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  • Italy cuts MP's barbers' pay to 99K
    The Italian parliament's barbers are having their top pay cut to "only" 99,000 euros (£77,000) to save costs.
    BBC News.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:34:09 GMT.
  • Magneti Marelli opens first U.S. exhaust systems plant
    Magneti Marelli Holding USA, the Italian parts supplier owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has opened its first exhaust systems plant in the United States, the company said.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:49:51 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Prada bosses probed for tax evasion
    Prada's two chief executives are being investigated by Italian authorities for possible tax evasion, the company said.
    BBC News.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:03:47 GMT.
  • Eni Looks Past Uncertainty in Egypt
    As a number of foreign firms weigh their options on Egyptian oil and gas productions, Italy’s Eni announced plans to expand their region footprint with three new explorations licenses.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:14:00 GMT.
  • George Clooney keeps rumour mill whirling after Venice wedding
    Newly married Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney kept rumour mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:55:08 EDT.
  • DealBook: Departure of Gross Stokes Fear of Bond-Selling Spree
    The focus is on government bonds in Italy and Spain — an area that the Pimco Total Return Fund had piled into recently.
    By Landon Thomas Jr..  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:29:24 GMT.
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  • Syrian Refugees Leave Cruise Ship after Earlier Refusal
    Hundreds of Syrian refugees, rescued at sea by a Cypriot cruise liner, have disembarked after hours of refusals and demands to be taken to Italy. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:16:03 -0400.
  • Letter: Anti-Semitism in Europe: What a Survey Shows
    Abraham H. Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League writes that “common anti-Semitic stereotypes are surprisingly resilient” in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy.
    International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:47 GMT.
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  • Africa: Is FAO Opening a Window for Ecological Farming?
    [Greenpeace]It was an exciting moment for me and a small team of Greenpeace food campaigners to take part in the Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Agroecology Symposium in Rome last week. ...
    All Africa.  Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:36:24 GMT.
  • Pope Francis Visits Albania
    Pope Francis is in Albania for his first visit to a European country outside of Italy. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 21 Sep 2014 06:23:53 -0400.
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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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