Caitlin Bodfish

ROME - Dying of cancer, having just arrived in Venice for his ever last holiday with his wife, Micheal Valey was robbed by one of the many thieves who stalk the streets of the city and left an open letter in response, police said on Thursday.

19 Jul 2018
Lily Begg

ROME - Five Star movement leader and Deputy Prime Minister Luigi di Maio was lampooned by the opposition Thursday for hiring a statuesque blonde girlfriend, 26 with no relevant experience, for as much 6,000 euros a month to be his secretary in blatant contradiction with his radical party's pledge to eschew croneyism and nepotism.

19 Jul 2018
Caitlin Bodfish

ROME – As part of a series of lectures on ‘The Middle East in crisis’, Dr Jean Loup Samaan spoke on Wednesday at the Euro-Gulf Information Centre in Rome about the Israel – Iran collision in Lebanon, highlighting how the historical conflict has been escalated by the Syrian War and offers no hope of diplomacy.  

18 Jul 2018
Lily Begg

 ROME - After being roughed up by New York United Nations Security while covering the U.N. Budget Committee meeting on July 3, the Inner City Press editor and investigative journalist, Matthew Lee, has been banned from attending UN press conferences, Mr. Lee told the Italian Insider.

 Mr Lee covers the 6-billion-dollar U.N. peacekeeping budget along with the coverage of other U.N. corruption investigations, such as a recent one into the U.N.’s indifference towards ethnic violence in Cameroon.

18 Jul 2018
Lily Begg

ROME - The reform for self-defence presented by the League leader on Thursday will legitimise “self-defence of the property owner in the case of forced entry or violence against said owner,” government officials announce.

 Tomorrow there will be an examination of the bill for the reform of self-defence at the Senate Justice Committee: one of the promised election priorities set out by the leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini.

18 Jul 2018
Caitlin Bodfish

ROME – Carabinieri have been sieving the canals in the lush Maccarese area near Rome after a local reportedly spotted a crocodile swimming there, local authorities said on Wednesday.

 The thought of a reptile in the Maccarese area certainly defies belief, but in this seaside area near the Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome the hunt is on, under the advice of Fiumcino council on which Maccarese depends.

18 Jul 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

TUNISIA - A Tunisian oil ship with rescued persons on board has been stuck at sea for days in the Mediterrannean because “neither Tunisia, Italy and Malta will take them in,” sea rescue services report.

 A flimsy barge carrying 40 refugees set out from Libya several days ago and was soon in trouble off the Tunisian coast; in an emergency rescue it was picked up by a Tunisian ship of the gas company Miskar.

18 Jul 2018
ROBERTO SAVIO

ROME – According to the latest statistics, the total flow of immigrants so far in 2018 is 50.000 people, compared with 186,768 last year, 1,259,955 in 2016 and 1,327,825 in 2015. The difference between reality and perceptions is so astonishing, we are clearly witnessing one of the most brilliant manipulations in history.

18 Jul 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

LEGHORN - As Sicilian lifeguards swept in on the Tuscan coast this week, anti-South sentiment hots up once again as locals accused them of job-stealing.

 At the request of the Italian Lifeguard service, several lifeguards from Magara del Vallo, Trapani region, have been assigned to the coast of Livorno this summer to protect the safety of those bathing.  

17 Jul 2018

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