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  1. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Chinese buying up assets in recession-torn Italy

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:48am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Rome Website connects Italian business owners to local Chinese buyers, while Italy's bigger firms seek direct investment from mainland after PM visit Chinese buying assets in recession-torn Italy Clotilde Narzisi and Luca Soliman have run the Caffe Orefici, 60 metres from Milan's iconic Duomo Cathedral, for 10 years. Forced to sell their business ...

  2. News - World - ITALY

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Locri Italy exiles sons of mafia bosses to reduce crime First Italy fought its mafia mobsters by confiscating their wealth. Now judges are taking away something more precious: their sons. Riccardo Cordi', a shy 18-year-old scion of one of Italy's most notorious mob families, is a pioneer in a new strategy to fight the mafia by exiling crime clan sons ...

  3. Property - International - ITALY

    Italy's housing woes to persist despite rise in mortgages

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:07am by Bloomberg

    ... of the current housing market is the slowness of the economic recovery." Residential lending in Italy climbed 6.5 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier, according to data compiled ... recession since 2008. The International Monetary Fund said it expected a 0.1 per cent drop in Italy's domestic product in 2014, with debt peaking at 136 per cent of gross domestic product ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - EURO 2016

    Conte off to a winning start as Italy boss, but Hiddink's Netherlands lose in Prague

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:30am

    ... Agence France-Presse Gareth Bale rescues Wales against minnows Andorra Antonio Conte and Guus Hiddink experienced contrasting fortunes in their first competitive games in charge of Italy and the Netherlands in their respective Euro 2016 qualifiers on Tuesday. Simone Zaza and Leonardo Bonucci were on target to give Italy a 2-0 win in Norway and make it a dream start for Conte, who replaced ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - MIGRATION

    Overwhelmed by flood of boatpeople, Italy makes new plea for EU help

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:58pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Italy in new plea for boatpeople help The carnage in Libya this year has coincided with a dramatic rise in the number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean- ... missing. On Friday night, another packed boat thought to have been heading for Italy sank less than 1km off Libya. Coastguard official Mohammad Abdellatif said more than 250 people may have died. ...

  9. Sport - China - VOLLEYBALL

    China exact revenge over Italy to win Hong Kong leg of World Grand Prix

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 10:36pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... They made a clean sweep of all three matches, edging out rivals Italy 3-1 in their last Hong Kong appearance before moving to the final week of qualifiers in Macau, where they will meet Japan, South ... compared to the previous week. "Italy are one of the European powers and we had good preparation for the match," said Lang, who was also named best coach of the tournament. "Blocking ...

  10. Sport - Soccer

    Racism row takes spotlight away from football's pressing issues in Italy

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:32pm by Reuters

    ... spotlight Italy's dismal World Cup performance has added to the already depressing scenario of Serie A decline, falling attendances, racism, match-fixing and a failure to find new talent. Yet, ... the 71-year-old who is vying for the job with former Italy and AC Milan midfielder Demetrio Albertini. "Here instead we get 'Opti Poba', who previously ate bananas and then suddenly becomes ...




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