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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Mafia-victim sandwiches bring 'bad taste' protest

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Rome Mafia-victim sandwiches 'in bad taste' Italy has complained to Austrian authorities about a Vienna pub selling sandwiches named after Italians murdered by Sicilian mobsters. The foreign ministry said that Italy's charge d'affaires in Vienna "intervened to sensitise" local authorities, including the city of Vienna and the economy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1257189/mafia-victim-sandwiches-bring-bad-taste-protest
  2. News - World - ITALY

    Italy's new government sworn in after deadlock

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 07:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Italy’s new coalition government was sworn in on Sunday, bringing fresh hope to a country mired in recession after two months of bitter post-election deadlock ... to a confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday. The political deadlock had thwarted efforts to end the worst recession in Italy in 20 years, and Letta has said he wants to move quickly to tackle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1225348/italys-new-government-sworn-after-deadlock
  3. News - World

    Six Russians dead, two injured in Italy snowmobile accident

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:08pm by Reuters in Rome

    ... Reuters in Rome Six Russian tourists were killed and two seriously injured on Friday when a snowmobile tipped over and plunged down a steep ski slope in the Italian Alps, rescue workers said. The vehicle, driven by one of the Russians, was carrying the to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1120483/six-russians-dead-two-injured-italy-snowmobile-accident
  4. News - World - ITALY

    Sled crash kills 6 on Italian ski slope

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 05:36pm by Associated Press in Rome

    ... in northeast Italy. Victims’ names were not immediately available. Cause of the crash was under investigation. In 1998, a US Marine jet, flying low on a training run from a nearby air base, accidently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1120632/sled-crash-kills-6-italian-ski-slope
  5. Critique of western imperialism lost amid crude gags

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Mario Pirovano Johan Padan and the Discovery of America Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre Ends tonight Comedian Mario Pirovano surely takes the pre-show talk to its extreme by warning his audience about inevitable mishaps in his two-hour monol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489680/critique-western-imperialism-lost-amid-crude-gags
  6. Where the heart is

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Frances Mayes' latest book is a study of what makes a place 'home'. She tells Bron Sibree what makes Italy hers FRANCES MAYES was in Italy, travelling by train from her ... an attempt to explore the nature of home. 'The idea of what home is has been fascinating to me for years. I feel American in many ways, but I really feel more at home in Italy than I do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553194/where-heart
  7. Perfect 10

    Posted Dec 07th 2004, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... to the west and Switzerland to the north, Turin was the first city to house an Italian government, when Victor Emmanuel II became king of Italy in 1861. Most of Turin's grand buildings were ... (Via Po 8), Cavour and Garibaldi plotted the future of Italy; and the closet-sized Caffe Mulassano (Piazza Castello 15) has been long favoured by artists from the nearby theatre. 4 Egyptian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481100/perfect-10
  8. News - World - ITALY

    Italian convict island is home to growing concern

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... of Italy's most notorious crimes, on Gorgona, an island named after sisters in Greek mythology with snakes for hair. Gorgona, the smallest of the Tuscan archipelago that also includes Elba, where ... with most of Italy's chronically overcrowded jails. Unlike them, Gorgona is at about half its capacity. "When I come up here in the morning I am struck by the peace. The time does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1262244/italian-convict-island-home-growing-concern
  9. News - World - ITALY

    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 impasse over a new government, but is threatening to divide the centre-left. In a last-minute agreement on Wednesday, Italy’s two main political blocs agreed to back Franco Marini, a pipe-smoking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1217575/ex-unionist-tipped-italy-holds-presidential-poll
  10. News - World - ITALY

    Jobless Italian shoots two policemen after failure to strike politicians

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 07:00pm by AGENCIES

    ... violence plagued Italy during a time of high political tensions between right- and left-wing blocs. The new cabinet ministers, unaware of the attack, were seen smiling in a group photo as news ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1225342/shots-fired-italian-government-offices-two-wounded

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