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  • Thousands of migrants rescued at sea
    More than 4,000 migrants are rescued and 10 bodies recovered in several operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard says.
    BBC News.  Sun, 03 May 2015 17:18:29 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Video shows migrant rescues off Libya
    Video has been released by the Italian coastguard showing one of many migrant rescues on Saturday off the coast of Libya.
    BBC News.  Sun, 03 May 2015 11:57:47 GMT.
  • At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya
    Ten bodies were found Sunday as Italian Coast Guard and commercial vessels came to the rescue of migrants being smuggled across the Mediterranean aboard at least 16 boats.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 3 May 2015 07:31:18 EDT.
  • World Briefing: 1,400 Migrants Rescued at Sea
    Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers’ boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 03 May 2015 01:30:56 GMT.
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  • Roundup: Juventus Claims Fourth Consecutive Italian Title
    Juventus clinched a fourth straight Serie A title with a 1-0 win at Sampdoria on Saturday but postponed its trophy celebrations with a crucial Champions League match in just three days.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 02 May 2015 19:11:38 GMT.
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  • Pope Celebrates Mass in Honor of Controversial Missionary
    Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Rome on Saturday in honor of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary who established a series of Catholic missions along the Pacific coast of what is now the U.S. state of California. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 02 May 2015 16:52:35 -0400.
  • Clashes Overshadow Start of Milan Expo
    Police fired tear gas at demonstrators on Friday as protests overshadowed the start of the Milan Expo, a global fair the government had been hoped would help to put a new face on Italy after years of economic decline. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 01 May 2015 20:07:35 -0400.
  • Italy opens Expo 2015 amid doubts and protests
    Italy opened the Milan Expo on May 1, torn between hopes that the showcase of global food, technology and culture will lift a gloomy national mood and fears that it will be overshadowed by scandal, delays and protests
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 01 May 2015 17:21:00 +0200.
  • Italy's Eni Profits Tumble, But Better Than Expected Thanks to Production and Refining
    Italian oil and gas giant, Eni, ended the first quarter down despite an increase in production but hopes for a refining rebound in Europe.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Thu, 30 Apr 2015 02:03:00 GMT.
  • Africa: Refugees in Libya Face Despair From All Sides
    [Deutsche Welle] Thousands of migrants embark on the risky sea journey from Libya to Italy's Lampedusa Island. The Libyan coast guard is poorly equipped, so are Libyan detention centers where for many the journey ends.
    All Africa.  Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:11:50 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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