Edwin Audland

ROME - President Xi Jinping Friday hailed Italy and China's deep friendship as he met his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella to discuss Italo-Chinese relationships before attending at a gala dinner at the Quirinal Palace.

22 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Harold Pinter’s ‘The Dumb Waiter’ was wonderfully interpreted as The English Theatre of Rome drew March to a close March by breathing new life into a classic. The play, produced by Gaby Ford, left its opening night audience transfixed in its poignant exploration of human relationships, obedience, and modern society more widely.

22 Mar 2019
Isabella Ferrari

ROME – Tucked away from the Eternal City’s countless rustic trattorias, which often serve overwhelming portions of the same traditional Roman dishes, Cavallini sets itself apart by embracing fresh seasonal products to give new life to local dishes.

 Situated in the heart of Prati, the warm light radiating from the modern yet intimate interior of Cavallini, opened just four months ago, immediately enticed me to go in. Walking in and spotting the stylish bar boasting an impressive collection of fine wines and spirits, I could tell I had come across somewhere worth visiting.

21 Mar 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

BEIRA – The United Nations World Food Programme has stepped up its food distributions in and around Beira following the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, the worst natural disaster to have struck Mozambique in the nation's history.

21 Mar 2019
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MILAN – A school bus driver of Senegalese origin seized and set fire to his vehicle packed with school children Thursday morning by dousing the interior with gasoline. According to police reports, he had planned a massacre in retaliation for the deaths of migrants at sea.

 Before setting it alight, the driver crashed the vehicle carrying 51 children from Vailati middle school in Crema into a police patrol car that was being used as a roadblock on the provincial road 415 at San Donato Milanese.

21 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - The National Museum of the 21st Century Arts (MAXXI) in Rome Wednesday inaugurated its ‘Design China’ exhibition and provided the backdrop for a discussion on future Italian and Chinese media collaboration in the build-up to President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Eternal City from the 21 to 24 March.

20 Mar 2019
INSIDER NEWSDESK

ROME - Italy’s senate Wednesday voted to stop a criminal case being brought against deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, after he blocked migrants from disembarking onto Italian soil.

 The move comes after Salvini refused to allow 177 migrants, amongst which around 30 minors, aboard the Diciotti ship to disembark onto Italian soil for almost a week.

20 Mar 2019
Edwin Audland

ROME - Try convincing a true Italian pizzaiolo that what he has just created with love, a subtle thin base gently covered with tomato and sprinkled with mozzarella and prosciutto, could be improved if he threw on some pineapple.

20 Mar 2019
Isabella Ferrari

ROME - Marcello De Vito, President of the Rome city council assembly and a member of the Five Star Movement (M5S), was arrested Wednesday on corruption charges in relation to investigations into AS Roma's project to build a new stadium in the city. Two entrepreneurs were also arrested.

 De Vito has violated “the principles of impartiality and fairness to which the administrative action must conform,” wrote the investigating judge.

20 Mar 2019

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