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Alleged crime boss denies all charges

BY : | 2008

The alleged boss of the 'Ndrangheta crime organization denied all charges against him by Italian officials following his 18 years on the run.Police arrested Pasquale Condello, 58; his nephew, Giandomenico Condello, 28; and son-in-law Giovanni...

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Former Nazi guard loses extradition fight

BY : | 2008

Michael Seifert, a former Nazi guard who fought extradition from Canada, has been officially transferred to Italy where he faces prison time.Officials in Rome took custody of Seifert upon his arrival and he now will face the repercussions for his...

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Claim: Roman cave is not a fabled grotto

BY : | 2008

A leading Roman topography expert said a grotto found under the home of Emperor Augustus in the Italian capital is not the historical Lupercal cave.Roman Antiquity Professor Filippo Coarelli wrote in a La Repubblica article Friday that there is not...

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Ronaldo faces surgery on torn tendon

BY : | 2008

Brazilian soccer great Ronaldo was taken to Rome for surgery on a ruptured tendon in his right knee, an injury that threatened to end his career.Ronaldo was injured Wednesday while playing for AC Milan against Livorno. Ronaldo entered the game in...

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Michele 'The Pope' Greco dies at age 83

BY : | 2008

Mafia leader Michele The Pope Greco died in Rome at the age of 83 after being hospitalized for weeks, a report said.The former Cosa Nostra chief was serving multiple life sentences at the Rebibbia hospital in Rome before his death on Tuesday, ANSA...

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Abortion is key issue in Italy elections

BY : | 2008

Abortion is a top issue in the April parliamentary elections in Italy as one high-profile candidate is running solely on an anti-abortion rights ticket.Giuliano Ferrara, a popular television journalist, said he will run on a single-issue,...

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Two major Italian political parties merge

BY : | 2008

Italy's two biggest political parties on the center-right say they will run on a single ticket in the April 13-14 elections.One party, Forza Italia, is run by Silvio Berlusconi, who will be seeking to become premier for a third time. The other is...

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Italy to probe anti-Semite blacklist blog

BY : | 2008

Italian officials Friday ordered in investigation of an Internet blog that blacklisted a group of 162 Jewish university professors.Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said the probe would be aimed at verifying the existence of the blog, which the ANSA...

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Four die in Italian fireworks blast

BY : | 2008

Four members of a family were killed and a fifth injured Wednesday in an explosion at their fireworks factory in Italy, authorities said.Killed in the blast at the factory in Castiglione in Teverina on the Lazio-Umbria border, were owner Renato...

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Italian Parliament dissolved

BY : | 2008

Italy's Parliament was dissolved Wednesday after inter-party talks failed to form an interim government.After ordering the dissolution, caretaker leader Italian President Giorgio Napolitano was arranging a Cabinet meeting to arrange for national...

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Pope changes prayer to appease Jews

BY : | 2008

Pope Benedict XVI changed a Good Friday prayer that called for the conversion of Jews by removing references to the blindness in their hearts.Only the traditional Latin mass used the Good Friday prayer and it fell into obscurity amid concerns by...

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Young Italians can't afford to move out

BY : | 2008

A new study says more young adults in Italy live at home with their parents because of low salaries for entry level jobs.Researchers with the Italian economic think tank ISAE said the rate of young adults living with their parents has increased from...

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