ROME -Italian politicians across the spectrum expressed outrage over the Charlie Hebdo terror attack Wednesday as police in Rome stepped up security at media offices and sensitive potential targets.
ROME - Government inspectors were expected at the Campidoglio Monday in a crackdown on hundreds of municipal police who went sick on New Year's Eve.
The inspectors from the Civil Service ministry were dispatched by public function minister Marianna Madia to interrogate the absenteeist agents as Italian Premier Matteo Renzi called for seriousness and quipped the police officers' mass sickness was unusual for "a country where people are cured of Ebola".
NEW YORK - Oil prices will keep falling short-term, according to analysts, undermining countries heavily reliant on oil income - where does Algeria sit? The effect of this decline is likely to weigh heavily on the North African OPEC member country’s economy and its social and political stability.
For now, the Algerian authorities maintain that the country’s foreign exchange reserves can cushion any short-term shock. Yet, the memory of the 1980s oil glut – with its political and social consequences – still lingers in people’s minds.
ROME– Samba-dancing executive Telma Viale’s bid to be FAO HR chief failed but the statuesque Salvadorean is spearheading a pricy headhunting firm the UN agency is using to recruit honchos, FAO sources say.
Italian Insider reported in 2012 how striking Ms Viale was being groomed by FAO DG José Graziano da Silva to run the Human Resources department of the Rome-based agency but her bid for the job fizzled out amid concern over a video she produced on You tube that apparently climaxed with her stripping to the buff.
ROME- The US Human rights group ADHRB has asked Pope Francis to halt construction of a cathedral on royal land in Bahrain which it says constitutes an illegal appropriation of public territory.
ROME – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano confirmed that he is “close to the end” of his time as head of state, suggesting the “imminent end of 2014” as a cut-off.
The announcement Thursday was widely expected after Napolitano sparked speculation by saying earlier in the week that he is “committed” to maintaining “institutional continuity” during Italy’s presidency of the EU, which ends Dec 31.