Francesca Halliwell

ROME - A magnificent party was held at Villa Wolkonsky to honour St. Andrew’s Day. Dressed tip to toe in kilts and authentic tartans, guests participated in traditional Scottish dances to honour the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew.  

 “As the Scots say, ‘partying is something that we do well in Scotland, and if there is one day of the year when we let ourselves go, it is absolutely St Andrew’s Day!’” said British Ambassador Jill Morris as she welcomed guests to dance on the Residence’s polished wooden floor.

3 Dec 2018
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - The Minister for Southern Italy, Ms.Barbara Lezzi, met the correspondents of the foreign press in Italy in a full-scale confrontation, in which there was discussions about the economic maneuver, the reform of the pension system, the relations between Italy and the European Union, the government and relationships within the Parliamentary majority. Furthermore, journalists have shown particular interest in the measures for relaunching the South, investments in infrastructure, economic relations between the South and the Mediterranean countries and measures to fight unemployment.

3 Dec 2018
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - The presentation of Roberto Wirth's book 'Silence was my first playmate' (Newton Compton Editori) written with the journalist Corrado Ruggeri was recently held in Rome at the headquarters of the Foreign Press Association in Italy.

3 Dec 2018
Patrick Middleton

ROMA – Controversy surrounding the Video Assistant Referee overshadowed a highly entertaining 2-2 draw between AS Roma and Inter Milan, while Cristiano Ronaldo capped off another comfortable Juventus victory with his tenth goal in the Serie A.

3 Dec 2018
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - An informal ceremony was recently held at the headquarters of the Association of Foreign Press in Italy in Rome (ASEI) presenting its new 'fan', a summary of the foreign publications whose correspondents are based in Italy. 

 The new fan is an update of its 1992 edition, has about 240 logos and contains a tribute to imprisoned and harassed journalists in various countries at the base. 

3 Dec 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – The Community of Sant’Edigio gave a telling reminder on Friday of the “forgotten epidemic” plaguing Africa, a day before further awareness of the disease is raised on World AIDS Day.

 Statistics released by the organisation indicate that HIV, the agent responsible for AIDS, kills up to 380,000 people each year in South-East Africa, while at least 2,000 contract the disease each day in this area alone. Despite the continued work by a huge number of charities to combat the spread of the disease, it is still rife in so many communities.

30 Nov 2018
Patrick Middleton

ROME – The security and migration decree proposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was approved in the Lower House on Wednesday morning, despite protests from a number of Five Star Movement deputies, political sources report.

29 Nov 2018
Patrick Middleton

ROME – At a Mediatrends meeting between journalists and South American ambassadors, the Communications Director for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation spoke of the danger caused by global warming to the self-sustainable lifestyles of millions in Latin America.

26 Nov 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME – Bernardo Bertolucci, one of the most influential figures in Italian cinema over the last 50 years, has passed away, his family reported on Monday.

 The great director, most famous for works such as ‘Last Tango in Paris’ and ‘The Last Emperor’, was suffering from lung cancer and died aged 77 in Rome.

 Bertolucci was born in Parma on March 16, 1941 and had directed his first feature ‘La Commare Secca’ by the age of 21, having begun his career assisting Pier Paolo Pasolini just one year previously.

26 Nov 2018

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