair Rashad Randy John, was found days later near Piazza Chiaves.
FLORENCE - ACF Fiorentina have embarked on a new chapter in their history as the club confirmed its takeover by Italo-American business magnate Rocco Commisso who has bought Fiorentina rom the Diego and Andrea Della Valle, the brothers who had been at the club’s helm since 2002. Commisso, the multi-billionare founder of television provider Mediacom and owner of US football outfit the New York Cosmos, is set to inherit the club as part of a rumoured 171-million-euro deal.