Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) A court in Rome Tuesday sentenced a young Romanian woman to four years in prison on attempted murder charges after she abandoned her newborn baby inside a toilet in a restaurant. Andreia Grancea, 21, gave birth to the baby in the restaurant in Rome in December last year. She fled the scene, and the baby was rescued by two girls who entered the toilet minutes later
Rome, June 18 (IANS/AKI) A young Italian who converted to Islam and joined rebels seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been killed in Syria, an Italian daily said. Citing intelligence and interior ministry sources, the Il Giornale daily named the youth as 20-year-old Giuliano Delnevo from the northwestern port city of Genoa.
Rome, June 18 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Italy have held talks over ways to strengthen bilateral ties for economic and trade cooperation. The meet was held between UAE's Minister for Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri and the Italian Minister for Economic Development, Italian Flavio Zanonato, and his accompanying delegation. --IANS/WAM sd
Rome, June 15 (IANS/AKI) A Somali migrant leapt to his death from an apartment building in Italy's central city of Florence, after authorities reportedly refused to grant him asylum in the country. The 31-year-old died instantly after he plummeted 20 metres from the third floor and hit the ground below. He had arrived in the tiny southern island of Lampedusa island in 2011 aboard a boat from North Africa
Rome, June 15 (IANS/AKI) A former senior official in the Italian government has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling 10 million euros of interior ministry funds, police said.
Rome, June 14 (IANS/AKI) Indian author Gurcharan Das will lead a debate in Rome next month on his country and its relations with Italy, inspired by his recent book "India Grows at Night". Harvard-educated Das will kick off the debate July 1 at Rome's ancient Temple of Hadrian, with a talk entitled "India and Italy grow at night when their governments sleep".
Rome, June 14 (IANS/AKI) A local councillor in Italy's northern city of Padua was suspended by the anti-immigrant Northern League party after she called for Italy's first woman black minister to be raped.
Rome, June 14 (IANS/AKI) Internet giant Google says it has blocked a "politically motivated" phishing against thousands of gmail users in Iran on the eve of the country's presidential election. "For almost three weeks, we have detected and disrupted multiple email-based phishing campaigns," Eric Grosse, Google Inc.'s vice-president for security engineering, wrote in a post on Google's blog.
Rome, June 14 (IANS/AKI) Police in Italy's southern Calabria region have arrested 23 suspects on charges of mafia association, drugs and arms trafficking, property fraud, money laundering and abetting fugitives from justice. The suspects belong to the 'Ndrangheta's Ascone di Rosarno clan. Members of the Calabrian mafia's Pesce and Bellocco families were arrested in two earlier phases of the operation, police said.
Rome, June 13 (IANS) Roma football club announced they have officially appointed ex-Lille manager Rudi Garcia as their new coach.
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