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FLORENCE – An autopsy and toxicology tests have been called on Wednesday for the body of a former Italian champion cyclist who was found dead at her home, after a suspected overdose, according to Corriere della Sera.

 Ilaria Rinaldi, 33, was found dead in her apartment in the Tuscan town of Gambassi Terme. Her body was discovered by her father, Domenico, who had become concerned after she failed to appear for an outing in the countryside and wasn’t answering his calls. 

4 Apr 2018
Archie Farquharson

ROME – Neither the M5S, nor the League appeared willing to back down as the parties were preparing to convene in government-formation consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, one month after the elections in March.

3 Apr 2018
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ROME – The Italian Foreign Ministry firmly rebutted Israel’s suggestion that African migrants would be relocated to the country on Tuesday, after the latter’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced a deal with the United Nations High Commission supposedly opening the door to thousands of expulsions from his country.

 Speaking of the UN deal on Monday, Israel’s prime minister stated that “this agreement will allow the departure of African migrants from Israel towards developed countries like Canada, Germany and Italy.”

3 Apr 2018
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VICENZA – Two former US soldiers, husband and wife, were found dead at their home in Pozzoleone. The 44-year-old man was known to have long-suffered from depression and subsequent investigations indicate he took his wife’s life before committing suicide.

 A priest from the US Southern European Task Force (SETAF) raised the alarm yesterday afternoon, concerned by the repeated lack of response from the man, originally from Boston, to his phone calls.

3 Apr 2018
Tim Wade

CAGLIARI – In a communal apartment in Cagliari, nine athletes drawn from across Europe have left behind school and family life to train eight hours a day alongside their coaches. This is not, however, one of Italy’s famed football academies, or the next batch of Olympians in waiting. These young men, between the ages of 17 and 20, are here to learn a sport practically unknown to their parents: videogames.  

3 Apr 2018
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TURIN – France’s minister in charge of overseas customs was forced to deny that Italy’s sovereignty had been violated on Tuesday and called a meeting to address the issue, after a row over customs’ checks at a border town between the two countries escalated into a full scale diplomatic spat. 

 The denial follows an incident at the train station of the border town of Bardonecchia on Friday, where French officers demanded a Nigerian man provide a urine sample on Italian soil, suspecting him of drug trafficking. 

3 Apr 2018
Daisy Raichura

  FLORENCE - International film-makers and connoisseurs will descend on the Tuscan city of Prato from May 20 to 23 for the sixth edition of the city’s film festival (PFF) that will showcase the best short films in Italy and abroad.  

 

  Unlike its more famous Venetian counterpart, Prato’s celebration of international cinema grew out of the cultural and visual appetites of the locals. 

 

3 Apr 2018
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 VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis in Easter Monday Angelus remarks to pilgrims in St Peter's Square said that "only fraternity can guarantee lasting peace, defeat poverty, extinguish tensions and wars, and eradicate corruption and crime." 
 Speaking from a window in the papal apartments in the Apostolic palace, the pontiff also appealed for kidnap victims being held around the world to be released. 
2 Apr 2018
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NAPLES – The Regional Administrative Court has rejected a ruling in Naples which prevented butchers from displaying lamb and goat in shop windows. The traditional arrival of whole and quartered meat, which is customary over the Easter period, was put under threat to avoid a “traumatising sight,” primarily intended to protect children.

30 Mar 2018

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