Lyndsay Weatherall

  ROME -- Pope Francis urged the mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri Monday to pull his left-wing socks up and use the opportunity of next year's special Jubilee to improve notoriously poor public services such as transport, public lavatories and trash containers 

10 Jun 2024
JAN FILIPOWICZ

 ROME – The FAO, in an apparent reprisal, has not renewed the contract of an Italian consultant who announced last year he was, together with other like-minded consultant colleagues, forming a trade union of consultants to combat worsening conditions at the Chinese-run agency, FAO sources said Monday.

10 Jun 2024
Lyndsay Weatherall

  ROME -- Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party won the most votes in the European Parliamentary Elections, securing 28.8 per cent of the votes, according to projections issued by the interior ministry.

  The Democratic Party (PD) came in second place, trailing by around 4 points, winning 24 per cent of the votes and will be expected to act as the Brothers of Italy’s main opposition force. The left leaning Five Star Movement came third with almost 10 per cent of votes, marking one of their worst results in history. 

10 Jun 2024
Lucia Guerrieri

  ROME – Thirty-nine years since the last double-murder by the “Monster of Florence'', the deputy of the Five Star Movement, Stefania Ascari, is urging Interior Minister, Matteo Piantedosi, t

7 Jun 2024
Lyndsay Weatherall

  ROME -- Amanda Knox announced her intention to appeal after being reconvicted of slander for accusing Patrick Lumumba of the 2007 murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher, according to a TV interview on Thursday.

7 Jun 2024
KATARINA HARRISON-GAZE

 ROME – Italian tennis player, Jannik Sinner, has made history by becoming the first Italian man to reach number one in the ATP tennis world rankings.

 Sinner, 22, from South Tirol, beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-2,6-4, 7-6 to reach the semi finals of the Roland Garros grand slam in Paris.

 Djokovic’s withdrawal from tournament, due to a knee injury, meant that Sinner was guaranteed enough points to make history and claim the number one spot, regardless of his finish. This will be reflected when the world rankings update on Monday. 

6 Jun 2024
BRUNO QUINNEY

 ROME -- Antonio Conte has been appointed as the new manager of Napoli, signing a three-year deal.

 The former Juventus and Inter Milan head coach, who also managed Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, had been out of work since leaving the North London club in March 2023.

6 Jun 2024
INSIDER NEWSDESK

  CINISI, Sicily-- Two tourists were robbed in a taxi in Cinisi by four men attempting to steal what turned out to be a fake Rolex watch, the police have said. 

  The two Italian tourists, who have been living in the Czech Republic, were spotted by the four men in Albertini beach in Cinisi, Sicily. The pair were then followed as they headed towards Palermo, with the four men flanking their taxi with two large bikes and robbing them. 

6 Jun 2024
FRANCESCO TERRONE

  NAPLES -- The South! My dear land, the passion of my soul, I am a southern man. Land of tradition and culture, of music and colour, of sun, of torment, of tears of love. A land of people who know how to live and how to survive, who know how to fight and resist. Yet, a land that is condemned and doomed to disaster by those who do not know what the south represents: energy potential, explosive and positive, creativity, professionalism and a desire for redemption, ready to take off towards the achievement of labour, financial, economic, financial, cultural and artistic development.

5 Jun 2024

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