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We are in the G8 of sport: Italian Olympic panel chief


August 14th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) president Gianni Petrucci has said "the Italian team has excelled in the London Olympics" and that the country has earned one more ... Read more...

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Vatican rejects Bulgarian envoy for writing ‘homosexual act’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Aug 6 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican rejected the candidacy of a Bulgarian diplomat to become the next ambassador of his country because he is the author of a best-selling ... Read more...

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10 Italian cities face bankruptcy: Report


July 25th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ten Italian cities are facing bankruptcy as they are unable to fulfil their budget commitments, Italian newspaper La Stampa reported Tuesday.Graziano Del Rio, president of ... Read more...

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Ferrari to auction F1 items to help Italian quake victims


June 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/AKI) Automobile giant Ferrari will auction a luxury sports car and Formula 1 memorabilia to help in relief efforts in Italy where two earthquakes killed at least ... Read more...

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Berlusconi says he won’t stand for re-election


November 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 9 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he doesn't aim to recapture his office in the next national election.The candidate for Berlusconi's centre-right People of Freedom party ... Read more...

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Abducted Italian journalists freed in Libya (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 25 (IANS/AKI) Four Italian journalists who were kidnapped in Libya were freed Thursday during a raid on the Tripoli apartment where they were being held by soldiers loyal ... Read more...

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Abducted Italian journalists kept hostage in Tripoli


August 25th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The four Italian journalists, who were abducted Wednesday in Libya, have been kept in apartments in southern suburbs of Tripoli, Italy's Consul in Benghazi Guido ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to write memoir on his private life


August 24th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has been linked with a string of young women, has said he may write a memoir on his liaisons.Reacting to ... Read more...

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Italy may freeze 3.6 bn euros of Libyan assets


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italy may follow the lead of its allies and freeze billions of euros of Libyan assets, according to Italian news reports.Business daily Il Sole 24 Ore ... Read more...

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Italian town councillor sacked for giving fascist salute


January 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rapallo (Italy), Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) The mayor of the northwestern Italian coastal town of Rapallo has fired a local councillor who was photographed giving a fascist salute outside a church after ... Read more...

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England not reaching World Cup final would be a personal failure: Capello


May 14th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Coach Fabio Capello has said that if England does not make the FIFA World Cup final in South Africa, he would see it as his personal failure.Reflecting ... Read more...

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Juventus still in touch despite poor form


October 5th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 5 (DPA) A sound 2-0 beating away to Palermo late Sunday was a worrisome eye-opener for Juventus fans who must have asked themselves how their team can sit just ... Read more...

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Berlusconi knew I was a prostitute, says D’Addario


October 2nd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): The prostitute at the center of Silvio Berlusconi's sex scandal gave out intimate details of their purported encounter on live TV.Patrizia D'Addario appeared on a prime time RAI ... Read more...

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After Pope, Geldof attacks Italian PM over failing to deliver Africa aid


July 6th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, July 6 (ANI): Ahead of this week's G8 summit, Irish singer and activist Bob Geldof has joined the Pope in assailing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for not being able to ... Read more...

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‘The spectre of blackmail hangs over Berlusconi’


June 20th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi is so badly stuck in the labyrinth of controversies that he has become "blackmailable", says a leading Italian daily newspaper."The spectre of blackmail hangs over Berlusconi," ... Read more...

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Becks says he only loves Posh and has no desire for other women


May 9th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 9 (ANI): David Beckham has blasted reports claiming he had dinner with a glamour model, insisting he loves only his wife Victoria and has "no desire for other women".The ... Read more...

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Italy PM’s wife to seek divorce


May 3rd, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (DPA) Veronica Lario, wife of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, plans to seek a divorce, Italian media reported Sunday. The 52-year-old former actress made public her decision to end the ... Read more...

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Vatican poised to boycott Tom Hanks-starrer Angels & Demons


March 24th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): The Vatican is considering calling for a boycott of Angels & Demons, the prequel to Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code.The film starring Tom Hanks, which is ... Read more...

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Vatican to boycott ‘Angels and Demons’


March 24th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) The Vatican is reportedly planning to authorise a boycott of Ron Howard's upcoming movie "Angels & Demons", a prequel to his 2006 controversial hit "The Da Vinci Code". Directed ... Read more...

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Slim’s family dismisses report of Honda Formula 1 purchase


December 29th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 29 (DPA) The son of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim dismissed a report that his father was interested in buying the Honda Formula One team for the symbolic price of ... Read more...

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In 10 years, Darwinism will be history: Turkish Muslim scholar


December 10th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Dec 10 (IANS) A controversial Turkish Islamic scholar has created ripples in the scientific world by challenging Darwin's theory of evolution and claiming there are nearly 100 million fossils to prove ... Read more...

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Italian backlash awaits billionaires like Abramovich!


August 12th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.12 (ANI): Roman Abramovich may be a multibillionaire with palatial homes in Knightsbridge, Sussex, Marbella, the South of France and Colorado, his own Boeing 767 and five yachts, not to ... Read more...

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Italians are crazy about wife swapping!


August 5th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 5 (ANI): Think twice before you accept a dinner invitation from a loving Italian couple when holidaying in Italy , for along with dinner you might be served ... Read more...

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Italian PM caught in nude painting row


August 4th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 4 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is at the centre of media scrutiny over a painting in his house that shows the nude breast of a female figure.The ... Read more...

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Italy declares state of emergency over immigration


July 26th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, July 26 (DPA) The Italian government announced Saturday a nationwide state of emergency in reaction to a phenomenal increase in illegal immigration to the country's south. The Silvio Berlusconi government's move ... Read more...

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Britain urges China restraint in Tibet


March 17th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, March 17 (DPA) Britain Monday expressed "concern" at the unrest in Tibet and said it had urged the Chinese government to exercise restraint in dealing with the protests, a spokesman for ... Read more...

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