ROME – A new era in Italian rugby begins as Gli Azzurri prepare to take on England in Rome in their Six Nations Opener. New coach Gonzalo Quesada has named his first side since being appointed, welcoming Benetton Rugby’s centre Tommaso Menoncello back into the team and handing brothers Paolo and Alessandro Garbisi their first start together in a Test match.
ROME – The Minister of Defence, Guido Crosetto, has confirmed the year-long deployment of an Italian warship “Federico Martinengo” next Sunday off the coast of Djibouti. This is Italy’s contribution to a Greek led plan to allow cargo ships a safe passage through the Red Sea, as Houthi attacks increase.
The exhibition missile frigate is already deployed in the Red Sea as Italy’s contribution to the European-led “Atalanta” operation against piracy, based off the coast of Somalia.
PORT SUDAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urgently calls on Sudan’s warring parties to provide immediate guarantees for the safe and unimpeded delivery of humanitarian food assistance to conflict-hit parts of Sudan, especially across conflict lines where hungry displaced civilians are trapped and cut-off from life-saving humanitarian assistance.
ROME – Asti police issued arrest warrants early Thursday morning for four alleged participants in a scheme to deliver cell phones, SIM cards, chargers, and drugs by drone to inmates across Italy. The ring made 100,000 euros in profit in the last three months of 2023 and infiltrated eight prisons between Saluzzo and Agrigento.
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ROME - Italian Formula One team Scuderia Ferrari has confirmed the signing of 7-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, "on a multi-year contract." Hamilton will join the team in 2025. The announcement from Ferrari came late on Feb. 1, the transfer deadline day.
This move, which has shocked the F1 world, will see Hamilton leave Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team. The Brit has raced for Mercedes since 2013, winning six of his seven world titles with them.
However, in recent seasons, Mercedes and Hamilton have struggled to challenge Red Bull and Verstappen for the title.
ROME – Eight to ten hooded men armed with automatic weapons opened fire on a caravan of armoured cars Wednesday morning on Sardinia’s Carlo Felice State Highway 131, police said. The commando fled south from a shootout with police and carabinieri by FIAT Panda and pickup truck, leaving eight injured and making off with an estimated four million euros in cash.
VATICAN CITY — Detailing his vision for Catholic education during an audience with the President and Board of Trustees of the American University of Notre Dame on Thursday, Pope Francis said Catholic institutions of higher learning must not only “expand the mind, the head, but must expand the heart as well.”
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has encouraged people to break free from the chains of personal slavery and rebuild bonds of universal brotherhood in his Lenten message.
The pope said the “earth, air and water are polluted, but so are our souls", describing how many people harbour an "inexplicable longing for slavery" in their hearts. He warned that humanity is currently experiencing “a model of growth that divides and robs us of a future” which makes us “weary and indifferent.”