June 19, 2013
VATICAN CITY- One hundred days after Pope Francis assumed the papacy “We Are Church,” a liberal Catholic opposition movement urged the Argentinian pontiff to usher in reforms to decentralize church
June 18, 2013
ROME- The subject of racism in Italy became more relevant this week after a Northern League councilor in Padua asked on Facebook why no one raped Italy's first black cabinet minister Cécile Kyenge
ROME – The FAO Director General, José Graziano da Silva, has broken up an “immoral earnings” ring involving a number of staff at the UN agency, FAO sources said.
June 17, 2013
ROME– Turkmenistan, Sao Tome, Niger and Dominican Republic may deserve FAO honours for meeting UN development goals but all are in hefty arrears in paying dues to the UN agency, FAO sources say.
June 6, 2013
ROME-Italy must follow the USA and create more private universities to prevent the Italian youth workforce becoming "marginalised," American University of Rome President Richard Hodges says.
June 15, 2013
PATTAYA, Thailand -- Anyone meeting the remarkable Juergen (Gio) Lusuardi will not quickly forget, especially when they discover how many benefit from his energy building the Take Care Kids charity
June 11, 2013
ROME– Staff at the Food and Agriculture Organisation may stage a walk-out at this month’s conference of the UN agency to protest discrimination against staff association leaders, agency sources say
ROME-- The English Theatre of Rome presents the European Premiere of Shiva Arms, written and performed by Doug Motel for one night only on Sunday 30th June at 8pm.
June 10, 2013
ROME–Latin American diplomats, a Pinochet opponent and veterans brought back from retirement are among new staff in FAO chief Jose Graziano da Silva's office, FAO sources say.
WASHINGTON-- In 2007, Amanda Knox left Seattle for Perugia, Italy, to master the language, then move to Rome for a creative-writing course at the University of Washington’s overseas program.
June 5, 2013
ROME – Saad Alotaibi, considered a Saudi Royal family unofficial emissary at the FAO, has left his job as Assistant Director General for the mideast following the murky death of a Japanese staffer
June 4, 2013
ROME-- Recently the Corriere della Sera carried two full pages and an editorial debating whether Britain will leave the EU -For many years this was unthinkable.
January 4, 2013
VERONA - In July 2005, I argued that the Italian government should cut the cash it hands out to Italian Universities - Mario Monti’s government did just that.
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 18, 2012
ROME -- The European Commission is preparing infringement proceedings against Italy for discrimination against British lecturers working in Italian universities, diplomatic sources say.
December 13, 2012
ROME - Italian car giant Fiat has said it will cut 1,500 jobs in Poland to match falling demand.
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.
REYHANLI, TURKEY -As the Assad regime continues to conduct air strikes on rebel-held medical facilities, Syrian doctors across the border are hindered by government and banking regulations.
November 27, 2012
ROME- Italy’s real GDP growth is to fall further in 2013, the OECD has forecast.
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."
May 31, 2012
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 15, 2012
ROME –Tens of thousands of struggling migrants, many providing services for tourists in the Eternal City, live in squalid windowless basements, some rented by landlords linked to the Vatican bank,
April 13, 2012
SARAJEVO-- The sickening crack from a Serbian sharpshooter's rifle made my American colleague jump bolt upright in the driver's seat.
March 22, 2012
KUWAIT CITY -- “Stop looking at the troops through the binoculars,” Marie told me, “You’ll get us arrested.” As Marie Colvin and I drove around Failaka Island halfway between Iranian missile batter
March 8, 2012
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December 16, 2011
ROME – Captain Charles Ridley, a soldier and top foreign correspondent for United Press International, climaxed an extraordinary career with a worldwide scoop by breaking the news of the 1981 assa
November 1, 2011
ROME– Kanayo Nwanze, the director general of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development, refused an offer of a free Alfa Romeo saloon car from the Italian Government, insist
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