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Italy at risk of drought


March 31st, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy is at risk of a drought due to scanty rainfall and may have to ration water this summer, experts said.The country has seen very few ... Read more...

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Italy seizes Gaddafi assets worth $1.4 bn


March 30th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 30 (IANS/AKI) Assets worth $1.1 billion euros (about $1.4 billion) belonging to Libya's Gaddafi family were seized by the Italian police.The assets included stocks, real estate, a share ... Read more...

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Inter Milan sack manager Ranieri


March 27th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS) Inter Milan sacked manager Claudio Ranieri, according to a statement released by the Serie A club."President Massimo Moratti and Internazionale wish to thank Claudio Ranieri and ... Read more...

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Consumer confidence rises in Italy


March 27th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS/AKI) Italy's consumer confidence rose in March, defying tax hikes and other reforms that are expected to cut into paychecks in the euro zone's third-biggest economy.The confidence ... Read more...

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Natural teak forests declining: UN


March 27th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 27 (IANS) Natural teak forests are declining worldwide and the quality of natural grown teak wood is deteriorating, said the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations ... Read more...

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Italian soldier killed in Afghanistan


March 25th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (IANS) An Italian soldier died in a mortar attack Saturday on a military base in western Afghanistan.Taliban militants carried out the attack in Gulistan district of ... Read more...

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Mobster released in Italy due to beans allergy


March 24th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 24 (IANS/AKI) A mobster was released from jail in Italy because the prison served too many beans on its menu and he suffered from allergy to the legumes.Michele ... Read more...

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Estadio da Luz in Lisbon to host 2014 Champions League final


March 21st, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 21 (IANS) UEFA confirmed that the Estadio da Luz stadium in Lisbon will host the 2014 Champions League final while that year's Europa League final will be played ... Read more...

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Juventus hold Milan 2-2 to enter Coppa Italia final


March 21st, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 21 (IANS) Mirko Vucinic scored a spectacular goal in extra-time of a thrilling second leg against AC Milan to guide Juventus into the Coppa Italia final.The hosts, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s income rises


March 20th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's income last year rose 20 percent to 48 million euros allowing him to keep the title of Italy's highest-earning politician.The billionaire ... Read more...

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Berlusconi highest-earning politician in Italy


March 20th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 20 (IANS/AKI) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's income last year rose 20 percent to 48 million euros (around 63 million) that allowed him to keep the title ... Read more...

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Inter held by Atalanta at home


March 19th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 19 (IANS) Inter's hope of gaining a spot for next season's European leagues was dealt a blow as they were held to a scoreless draw at home by ... Read more...

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Milan beat hapless Parma 2-0 in Serie A


March 18th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Urby Emanuelson scored a goal each as league leaders AC Milan beat Parma 2-0 in the Italian Serie A.Ibrahimovic gave Milan the ... Read more...

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Juventus rout Fiorentina 5-0, close in on Milan


March 18th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Juventus moved to within four points of Italian Serie A leaders AC Milan with a comprehensive 5-0 win over 10-man Fiorentina.The visitors went ahead in ... Read more...

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Art improves recovery from stroke


March 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Patients who appreciate music, painting and theatre have better chances of recovery from stroke than patients who do not, says a new study.Stroke is the third ... Read more...

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Five migrants found dead in boat near Italy


March 17th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 17 (IANS) Five migrants were found dead Saturday in a boat south of Lampedusa Island in southern Italy, the ANSA news agency said.Local coast guard found the bodies ... Read more...

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Milan can reach Champions League final, says coach


March 17th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 17 (IANS) AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri has said his side has a golden chance to progress to the final of the Champions League if they ... Read more...

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Italian group seeks ban on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’


March 15th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 15 (IANS/AKI) Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" -- an epic poem about travels through hell and heaven -- was racist and against Islam and should be banned from schools ... Read more...

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Italian sues wife’s lover for causing moral damage


March 15th, 2012 - 7:11 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 15 (IANS/AKI) An Italian is suing his wife's lover in one of the first such cases in the country where a husband was seeking monetary compensation for moral ... Read more...

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Italy recalls embassy staff from Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 14 (IANS) Italy announced Wednesday that it was suspending all activities at its embassy in Syrian capital Damascus and has recalled its diplomatic staff.In a statement, the Italian ... Read more...

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Milan extend lead as Juve held in Serie A


March 12th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 12 (IANS) AC Milan moved four points clear at the top of the Italian Serie A table with a 2-0 win over Lecce at home, while second-placed ... Read more...

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Maradona wants to settle tax case, return to Italy


March 12th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 12 (IANS/EFE) Former Argentine player Diego Maradona said on the weekend that he wants to settle his back tax bill of some 40 million euros (about $52 million) ... Read more...

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Roma reclaim sixth spot from Inter in Italian Serie A


March 11th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 11 (IANS) Roma revived their hopes of snatching a spot for the next season's Champions League when they regained the sixth spot from Inter Milan with a 1-0 ... Read more...

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Ship runs aground off Italy


March 11th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 11 (IANS) A cargo ship ran aground Saturday off the coast of Sicily in Italy, and 19 crew members on board were rescued, the authorities said.The Italian vessel ... Read more...

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Inter beat Chievo to end winless streak


March 10th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 10 (IANS) Inter Milan scored two late goals to beat Chievo in the Italian Serie A and ended their dismal run of seven straight losses and one draw.With ... Read more...

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Racism rising at the workplace in Italy


March 9th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 9 (IANS/AKI) Racism was increasing in Italy, particularly at the workplace, according to a new government report.The report by the National Office Against Racial Discrimination was presented Thursday ... Read more...

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37 artworks recovered 40 years after heist


March 9th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 9 (IANS/AKI) A total of 37 paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens and Nicolas Poussin, were recovered by Italian police more than 40 years after they were ... Read more...

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Fishermen killing: Italy summons Indian envoy in Rome


March 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Rome, March 7 (IANS) More than a week after he visited India, Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi Wednesday summoned India's ambassador in Rome to condemn the imprisonment of ... Read more...

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Injuries sideline Juventus defenders


March 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 6 (IANS) Italian first division soccer league side Juventus will be without key defenders Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini for their next two league matches because ... Read more...

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Lazio beat 10-man Rome in Serie A derby


March 5th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 5 (IANS) Lazio beat 10-man Roma 2-1 in an Italian Seria A derby match to move up to the third spot in the league standings.Roma were reduced to ... Read more...

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Italians feel their sailors were only ‘doing duty’


March 4th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (IANS) While the alleged killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian Marines has ignited a diplomatic debate between India and Italy, people in this country are sorry ... Read more...

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AC Milan win, Juventus held


March 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 4 (IANS) AC Milan moved three points clear at the top of the Italian Serie A with a dominating 4-0 win at Palermo while Juventus were held ... Read more...

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Italy’s 2011 debt-to-GDP ratio at record levels


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Italy's debt rose to 120.1 percent of GDP last year from 118.7 percent in 2010, the highest level since 1996, the national statistics institute Istat said.The ... Read more...

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Unemployment hits 8-year high in Italy


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian unemployment in January rose to an eight-year high of 9.2 percent as the euro zone's third-biggest economy implements economic and labour reforms amid a recession.January ... Read more...

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Italian singer dies while on tour


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian singer Lucio Dalla died of a heart attack Thursday while on tour in Montreaux, Switzerland. He would have turned 69 Sunday."He died this morning after ... Read more...

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