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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Italy's chestnut market hit by China imports and deadly wasp, expert says

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Farmers worry about foreign crop passed off as local and a wasp that kills off trees Chinese imports hit Italian chestnuts Italians fearful of copycat Chinese imports killing off demand for their prized homegrown delicacies have added ...

  2. News - World - CRIME

    Macau gambling kingpin facing charges in the US was an envoy for San Marino

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 12:53pm by Patrick Boehler, Bryan Harris and Raquel Carvalho

    ... to be the European microstate's ambassador in 2011 and has held a diplomatic passport since then, according to the San Marino Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The tiny country is located in central Italy ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Australian regulators hold fire despite rise in lending and home prices

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... than Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the United States, the statistics bureau said. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - SAILING

    Skip America's Cup meeting, Kiwis told

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... Scheduled to attend the meeting are Britain's Ben Ainslie Racing, Sweden's Artemis Racing, Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge and Team France. Those four syndicates issued a statement ...

  6. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    China's State Grid near deal for stake in Italian energy grid firm

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Milan State Grid close to buying into Italian network Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is close to agreeing the sale of a 35 per cent stake in a vehicle controlling Italy's energy grids to State Grid Corp of China, people close to the matter said. "CDP is in the final stages of talks to agree the sale of the stake to the Chinese group," ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Huawei, Lenovo smartphones surge, ZTE fades

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:40pm by Doug Young

    ... The massive surge for Huawei, which I'll describe shortly, shows the company may be making rapid inroads to lucrative western markets like Italy, as it leverages connections from its core ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Italy promises to bring new masterpiece to Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:08am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Italy vows to bring new masterpiece to city Another Italian masterpiece is coming to Hong Kong in the wake of Botticelli's Venus, which went on display earlier this month. Alessandra Schiavo, Italy's consul general in Hong Kong and Macau, promised to deliver a painting by an artist as great as Botticelli, "hopefully Caravaggio", ...

  9. News - World - ITALY

    Moldovan dancer tells Italy shipwreck trial she was captain's lover

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Grosseto, Italy Dancer tells court she was lover of captain charged with manslaughter Italian shipwreck trial turns salacious A Moldovan dancer who had been on the bridge of the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it crashed into a reef off Italy electrified the captain’s manslaughter trial on Tuesday by testifying reluctantly that the two were lovers. Domnica ...

  10. News - World - Animals

    Rare 'zonkey', result of zebra mating with donkey, draws crowds in Italy

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Florence Zebra staying at Italian shelter successfully mates with donkey Visitors gallop in to see rare 'zonkey' A rare "zonkey", the result of Martin the zebra mating with Giada the donkey, is drawing crowds to ...




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