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  • E.U. Budget Clearance for France and Italy Comes With an Asterisk
    A commissioner said that while the countries may not have to redraft their 2015 budgets, their filings would face tough scrutiny.
    By James Kanter.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:58:38 GMT.
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  • President of Italy Questioned in Mafia Case
    President Giorgio Napolitano answered questions in a trial in which the state is accused of negotiating with Sicily’s Cosa Nostra to quell violence in the 1990s.
    By Gaia Pianigiani.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:22 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Italy needs EU help to patrol seas
    Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:32:44 GMT.
  • Fiat Chrysler to spin off 10% of Ferrari, raise cash as debt surges
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to spin off the Ferrari super-car brand, underpinning efforts to raise about $4.7 billion as the Italian-American carmaker counters rising debt.
    AutoNews.com.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:13:43 EST.  Subscription required.
  • EU to pass France and Italy budgets
    The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
    BBC News.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:43:42 GMT.
  • Boat migrants in EU’s hands as Italy mulls scaling back
    Search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean will be undertaken by the EU as of weekend, but UK says it cuts support, while future of Italian mission looks uncertain
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:00 +0200.
  • Andrew Nestor-Led Group Buys Bologna FC
    A group led by Andrew Nestor has purchased Bologna FC, one of the most successful Italian League soccer clubs.
    By David Lariviere.  Forbes.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:19:00 GMT.
  • Gay rights: Is the pope still Catholic?
    Italy's leaders and the Vatican are battling to close the gap between church doctrine and modern life.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Thousands of Child Migrants Feared in Thrall to Italian Traffickers
    [Guardian Network]Rome -Thousands of migrant children are disappearing after arriving in mainland Europe, triggering concerns that they are falling prey to a new and thriving market for child trafficking and forced labour.
    All Africa.  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:03:06 GMT.
  • Ferrania to restart film production in still and movie formats
    Italian film and camera brand Ferrania is set to come back to life after a Kickstarter fundraising project reached its target with over two weeks left to run. ...
    Digital Photography Review.  Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:11:42 Z.
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Facts About Italy

The Italian Republic, located on southern Europe's Apennine Peninsula, is a democratic republic with a bicameral Parliament, an elected President, and an appointed Prime Minister.  Italy's capital city is Rome, and its currency is the Euro.  In 2007, Italy's estimated population was 58,148,000, and Italian is the primary language used in Italy.

For more news and information about Italy, visit this official Italian government website.  For detailed maps of Italy, visit this Italy map website.


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