INSIDER NEWSDESK

  TEMPIO PAUSANIO - The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Tempio Pausanio has opened a investigative file into a separate accusation of rape by the same girl who accused Beppe Grillo’s son and three of his friends of the same crime.

  Earlier this month, the same prosecutor’s office requested a trial for Ciro Grillo and his friends Francesco Corsiglia, Edoardo Capitta and Vittorio Lauria, who are accused of raping a girl, 19 at the time, after a party in July 2019 at Grillo’s house in Porto Cervo.

25 Jun 2021
JAN FILIPOWICZ
 ROME -- The surprising election of Dutch Ambassador Hans Hoogeveen by a large majority as new independent chairman of the Council of the FAO raises the prospect of OECD countries challenging the growing hegemony of the Chinese Director general Qu Dongyu at the UN agency, diplomatic sources say.
25 Jun 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

  BRUEIL-CERVINIA - The summer of 2022 will see the first edition of the Cervino Matterhorn Ultra Race, a breathtaking new race taking runners a gruelling 168km around the foot of the Matterhorn, on the border of Italy and Switzerland.

24 Jun 2021
John Phillips

 When I last saw John Fullerton in Beirut, he expressed his frustration that the Lebanese internecine conflict  had entered a lull. “Too much jaw jaw,” he muttered darkly as I left him chatting to a statuesque Lebanese girl at a hotel bar frequented by those few members of the Western media who had not fled the threat of kidnapping, “not enough war, war.”

24 Jun 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

  ROME - The Italian National Truffle Association has developed an app, Truffle Market, using blockchain technology that allows user to guarantee that the truffles they are buying are 100% Made In Italy.

  According to the Association, a large part of the truffles you can buy in Italy are not Italian, from places such as Afghanistan or Iran. In line with the government’s latest push to promote products with the Made In Italy label, for the sake of the Italian economy post-Covid, the National Truffle Association are aiming to defend Italian excellence on the truffle market. 

24 Jun 2021
ARABELLA VICKERS

TREVISO - A resident of Pieve di Soligo has been stabbed to death when going to the park by the Piave river, to sunbathe, according to investigators. Her body was discovered by a passer-by at the Isola Dei Morti park, in Moriago. 

24 Jun 2021
INSIDER NEWSDESK

  SALINA - The tiny island of Salina, off the north coast of Sicily, is preparing to host the tenth anniversary edition of the independent film festival, Marefestival, from July 1 to 4.

  This special edition will feature guest appearances from the director and television presenter Pif, and actress Maria Grazia Cucinotta, who was on the island in 1994 to shoot Il Postino with the late Massimo Troisi, after whom the festival’s Premio Troisi is named. 

23 Jun 2021
ARABELLA VICKERS

  ROME - the government has given the 'go-ahead' to allowing disco-goers to return to the dance floor. A new stage is starting: if you are vaccinated, and have a Green pass, you will have more freedom than those who have refused the injection. 

23 Jun 2021
ABDELKADER CHEREF

  ALGIERS - The  June 12 snap parliamentary election for the National People's Assembly – the lower house of the Algerian parliament – revealed the depths of the country's political impasse. Marked by a low turnout, it took three days for the Independent National Electoral Authority to announce the preliminary results.

23 Jun 2021

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