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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Manslaughter probe launched after Italy coach plunge kills 38

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 04:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Avellino

    ... Agence France-Presse in Avellino A coach carrying pilgrims plunged off a motorway flyover in southern Italy, killing at least 38 people in one of the worst such accidents in Europe in recent years. Local prosecutors on Monday launched an investigation into possible manslaughter over Sunday evening’s accident close to the town of Avellino near Naples, according to Italian media ...

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    Nazi funeral called off in Italy after protestors clash with far-right activists

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 10:38am by Agence France-Presse in Albano, Italy

    ... Agence France-Presse in Albano, Italy Funeral of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke cancelled The funeral of a Nazi war criminal was cancelled in Italy late on Tuesday after clashes broke out between protesters and far-right activists on the eve of a major Holocaust ceremony. Catholic breakaway traditionalists from the ultra-conservative Society of St Pius X had agreed to hold ...

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    Italians head to polls as Europe watches

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Italians head to the polls on Sunday and Monday for their first general election since the ousting of Silvio Berlusconi amid a climate of economic crisis ... and France and a major exporter. While its debt is sky-high at around 120 per cent of GDP – second only to Greece’s – its public deficit is under control. European Parliament president Martin Schulz, ...

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    Italy sells off 52 luxury state cars on eBay for HK$4m

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Alfa Romeos, Lancias and Audis were sold by the Italian government on web-based auction site eBay in a drive to counter public impressions of official waste Italy’s cash-strapped government has raised more than 370,000 euros (HK$4 million) by selling 52 luxury cars owned by the state through online auction site eBay, the prime minister’s office has ...

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    Berlusconi ordered to community service in Italy tax fraud case

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Berlusconi gets community service An Italian court yesterday ordered former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service in a senior citizens' home run by the Catholic Church in a symbolic but humiliating punishment for tax fraud. The flamboyant billionaire, 77, will have to work at the centre "one day a week ...

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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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Marcello Dell'Utri, a close confidante of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, detained in Beirut over alleged ties to organised crime An ex-senator friend of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was arrested on Saturday in Lebanon where he was on the run over charges of mafia ties, the Italian interior ministry announced. The news ...

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    Berlusconi’s latest political strategy: pet adoptions

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Faced with flagging opinion polls, Italy's embattled former leader Silvio Berlusconi has turned to household pets in an effort to reserect his popularitry Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has unveiled a scheme to boost his flagging popularity: finding homes for hundreds of thousands of stray dogs and cats to win the hearts of animal lovers, ...

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    Italian mafia made ‘more cash than McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank’ in 2013

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Drug trade responsible for nearly half of the €53 billion generated by syndicate in 2013 Italian mafia 'made more cash than McDonald's' With a turnover of €53 billion ($HK568 billion) in 2013, the 'Ndrangheta mafia from southern Italy made more money last year than Deutsche Bank and McDonald's put together, a new study said. ...

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    Mauro Floriani implicated in Italian under-age prostitution case

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Prostitution case rocks Italy's elite The husband of Mussolini's granddaughter is caught up in investigations into under-age prostitution in the most upmarket district of Rome, according to judicial sources. Mauro Floriani, the husband of Alessandra Mussolini, is suspected of being among the rich clients of two minors who offered their services ...

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    Heritage fears over Rolling Stones show at Rome’s Circus Maximus

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Rolling Stones could put Rome's old stones at risk Conservationists in Rome are worried that a concert by the Rolling Stones in the city's Circus Maximus could pose a threat to the fragile ruins of the ancient chariot racing stadium. The British rockers, who played in Macau earlier this month, are set to perform for 65,000 fans on June 22. ...




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