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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police arrest mayor of Venice in corruption investigation

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AP

    ... and more than 30 other people have been arrested in a corruption scandal in which politicians allegedly financed election campaigns with €25 million (HK$264 million) in bribes from the consortium ... then used the money for election campaigns as well as personal gain. The illicit funding was at the city, regional and national level, prosecutors said. Mayor Giorgio Orsoni was placed under house ...

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    Disgraced former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi begins community service for tax fraud

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... for European Parliament elections despite being barred from running. His party is expected to come third with about 20 per cent of the vote. Massimo Restelli, head of the hospice's care services, ...

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    Berlusconi ordered to community service in Italy tax fraud case

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:33am by AFP

    ... the judiciary could, if repeated, be reason to revoke community service and impose house arrest. Berlusconi has been expelled from parliament and is barred from running in an election for six years. ... concern about campaigning for European Parliament elections next month even though recent polls show him lagging behind the ruling centre-left Democratic Party. Berlusconi's lawyers Niccolo ...

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    Italian PM Enrico Letta resigns as party leader Renzi withdraws support

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 01:05am by GDN

    ... deadlocked elections, has been increasingly isolated. Renzi acknowledged that forcing Letta to go and trying to form a new government with the centrist and centre-right parties that backed his ... has the duty to take risks at certain moments," he said. He said it would be impossible to hold new elections while the current voting law, which was blamed for the stalemate after last ...

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    Ex-unionist tipped as Italy holds presidential poll

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 07:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Voting to choose Italy’s new president began on Thursday with a former trade unionist the frontrunner in an election which could herald the end of a two-month ... support or international standing infuriated many within his Democratic Party. If elected by lawmakers, Marini will face the unenviable task of trying to bring the bickering parties together ...

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    Italian government in crisis as PM Letta fights calls to go

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 05:44pm by Reuters

    ... together after last year’s deadlocked elections, is fighting for his political future after growing criticism from Renzi over the slow pace of economic reforms. A meeting of the 140-strong ... with the volatility seen during previous crises, such as the deadlock after last year’s election. The risk premium on Italian 10-year bonds over German Bunds stands at just over 200 basis points, comparable ...

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    Matteo Renzi pledges jobs as he prepares to lead Italy

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... would begin formal coalition talks on Tuesday and predicted they would take “a few days” as he negotiates to form a stable government that can survive until the next scheduled elections in 2018. ... rapidly. Risk of instability Many Italians seem willing to give him the benefit of the doubt even though they would have preferred early elections, as long as Renzi delivers on his promises ...

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    Rome spared bankruptcy by federal bailout

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 06:49pm by The Guardian in Rome

    ... rifling through overflowing rubbish on the streets. Marino, who was elected last year following the harshly criticised term in office of centre-right politician Gianni Alemanno, has insisted his ...

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    Matteo Renzi vows to make Italy a 'country of opportunity' in speech to Senate in Rome

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... The anti-establishment Five Star movement – Italy’s other main opposition party – has slammed Renzi for stealing the top job and called for immediate elections, and some political watchers say Renzi’s failure ...

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    Italian Prime Minister Letta resigns after 10 months in office

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:10pm by AFP

    ... Napolitano, 88, to appoint a new prime minister or dissolve the legislature and call snap elections. Democratic Party General Secretary Matteo Renzi, who commands the biggest contingent of lawmakers, ... and presented his programme of reforms for this year as recently as Wednesday. The "relay" between Letta and Renzi is unpopular among Italians who would have preferred early elections ...




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