INSIDER NEWSDESK
ROME - Plans of urban development have sparked controversy in the Arbizzano area of the Valpolicella town of Negrar. Opponents to the plans claim that the development will "destroy the town," as the plans incorporate areas which hold historical and cultural importance.
 
3 Oct 2013
ANDREW GARGANO
ROME - Thursday's disaster in Lampedusa has brought further attention to Italy's problem in managing its immigration crisis.
 
3 Oct 2013
INSIDER NEWSDESK
ROME -The foreign lecturers' union ALLSI has appealed to European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding to rectify the "clearest mass systematic breach of free movement of workers in the history of the EU." 
 
2 Oct 2013
ANDREW GARGANO
ROME - The US Ambassador to UN agencies in Rome, David J Lane, has criticised the FAO as a "poster child of UN corruption" at a discussion on the global food crisis. 
 
In his address to a group of multinational students at the American University of Rome, the ambassador discussed the challenges and achievements in food security initiatives. When asked about FAO missions, the ambassador responded that the FAO needs to readjust its focus on rural poverty and likened it to the "poster child of UN corruption." 
 
1 Oct 2013
steve jacobs

LONDON -- Global markets have fallen into the red as a US government shutdown looms and a fresh political crisis in Italy threatens more Eurozone turmoil.

 Republicans and Democrats in Washington remain at an impasse over the budget, meaning many government staff will be put on unpaid leave and services slashed from midnight in the US. The warring politicians have also made no progress on raising the debt limit by the October 17 deadline which could spark a potentially disastrous debt default by the world's biggest economy.

1 Oct 2013
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME–MEP Struan Stevenson slammed Europe's Commission for disregard of Italy's discrimination against UK lecturers -  lawyers said Brussels “relinquishes its essential role of overseeing EU law."

 “The result, illogical and self-contradictory, is that the Commission has made its own initiative in respect of a Member State’s conference to Community law subordinate to the judgement of that State’s own domestic jurisprudence,” Prof. Lorenzo Picotti, professor of Criminal Law and Computer Crime at the University of Verona, said in a statement.

30 Sep 2013
ANDREW GARGANO
ROME - Turkish Ambassador to Italy, Hakki Akil, opened a conference today by praising cooperation between Sapienza University and Bahçeşehir University.
 
The conference, Economy and Culture in the Republic of Turkey: the pedagogical model and Italy's role, focused on the economic and cultural relationships between Italy and Turkey. It featured lectures throughout the day presented by nine scholars from various universities in both countries. 
 
27 Sep 2013
CHARLOTTE TRUNDLEY

ROME--In his customary bowler hat and impeccable dark suit, Tom Huggan was often taken by Italian journalists for Britain's Ambassador at military ceremonies.

27 Sep 2013
MICHAEL ORSON

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia -- Late in the afternoon we fired up the Isuzu Wizard and travelled down a long, dirt road, down the valley toward the river - across that river were Zimbabwe and Botswana. We boarded the pontoon which would take us across the Zambezi. The sun set behind us into great masses of tree-lined banks, behind the softly rolling hills, throwing long shadows over the opaque water, and lighting the riverbanks in the late afternoon.

25 Sep 2013

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