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  • Letter: Rome’s Public Housing
    A former mayor of Rome says the investigation of housing files was begun in his administration.
    International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 05 May 2016 16:30:33 GMT.
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  • Company opens Turkey’s ‘largest solar power plant’ in Central Anatolia
    Tekno Ray Solar has opened Turkey’s largest solar power plant with a total power capacity of 22.5 megawatts in the Central Anatolian province of Konya together with its Italian partner, Enerray, it said in a follow-up press release on May 5
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 05 May 2016 16:12:00 +0200.
  • Egypt’s Interior Ministry, in Error, Releases Memos on Restricting News Media
    The documents were sent to journalists, apparently in error, and contained suggestions on how to silence coverage of an Italian student killed in Cairo.
    Declan Walsh and Nour Youssef.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 05 May 2016 15:17:38 GMT.
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  • Morricone cancels Rome concerts
    Italian composer Ennio Morricone cancels concerts in Rome because of health concerns.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 May 2016 12:22:09 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Rome revels in Ranieri's Leicester triumph
    Rome, the hometown of Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, is also claiming Leicester City's unlikely triumph as its own.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 May 2016 14:16:29 GMT.
  • Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa Retires After 26 Years With the Company
    Amedeo Felisa has retired as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ferrari brand. He will continue to serve on Ferrari’s Board of Directors as a technical advisor to the Italian automaker. ...
    Jason Udy.  Motor Trend.  Mon, 02 May 2016 20:45:01 +0000.
  • Inside Eataly World, The 20-Acre Gourmet Theme Park Slated To Open In 2017
    Going to Eataly—the Italian mega-food destination co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich—is one of my favorite pastimes. ...
    By Eustacia Huen.  Forbes.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 20:30:00 GMT.
  • First Human Head Transplant Planned for 2017
    Many prominent surgeons think the idea is crazy and will not work, but Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he still plans to attempt the first human head transplant late next year. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:25:31 -0400.
  • Italy Struggles to House Migrants in Third Year of Mass Arrivals
    When police arrested Lamin Darboe's father two years ago, the 16-year-old had to quit his studies and work on his uncle's farm in Gambia. Desperate to go back to school, he stole his uncle's bull to pay his way to Europe. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:03:03 -0400.
  • Africa: Botswana, Italy Agree On Climate Change Financing
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Evironment Wildlife and Tourism (MEWT), Mr Elias Magosi says Botswana is committed to the fight against climate change.
    All Africa.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:45:28 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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