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FLORENCE - The parents of former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi are awaiting trial as investigation continues on charges of issuing fake invoices, officials said on Wednesday.

 Two invoices worth 20,000 and 140,000 euros regarding works commissioned to a building company are said to have been fake.

 Luigi Dagostino, the chief of the commissioned firm Tramor, is also under investigation. The hearing will be held on March 2 2019, a year from the elections that put Renzi’s party out of power.

5 Sep 2018
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ROME - A new dossier exposes what it is claimed is alleged questionable conduct by Kevin Joseph Farrell, a bishop with close ties to the recently accused ex-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, and the highest-ranking American in the Curia, The Fatto Quotidiano said on Wednesday. Following the accusation by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano against Pope Francis for allegedly covering up abuses committed by ex-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, another bombshell is due to hit the Vatican regarding the U.S. prelate, said the newspaper.

5 Sep 2018
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ROME – In a combined statement released by Italy, France, the UK and the US, an appeal is launched “to all the parties involved” to respect the ceasefire in Libya, political sources said Wednesday. 
5 Sep 2018
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ROME - The Italian government has decided over the past weeks to change the heads of the Italian secret service (DIS and AISE), but nominations of new bosses are yet to be announced, governmental sources said Tuesday.

4 Sep 2018
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ROME - The latest Italian opinion polls on Tuesday suggest the League is widening its lead over Five Star.

 According to the polling agency Swg, the League, currently polling at 32.2 percent, has a 4 point advantage over the Five Star Movement, with only 28.3 percent. Trends highlight opposing behaviours as the League continues to grow and Five Star declines in popularity. If an election were to be called, the ruling coalition would gather 60% of votes compared to the 49 percent result at March 4 elections - an unequivocal approval sign of the Conte premiership.

4 Sep 2018
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ROME – Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has strongly denied reports that Italy will intervene with their special forces in Libya, following many days of violence in Tripoli, political officials said Tuesday.

4 Sep 2018
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TRIPOLI - Rebel troops loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar launched an assault on Libyan capital on Monday to try and oust the Italian and UN-backed government of Fayez al Sarraj, leaving over 200 dead, military sources said on Monday.

3 Sep 2018
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ROME - A migrant, 16, residing in an asylum seeker community for unaccompanied minors in Raffadali in Sicily, has been the latest victim of a racial attack, police said on Monday.

The attackers yelled “Go back to your country” while beating him with their fists and feet. The youngster was promptly hospitalised at the S. Giovanni di Dio in Agrigento on Sunday afternoon.

3 Sep 2018
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ROME – Just two weeks after the end of the notorious Palio race in Siena, districts have been given the chance to put themselves to the test once again; this time, in November and to celebrate one hundred years since the end of the First World War, local authorities said on Monday.

3 Sep 2018

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