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ROME- Napoli charged forward with a 3-1 victory against Sassuolo on Sunday. The win, the team’s tenth out of the past eleven games, puts it three points up in Series A.

 With goals from Allan, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens, Naples is moving from strength to strength. Dries Mertens crossed the milestone of scoring his 10th league goal of the season.

 Naples dominated Sassuolo with 73 percent possession of the ball. Naples managed 26 shots in this time compared to 7 from their opponents.

30 Oct 2017
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ROME - Fires have been raging across the Piedmont Region in Northern Italy from near the French border out to the borders of Lombardy.

 A 20,000 square foot region has already been consumed by the flames. A testament to the efforts of the 250 fire fighters and 600 volunteers, only one man, 26, lost his life in a heroic effort to save his family from suffering the same tragic fate as he did.

30 Oct 2017
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ROME - A date rape drug centre is opening in the heart of Rome to provide quick medical assistance to those who have been drugged. It is the first of such centres to open in Europe, and there is a strong focus on aiding foreign students staying in Rome, as they are often the target of these attacks. 

30 Oct 2017
HELENA LESLIE

  ROME --The Commonwealth Club of Rome celebrated its 70th anniversary Friday with speeches and a luncheon at the Villa Wolkonsky, the British Ambassador’s residence in Rome, spearheaded by the Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council, Lord Marland of Odstock.

 Representatives from 15 embassies in Rome came to hear Lord Marland and Jill Morris, the British Ambassador to Italy speak on their vision for expanding personal and business relations with members of the Commonwealth countries.

27 Oct 2017
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TURIN - Luca Sgarbi, a Professor at the University of Turin, defended himself this morning in the Tribunal in Turin by referring to his period of relations with a student as “infatuation.” Sgarbi, the Associate Professor of Labour Law, was arrested on Nov. 11 last year on charges of bribery, the exchange of sexual favours and dirty photos with a female student in return for high grades.

26 Oct 2017
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 ROME -- The now infamous Asti torture case has been harshly judged in a second ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. In 2004 prisoners, Andrea Cirino and Claudio Renne, were tortured while serving prison sentences. It was ruled that Italy had to pay 80 thousand euros to Andrea Cirino and the estate of Claudio Renne who died in prison in January 2016.

26 Oct 2017
HELENA LESLIE

ROME - Lazio has been charged with breaking rules on “sporting fairness” after fans were found with anti-Semitic stickers at the Lazio-Cagliari game last week. The prosecutor's office, headed by Giuseppe Pecoraro, has closed the investigation into the actions at Sunday’s match, and has decided to press charges.

26 Oct 2017
KONRAD VAN HALEWYN

ROME- The importance of being Earnest is more English than Shakespeare; more English than the crumpets fought over or the backward logic of witticisms defend half-baked ideas. When I heard a production of the play was on at Teatro San Genesio. I was understandably excited. In a city that can so often lack the charm of that England, where silly pretence is substituted for superficiality or “bella figura,” where traditions are toyed with instead of lived by, where “style, not sincerity is the vital thing.”

26 Oct 2017
HELENA LESLIE

ROME - While my co-workers slogged away, proofing articles on Italy’s corruption, I slid out of my chair and took sanctuary in the multi-sensory cinema experience of the Time Elevator in Rome. Just one look at the floating, talking, Augustus head in the corridor told me I was in for a treat. Make sure to grab your crackers before entering, because this place oozes cheese.

26 Oct 2017

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