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Italian minister – Investing more will help West tackle growing populism

BERLIN (Reuters) – Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday that boosting investment would help western democracies counteract growing populism. Speaking at a conference hosted by the German Economy Ministry in Berlin, Calenda also said Europe needed to come up with a system that would protect against unfair trade. He said it was necessary […]

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Nutella maker fights back on palm oil after cancer risk study

ALBA, Italy (Reuters) – The $44 billion palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella. Italian confectionery firm Ferrero has taken a public stand in defense of an ingredient that some other food […]

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Italian PM unveils new government, but centre-right ally threatens to quit

ROME (Reuters) – Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni unveiled his government on Monday, keeping almost all the outgoing ministers in place in a sign of continuity aimed at reassuring financial markets. However, a small centre-right party that had supported the previous premier Matteo Renzi, said it might not back the new government, raising […]

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The Italian Army during WWI

Italy was officially a member of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary. Despite this, in the years before the war, Italy had enhanced its diplomatic efforts towards the United Kingdom and France. This was because the Italian government had grown convinced that support of Austria (the traditional enemy of Italy during the 19th century […]

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Matteo Renzi quits

Italy PM Renzi to hand in resignation on Friday – parliamentary source

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due to hand in his resignation on Friday, a parliamentary source said on Wednesday, after a pummelling loss in a national referendum on his flagship reform at the weekend. The 41-year-old premier announced his resignation in the early hours of Monday after the referendum results became […]

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Matteo Renzi quits

Matteo Renzi quits after losing reform referendum

Renzi, the Italian prime minister, quits after losing the constitutional referendum. “No” vote won. Renzi: “I lost”. “No” is clearly ahead in exit polls of constitutional referendum. According to the fourth exit poll, the Yes is at 40-42% and No at 58-60%. Immediate reactions: Matteo Salvini, leader of the populistic party Northern League exults “Great […]

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Matteo Renzi quits

Italy’s Renzi launches last day of frantic referendum campaign

ROME (Reuters) – With his political career on the line, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a final day of campaigning on Friday ahead of a Dec. 4 referendum, saying Italy would be the strongest nation in Europe if he wins. Financial markets and Europe’s politicians fear victory for the opposition ‘No’ camp could trigger political […]

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Italy ‘No’ vote will make it harder for banks to raise money – economy min

ROME (Reuters) – If the government loses a Dec. 4 referendum on constitutional reform it will be harder for Italy’s struggling banks to recapitalise, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday. Padoan told state television RAI that Italy’s banking system was solid, but said there were eight banks that were in a delicate position. […]

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Italian fire brigade rescue cat 16 days after quake

Italian fire fighters rescued a cat named Pietro on Friday (September 9) more than two weeks after the earthquake, which killed nearly 300 people.

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“The Magnificent Seven” at the Venice Film Festival

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and director Antoine Fuqua present the highly anticipated film “The Magnificent Seven” at the Venice Film Festival.

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Italy rescues 500 boat migrants, six bodies off Libya

ROME (Reuters) – The Italian navy rescued nearly 500 boat migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday and recovered the bodies of six people who fell out of a leaking rubber vessel.

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Italy’s campaign about fertility not so original

Recently there has been huge argument on the campaign promoted by Italian Ministry of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, with the result that Government ad campaign to up fertility have been aborted prematurely.

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Italian prosecutor proposes Morgan Stanley pay 2.9 billion euros over derivates

An Italian prosecutor has proposed that Morgan Stanley pay 2.9 billion euros (£2.4 billion) to settle derivative transactions, the bank said on Wednesday in a securities filing.

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Bodies of migrants brought to Italy: survivors tell of struggle

ROME (Reuters) – The bodies of 21 women and one man were brought ashore to Sicily on Friday as fellow migrants described scenes of panic and violence when water poured into their dinghy.

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Qatar Airways to buy 49 percent of Italy’s Meridiana

DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar Airways is to buy 49 percent of Meridiana in a move that could bolster the Italian carrier’s ability to compete in the European market.

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Bank of Italy cuts Italy’s growth outlook following Brexit

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s economy will grow by less than one percent this year and only marginally faster in 2017, the Bank of Italy said on Friday, cutting its previous forecasts as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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Italian officials visit Dhaka cafe killing scene

Italian officials and relatives of the nine Italian victims of the Dhaka cafe siege visit the scene of the bloodshed. Paul Chapman reports.

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Berlusconi says close to AC Milan deal with Chinese buyers

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday he was close to sealing a deal to sell Italian soccer club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium.

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Torino Classical Music Festival 2016

Torino, city of music, art, culture and eminent museums, surrounded by countryside and in continuous urban evolution, resumes its extensive calendar of cultural events of major artistic value and a draw to tourists.

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Child Labour And the Sulphur Mines in Sicily

THERE is one street in Catania, Sicily, which seems to be given over to the trade and industry of the poorer people of the city. It is not mentioned in the guide- books, and there is perhaps no reason why it should be. Nevertheless, there are a great many interesting things to be seen in […]

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