CAIRO--The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Cindy McCain issued an urgent plea from the Rafah border crossing for safe, expanded humanitarian access to Gaza as humanitarian needs skyrocket and critical food supplies reach dangerously low levels.
MILAN – Finance police have seized a record more than 779 million euros from Airbnb on orders of an investigating judge following a request by state prosecutors probing alleged tax evasion by the short-term rental platform Airbnb Ireland Unlimited and three people who were executives of the company between 2017 and 2021, judicial sources said Tuesday.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis began a busy Monday of public audiences by saying that he was ill and not able to read his speech but the Vatican chief spokesman said the pontiff was only suffering from a cold.
“Good day, I greet you all and welcome you,” Francis said, sounding tired, at the start of an audience in the Vatican with a group of European rabbis.
“Thank you for this visit, which pleases me so much, but it happens that I am not well and therefore I prefer not read my speech but to give it to you for you to take away.”
CHIETI – Police in Britain arrested a retired management consultant, Michael Whitbread, 74, after his English partner, Michele Faiers Dawn, was found stabbed to death in the bedroom at their cottage in a remote area of the rugged Abruzzi mountains near Chieti, police said,
Leicestershire Police said a 74-year-old man was detained in Shepshed on Wednesday and remained under arrest. Officers said the arrest was related to the death of Ms Faiers.
TRIESTE – Italian police have arrested a Montenegrin racing yacht skipper; Milos Radonjic, who is wanted on a U.S. warrant issued on charges of heading an international drug trafficking gang smuggling thousands of kilos of cocaine into Europe from Ecuador and Colombia, police said Tuesday.
Francis thought it would be a good idea to have some ice cream. The moment he had pulled the restaurant’s front door behind him, a shuffling crowd had swallowed him up and pushed him forward. He had tried to escape from the suffocating alleys around the Trevi fountain, but in the high street he again had found himself stuck in a crowd. The Roman sun stood high. Its rays were attacking Francis’ fair Celtic hair and skin. He had to put one foot in front of the other. The meal had been very rich. Seated alone at his table, he had felt watched.
ROME – Michael Dilien and Ben Munster are the joint winners of the 2023 edition of the Desmond O’Grady Literary Prize for short stories on an Italian theme established by the Italian Insider in memory of the newspaper’s late literary editor, prize organisers said Friday.