Hannah McIntyre

BRUSSELS – A Petitions Committee in the European parliament on Monday urged a re-examination of discriminatory laws against foreign lecturers working in Italy, (lettori).

1 Dec 2014
Patrick Browne

 

TURIN – Jean-Charles Hue’s film Mange Tes Morts and Hungarian Gabor Reisz’s comedy For Some Inexplicable Reason won best film and special jury awards at the Turin Film festival.

The Turin Film festival is deemed by many movie buffs to be the most important in Italy after Venice. The city's iconic building, the Mole Antonelliana, hosts the 35,000 square-foot  National Museum of Cinema. The festival began 32 years ago to give new impetus to the cultural life of the Piedmontese capital.

1 Dec 2014
Insider reporters

ROME - Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanim and Ambassador  Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened Kuwait’s dazzling Roma Verso Expo exhibit at Leonardo da Vinci Airport this week.

“We are proud that this exhibit is in the centre of an international airport where it can be visited by hundreds of thousands of passengers,” H.E. the Kuwaiti Ambassador said.

 “We hope that you passengers who come here will be attracted to come to Kuwait.”

27 Nov 2014
Hannah McIntyre

ROME – Dr Sarah Al Rakayan outlined Kuwait’s plans to combat an ever-changing food culture at a panel at FAO’s international conference on nutrition this week.

 Dr Al Rakayan, a researcher at Roma Tre University and Consort of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy, H.E. Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, reflected in her speech on the changes recent years have brought.

21 Nov 2014
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ROME -Juan José Toha, the Chilean Socialist leader's nephew central to an FAO nepotism scandal, evidently has left the agency a year after Italian insider disclosed the affair, FAO sources say.
 It was not immediately clear whether Toha came under pressure to leave but his continuing presence as FAO Latin American communications officer in Santiago was an embarrassment to FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva as he gears up for re-election next year for another term at the helm of the troubled humanitarian organisation, the sources said.
19 Nov 2014
MIKE DILIEN

ROME - May 2013 – Roadworks in Via Bruno Bruni blow vapour from the burning asphalt, in front of me walks a slender mulatta wearing a summer dress. When she turns her head, I spot a bruised lip and a scarred nose. Yes! It is her.

 The girl signs at me. I nod. She takes me to a building around the corner. Letterboxes at the entrance carry Portuguese names.

19 Nov 2014
Patrick Browne

TURIN - “Too much too soon” was the verdict of the WWF after a ten day conference held in Genoa by ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) concluded yesterday. 

 ICCAT has regulated trade in tuna since 1969 and at the end of their latest annual meeting the commission decided to raise current TAC quotas (Total Allowable Catch) of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna by 20 percent each year for the next three years. A decision which has angered conservationist groups worldwide.

18 Nov 2014
Marta Lopez

LONDON - The renowned Frescobaldi family of Florence has opened its first international restaurant in Mayfair.

 With restaurants in Florence and Rome, the Frescobaldi family, one of the most respected wine dynasties in Italy, has launched its first international restaurant this November. For those thinking about visiting the British capital this autumn, don’t miss the chance to try true Florentine flavours in the heart of London.

18 Nov 2014
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 ROME -Italy is sending Tornado jet fighters to join forces fighting ISIS but Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti says the warplanes are "forbidden from bombing," defence ministry sources say.
 Pinotti set off a storm among opposition MPs when she disclosed in an interview with la Stampa newspaper the plan to send four Tornados to Kuwait for "advanced reconnaissance" duties in Iraq and Syria together with 100 Italian Air Force personnel. "Pinotti is dragging us into war," said the opposition M5S party.
17 Nov 2014

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