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Motorcycling - Rossi 'positive' as Aragon decision looms.

The 38-year-old Italian, who suffered a double fracture only 19 days ago, completed 20 laps on a production bike during a two hour session at Misano's Marco Simoncelli circuit in eastern Italy on Tuesday.

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Rossi 'positive' as Aragon decision looms.

Italian MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi will have a medical before making a decision on competing in this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix.

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Dalai Lama calls for sense of oneness of humanity at inter-religious meet in Florence.

Taking part in an inter-religious meeting titled 'Freedom Through Rules', His Holiness the Dalai Lama said that humans give too much emphasis on the secondary level of difference s

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Theresa May is making a big Brexit speech in Florence. But why do it there?.

The BBC's Katya Adler, Adam Fleming, James Reynolds and Laura Kuenssberg explain why.

- BBC - UK

NGO demands Italy release seized migrant rescue boat.

A German NGO whose migrant rescue boat was impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of collusion with people traffickers said Tuesday it had been the victim of a "despicable smear campaign".

- The Daily Star - LB

Genoa Boat Show sees 8% exhibitor growth.

884 companies participating, 70 new brands


Fourteen Italian films to compete for Oscar submission.

Italy's candidate to be announced on the September 26


Ukrinform: Premier of Ontario sends postcard to Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko.

Premier of Ontario, the most populated Canadian province, has sent a postcard to Paris-based Ukrinform journalist Roman Sushchenko, who was illegally arrested in Moscow in 2016. The post Ukrinform: Premier of Ontario sends postcard to Ukrainian political prisoner Roman Sushchenko appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Ukrinform: Brigitte Macron expresses support for Sushchenko’s wife.

First lady of France Brigitte Macron expresses sincere words of support to the wife of Ukrainian journalist and political prisoner Roman Sushchenko, who has been illegally detained for almost a year in the Russian Federation. The post Ukrinform: Brigitte Macron expresses support for Sushchenko’s wife appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Spate of Rapes Spark Calls for Patrols, Punishment in Italy.

Officials are calling for increased police patrols and new laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around Italy.   After two new cases emerged Tuesday, Rome mayor Virginia Raggi declared it has been "a black September for Italy."   In Rome, a German woman reported being raped, robbed and bound in the swank ...

- Voice of America - US

Calls for more security after series of rapes in Italy.

Far-right parties gain traction claiming link between immigrants and crime as Rome's mayor demands increased police patrols


My holidays: Paolo Rotondo

What was your greatest holiday? I remember being in Italy and totally broke, but decided to go to Greece nonetheless. I slept on the deck of a ship, on beaches, next to a goat and ate only pistachios some days ... and yet it was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Five great European castles you can stay in

With the help of , we've found five real European castles where you can indulge your fairy tale fantasies Castello Di Pavone, Pavone Canavese, Italy With exterior walls dating back to the 9th century, this castle...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Flying from Doha to Rome Fiumuncino with Qatar Airways

Stephanie Holmes flies aboard Qatar's QR921 from Doha to Rome Fiumuncino Plane: Qatar Airways 787 Dreamliner. Class: Economy. Price: Auckland to Rome return fares are from $1445. Luggage: 30kg of checked baggage/7kg...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Younited Credit raises $48 million to fuel international expansion of its crowdlending platform

Paris-based Younited Credit announced today that it has raised a $48 million round of venture capital as the fintech startup seeks to extend its reach across Europe. Younited offers a crowdsourced lending model for small businesses in France, Spain, and Italy. Including this latest round, the company has now raised ...

- VentureBeat - US

German woman robbed, raped and left tied naked to a pole in Rome

Police are looking for a suspect as Italy witnesses string of rape cases in recent weeks.

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Drug ring ferried cannabis between Malta and Sicily via speedboat, court told

A Maltese man and a young Italian woman caught red-handed with 70kg of cannabis at Għadira Bay, sat in the dock today as their lawyers sought to get them released on bail.  Michael Aquilina, 44, and Greta Grassi, 22, were arrested on September 7 after police surveillance revealed a drug trafficking racket which used ...

