Patrick Middleton
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ROME – After a joint bid from Turin, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was branded “dead” on Tuesday, an agreement between Milan and Cortina has begun to gather momentum.

19 Sep 2018
Patrick Middleton
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ROME – In front of a sell-out crowd at the San Siro, two late goals saw Inter seal a dramatic victory on their return to Champions League football after 6 years in the wilderness.

  Mauro Icardi drew the hosts level on 85 minutes, before Matias Vecino headed one home late in injury time to give Inter a precious victory and a perfect start to their European campaign.

19 Sep 2018
INSIDER NEWSDESK
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NAPLES – An earthquake measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale has struck the seaside city of Pozzuoli and the Phlegraean district, in the province of Naples, local authorities said on Wednesday.

 The Vesuvius Observatory’s seismographs registered two strong tremors in sequence. The first shock, accompanied by a loud roar, was last night felt at 23.36 measuring 2.2 on the Richter scale.  Minutes later, a minor 1.4 magnitude shock followed, with a recorded depth of around 4 kilometres.

 There have been no reports of damage.

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19 Sep 2018
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – FAO Director General Jose Graziano da Silva is sueing the Italian Insider newspaper for a second time, claiming that articles about his appointment of Peruvian former first lady Nadine Heredia to the UN agency were criminally defamatory even though the Italian prosecutor examining his claims recommended they be archived, judicial officials say-

18 Sep 2018
Patrick Middleton
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ROME – The annual cricket showdown between Commonwealth embassies based in the Eternal City has returned, courtesy of the Commonwealth Club of Rome and the Italian Cricket Federation.

 The tournament originated in the 1960s and 70s, and was originally known as the ‘Rome Ashes’, with teams from the British and Australian embassies taking on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the FAO and a few international colleges in Rome.

18 Sep 2018