August 18, 2012
ROME— WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, commemorated World Humanitarian Day Sunday and remembered “fallen heroes” around the world who dedicated their lives to save those of others.
August 13, 2012
ROME- We all knew Gore Vidal. How could we not? Ubiquitous on television, as driven as an Olympic athlete, he described himself as "a third-generation celebrity."
August 6, 2012
ROME –The community of Sant’Egidio hosted a conference calling on the United Nations to intervene in the unstable situation in Syria in effort to bring back peace and diplomacy.
July 18, 2012
ROME-The last stage of the Chamber of Commerce project that shows Rome and the Lazio region to the Americas was held recently in Toronto.
July 12, 2012
ROME- Slow Food will hold a conference aimed at promoting dialogue between civil society and European Institutions on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
July 6, 2012
ROME– FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva has strongly denied he is favouring Latin Americans since he took office at the food agency in January.
July 3, 2012
ROME-The dazzling Diamond Jubilee birthday party of Queen Elizabeth II held in Villa Wolkonski was an outstanding effort by British Ambassador, Christopher Prentice and his talented staff.
ROME- A dramatic turning point took place in the Rebibbia courtroom bunker during the third hearing of the trial against the alleged Somali pirates last week.
July 2, 2012
ROME - Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama is the recipient of the 28th edition of "Premio Archivio Disarmo Colombe d’Oro per la Pace 2012," organisers said. Mons.
PORTRUSH, COUNTYANTRIM --If any picture is worth a thousand words, it must be this one.
June 28, 2012
ROME- The UK economy needs another big dose of quantitative easing to kick-start the stalled recovery, a Bank of England policymaker has asserted.
June 14, 2012
VATICAN CITY - The Holy See has urged an end to attacks on Christians in Nigeria after gunmen and a suicide bomber from the Islamist sect Boko Haram killed nine people and wounded hundreds more.
June 11, 2012
ROME - In a quest to improve food security and nutrition, The World Food Programme’s Executive Producer, Ertharin Cousin, is visiting Latin America and the Caribbean.
June 8, 2012
KINSHASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week provided a monthly food ration to close to 20,000 newly displaced people and host families
June 6, 2012
ROME - Despite Italy's pledge to expel Syrian Ambassador Khadour Hasan in light of the Houla massacre in which 108 people were murdered, the Ambassador evidently is still on Italian soil.
ROME - Alain Economides, the Italian Ambassador in London, has awarded Italian writer Gaia Servadio the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for the honour her career has brought Italy.
VATICAN CITY - An American nun has added fuel to the flames in the ongoing debate concerning same-sex unions, sexuality and divorce within the Catholic Church.
June 1, 2012
ROME– Christian Mersmann, the respected head of the UN’s Global Mechanism combating desertification, was sacked with two days’ notice by IFAD chief Kanayo Nwanze, UN sources said.
May 31, 2012
ROME– The Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen have been released on bail but with strict conditions.
ROME-- Italy's highest court has upheld a ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and annulled a previous judgment that Germany must compensate Italian victims of Nazi war crimes.
ROME-- The governor of the Bank of Italy spoke today of the need for “deep-seated change” to help the young generation bring Italy out of its financial crisis.
ROME– Kuwait is optimistic the Arab Spring will usher in political democracy throughout the Middle East with many countries following the Kuwaiti example of a parliamentary constitution and freedom
May 30, 2012
ROME-- British WFP worker Patrick Noonan has been freed after 86 days in captivity in South Darfur. He is said to be looking forward to seeing his family.
ROME– Rome International School hopes to raise more than 30,000 euros for recovering Haiti in this year’s gala dinner.
May 29, 2012
ROME– Italy, along with other major Western nations, has expelled the Syrian embassy.
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