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  • VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David
    The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
    BBC News.  Sun, 21 Dec 2014 06:40:34 GMT.
  • Steven Nyman Wins Downhill at Val Gardena Once Again
    Nyman won the World Cup downhill on the Saslong course in Val Gardena, Italy, on Friday, the third time he has won the race.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:16:14 GMT.
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  • Crime Scene: For Family Sued by Nanny, a Vacation Becomes Legal Limbo
    A three-week trip to Italy has turned to an indefinite stay for Malu Custer Edwards and her family, whose re-entry to New York was denied following allegations the family abused their nanny.
    By Michael Wilson.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:02:28 GMT.
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  • Africa: View On Migration - Drone Searches Aid Refugee Rescues
    [SciDev.Net]Just over a year ago, in October 2013, two boats carrying refugees and migrants from North Africa to Europe capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa, killing over 500 passengers.
    All Africa.  Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:29:19 GMT.
  • Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection
    Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
    BBC News.  Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:03:20 GMT.
  • Wine Ecommerce, Italian Style: Visual, Functional, and Adaptable
    Bologna-based Centro Vigne Italia, a wine ecommerce site, relies on content, container, and community to drive sales and increase visibility for participating partner brands.
    By Cathy Huyghe.  Forbes.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:59:00 GMT.
  • Kerry to Meet Netanyahu as Palestinians Push for UN Resolution
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is due to hold talks Monday in Rome with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the first leg of a trip to assess the current state of Israeli-Palestinian issues. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:58:36 -0500.
  • Kerry, Lavrov Meet In Rome For Middle East Talks
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Rome for talks on the Middle East.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:28:51 +0000.
  • Kerry, Lavrov Meeting Again on Ukraine Conflict
    The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are meeting in Rome in a new bid to ease tensions in Ukraine, but their latest talks are complicated by U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:49:49 -0500.
  • Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine
    Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Dec. 14, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:03:00 +0200.
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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.

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