ROBERTO SAVIO

Rome – Donald John Trump, 45th and current president of the United States, has been seen in many illustrious circles as an anomaly that cannot last. Well, it is time to look at reality.

 If we put on the glasses of people who have seen their level of income reduced and are afraid of the future, Trump is here to stay, and he is a result and not a cause.

19 Jun 2018
Archie Farquharson

ROME – Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s census proposal triggered outrage amongst opposition politicians on Tuesday and drew severe criticism from the Italian Jewish community, saying his plans amount to ethnic cleansing.

 Salvini, leader of the anti-migrant League party, called for a Rom census on Monday, stressing that he would shut down and bulldoze illegal camps across Italy, expelling all undocumented foreigners.

19 Jun 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

VATICAN CITY – During a mass at Santa Marta, Pope Francis spoke about the root of dictatorships, a reflection that some observers felt was directed at the Trump administration.

 In his Monday address, which Italian media have hailed a strong homily, the pontiff recalled the “destructive power of slanderous communication.”

 He also said: “Just think of the persecution of the Jews in the last century. A horror that still happens today.”

19 Jun 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

MILAN – On Monday, League leader and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini announced his intention to hold a special sort of “census" of the Roma population in Italy.

 He told TeleLombardia: “I’m having the Ministry prepare a dossier on the Roma question in Italy, because after Maroni, nothing has been done and it’s chaos".

 Salvini spoke of "a survey of the Roma people in Italy to see who, how, how many", that is, "redoing the census. We’ll have a register".

18 Jun 2018
Gianfranco Nitti

ROME - At the award ceremony of the 58th edition of the Globo d'Oro, conferred by the Foreign Press Association at the marvellous Villa Medici, home to the French Academy, the Grand Prize was awarded to the film The Exodus by the young Neapolitan director Ciro Formisano, who co-wrote the screenplay with Angelo Pastore.

 The Italian and Foreign Press also reported on all the other winners of the Golden Globes.

 The Exodus addresses a situation that many Italian workers have been victims of since 2011, of which 6000 are still involved.

18 Jun 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK

BARI – The Carabinieri Special Operations Group were carrying out 104 precautionary mafia-associated arrests on Monday throughout Italy, primarily focussed around the province of Bari, officials said.

 The alleged clan members under investigation, forming over a hundred suspects, are believed to be affiliated to the “Mercante-Diomede” and “Capriati” criminal groups.

18 Jun 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME – In honour of Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday, British ambassador to Italy Jill Morris welcomed 2,000 guests to her residence at Villa Wolkonsky on Thursday night for a dazzling extravaganza that guests ruled the liveliest party of the diplomatic social season in the Eternal City.

 The theme of the evening was “Bridging the Gaps” and served to highlight the bonds that unite the two countries.

15 Jun 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

VATICAN CITY – Cardinal Leonard Burke has asked for the Italian bishops’ daily, the Avvenire, to issue a public apology for publishing an article that deeply offended him, officials say.

 The American Cardinal, who is one of the main conservative critics of Pope Francis, said: "I want to ask you to rectify, by means of public correction, the article, and at the same time issue a public apology regarding the real object and tenor of my reflections, very different from the false ones attributed to me by your newspaper".

15 Jun 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME - The corruption scandal concerning the construction of a new football stadium in the Eternal City has widened to include the governing League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement. Magistrates have disclosed that new Cabinet Undersecreatary Giancarlo Giorgetti had a private dinner with Luca Parnasi, the businessman arrested on charges of corrupting politicians to obtain the contract for building the huge sports facility at Tor di Valle in Rome’s southern outskirts. 

15 Jun 2018

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