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  • Italy 'violated rights of migrants'
    Italy broke the rights of migrants by sending them back to Greece after they had illegally boarded ships, the European Court of Human Rights says.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:54:05 GMT.
  • Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud
    Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.
    BBC News.  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:42:57 GMT.
  • Nadal Wins First Match in Return to Swiss Indoors
    Second-seeded Rafael Nadal, back at the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence, beat the Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:38:16 GMT.
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  • Mamma gli Italiani!
    As I stepped into the newly revamped restaurant Fiamma, I could not help but utter to myself: “Mamma gli Italiani!”
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Anita Cerquetti, Opera Fill-In Who Soared, Dies at 83
    Miss Cerquetti stepped in for Maria Callas in Rome in 1958, but her fame was relatively short-lived.
    By William Yardley.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:27:00 GMT.
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  • Volkswagen Tries To Persuade Investors It Can Make Big Long-Term Profits
    OLBIA, Sardinia - Volkswagen has raised its sales 30 per cent in five years but profits have remained stubbornly flat, and it used the launch of the new Passat sedan here on this Italian island to persuade investors this is going to change.
    By Neil Winton.  Forbes.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:11:00 GMT.
  • U.S., European Leaders To Discuss Islamic State Militants
    U.S. President Barack Obama is to hold a videoconference with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy to discuss pressing international issues, including combating Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and Iraq.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:23:10 +0000.
  • 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.
  • US Women Win First World Volleyball Title
    The U.S. women's volleyball team has won its first-ever world championship, beating China in Sunday's final in Milan, Italy, three sets to one (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24). ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:29:01 -0400.
  • Fiat Chrysler crowns merger with Wall Street debut
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles makes its Wall Street debut to great fanfare on Monday, shifting the carmaker's center of gravity away from Italy and capping a decade of canny dealmaking and tough restructuring by CEO Sergio Marchionne.  Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:00:00 EST.  Subscription required.
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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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