Philip Willan

Rome—Vatican schoolgirl Emanuela Orlandi's family marked the anniversary of her disappearance with a procession to St Peter’s Square, tracing the figure 30 in candles and releasing Chinese lanterns into the dusk.

2 Jul 2013
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME--Remittances sent home by migrants, “can empower rural people to blaze a trail out of poverty and exclusion,” Kanayo Nwanze, IFAD'S controversial president, says.

 The Nigerian head of the Rome food agency, who survived a major scandal in 2011 over the scale of his personal expenses,  was speaking during a forum that is the first in a series of discussions following the 4th Global Forum on Remittances 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand last month to discuss consensus reached and to explore ideas to scale-up remittances' impact for development.

1 Jul 2013
Bill Scott

 LONDON-Seven time champion Roger Federer is digesting an epic second-round Wimbledon defeat 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) by Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky ending a glorious personal history span on grass. Third seed Federer who had been bidding for a record eighth title at the All England club was stunned in three hours of drama with the rank outsider on Centre Court, his "home" since his first grand slam title a decade ago.

29 Jun 2013

VATICAN CITY– Police arrested a prelate working with the Vatican bank, a spy and a broker on money laundering charges Friday as Italy tightened pressure on the Holy See’s dubious financiers.

28 Jun 2013

ROME– Michael T Clark, a U.S. political scientist embroiled in a UN nepotism scandal, has joined the growing army of advisers to FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva, FAO sources say.

26 Jun 2013

ROME- An American stewardess was arrested at Fiumicino airport after police discovered a gun in her hand luggage that may be linked to recent criminal activity in the capital, police sources say.

  Described as in her 60s and identified only with the initials J.J., the on-duty air hostess was spotted making “strange movements” in her bag which alerted airport officials, said the sources quoted by Il Messaggero newspaper. 

 Security found a ‘Sig Sauer’ 40-calibre hand gun dismantled in her suitcase with about forty cartridges, five of which had been fired.

26 Jun 2013
Desmond O'Grady

ROVERETO -- That Italy's strength in modern art lies in its smaller towns is borne out by the
MART museum in Rovereto, which lies half way between Milan and Venice.
 It is a doughty rival of Italy's other major contemporary art museum,
the MAXXI of Rome.

The Museum itself, by the contemporary Swiss-Italian architect Mario
Botta, is a fine example of integrating a new structure amid 18th
century buildings.  The glass cupola over the entrance courtyard has
the dimensions of the Rome Pantheon's cupola.

25 Jun 2013
Natalie Lyubomirsky

ROME-- One of the UK’s greatest exports, Immodesty Blaize, was in Rome for two special performances at Micca Club this month. Generally performing large spectaculars, the two shows were part of a comeback after suffering a knee injury mid last year.

Reminiscent of Sophia Loren, Immodesty commands the stage with her embodiment of feminine power and old world charm. Dancing since she was five years old, Immodesty Blaze has become one of the most iconic performers in the world of burlesque.

24 Jun 2013

VATICAN CITY- One hundred days after Pope Francis assumed the papacy “We Are Church,” a liberal Catholic opposition movement urged the Argentinian pontiff to usher in reforms to decentralize church power.

19 Jun 2013