February 14, 2013
ROME - There is a spectre haunting Italy - the spectre of the Beppe Grillo, the Genoese comic turned populist leader of the Five Star Movement (M5S).
February 13, 2013
VATICAN CITY– Catholic Cardinals sent a white smoke signal this evening from the Sistine Chapel after they were able to elect a new pope.
February 6, 2013
ROME - Frediano Manzi, founder of an association against racket and usury, set fire to himself outside the headquarters of the Italian national television channels RAI.
February 5, 2013
ROME - Oscar-prediction rages as English cinemagoers have a handful of Best Picture nominees to choose from.
February 4, 2013
ROME – Glamour actress Gina Lollobrigida has made a complaint against her ex-fiancé who she claims married her by proxy and without her consent.
January 30, 2013
ROME - On Sunday evening the lights on the Colosseum were turned off as part of Rome’s contribution to the Day of Memory.
January 29, 2013
ROME – On Sunday night Brendan Lynch, 26, prop for Rome’s Capitolina and employee at the FAO, was killed in a motorbike accident on the Roman ring road.
ROME - The Day of Memory is a moment when the world looks back on the Shoah.
January 28, 2013
ROME - “In so many ways Mussolini did well, but instating the racial laws was his worst mistake” declared Silvio Berlusconi on Holocaust Remembrance day.
January 22, 2013
ROME -- It was grey and cloudy as we picked our way down the gangway of our flight from Sicily to Rome, feeling the urge to turn on the lights that grips Romans landing in London from il bel paese.
January 14, 2013
ROME -In 1978 when Aldo Moro, former Italian Prime Minister, was kidnapped by the Red Brigades, the prisoner’s voice desperately cried out to be heard -- nobody listened.
ROME -- Whoever said wine and Japanese food don’t go together should try a new initiative of sushi aperitifs with Prosecco at Rokko Restaurant in Passeggiata di Ripetta, 15 in Rome.
January 9, 2013
ROME - The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Italy for the state of its prisons, which infringe prisoners’ human rights.
January 7, 2013
DETROIT, Michigan - On route back to Rome after the holidays, I caught up with an old friend in Detroit where one of my favourite new folk bands, The Flutter and Wow were performing in a local pub
December 20, 2012
ROME – The Sant'Egidio Community is offering the homeless a wonderful Christmas gift: a 'Where to eat, sleep and wash' guide to Rome,
December 11, 2012
ROME- The FAO Director-General says that improving food security in the Sahel will contribute to peace and stability in the region.
ROME – The Community of Sant’Egidio has secured the release of Senegalese soldiers held by the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MDFC).
December 10, 2012
ROME - Perhaps the most dazzling yet under-utilised resource for English authors in Italy is the Open Door book shop in Trastevere’s via della Lungaretta.
December 7, 2012
ROME -Organisers of a "Xmas Concert for Syrian Children" in St Stephen’s School are being investigated by a relief group following allegations they are close to Syria's Government, a spokesman said
December 5, 2012
ROME - It’s an original journey into the history and evolution of the most current trend in contemporary fashion and at the same time a tribute to the evocative power of yesterday’s style.
November 27, 2012
ROME - The work of Elisabetta Valgiusti, a documentary on Egypt’s Copt Christians, has been shown to an intimate audience at the Chamber of the Deputies.
November 26, 2012
ROME - A summit of Justice Ministers aimed at ending the death penalty around the world opened Tuesday under the auspices of the St. Egidio Community.
November 23, 2012
ROME - A 15-year-old committed suicide after receiving mocking comments which can be interpreted as homophobic.
November 22, 2012
ROME – Ten Tottenham Hotspur supporters, in Rome for a football match, were injured in an anti-semitic attack Thursday morning. One was seriously hurt.
November 20, 2012
ROME - It is such a sad debacle, the original errors of conception and execution in the first version have been compounded and increased.
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