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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Italy fights crime with new strategy: exile sons of mafia bosses

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... I was counting the days," Riccardo said. On his 18th birthday- on February 8- Riccardo's exile ended. The after-school centre treated him to a birthday cake with strawberries. Soon afterwards, ...

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    Failing left-wing Italian newspaper suspends publication after 90 years

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:15pm by Reuters

    ... in 1924 as the official organ of the Italian Communist Party, survived the fascist era as an underground newspaper, but it has struggled since the collapse of the party in the 1990s, closing ... a shareholders' meeting on Tuesday saw three proposals rejected. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD), which retains a small stake in the newspaper, promised support, but said ...

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    Italian court clears Silvio Berlusconi of underage-sex charge

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:11am by AFP

    ... the 77-year-old Berlusconi was quoted as saying in a tweet sent out by his Forza Italia party. "Only those who have been close to me in these years know how much I suffered for an unjust ... a Forza Italia senator, said. Berlusconi is not in the clear from legal woes just yet as he is currently on trial for allegedly bribing a senator in 2006 to join his party and destabilise ...

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    Italian police arrest mayor of Venice in corruption investigation

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

    ... arrest, accused of illegally financing political parties. The others were accused of illicit party financing, corruption and fiscal fraud, among other charges. Orsoni's lawyer released ...

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    Berlusconi’s ex-wife Veronica Lario in row over tabloid’s portrayal of women

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:18pm by GDN

    ... Italia party. "Everyone has the right to grow old as they wish and no one should feel they can tell a lady what she should do," said Renata Polverini, a Forza Italia MP. "What is this, a dictatorship of eternal youth to enrich [plastic] surgeons?" Alessandra Moretti, from the centre-left Democratic party, said the Chi piece was an example of "a last legacy ...

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    Italian PM Enrico Letta resigns as party leader Renzi withdraws support

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

    ... Agencies in Rome Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi withdraws his support from the coalition government; he may now become the next prime minister Italian government on verge of collapse Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced his resignation after his own party yanked away vital support for the government, with Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi now expected to replace ...

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

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

    ... The three-time former prime minister wore a navy blue suit with a badge from his Forza Italia party. The Catholic Church-run hospice in Cesano Boscone has said it will not allow Berlusconi to use his ... 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

    ... But he remains the leader of Italy's main centre-right party, Forza Italia (Go Italy), and is still a major political player. The ruling is certain to ease the veteran politician's 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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    Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon ahead of mafia ruling

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 01:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... with the foundation of the Forza Italia (Go Italy) party in the early 1990s. He faces a seven-year sentence for ties to the Sicilian Mafia. He has notably been accused of serving as a mediator between ...

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    Berlusconi’s latest political strategy: pet adoptions

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 07:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... scrambles to revive support for his centre-right Forza Italia (Go Italy) party, hit hard by his political downfall last year. An Ixe poll carried out for Rai 3 television on Saturday showed Forza Italia slip into third place behind the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and the anti-establishment Five Star movement. Mass adoptions orchestrated by Berlusconi would mean “over 10 million ...




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