JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME – The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)  claims it is tightening its policy on sexual harassment but critics at the UN agency say the policy is “going backwards” by removing clear deadlines for complaints to be processed and abolishing a panel of peers.

27 Jan 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – A faulty section of track was discovered to have given way near to where a train derailed outside of Milan on Thursday, amidst fears that much of Italy's 17,000 kilometre rail network needs updating.

 The incident took place early on Thursday morning and triggered a three-hour rescue operation. Three people were killed in the accident and 46 were injured, five of whom are considered to be in a serious condition.

26 Jan 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – The alleged heads of the Spada clan in Ostia were arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning on charges of being a “mafia-type organisation.”

 In a series of co-ordinated dawn raids, 32 believed members of the clan were arrested. Amongst those brought into custody was Carmine Spada, considered to be the boss of the organisation.

25 Jan 2018
JAN FILIPOWICZ

ROME – Apparently a typical former British Army officer, the senior WFP official at the heart of a mushrooming sexual harassment probe became a member of the UN committee setting up rules on sex abuse as well as a security department in New York investigating alleged predators and carried out risky humanitarian work on the front line of a constellation of conflicts.

25 Jan 2018
MILICA OSTOJIC

   SREMSKI KARLOVCI -- Go to Serbia, to Belgrade. Then take the road going North and after about 60 km, stop in a small pictoresque village called Sremski Karlovci. It is the northern province of Vojvodina. It is a place full of history, and one rare pearl of culture for Serbia, with the taste for tradition and the distinctive perfume of basswood. There, everything is self-explainatory: "Bermet" - the special wine; it is one of the first associations when talking about the city.

25 Jan 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – Lazio have been fined €50,000 by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) following the distribution of anti-Semitic stickers of Anne Frank in the kit of arch-rivals, AS Roma, by Lazio’s Irriducibili ultras.

25 Jan 2018
Desmond O'Grady

ROME - Gibbon thought that the Roman Empire collapsed under its own weight, Friedrich Nietzsche suggested that Christianity softened it and there was a Russian scholar who blamed the lead in the Roman water pipes for poisoning the population.

 Kyle Harper claims that climate change and new diseases, such as smallpox, were more decisive in the Empire’s demise than factors such as corruption, poor leadership or the barbarians pressure on the frontiers.

25 Jan 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – Police confirmed that three people had died and that a further 10 were critically injured after a train derailed on the outskirts of Milan in the early hours of Thursday morning.

 The Trenord service was headed towards Milan’s Piazza Garibaldi when it derailed between Segrate and Piotello. The real-time tracker of the train sent its last signal at 6.57 this morning, making that the likely time of the accident.

25 Jan 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
 ROME — World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley unveiled sweeping changes bolstering the agency’s policy against sexual harassment Wednesday, pledging to protect whistleblowers and victims so that WFP spearheads a “broader workplace culture” of gender equality.
 
 “It is clear to me that even though the World Food Programme has worked in the last couple of years to combat sexual harassment, sexual abuse and other forms of misconduct, we still have a long way to go,” Mr Beasley said in a letter to staff that was well received by staffers. 
24 Jan 2018

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