Isabella Ferrari

ROME - A day of remembrance to show solidarity against the numerous neo-fascist threats made to journalists and reporters and to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust, an initiative together with the Jewish Community of Rome, is to be held Friday, the Roman Press Association reported.

 The event comes in response to recent incidents of anti-Semitic behaviour in Rome. The resurgence of intimidation, acts of vandalism and neo-fascist aggression that have targeted reporters and various members of the press, must remind everyone that “what happened can happen again.”

22 Jan 2019
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MADRID – Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo appeared in court on Tuesday to finalise a plea deal with a Spanish court over tax evasion charges.

 The deal, agreed in advance with prosecutors, involves an 18.8 million euro fine and a 23-month jail sentence, which the former Real Madrid star is very unlikely to serve.

 In Spain, those sentenced for under two years in prison don’t normally serve time, particularly for non-violent offences such as Ronaldo’s.

22 Jan 2019
Patrick Middleton

ROME – Interior Minister Matteo Salvini stood by fellow Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio’s comments about French policy in Africa on Tuesday, after the Italian ambassador was summoned to the foreign ministry in Paris.

 Salvini told Mediaset TV that his colleague’s comments were not unjustified, saying, “the migrant problem has lots of causes.” “France is among those who take away wealth from the people of Africa,” the League leader added.

22 Jan 2019
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PALERMO – Sicilian police on Tuesday followed up on arrest warrants issued by prosecutors for members of the reformed ‘cupola’ of the infamous mafia clan ‘Cosa Nostra,’ taking multiple individuals into custody.

 Among those arrested were Leonardo Greco, the grandson of the clan’s top brass Michele, and Calogero Lo Piccolo, son of a clan boss Salvatore, who is currently serving a life-sentence in prison.

22 Jan 2019
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 NORCIA - A group of Benedictine nuns from this Umbrian town, among the displaced persons of the 2016 earthquake, have finally received a container of “seclusion” as a place of temporary residence.

 On Sunday afternoon the keys to the structure were handed over to the ten sisters who, after the earthquake, had been forced to leave Norcia and move to Trevi.

21 Jan 2019
Patrick Middleton

ROME – Speculation about whether AS Roma’s ‘Tor di Valle’ stadium project may receive additional support from Kuwaiti investors has steadily increased as the Kuwaiti ambassador to Italy and San Marino has been welcomed in to the inner circles of the club.

 His Excellency Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is also a member of the Kuwaiti royal family, became the first non-Italian to be awarded with the ‘Cavaliere della Roma’ award by the club, a token for the ambassador’s fervent support for the team.  

21 Jan 2019
Isabella Ferrari

ROME - After stopping trains Monday morning between the stations of Ottaviano and Battistini in both directions in mid-morning the situation worsened and the block extended to Termini.

 The Transport Agency for the Municipality of Rome (ATAC) described the incident as a “technical failure” and explained that the closure of part of the A line is necessary to allow the work to restore the service. A substitute bus service was activated but, at least at Termini, it was completely insufficient at offsetting the traffic of passengers.

21 Jan 2019
Patrick Middleton

ROME – A quickfire double against Lazio ensured Napoli kept the pressure on Juventus at the top of the table this weekend, while an inspired comeback from Torino wasn’t enough to prevent another win for AS Roma.

 Having recovered from a poor opening to the season, Roma secured their fourth win in five matches in the Serie A, recovering well to find a winner against Torino at the Stadio Olimpico after the away side’s second-half revival.

21 Jan 2019
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WASHINGTON - American Innovations for International Development, Inc. (AMIID) has announced the appointment of Michael George Hage as its new president and CEO.

 Following a long international career in multilateral relations services, policy development, program management, and communication for development, M. Hage brings a wealth of experience spanning over more than two decades.

21 Jan 2019

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