CHARLOTTE TRUNDLEY
ROME -- In the fight against food counterfeiting, Italian pasta company Divella has said “new actions are required to defend the Italian industry from Italian sounding.”
 
24 Sep 2013
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME-Staff cuts by FAO hatchet man Denis Aitken may cost the UN millions in legal compensation and replacing the Performance Evaluation system also will jack up costs at the agency, UN sources say.

 Mr Aitken and FAO OHR director Monika Altmaier are in charge of axeing scores of veteran staffers at FAO to meet Brazilian Director General José Graziano da Silva’s target of saving dlrs 37 million at the agency, essential for his plans to be re-elected for a second term at the helm of the byzantine Rome-based hunger-fighting organisation.

23 Sep 2013
LAUREN MOUAT

 ROME—It's a small exhibition space, merely three rooms inside a former 1920's bank, but its display-case size makes Rome's Gagosian Gallery a perfect intermission from Rome's bustling city center. It's a place to catch your breath and meditate on a few select pieces of art, before stepping back into the fray.

22 Sep 2013
CHARLOTTE TRUNDLEY
 ROME - Twenty months after it ran aground off the coast of Giglio island, the 114,000 ton Costa Concordia is now fully upright, concluding the largest and most expensive salvage operation in history.  The colossal task was performed by a team of 500 people at an estimated cost of €600m (£505m) not including the cost of towing away and demolishing the wreckage which is expected to take place sometime next spring.
 
17 Sep 2013
CHARLOTTE TRUNDLEY
ROME - Tourists at the famed Spanish Steps rarely notice an inconspicuous door that opens into a shrine for the great poets Keats and Shelley. 
 
The Keats-Shelley House, a beautifully restored pensione in which Keats spent his last days, dedicates itself to preserving the memory of two of the major English Romantic poets. 
 
12 Sep 2013
CHARLOTTE TRUNDLEY
 ROME - University authorities in Sicily have been challenged by lecturers about a supposed scam involving Erasmus -- Authorities have however, so far denied any suspicious goings on. 
 
 Live Sicilia Palermo has reported that the management of the teaching of foreign languages is causing upset within the University of Palermo. Foreign lecturers, known in Italian as Lettori, are once again being disregarded within the Italian education system. 
 
12 Sep 2013
ABDELKADER CHEREF

 NEW YORK-When thousands of people marched in Casablanca this summer to condemn the sexual abuse of children, they had no idea the Maghreb kingdom would be the theatre for an international scandal.

 A number of suspected foreign offenders have recently been jailed in Morocco. In May 2013, a Casablanca court sentenced a 60-year-old French man to 12 years in jail on paedophilia charges. And last June, a 59-year-old British man was arrested in Tetouan over accusations of raping a six-year-old girl.

12 Sep 2013
VIOLINA HRISTOVA

ROME - In Italy they call him the wizard of “the look” and the stylist also capable of making a star appear insignificant.

10 Sep 2013
ABDELKADER CHEREF

NEW YORK-We all know that truth is the first casualty- Syria's case is no exception to this rule -And this time we have the same players and same scenario. On one side the United States and some European nations who want to wage war against a Third World country that terrorizes its population; and on the other side, of course, Russia and China with their unwavering military support for this "second-rate" country which is potentially rich and geo-strategically situated!

10 Sep 2013

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