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 ROME -- Food and Agriculture Organisation Director General Qu Dong Yu ordered the suspension from duty Tuesday of the Peruvian Human Resources director Fernando Servan, who was dubbed a 'sex  predator' by an NGO fighting sexual abuse at the UN, FAO sources said.

6 Aug 2019
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 ROME – Kidnapped Italian aid worker Silvia Romano had filed a complaint against an Anglican pastor accusing him of molesting some girls before she went missing, Il Fatto Quotidiano reported on Tuesday.

 In a voice message to a friend, the now 24 year-old Milanese volunteer said she had reported the incident to police and had been reassured the pastor would be arrested the following day.

 But no trace of her complaint was found in the Malindi police records. 

6 Aug 2019
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ROME – Finnegan Lee Elder believed he was “the target of an attack,” claiming he was “afraid of being strangled” and that he didn’t know the man he allegedly killed was a Carabiniere paramilitary policeman. This is the version of the incident the 19-year-old American, who has confessed to the murder of deputy brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega, conveyed to his lawyers, according to judicial sources on Monday.

  Reading a statement on behalf of the Elder family in front their home in San Francisco, attorney Craig Peters expressed the family’s condolences to the slain officer’s family.

5 Aug 2019
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  ROME — The Chinese FAO Director General, Qu Dong Yu, has asked his predecessor's chef de cabinet Mario Lubetkin to remain at his post and allowed all other top executives to remain at their jobs, at least for the time being, including American deputy director general Daniel Gustafson, who should have retured at age 62 in 2016, FAO sources say.

5 Aug 2019
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 MILANO MARITTIMA –  Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is set to continue his beach tour as an unofficial election campaign amid talk of a possible government collapse, Il Messaggero reports on Monday. 

 Mr. Salvini has been enjoying time in the ‘office’ in the company of beautiful young go-go dancers, overseen by body guards in flip flops. 

 Images have surfaced immortalizing the bare-chested League leader at the DJ console, donning headphones; cavorting with podium dancers; and generously posing for selfies with beachgoers.

5 Aug 2019
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ROME – A new employment protection decree will allocate 16.9 million euros to Whirlpool in a bid to save 420 jobs and prevent the American home appliances manufacturer from shutting its Naples production plant, deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio has announced.

 There will be “over 10 million euros [plus 6.9 for 2020] to keep the Whirlpool plant in Naples open,” Mr. Di Maio said in a live-streamed Facebook message on Sunday.

 “Thanks to these resources, Whirlpool will not be able to say that it will leave Naples. But it will have to honour the commitments it has made.”

5 Aug 2019
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ROME - With nuclear treaties being dismantled and bilateral dialogue unravelling, the danger of a nuclear catastrophe is higher today than it was during the Cold War, a former US defence secretary has warned.

 William J. Perry, who was defence secretary under President Clinton, told a nuclear conference in Rome recently that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists had quantified the risk of a nuclear conflict by setting its nuclear disaster clock at two minutes to midnight for a second year in a row.

3 Aug 2019
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ROME – Mayor Virginia Raggi is forging ahead with her scheme to relocate ‘street stalls’ despite Minister of Economic Development Luigi di Maio’s request for her to abandon the “decorum plan” for the Municipality of Rome. 

 In the face of yet another episode overflowing with tension in a seemingly complex relationship with Rome’s mayor, an M5S internal conflict has officially been denied especially as the Deputy Prime Minister is also the movement’s political leader. 

2 Aug 2019
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VIBO VALENTIA - Police arrested 37-year-old fugitive Domenico Crea - head of the mafia clan of Rizziconi - in a Friday morning raid in the town of Santa Domenica di Racadi in southern Italy, police sources said.
2 Aug 2019

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