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Fiat not to leave Italy amid sales plunge


September 19th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Turin, Sep 19 (IANS/AKI) Amid a Europe-wide decline in car sales, Italian automobile giant Fiat said it does not intend to leave Italy or close any of its Italian plants."The ... Read more...

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Late pope’s blood vial stolen, recovered


August 30th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) A vial of what the church says is the late Pope John Paul II's blood was almost lost when three men stole a backpack from a ... Read more...

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Italian politician jumps to death


May 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 9 (IANS/AKI) A 58-year-old politician in Italy died Wednesday after he allegedly jumped from a building in Bologna city.Maurizio Cevenini was the councillor for Emilia-Romagna region and city ... Read more...

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Pope can’t cook, says brother


April 4th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 4 (IANS/AKI) The pope can't cook but knows how to wash dishes following dinner and practices addresses with a tape recorder, according to his older brother.Before he ... Read more...

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Putin vows to continue liberal reforms in Russia


March 4th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is a presidential candidate this time, has promised to continue liberal reforms in the country if elected president ... Read more...

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Rapper says Berlusconi stole lyrics


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) An Italian rapper has accused billionaire and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi of plagiarism.Hip hop star Rapper J. Ax, whose real name is Alessandro Aleotti, ... Read more...

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Italy’s cruise ship captain ‘was like a Ferrari driver’


January 18th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Francesco Schettino, the captain of an Italian cruise ship who allegedly crashed his luxury liner into rocks off the island of Giglio has been accused of ... Read more...

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I’m Berlusconi’s secret lover, says beauty queen


September 30th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) A 20-year-old former beauty queen has claimed she has been the "secret lover" of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi since she was 18.Former Miss Montenegro Katarina ... Read more...

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Berlusconi backs ex-minister as his successor


July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Naples, July 8 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will not run for office again and wants former justice minister Angelino Alfano to lead the centre-right party into the 2013 ... Read more...

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‘CIA tried to frame Bulgaria over Pope’s assassination attempt to discredit communism’


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A new book has revealed that America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had tried to frame Bulgaria for the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981 to ... Read more...

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Eisenberg, Cruz in Woody Allen’s next film


April 19th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 19 (ANI): 'The Social Network' star Jesse Eisenberg and Penelope Cruz have been cast in filmmaker Woody Allen's as-yet-untitled film set in Rome.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the film ... Read more...

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Berlusconi insists he’s too old for so much sex


March 16th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 16 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is too old to have had all the sexual encounters he is accused of by prosecutors.The 74-year-old faces trial ... Read more...

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Italian women to come together for ‘knicker-throwing’ Berlusconi protest


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): As if his sexcapades aren't enough to embarrass him, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is about to face more - a group of women plan to throw pairs ... Read more...

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I slept with Berlusconi, admits model


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 23 (IANS) A lissome model has admitted having sex with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, but she insists it was "never in exchange for money".Twentyfive-year-old Maria Ester Garcia Polanco's candid ... Read more...

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Milan model had sex with Berlusconi ‘to thank him’


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): For the first time, one of the women named in the Milan prostitution investigation has admitted that she had sex with the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.Maria ... Read more...

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Teenaged dancer asked Berlusconi for 5 mn euros for her silence


January 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Jan 19 (IANS/AKI) The teenage Moroccan nightclub dancer whom Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi allegedly paid for sex, asked the premier for five million euros in exchange for her silence, according ... Read more...

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Berlusconi angers art restorers by replacing body parts on statues


November 20th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 20 (ANI): After Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi angered art restorers by replacing missing body parts of ancient marble statues in his office, Italy's culture ministry has come forward to ... Read more...

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Ancient statue in Italian premier’s office repaired


November 19th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 19 (IANS/AKI) Italy's premier Silvio Berlusconi ordered controversial repairs to a 2nd century AD marble statue at his Rome office, which included adding a new penis.Critics say the repairs, which ... Read more...

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Government will complete its term: Italy PM


September 14th, 2010 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Italy's embattled prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has ruled out a mid-term election in the country and insisted that his government will stay in office until the end of ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s estranged wife rejects divorce deal


August 24th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's estranged wife Veronica Lario has rejected a divorce settlement, which means the couple may face off in civil court. The billionaire politician in ... Read more...

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Now, details of Berlusconi’s romp with three sex workers


August 4th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Details of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's steamy sex session with three sex workers has been revealed by an escort. Escort Maria Teresa De Nicolo alleged she shared the ... Read more...

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Vatican’s radio masts blamed for causing cancer in kids


July 15th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A medical expert in Italy has claimed that radio masts operated by the Vatican's radio station are causing cancer in children.Professor Andrea Micheli, from Milan's National Tumour Institute, ... Read more...

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Only 41 percent Italians have faith in Berlusconi


May 18th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 18 (IANS/AKI) Only 41 percent of Italians have "a lot" or "some" faith in Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a new survey said Tuesday. The poll conducted by Ipr Marketing that was ... Read more...

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Veil row in Italy after woman fined by cops


May 5th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Novara (Italy), May 5 (IANS/AKI) A political row has erupted in the northern Italian city of Novara after police fined a Muslim woman 500 euros for refusing to remove her full-face covering ... Read more...

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Gema, one of the most important role: Penelope Cruz


April 28th, 2010 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Actress Penelope Cruz said the role of Gemma, the main character of her new film with Italian director Sergio Castellitto, will be one of the most important of ... Read more...

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Chelsea FC owner Abramovich wins libel case over gambling claims


March 18th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has accepted a public apology and substantial libel damages at the High Court over false newspaper allegations that he had a serious gambling ... Read more...

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Silvio Berlusconi now caught trying to gag the media


March 18th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 18 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi is in the line of fire again - the Italian Premier has attracted controversy over wiretaps wherein he is apparently trying to stifle the media. According ... Read more...

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‘Da Vinci foresaw end of the world in 4006′


March 15th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 15 (ANI): Leonardo da Vinci predicted that the world would meet its end in a "universal flood", beginning on March 21, 4006 and concluding on November 1 the same year, ... Read more...

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Vatican in the midst of a gay sex scandal


March 6th, 2010 - 1:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has now been embarrassed by a gay sex scandal. According to reports, a member of the Pope’s inner circle is the nucleus of the ... Read more...

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Now, Berlusconi chooses “Jolie of Puglia” as his party’s poll candidate


February 19th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Graziana Capone, a law graduate and model who has been dubbed "the Angelina Jolie of Puglia," the southern region from which she hails, could be filling Italian ... Read more...

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Italy film archive to sue over Mussolini iPhone clippings


February 3rd, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 3 (DPA) Italy's national film archive company said Tuesday it will take legal action against the "improper" distribution of a set of fiery speeches by Benito Mussolini in a best-selling ... Read more...

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Berlusconi faces party revolt over plans to field showgirls


February 1st, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is in trouble again - and this time it's within his own party, over reported plans to give tickets to inexperienced showgirls in ... Read more...

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Now, mystery surrounds Berlusconi’s ebbing and flowing receding hairline


January 29th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 29 (ANI): The new buzz surrounding Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is his disappearing and re-appearing hair.Last weekend, the premier, who has had a hair transplant in the past, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to return to work four weeks after Milan attack


January 10th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 10 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is ready to resume work after recovering from injuries, following an attack in a rally in Milan.The leader who suffered injuries on the ... Read more...

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Economic crisis leaves a sour taste for Italians


November 25th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 25 (IANS/AKI) The economic crisis has hit Italians where it hurts the most -- their stomachs. New research shows that Italians are consuming more rice and pasta and less fish, ... Read more...

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