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 ROME – Elena Ferrante, the pseudonymous author made famous by the Neapolitan Novels, has published a new novel which arrived in Italian bookshops at midnight Wednesday, reported Il Messaggero.

 La vita bugiarda degli adulti, which will appear in America as The Lying Life of Adults in June 2020, is Ferrante’s first novel in four years.

7 Nov 2019
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 ROME – Two Celtic fans were stabbed, apparently by Lazio supporters, ahead of Thursday night’s football match, said police sources.

 According to the first reports, they were part of a group of Celtic supporters who were attacked by Lazio ultras outside the Flann O’Brien Irish pub on Via Nazionale, central Rome, at approximately 11.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

 The Lazio ultras then disappeared.  The two people stabbed were helped by police and medics and their condition is not thought to be serious.

7 Nov 2019
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 SARNO – The mayor of a Campania town has ordered the precautionary measure of evacuating residents due to the risk of landslides.

 The evacuation of 200 residents from Sarno, near Salerno, was ordered at 9 a.m. Tuesday by mayor Giuseppe Canfora.

 On Sunday night, the streets of the old town flooded with mud and debris from the slope of Mt Saretto, itself devastated by fire on Sept. 20.  An orange weather warning for the area was issued for Tuesday and Wednesday, reported La Repubblica.

6 Nov 2019
ISABELLA MASSAM

 ROME – The Rome Savoyards’ latest production, George Bernard Shaw’s “The Philanderer,” opened with an amusing and thought-provoking performance of a play that, while indisputably of its time, can nevertheless engage a modern audience.

6 Nov 2019
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 ROME – A group of vulnerable refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan arrived in Italy via the Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, run by UNHCR, said the UN agency.

 The group of 54, including 23 children of whom 13 are unaccompanied or separated from adults, arrived in Italy on Tuesday.

 Most have been through a long period of detention in Libya, where they had to face violations of their human rights and the growing threat of being caught up in the hostilities there.

6 Nov 2019
Gianfranco Nitti

 ROME – In the presence of Finland’s new ambassador to Italy, Pia Rantala-Engberg, Michele Dall'Ongaro, president of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the curators and some authors of the essays 'Sibelius and Italy' – probably the most complete collection of studies on relations with Italy of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius – was presented in Rome, at the MUSA, Museum of Musical Instruments.

5 Nov 2019
Gianfranco Nitti

 BRATISLAVA – On behalf of the investigative journalist who worked for the portal Aktuality.sk, Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová who were murdered in the town of Veľká Mača, the Head of the Trnava Self-Governing Region Mr Jozef Viskupič, together with the families of the late Mr Kuciak and Miss Kušnírová, with support from the Italian Embassy in Bratislava convenes the First International Anti-Mafia Conference. The event is held on 11 and 12 November in the Ján Palárik theatre in Trnava.

5 Nov 2019
Desmond O'Grady

 ROME -- Pat Conroy and Mike Mewshaw were great friends but it did not last.  Conroy was a best-selling novelist while Mewshaw is a talented but less successful novelist, memorialist and journalist.  Conroy never made that weigh and admired Mewshaw’s writing.  Lonely on arrival in Rome in the early 1980s, Conroy rang Mewshaw asking for his friendship and they were great mates for the next 14 years.

5 Nov 2019
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 TARANTO – Steel giant ArcelorMittal have announced that they would be terminating their contract and withdrawing from the Ilva plant in Taranto, putting at risk over ten thousand jobs, said business sources Tuesday.

5 Nov 2019

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