ROME – The M5S were the final party to meet Italian President Sergio Mattarella as government-formation consultations came to a close following two days of discussions. The League have reinforced the possibility of a centre-right government working alongside M5S, whilst declaring that Luigi Di Maio’s party need to stop saying no and find a compromise.
PALERMO – The League has come under fire after two party members were arrested in Sicily, tied up under allegations of deals to trade employment for votes during the regional elections last year. The reports tarnish the League’s image prior to consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella over the formation of a new government.
ROME – Casa di Goethe, Rome’s only German museum, will be featuring work by Austrian artist Robert Gschwantner on May 30 to Oct 23. The exhibition, “Grand Tour in Objects and Images” (Eine Gran Tour in Bildern und Objekten), will focus on Italian water landscapes that have been forced to assume particular shapes or forms as a result of human activity throughout the years.
ROME – Two unfortunate own goals cost the Italian side dearly as Barcelona took firm control of their Champions League tie with a 4-1 victory at the Nou Camp. Edin Dzeko was able to claw one back, but a late goal from Luis Suarez leaves Roma with plenty to do in the return leg.
Roma set out brightly and could easily have taken the lead early on. Dzeko was brought down by Nelson Semedo, having been clipped at the ankles. No penalty, however, was the decision of referee, Danny Makkelie, as the game began to sway in Barcelona’s favour.
ROME – Brother Anthony Freeman’s recent death came as a surprise for all when his body was discovered in his room on Easter Monday. While the doctor called to the scene could not establish the exact time of death, it has been revealed that he found the body’s advanced state of decomposition dubious, along with the rigidity of Freeman’s muscles and his body temperature.
BRSCIA – Previous offender, Cosimo Balsamo, has killed two businessmen in the north of Italy, at separate locations, before escaping and eventually committing suicide. A series of shootings took the lives of Elio Pellizzari and James Nolli, whilst a third man has been left injured.
Balsamo arrived at an industrial vehicles warehouse in Flero, where Pellizzari was working. He allegedly shouted, “you ruined me” to Pellizzari before shooting the 78-year-old, also wounding a workman in the chaos, and fleeing the scene in a car.
ROME – The relatives of three men from Naples who were allegedly sold by Mexican police officers to a drug cartel have offered a reward of two million pesos for “news” as to the whereabouts of their relatives.
Back in February the families alleged that Raffaele Russo, 60, his son Antonio, 25, and his nephew, Vincenzo Cimmino, 29, had been sold for the equivalent of 43 euros each to a criminal gang in Mexico, in the notorious Jalisco region.
ROME – A sensational Ronaldo bicycle kick saw Madrid run riot against Juventus in Turin with a 3-0 Champions League victory. Ronaldo had opened Madrid’s account, later rounded off by Marcelo before Dybala was shown red on a dreadful night for the Italian side.
Well aware of the daunting challenge ahead, the Serie A leaders found it difficult to get a grip of the game. They were immediately pinned back, conceding possession to the Spanish side as Isco began to dominate in a free role.
SAN GIMIGNANO – Local authorities and heritage experts were assessing the damage to the Tuscan city of San Gimignano on Wednesday morning after a 20-metre section of its historic walls collapsed, with the mayor saying that local authorities can no longer be “abandoned” by the government to watch their heritage crumble.