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Cagliari
Centre left win Cagliari by-election

Centre left win Cagliari by-election

 
Rome
Soccer: Napoli sink Lazio

Soccer: Napoli sink Lazio

 
Rome
Closing ports saves lives says Salvini

Closing ports saves lives says Salvini

 
Vicenza
Migrant hired after handing in wallet with 900 euros

Migrant hired after handing in wallet with 900 euros

 
Rome
7 of 10 gynecologists conscientious objectors agst abortion

7 of 10 gynecologists conscientious objectors agst abortion

 
Norcia
Cloistered nuns return to quake zone, in container

Cloistered nuns return to quake zone, in container

 
Rome
Calenda launches pro-EU list

Calenda launches pro-EU list

 
Milan
Carige asks State guarantee for 2 bn in bonds

Carige asks State guarantee for 2 bn in bonds

 
Rome
Treccani adds Sordi to Italian biographical dictionary

Treccani adds Sordi to Italian biographical dictionary

 
Berlin
Italy shd work to defend EU, Schaeuble to Mattarella

Italy shd work to defend EU, Schaeuble to Mattarella

 
Rome
Soccer: Koulibaly appeal agst 2-match ban turned down

Soccer: Koulibaly appeal agst 2-match ban turned down

 

Naples

Pressure mounts on M5S mayor over Camorra links

Police seize documents in Quarto investigation

Pressure mounts on M5S mayor over Camorra links

Naples, January 11 - Beleaguered Quarto mayor Rosa Capuozzo of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) will likely postpone until Tuesday a decision on whether to resign over a probe into Camorra mafia infiltration of her administration, her staff said Monday. Capuozzo is resisting calls from all sides - including an invitation Sunday from M5S leaders Beppe Grillo and Gianroberto Casaleggio - to step down. The M5S recently ejected a former city councillor in the town near Naples, Giovanni De Robbio, after he was placed under investigation on suspicion of taking Camorra votes in exchange for a public works project. The mayor herself has not been placed under investigation in the Camorra infiltration probe. In a November 24 wiretap, she is heard telling councillor and fellow M5S member Concetta Aprile that De Robbio "can kick up a fuss and blackmail all he wants, but he's not getting anywhere because I'm like a wall". Also on Monday, police released a wiretapped December 16 conversation between Capuozzo and M5S caucus leader, councillor and Army officer Alessandro Nicolais, in which the embattled mayor said she will quit before "ending up in prison for someone else". "I can't take it anymore," Capuozzo is heard telling Nicolais in tears. "I can take anything, but I won't end up in prison for someone else," she said in the wiretap. "I fought back when I was threatened over the house - I said, demolish this (expletive) house," Capuozzo said, referring to alleged building irregularities in a home owned by her husband's family. "I've been threatened over everything and anything," she said. Police earlier in the day searched the town council offices as well Capuozzo and Nicolais' homes following the wiretaps, which investigators say contradict the mayor's previous statements that she hadn't been subject to blackmail. The anti-euro M5S prides itself on being an outsider to what it says is the corrupt, conniving political system in Italy, where it is currently the second-largest party after Premier Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD).

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