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  FAVIGNANA - Palermo's Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (TPC) have made the spectacular discovery of four ancient amphorae at the bottom of the sea off Favignana, an island near Trapani.

  The haul consisted of three Italian clay amphorae from the foruth century and a third century Punic amphora, all believed to have come from an ancient shipwreck off the island's Bue Marino beach.

22 May 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - The British Ambassador to Italy, Jill Morris, has pledged that “there will be no more cases of this kind,” in response to the 12 Italians that in the last few weeks have been detained at the UK border and deported for not having the appropriate visa.

21 May 2021
Ruso Dvalishvili

  MILAN - The University of the People of Milan has donated 50,000 euros in grants to African students, legally resident in the EU without adequate financial funding.

  The donation was officialised at a ceremony attended by Professor Marco Grappeggia, the President of the University, the University's Rector Professor Giovanni Neri and Koffi Michel Fadonougho, from the African Company, an association for social promotion.

21 May 2021
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  ROME - Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met with the parents of Giulio Regeni at Palazzo Chigi as he expressed his commitment to "hold further meetings" to fight for truth and justice for Regeni.

  Also present at the meeting with Claudio Regeni and Paola Deffendi was their lawyer Alessandra Ballerini.

  Giulio Regeni was a student at the University of Cambridge when he was tortured and killed in Egypt in 2016, where he had been conducting research into the country's independent trade unions.

 

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21 May 2021
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  FOGGIA - The Mayor of Foggia, Franco Landella, has been arrested for charges of corruption and attempted bribery. His wife, also a public official, and three local councillors have also been suspended and are under investigation.

  Landella, of the centre-right League, was put on house arrest following an investigation by the Squadra Mobile of the General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) which revealed several instances of alleged corruption. 

21 May 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - Seven football referees have been suspended by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as a cautionary measure while they are under investigation by the FIGC’s Federal Prosecutor for alleged expenses fraud.

  The group under investigation includes two Serie A referees, Fabrizio Pasqua, 38, and Federico La Penna, 37, Serie B referee Ivan Robilotta, 33, and four assistant referees. They are accused of inflating expenses for costs such as travel and Covid-19 tests.

21 May 2021
Orlando Low

  ROME - Speaking at a primary school in Rome, Italian President Sergio Mattarella announced that he will not be running for another term and will step down when his mandate ends in eight months. “Mine is a demanding job,” he said, “but in eight months my term ends… I am old, in a few months I will be able to rest.”

20 May 2021
Ruso Dvalishvili

  VATICAN CITY - Monsignor Michael Landau, the new President of Caritas, has called on authorities to ensure the access of humanitarian assistance, without any obstacle, to Ukrainian civilians suffering from attacks by pro-Russian separatists.

20 May 2021
Orlando Low

  VATICAN CITY - The employees of the Holy See have signed an unprecedented petition protesting recent pay cuts legislated by Pope Francis

  The pontiff ordered several pay cuts to help cope with the Holy See’s deficit, in 2021 though to be around 49.7 million euros, as a result of the financial crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

20 May 2021

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