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Oil project consortium agrees to stakes

BY : | 2008

Kazakhstan's oil company KazMunaiGaz, after nine hours of negotiating, will get a 16.87 percent stake in a Kazakh oil project led by Italian energy giant Eni.Terms weren't disclosed for the oil concern's getting the same slice as six other...

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Italian court bans marijuana growing

BY : | 2008

An Italian appeals court in Rome took action Thursday to enforce drug laws that prohibit civilians from growing marijuana plants for any purpose.An October lower-court case brought drug possession laws into question when a man was found not guilty...

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Basics may be $1,400 more in Italy in '08

BY : | 2007

A consumer rights group says the typical Italian household may spend at least $1,400 more in 2008 to cover essentials such as food, utilities and fuel.And unless the government steps in, the group Codacons says many families will find themselves on...

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Italy to expel immigrants seen as threat

BY : | 2007

An estimated 1,200 legal immigrants are expected to be expelled from Italy under a new public security law.The decree approved Friday enables local authorities in Italy to expel legal immigrants, even those from European Union countries, if they are...

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AirFrance-KLM to open talks for Aitalia

BY : | 2007

The Italian cabinet has approved negotiations aimed at Air France-KLM acquiring the government's controlling stake in struggling Alitalia.Word of Friday's decision increased the price of Alitalia's stock by more than 7 percent for the day, reported...

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Italy extends decree to expel immigrants

BY : | 2007

The Italian government Friday approved a decree allowing the expulsion of immigrants on grounds that they pose a threat to public safety.The decree extends one approved in November after the wife of a naval officer was raped and killed in Rome,...

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New Year's parties cut short in Italy

BY : | 2007

A new curfew means New Year's revelers will have their party cut short this year in Rome unless a last-minute waiver is granted.There is a 2 a.m. curfew in Italy this year on alcohol sales in restaurants, nightclubs and other places that offer...

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Italy seeks South American officials

BY : | 2007

An Italian prosecutor has issued warrants for the arrest of 140 former military and intelligence chiefs in seven South American countries.Giancarlo Capaldo, a prosecutor in Rome, has asked the Ministry of Justice to request extradition from...

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N.J. to be honored in Rome

BY : | 2007

A lay Catholic group in Rome asked the city Friday to light up the Colosseum next week to honor New Jersey's abolition of the death penalty.Gov. Jon Corzine is expected to sign a bill next week that has passed both houses of the legislature. If he...

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Clooney, Cheadle honored for Darfur work

BY : | 2007

George Clooney and Don Cheadle, co-stars in Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels, have received this year's Men of Peace Award in Rome. The U.S. actors were recognized at the 8th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for their humanitarian work in...

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Italian truckers end strike

BY : | 2007

Striking Italian truck drivers pulled down their blockades Thursday after receiving a better deal from government negotiators.The settlement includes $44 million to help the truckers pay road tolls, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.The strike...

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Italian truckers stay on strike

BY : | 2007

Union truck drivers remained on strike for a third day across Italy Wednesday, effectively turning off the spigot at gas stations and tightening food supplies.The drivers at small- and medium-size trucking firms are seeking tax breaks and lower fuel...

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