Rome is plagued by garbage problems, corruption and the mafia. Local people say it’s time to change. A citizens’ initiative is looking to clean up the streets and squares and revamp entire districts. Can they make a real difference?
Massimo Carminati and Salvatore Buzzi have been sentenced to 20 and 19 years in prison respectively, after being found guilty of stealing millions in public money. However, they were spared of a special Mafia conviction.
Italian prosecutors have summoned Virginia Raggi, the embattled mayor of Rome, over a questionable appointment. The euroskeptic politician said she has "complete faith" in the judiciary.
Italians have voted in local ballots viewed as a test for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his center-left Democratic Party. In the capital, Rome, the rising Five Star movement (M5S) has campaigned against corruption.
Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has secured Rome's mayoral seat in local elections, in a win viewed as a blow for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Virginia Raggi is set to become Rome's first female mayor.
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