KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME - A study by ISTAT, Italy’s National Institute for Statistics, caught my eye called “corruption in Italy: the citizen’s point of view.” I contacted Maria Giuseppina Murastore, a member of the team responsible for this work, to give her insight into the findings.

31 Oct 2017
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME - In a family drama reminiscent of Greek Tragedy, a Mafia Boss, Pino Scaduto, ordered his son to kill his sister. Maria Caterina Scaduto was having an extra marital affair with a member of the carabiniere, Italian militarised police for which she refused to end once it became known to her family.

31 Oct 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

MILAN - Firefighters tackling the forest fires that have ravaged Northern Italy for the past month have finally been granted a victory as the blaze quietens.

 Firefighters are currently tackling the last flames in the Susa Valley, Pinerolese and Canavese. The fierce wind which has propagated the flames has died down, but emergency response teams remain on high alert as outbreaks continue to occur across the Lombardy and Piedmont regions.

31 Oct 2017
Insider reporters

 ROME -- Dozens of masked Italian soccer hooligans wielding clubs attacked Chelsea supporters in pub near the Colosseum ahead of Tuesday's Chelsea-Roma Champions League football game at the Olympic Stadium, police said.

 Ten British fans were hurt and two Italians arrested by police who raced to the scene in the early hours Tuesday.

31 Oct 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - The barbarians are at airport security. A sea of blue “hooligans,” in the words of Il Messaggero, will arrive in the coming hours ahead of the Chelsea-Roma Champion League match. Clearly the prospects of hoards from the north has unearthed an ancient Roman response as the capital has enlisted 1500 police and 1000 auxiliary stewards to meet the 2000 strong English supporters.

31 Oct 2017
Insider reporters

 FLORENCE -- Magistrates have opened a new investigation into whether former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his former marketing manager Marcello Dell Utri ordered Mafia bombings in 1993 in Milan, Rome and the Uffizi Museum in Florence, judicial sources said Tuesday. 

31 Oct 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

A Gucci boutique was broken into in Palermo at 3:30 on Sunday. The fashion thieves broke in through the front door of Liberty in the centre of the Sicilian capital.

An alarm was sounded and the carbiniera were called. The gang of three stole away into the night with armfuls of bags and sway, dropping items as they fled. All in all, 50 bags and wallets, costing upwards of 100,000 euros, were stolen.

30 Oct 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

FLORENCE -- Aspiring left-wing Regional President of Tuscany Stefania Saccardi was at the centre of a mushrooming personal housing scandal Monday after it emerged she lives in subsidised housing for the poor belonging to a Church foundation run by the Catholic diocese of Florence while being the owner or co owner of as many as 14 properties earning income allegedly not declared to the Italian taxman.

30 Oct 2017
HELENA LESLIE

ROME - The liberal dissident We are Church movement has stated that the Roman Catholic Church is still in need of major reform, 500 years after Luther.

30 Oct 2017

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