Edwin Audland

ROME - Shane Harnett’s latest play “Maggie ‘n’ Brigid”, a sharp-witted social commentary and playful exploration of the renascent friendship between two ageing Irish ladies, proved a true success as its première drew to a close to the sound of thunderous laughter and applause at Rome’s Teatro San Genesio.

 Harnett’s original play follows the intertwining later years of his two eponymous characters who, after years of growing apart, rekindle a tender, albeit recurrently irascible, friendship.

8 Apr 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Moise Kean stole the headlines once more as his cool finish in the dying minutes of Juventus’ clash against AC Milan saw the Turin outfit move to within a point of the title as their closest rivals all drew.

 Milan came into the clash off the back of a dismal recent run of form. Genaro Gattuso’s men had taken just one point from their previous three Serie A matches and their fourth place, the final Champions League qualifying spot, was very much under pressure.

8 Apr 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Italian rider Alberto Bettiol claimed the first win of his career in emphatic fashion as his memorable solo breakaway 18 kilometres from the line saw him take this year’s Tour of Flanders crown.

8 Apr 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Juventus’ comfortable victory against Cagliari at the start of April highlighted two things. First, the Bianconeri are simply head and shoulders above any other team in the Serie A this season: the Turin outfit has rarely looked like breaking a sweat and continues to march relentlessly towards an eighth successive scudetto.

5 Apr 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

SAN GIORGIO A CREMANO - Three men accused of gang raping a woman in a lift at a station near Naples have been released and cleared of charges after courts ruled that the victim’s account “was not believable,” judicial sources have revealed.

 The three men, all aged between 18 and 20, were accused of having raped the 24-year-old in a lift at the station of San Giorgio a Cremano on the Circumvesuviana in an ordeal that lasted around an hour.

5 Apr 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – German migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi is currently on course for Italy's Lampedusa island despite repeated warnings from Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that the migrants would not be allowed into Italy.

 There are thought to be 64 migrants aboard the ship, which was rescued off the coast of Libya by a German vessel belonging to humanitarian group Sea Eye.

 Migrants aboard the ship were refused entry into Italy or Malta on Thursday night in spite of the violent storms that struck Italy's coast Thursday night. 

5 Apr 2019
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - The presentation of the book Memorie d'Europa: Lia Wainstein, a free intellectual of the twentieth century edited by Regina Wainstein (Clichy Editions), was held recently at the Paolo Murialdi Foundation in Rome.

5 Apr 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – The Eternal City’s public transport woes continue with an incident forcing the four-hour closure of Metro A station Anagnina during peak hour Thursday morning. 

 The trouble began at 4 a.m., after a service vehicle with a group of maintenance workers derailed, causing damage to infrastructure.

 From 5.30 a.m. to 9.40 a.m., trains from Battistini ended their run at Subaugusta but returned from Cinecittà. ATAC responded by replacing trains with buses between Anagnina and Subaugusta.

4 Apr 2019
Insider reporters

CETINJE - A painting by Italian maestro Giuseppe Tedeschi entitled “It was night and it was day”, which was published in the catalogue for the new Metaformismo ©️exhibition in Montenegro and displayed among other works, was presented by the exhibition’s curator at the press conference opening of the event, broadcast live across national Montenegrin television.

4 Apr 2019

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