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Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus reported in Italy

Two clusters of the mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, have been reported in Italy leading the health authorities in Malta to issue a health warning. They said in a statement that the two related clusters of autochthonous transmission of the virus in Italy were ...

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Focus on the Juventus-Fiorentina rivalry

Serie A champions Juventus host Fiorentina on Wednesday with more than three points at stake from a thoroughly modern Italian derby. Here, Press Association Sport looks at why such bitterness exists between clubs who are 250 miles apart. A HOLLOW VICTORY Fiorentina put a dent in Juventus' title charge with a long-awaited ...

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Meet the 19-year-old Israeli designer showing in Milan

Maya Reik dropped out of school at 14, apprenticed at textile boutiques in Tel Aviv, and at age 17 set up her own fashion house.

- Israel21c - IL

'A virtual mum put me to bed': a view from the VR future of film

Draw Me CloseI've just got back from the Venice Film Festival, which for the first time showcased an exciting programme of genre defining virtual reality film. I'm currently developing a VR project of my own and for the last two years have spent many an hour queuing up at film festivals and in art galleries to see how ...

- The Conversation - UK

Why Florence is the perfect setting for Theresa May's big Brexit speech

Mariano Mantel, CC BY-NCTheresa May has chosen an inspirational setting, Florence, for her Brexit speech on September 22. The British prime minister is not known for her flights of fancy, so what might link this storied Tuscan city, whose art and architecture draw millions of tourists annually, to the political project she ...

- The Conversation - UK

'A 145-year-old startup': Pirelli will be relisted on Milan bourse

Pirelli will be relisted on the Milan bourse on October 4th following the biggest new share offer in Europe this year, the tyremaker announced on Monday.

- The Local - IT

Ryanair cancels over 700 flights to and from Italy

Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that up to 50 flights each day will be cancelled until the end of October, sparking travel chaos across Europe with all the airports it uses in Italy hit by the cancellations.

- The Local - IT

Rome to increase security after German woman is bound and raped in park

A woman was tied naked to a pole and raped in a Rome park, according to Italian media reports on Monday, the latest in a string of violent sexual assaults reported in the capital.

- The Local - IT

Italian man under police investigation after his dogs mauled his granddaughter to death

A 63-year-old man has been placed under investigation in northern Italy after his dogs mauled his one-year-old granddaughter to death.

- The Local - IT

Motorcycling: Rossi returns to training just 18 days after double leg fracture

Italian motorcycling ace Valentino Rossi has returned to training just 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture, his Movistar Yahama team confirmed.

- The Local - IT

Rossi back on bike after double leg fracture

Yahama says evaluation of Italian's physical condition was inconclusive The post Rossi back on bike after double leg fracture appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Younited Credit raises $48 million to fuel international expansion of its crowdlending platform

Paris-based Younited Credit announced today it has raised a $48 million round of venture capital as the fintech startup seeks to extend its reach across Europe. Younited offers a crowdsourced lending model for small businesses in France, Spain, and Italy. With the latest round, the company has now raised $124 ...

- VentureBeat - US

A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

Roman Evgenev / Shutterstock.comToday's teenagers don't seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a new study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and ...

- Business Insider - US

Circle pushes OTC crypto trading, launches in France and Italy and adds group payments

Up until now Circle Trading has been 'the best kept secret' in the crypto space.

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Inter look to Icardi, Perisic to stay perfect at Bologna

"Everybody is in the right condition to face Bologna."

- Daily Nation - KE

CNPC, Eni sign broad cooperation agreement

China National Petroleum Corp. and Eni SPA have signed an agreement to cooperate in “oil and gas exploration and production, gas and LNG value-chain opportunities, trading and logistics opportunities, refining, and petrochemicals,” the Italian company said in a press statement.

- OGJ - US

Cardinal Gracias: curial reform is nearing the 'end of the tunnel'

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2017 / 01:57 pm .- Nearly four years after the Pope established his Council of Cardinal advisers to help him in the task of reforming the Roman Curia, one member of the group said their work is wrapping up, and that it could take only a few more meetings to finish what they set out to do. The ongoing ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Portals of Padmanabha temple to be opened for Yesudas

Legendary singer K J Yesudas - a Christian by birth - has been granted permission to visit the centuries-old Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here and offer worship.A special meeting of the administrative committee, appointed by the Supreme Court to manage the temple affairs, decided to accept the request letter and declaration ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Newfound Roman Mosaic Is So Rare, an Archaeologist Thought It Was a Hoax

In August, a group of volunteers discovered a rare Roman mosaic thought to have originated between A.D. 360 and 380 in Boxford, England.

