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  • Snoop Dogg cash seized in Italy
    Rap star Snoop Dogg is stopped by police at an Italian airport for carrying more cash than allowed, with half of his $422,000 seized.
    BBC News.  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:38:13 GMT.
  • Argentine Businessman Pleads Not Guilty in FIFA Corruption Case
    Alejandro Burzaco, a citizen of Argentina and Italy, was the third defendant to appear in United States federal court in connection with the case.
    Rebecca R. Ruiz.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:15:16 GMT.
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  • 'See you soon!' Foo Fighters tell 1,000 fans
    Foo Fighters fans try to persuade the band to play in their Italian city in pretty spectacular fashion.
    BBC News.  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:06:59 GMT.
  • Africa: Momentum Gathers for International Agreement to Combat Rogue Fishing
    [FAO] Rome -Growing numbers of countries are ratifying an international agreement to combat illegal fishing, fueling interest in how best to implement the instrument.
    All Africa.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:30 GMT.
  • Johnny Depp, Ralph Fiennes top Venice film fest line-up
    Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Ralph Fiennes top a powerful line-up at this year’s Venice film festival, with U.S. and Italian films dominating the competition for the Golden Lion, from war dramas to rock-star thrillers.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:01:00 +0200.
  • Saipem Cuts 8,800 Jobs Amid Pricing Trouble
    The downturn in global oil prices continued to weigh on already stressed Italian energy firm Saipem, which announced that it will likely cut its workforce by about 8,800 over the next two years.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:09:00 GMT.
  • ArtsBeat: Venice Film Festival to Have a Global Flavor
    Among the movies vying for the coveted Golden Lion at the festival opening on Sept. 2 are “Remember,” a thriller by the Canadian director Atom Egoyan and “A Bigger Splash” by the Italian director Luca Guadagnino.
    Rachel Donadio.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:13:37 GMT.
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  • About 800 Migrants Rescued at Sea Brought to Sicily
    Around 800 migrants rescued from boats while trying to cross the Mediterranean have been taken to Sicily. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:01:57 -0400.
  • Europe’s Twin Crises Collide in Greece as Migrant Numbers Soar
    Greece has replaced Italy as the main gateway for migrants into Europe, with more than 100,000 arrivals in the first six months of 2015. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:52:00 -0400.
  • Ferrari stock faces soaring Testarossa prices for investor favor
    Ferrari's upcoming stock listing may struggle for investor attention with competitors in its own ranks. Buying one of the Italian supercars, like a Testarossa, has generated gains that are hard to beat.  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:19:21 EST.  Subscription required.
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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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