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PAVIA - Italy has launched an investigation into the alleged abduction of Eitan Biran, sole survivor of the Lake Maggiore cable car crash that killed his parents, from his paternal family in Italy to his maternal fam

13 Sep 2021
MARGARET STENHOUSE

VENICE - The EU Digital Covid Certificate (commonly referred to in Italy as “the Green Pass”) is not such a novelty as people tend to think. The Venetian Republic was issuing them as far back as the 16th century when the bubonic plague was sweeping through Europe.

10 Sep 2021
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TREVISO - The "most delicious challenge of the year", the Tiramisù World Cup, is open for applications to be on the judging panel, with the online “exam” available to take on their website until the 13th of September

10 Sep 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – The Biden administration is pushing for WFP Executive Director David Beasley to stand down and be replaced by an American former diplomat, David Lane, when Mr Beasley’s first term of office ends next year, diplomatic sources say.

 It is not clear whether Mr Beasley, who collected a Nobel peace prize for the UN agency, would wish to serve a second term or whether he might be happy to return to the United States, possible to resume his political career, the sources said.

10 Sep 2021
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VICENZA - The President of Veneto, Luca Zaia, has been made to apologise after a post on his official Facebook page, promoting a historical reenactment set in a Nazi bunker with guides dressed in Wermacht uniforms, c

10 Sep 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – Spain’s decades-long run of bad luck in the politics of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) evidently continues as an expected show of unity by African states appears likely to prevent a prospective Spanish candidate from heading the UN agency’s influential Committee for World Food Security, diplomatic sources say.

9 Sep 2021
Louise Nimmo

ROME - Summer trade has “not been enough” to save the restaurant industry from the destruction of the pandemic and its restrictions, new data from Bankitalia has shown.

8 Sep 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME -- IFAD President Gilbert Houngbo was under pressure to resign Wednesday following his surprise bid to head the International Labour Organization, diplomatic sources said.  The IFAD Executive Board prepared to remove the former Togolese premier from office by force next week, in effect dismissing him for conflict of interest, if he does not stand down, IFAD sources said.

8 Sep 2021
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 VENICE - “MOSE”, the flood barrier project that “will save Venice” is now not expected to be finished before the end of 2025, according to a t

7 Sep 2021

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