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Younited Credit raises $47.8 million for its crowdlending platform

French startup Younited Credit is building the biggest crowdlending platform in continental Europe. The company just raised $47.8 million to launch in new countries, work on new product features and more. Younited Credit is currently live in France, Spain and Italy as a consumer-facing product. Consumers can borrow ...

- TechCrunch - US

Travel app wins top prize at App Camp

An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird's-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year's Space App Camp at ESA's centre in Frascati, Italy.

- ESA - FR

The harsh truth about economic inequality, based on thousands of years of evidence

Walter Scheidel, a professor of Roman History at Stanford University, in his new book, The Great Leveler,' says only the so-called four horsemen' of war, disease, state collapse and revolution have succeeded in leveling income. And as soon as the devastation is over, income inequality builds again.

- Marketwatch - US

Scientists find magma source of supervolcano in Italy

Researchers have discovered the magma source, or so-called 'hot zone,' of a supervolcano in southern Italy.

- UPI - US

Sonatrach Aims To Reform Algiers Energy Laws

Algerian oil and gas laws need an upgrade if it is to attract foreign investors, according to the North African country's government petroleum company, Sonatrach. Sonatrach CEO Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour told reporters that the current legal framework needs updating and strengthening for it to be a suitable competitive ...

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Boxford Journal: Amateur U.K. Archaeologists Stumble on a Roman Masterpiece

With just two weeks to dig, a team of local people uncovered a spectacular mosaic, what experts are calling the most important of its kind in 50 years.

- International NY Times - US

Coffee Rivals Square Off in Italy Ahead of Starbucks Invasion

Two of Italy's biggest coffee houses are reinforcing their brands with flagship cafes in Milan near the spot where U.S. rival Starbucks is set to begin operations next year. Lavazza opens its first flagship cafe in the coffee-obsessed city on Tuesday, not far from the renovated 19th century palazzo where Starbucks will open ...

- Voice of America - US

Lampedusa's anti-migration mayor says the island is 'collapsing'

The Italian island of Lampedusa became a symbol for the country's welcoming culture towards migrants, and an award-winning film showed how islanders and new arrivals lived together in harmony.

- The Local - IT

Pellegri, 16, gives Genoa something to celebrate

MILAN, Sept 19 — Genoa have had little to celebrate in the last few months but 16-year-old striker Pietro Pellegri has given Italy's oldest club at least one reason to be cheerful. He became the youngest player to score twice in a Serie A...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Video shows what happens when a robot conducts an Italian orchestra

It's not uncommon for conductors to break into a full sweat as they lead a symphony performance.Their goal, after all, is to translate musical energy into a readable, physical form.The endeavour is not only demanding - with sudden...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Tenor Andrea Bocelli prays at River Jordan site of Jesus baptism

Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli made a pilgrimage to the traditional site of Jesus' baptism Monday, praying for peace as he stood on the edge ...

- The Japan Times - JP

PM will receive business and backbench support on divorce bill speech

Theresa May will be backed by backbenchers and business if she broaches the issue of the Brexit divorce bill in a significant speech later this week. The Prime Minister, who is currently in Canada trying to secure a pre-Brexit agreement on future trading, will be in Florence later on Friday to deliver a critical ...

- City AM - UK

CEOrt's Mufuruki off to Italy for Bellagio Center Residency Program

The CEO Roundtable of Tanzania chairman Ali Mufuruki has commenced a month long leave in order to participate in the Bellagio Center Residency Program in Bellagio, Italy.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Brexit Diaries 10: Feuds, Florence and ice-cold revenge

Boris Johnson has been accused of "backseat driving" on Brexit, while Theresa May is heading to Italy. Why she is going and who will prevail in a revenge battle with George Osborne is anybody's guess says Barbara Wesel.

- Deutsche Welle - DE