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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Benito Mussolini's air raid shelter in Rome to be opened to the public

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... the second world war on Adolf Hitler's side and passed race laws under which thousands of Jews were persecuted. Fearful of Allied bombing, the leader also known as "Il Duce" decided ...

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    Protesters top one million at Rome anti-employment reform rally: organisers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... the future of Article 18, a law which currently protects those who are unfairly dismissed. In his bid to reboot Italy's economy and lure in foreign investors, the premier wants to make it easier ...

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    Italian PM Enrico Letta resigns as party leader Renzi withdraws support

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 01:05am by GDN

    ... has the duty to take risks at certain moments," he said. He said it would be impossible to hold new elections while the current voting law, which was blamed for the stalemate after last ... pointing out its failings and urging it to do more, particularly focusing his energies on pushing through a new electoral law. But, until recently, the idea of taking over from his colleague ...

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    Matteo Renzi, the golden boy of Italian politics about to take power

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 02:48pm by GUARDIAN

    ... through a replacement electoral law from outside parliament, and keep his golden-boy image untarnished by the trouble that almost certainly lies ahead. In his speech to the PD's national ...

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    Italy’s former prime minister Berlusconi back in court for bribery in new trial

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:11am by Agence France-Presse in Naples

    ... at the hearing and is not obliged to attend under Italian law. The 77-year-old is accused of giving 3 million euros (HK$32 million) in 2006 to Sergio De Gregorio, then a senator from the anti-corruption ...

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    Amanda Knox ‘frightened’ as murder conviction reinstated

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 10:59am by AP

    ... the acquittal in 2011, Knox returned to the US, where she evidently hoped to put herself beyond the reach of Italian law. But Italy’s supreme court soon ordered a third trial. On Thursday, the panel ... Mary Fan, a former federal prosecutor who teaches at the University of Washington Law School in Seattle. But even Knox’s lawyers dismissed the double-jeopardy notion because her acquittal ...

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    Italian parliament debates Berlusconi expulsion

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... of arrest. Italian Senate speaker Pietro Grasso said senators were called to discuss “the invalidation of the election of senator Berlusconi” under a law approved last year to ban convicted criminals ...

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    Silvio Berlusconi furious as lieutenant forms breakaway party

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 08:22pm by Reuters

    ... with Forza Italia at its head. The flamboyant tycoon on November 27 faces the prospect of being stripped of his parliament seat when the senate votes whether to eject him under a law banning ...

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    Milan court bans Berlusconi from politics for two years

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 06:48pm by Associated Press in Milan

    ... conviction this summer under a 2012 law stipulating that anyone convicted to more than two years in prison cannot hold or run for office for six years. The political ban faces parliamentary approval. A Senate committee has approved removing his seat based on the 2012 law, but a vote by the whole chamber is pending.   ...

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    Italian court bars Silvio Berlusconi from parliament, polls for two years

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 08:21am by AFP

    ... and construction magnate first entered politics in 1994 and became a leading headline act. His ejection from parliament is in any case already under discussion because of a new law approved last year against parliamentarians with criminal sentences of more than two years. That law would also ban Berlusconi from running for office for six years, although a Senate vote is also required ...




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