Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - Leonardo has revealed that the company will design, supply and bring into service a complete Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Kuwait City International Airport’s new Terminal 4. The announcement was made during the Gulf Defense & Aerospace (GDA) 2017 event, taking place in Kuwait City in Dec.

19 Dec 2017
Chris Warde-Jones

LECCE - Deep in the heel of Italy, in this Baroque southern town, there is an Italian Air Force base recognized worldwide for its excellence.

 First established in 1931, it became a strategic base during the second world war for operations over the Balkans and Mediterranean sea in general. After the war, it was designated as a flying training school and as from 1995, the 61st Wing has its headquarters there. 

19 Dec 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - The American student Amanda Knox, accused, convicted, and then acquitted of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher while studying in Perugia, has announced via social media that she will be hosting a talk show in the United States.

 The young woman has become well-known around the world for the controversial case in which she and her Italian then-boyfriend were accused of killing Kercher. News sources came out with sensationalist theories, ranging from sexual play gone wrong to more sadistic guesses, to explain Kercher’s violent death.

18 Dec 2017
VINCENZO PEZZILLI

NEW YORK - As 2017 comes to an end, two iconic American restaurants are set to close. Bouchon in Beverly Hills, the creation of Thomas Keller, will close its doors. Chef Keller has cited “adverse conditions that prevent the running of a profitable operation” as the reason for the restaurant’s demise.

18 Dec 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

TURIN - The Jewish communities of Italy were dismayed as the remains of Victor Emmanuel III, the penultimate monarch of Italy who signed Fascist laws against Jews, were flown from Egypt to be laid to rest in Piedmont Sunday. Emmanuel’s body has been buried beside his wife Elena, recently moved from Montpellier, in their family museum Vicoforte 70 years after his death.

18 Dec 2017
MIKE DILIEN

 ROME - A young woman dressed in a long, colourful skirt and wearing large, golden earrings roves in front of Termini station. Out of all the tourists and commuters, the woman approaches only elder men. She asks them for a cigarette and engages them in conversation. The men smile, offer her a cigarette and become interested. Now and then, one of the men leaves with the woman. When she reappears in Termini, I try to get her attention.

17 Dec 2017
HELENA LESLIE

ROME - Italy is complicit in the abuse of migrants and refugees plucked out of Mediterranean waters and held captive in detention centres in North Africa, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.

15 Dec 2017
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - The smog that covers precious buildings around the Eternal City has decreased for the first time in 10 years, according to records released by the Regional Agency for the Environment. The vast numbers of mopeds, buses, and cars zooming around Rome have meant that air pollution in the city has been on the rise in recent years, contrasting Northern Italy which has seen a rapid increase in cycling enthusiasts. The effects of smog, whilst particularly bad for those suffering from asthma or smoking habits, can affect the eyes, lungs, and throats of all. 

15 Dec 2017
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME - Dr. Benedikt Koehler, the author of Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism, asserts that relations between Europe and the Islamic world 'have not progressed in the past 100 years. In a talk on the pre-fascist era historian Leone Caetani’s insights into the then-relationship between Libya and Italy at the Euro-Gulf Information Centre, Dr.

14 Dec 2017

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