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  • 2 van Gogh Paintings Stolen From Amsterdam Are Recovered in Italy
    “Seascape at Scheveningen” and “Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen” were found during an inquiry into Italian organized crime, the Van Gogh Museum said.
    Nina Siegal.  New York Times.  Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:13:50 GMT.
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  • Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy
    Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two important Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.
    BBC News.  Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:09:41 GMT.
  • Review: In ‘Amanda Knox,’ a Murder and Journalism Run Amok
    This documentary about the case of an exchange student killed in Italy focuses less on an accused killer and more on unprincipled journalism and unapologetic sexism.
    Jeannette Catsoulis.  New York Times.  Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:49:35 GMT.
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  • Regrets and rancour as Berlusconi turns 80
    Silvio Berlusconi celebrated his 80th birthday on Thursday, away from the limelight he enjoyed for decades as a flamboyant Italian prime minister, media tycoon and owner of AC Milan. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:03:17 -0400.
  • Brexit: Italian PM Matteo Renzi warns UK over EU rights
    It will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to result in a deal that gives Britons more rights than others outside the EU, Italian PM Matteo Renzi says.
    BBC News.  Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:18:54 GMT.
  • Italy's Eni Looks for Billions for Further Global Expansion
    Continuing its expansion far beyond Italian shores, Eni has reportedly approached backs in search of billions of dollars to assist in the financing of offshore efforts in Mozambique.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:47:00 GMT.
  • Alcantara Now On A Variety Of Luxury Lifestyle Products
    MILAN, Sept. 28, 2016 -- Alcantara, the Italian-made luxury material used to outfit car interiors, is finding a niche for itself within a variety of consumer and luxury lifestyle industries as well. ...
    PR Newswire.  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:00:00 EDT.
  • Africa: The Lost Children At Rome's Termini Station
    [IPS] Rome -Rome ... .. Termini station, 2:00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. ...
    All Africa.  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:17:52 GMT.
  • Following the Money: On the Trail of African Migrant Smugglers
    Since 2013, over 10,000 migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Behind the deaths lies a multi-million dollar smuggling trade with financial connections to Frankfurt, Italy and Libya.
    Spiegel Online.  Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:37:13 +0200.
  • Italian Navy Ship Docks In Iran
    An Italian navy ship has docked in the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas in the first official visit by a Western naval vessel to the country in 15 years.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:57:15 +0000.
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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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