John Phillips

 VALLETTA, Malta – A bold plan by Maltese company AX Group to build a tunnel under Malta’s ancient fortress capital is expected to relieve the chronic traffic congestion plaguing the island by providing new ferry services. The project proposes a ferry link from Sliema to Cottonera, with a stop in Valletta, close to the Barrakka lift.

26 Mar 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

GENOA – Around 50 families have been forced to evacuate their homes as a monster blaze, which broke out at around 11 p.m. last night, devastates the Cogoleta area in the western part of Genoa, emergency workers said on Tuesday.

 Schools have been closed along with the A10 freeway between Varazze, Savona and Arenzano, Genoa.  

 Two houses have been destroyed, mayor of Cologeto Maurizio Cavelli said.

 Displaced residents have gathered at the Don Milani school.

26 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - A row over citizenship rights in Italy has erupted after Matteo Salvini promised two school boys that they would be become full Italian nationals after they helped alert police to Ousseynou Sy’s school bus attack.

25 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - First international goals from Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean were enough for Italy to see off Finland in their opening match in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

 Italy came into the match off a dismal run of form. The side were unable to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, had not a competitive home game since 2017, and had scored more than one goal only once in a match in their last 17 fixtures.

25 Mar 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

POTENZA - The centre-right have made important gains in regional elections as League and Forza Italia backed candidate Vito Bardi won the state seat, while the 5 Star Movement lost around half of their votes.

 Vito Bardi’s victory was announced with almost one hundred ballots boxes still to count as his share of the votes became unassailable, and it marked the first time in 24 years that the election has not been won by a left-wing candidate.

25 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider Julian Alaphilippe looked in imperious form as he outpaced his closest rivals in a sprint finish to take the 2019 Milan-San Remo crown.

25 Mar 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – A national four-hour airline crew strike has forced the cancellation of some domestic and international flights at Leonardo da Vinci Airport on Monday.

 Alitalia pilots and flight attendants were stopping work from 10am to 2pm, resulting in the cancellation of 95 flights, while Air Italy staff were to strike for 24 hours.

 According to Italian media, those who have had to forfeit their flights will be reimbursed. 

 Passengers are being urged to contact their ticket office to check if their flights have been affected.

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25 Mar 2019
ABDELKADER CHEREF

ALGIERS - For the past four weeks, thousands of Algerians have been pouring onto streets across the country, their discontent scrawled loud and clear on improvised banners, inscribed with such messages as: “Either you leave or we’re going to leave”, “you’re robbing the country” and “no fifth mandate for you, Bouteflika”.

22 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - The Italian Serie A is set to explore the possibility of playing a handful of competitive matches in China as the two countries this week draw closer together culturally and economically.

 The news comes in the light of President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Italy, the first of his tenure, in which he is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with prime minister Giuseppe Conte regarding the Belt and Road Initiative.

22 Mar 2019

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