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  1. Business - Money - GAMING

    Italy's gambling addiction set to worsen

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... John Hooper Gambling addiction takes a heavy toll Italy is to press on with plans to open 1,000 new gambling arcades despite mounting national anguish over the spread of pathological ... was thrown out in committee as lawmakers raced to clear the way for the dissolution of parliament on December 22. Under pressure to boost state revenues and pay off Italy's huge public debts, ...

  2. Walled ghettos rise again in Italy

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... residents of northern Italy are dusting off the concept and putting it back into service. Last week, several leading newspapers reported that Padua Mayor Flavio Zanonato was planning to build a wall ... the walled ghetto made its comeback. Padua is one of Italy's more vibrant and productive communities. Famous among Catholic pilgrims for its protector, St Anthony, and to Shakespeare fans ...

  3. Don't forget that Italy won the World Cup

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and respect for the legitimate winners (ie: Italy, just as a reminder to those people). Before being taught a lesson, some German press created headlines with an abundant variety of adjectives, which ... France would never have won the World Cup in 1998. Italy won their fourth world title only with Italian players. What's wrong with that? Are those people talking about racism saying ...

  4. 'Refugee' wave hints of looming storm

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... attempt to blackmail other EU countries into taking more of Italy's illegal immigrants. But the time may come when Italy's northern neighbours will be quite happy to see Italy, and other Mediterranean members, leave the union. The fuss has arisen because Italy, the closest EU country to Tunisia, was hit by a wave of Tunisian 'refugees' after the recent revolution there. ...

  5. HK's population 'unsustainable'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... by the University of Hong Kong to share his experience of dealing with Italy's low fertility rate, at a conference on population policy this week. Professor Golini is Italy's representative ... and Italy shared a similar problem. Of the Mediterranean country's population of 58 million, about 55 per cent are aged 60 or above and families spent around Euro8 billion (HK$80 billion) last ...

  6. Relying on migrants too risky, says expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... was not going to be sustainable in the long run. The University of Rome demographer has been invited by the University of Hong Kong to share his experience of dealing with Italy's low fertility rate at a conference. Professor Golini is Italy's representative to the UN Commission on Population and Development and has worked as a consultant on a fertility rate project commissioned ...

  7. Italian gypsies face wave of hate

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Lorenzo Tondo

    ... of nomads fleeing from what were once their homes. It was a scene which occurred repeatedly around Italy last week as anger and violence towards the gypsy population came to a head. The attempted ... of the Northern League, is drafting a security package that includes the re-introduction of border checks, despite Italy's membership of the European Union. The package would also make illegal ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the time is right to push for an expansion of cycling. Chilli Leung Tze-yin, Hung Hom Putting too much faith in Italy's bonds I refer to Angelo Paratico's letter ('Italy is no Greek-style basket case', November 18). I must say having recently returned from Greece and Italy, I consider him a brave man plunging in and buying more Italian bonds. I remember a few years ago ...

  9. Best interests

    Posted Feb 20th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... reopened in Italy and the response from officials to new information he has given them has been 'very encouraging'. Larsen initially argued that however poor their backgrounds were ... to questions about the families' complaints, authorities in Italy and Vietnam are reinvestigating the case. He says he does not know if the adoptive parents are yet aware of the controversy ...

  10. Q

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Q by Luther Blissett Arrow $115 The first thing to note about this book is that the former Watford and AC Milan footballer Luther Blissett didn't write it. For years, Italian leftwing activists have been using this nom de plume as a kind of 'revenge on stupidity' (Blissett, the first black footballer to play in Italy, was the target for racist ...




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