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  • Sweden Edges Russia To Win Eurovision Song Contest
    Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, narrowly beating Russia and Italy in the international talent show.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 24 May 2015 05:49:49 +0000.
  • World Briefing: Kenya: Thousands Attend Italian Nun’s Beatification
    Sister Irene Stefani arrived in Kenya in 1915, where she served as a Red Cross nurse and treated East African soldiers wounded during World War I.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 24 May 2015 01:22:43 GMT.
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  • Kenyans flock to nun's beatification
    Tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims attend the beatification in Kenya of Italian-born nun Irene Stefani, taking her a step closer to sainthood.
    BBC News.  Sat, 23 May 2015 14:09:08 GMT.
  • Eurovision Casts Wide Talent Net for Its 60th year
    A slice of Swedish electro-pop, Italian "popera" and a pop star from Australia, about as far from Europe as you can get, are among the favorites for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 23 May 2015 14:01:59 -0400.
  • Stage set for biggest-ever Eurovision
    Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 May 2015 23:50:43 GMT.
  • Gurus Echosex 2 Review
    An Italian faux-analog delay that captures the elusive Binson Echorec sound.
    Premier Guitar.  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:45:00 -0400.
  • ArtsBeat: Cecilia Bartoli to Sing Maria in ‘West Side Story’
    The Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli will sing the role in a new production of “West Side Story” under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival next year.
    Michael Cooper.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 May 2015 15:23:26 GMT.
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  • Mystery surrounds movements of Italy's Tunisia Bardo suspect
    The mystery over the migrant-turned-suspect in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre intensified Thursday amid questions about his movements after arriving in Italy with a boat full of rescued refugees a month before the attack. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 21 May 2015 08:36:19 -0400.
  • Tunis wants Rome to extradite Moroccan suspect in museum attack
    Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, the interior ministry said Friday.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 20 May 2015 14:44:00 +0200.
  • Picasso, Rothko, Giacometti And Richter Vs. Facebook, Alibaba, Gilead And Amazon
    “Many see pictures without knowing what to look at.” - Bernard Berenson, Italian Painters of the Renaissance.
    By Martin Sosnoff.  Forbes.  Tue, 19 May 2015 21:29:00 GMT.
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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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