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Daughter Of Defected N Korean Diplomat Returned Home, Rome Confirms

In November 2018, Jo Song-gil, the former chargé d’affaires for the North Korean embassy in Rome, reportedly defected with his wife to an unspecified Western country, but their daughter was allegedly unable to accompany them.

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The Man Who Helped Children Escape Abusive 1970s Catholic Institutions

Catholic bishops from all over the world are gathering in Rome ahead of the Vatican’s first meeting to discuss child sexual abuse within the Church. Pope Francis has summoned 190 bishops for a four-day summit which begins tomorrow.
Related topics: Vatican, Religion, Pope Francis

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Sex Abuse Survivors To Meet With Vatican Summit Organizers

Organizers of Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse will meet this week with a dozen survivor-activists who have come to Rome to protest the Catholic Church's response to date and demand an end to decades of cover-up by church...
Related topics: Vatican, Pope Francis, Religion, Activism, Protests

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America Has A Lot To Learn From The Roman Empire’s Fall

What dreamers they were! They imagined a kind of global power that would leave even Rome at its Augustan height in the shade. They imagined a world made for one, a planet that could be swallowed by a single great power. No, not just great, but...

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Italian Meddling At French Maidan: When Will Russia Be Accused?

Authored by Tim Kirby via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Cutting diplomatic relations and sending one’s ambassador back home are acts associated with declaring war, which is what makes France’s decision to pull their ambassador out of Rome...
Related topics: Russia, France

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Vatican Defrocks Former Cardinal Mccarrick Over Sex Abuse

ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.The Vatican's press office said that on Jan. 11, the Holy See's...
Related topics: Vatican, Pope Francis, Religion

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Napoli Captain Hamsik Completes China Move – Lawyer

Rome (AFP) – Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has sealed his move to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang, the Serie A side’s lawyer told Italian radio on Wednesday. “Hamsik is a Dalian player from 2030 (1930 GMT) this...
Related topics: China

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Pro-venezuela Rally In Rome: Activist Says Aid From The Us Is Not Humanitarian

While the Italian Senate was discussing the Venezuelan issue in Rome, 500 metres from the Italian Senate on Piazza Vidoni there were protests in support of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and "against the US attempt to unleash a war using their...
Related topics: Venezuela, Activism, Protests

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How Ancient Rome Dealt With The Barbarians At The Gate

A caravan of Goths – the Thervingi and the Greuthungi – were massing along the Danube river, at the border of the Roman Empire. This was not an invading army, but men, women, and children fleeing the enemy at their backs: a seemingly invincible...

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Rome Demands New Presidential Election In Venezuela - Italian Foreign Minister

ROME (Sputnik) - Rome demands that a new presidential election be held in Venezuela because it believes that the 2018 victory of President Nicolas Maduro "lacked democratic legitimacy," the Italian foreign minister Milanesi said on Tuesday.
Related topics: Venezuela

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Italian Government Plans To Use Gold Reserves To Avoid Tax Hike - Reports

ROME (Sputnik) - The Italian government plans to use the country's gold reserves, stored at the Bank of Italy, in order to dodge the increase of value-added tax (VAT) in 2020, the La Stampa newspaper reported on Monday.
Related topics: Gold, Taxes, Banking, Italy

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Le Pen Accuses Macron Of Using Diplomacy For Political Ends

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French right-wing National Rally (RN) political party, said on Monday, commenting on the current diplomatic row between Paris and Rome, that French President Emmanuel Macron is using diplomacy as...
Related topics: Emmanuel Macron, Russia, Moscow, France, Paris

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Seas Of Death And Hope

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”,...

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Living The Dream: Rising Star Zaniolo, Roma And Italy’s Big Hope

Rome (AFP) – Nicolo Zaniolo may be only 19 but the Roma midfielder is already living the dream in a breakthrough season which has seen the youngster from Tuscany emerge as the next big hope of Italian football. Having played for Inter...
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Napoli Captain Hamsik’s China Move Back On

Rome (AFP) – Napoli star Marek Hamsik’s move to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang is back on track and will be completed early next week, according to reports in Italy on Saturday. Napoli had suspended the deal because of a...
Related topics: China, Italy

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Macron's Move To Recall Envoy From Rome Only Divides Europe - France Arise Party

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - French President Emmanuel Macron is sowing divide in Europe by recalling the ambassador from Rome for consultations only due to own personal frictions with the Italian leadership, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, the president of the...
Related topics: Emmanuel Macron, France, Belgium, Brussels

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French Minister Says ‘playtime Is Over’ Amid Yellow Vests' Row With Italy

Tensions between France and Italy escalated after Paris recalled its ambassador to Rome on 7 February over what it described as “repeated, baseless” attacks by the Italian leadership against the Fifth Republic.
Related topics: Italy, France, Paris

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Paris Recalled Its Ambassador To Rome Amid Historic Dispute Between The French And Italian...

It turns out the French and Italians are having their ugliest dispute since World War 2.
Related topics: France, Paris

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Venezuela’s Guaido Appeals To Pope For Help After Similar Call By Maduro

ROME (Sputnik) - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said Thursday he would be glad to welcome Pope Francis in the country to assist in government transition after a similar call by President Nicolas Maduro.
Related topics: Venezuela, Pope Francis, Religion

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Psg President Al-khelaifi Elected To Uefa Executive Committee

Rome (AFP) – Nasser al-Khelaifi, the Qatari president of French giants Paris Saint-Germain, was on Thursday officially appointed club representative on UEFA’s Executive Committee, at the Congress of European football’s governing...
Related topics: Uefa, France, Paris

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