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Italy PM Renzi sees no new budget tightening despite weaker growth | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi outlined measures on Friday aimed at bolstering public works investments and ruled out an extra budget squeeze despite a gloomier economic outlook.<p>Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is pictured after delivering his speech at the Italian …

Messi and Balotelli miss friendly

Lionel Messi and Mario Balotelli have been ruled out of Italy’s friendly against Argentina on Wednesday.<p>Barcelona confirmed on their official website …

Tony Blair will advise on controversial gas pipeline from Azerbaijan to Italy

On one side are Tony Blair, a powerful consortium of energy interests, including BP, and the autocratic ruler of a former Soviet bloc country. On the other are the olive growers of Puglia and a comedian turned political maverick.<p>News that Britain's former prime minister is to advise the consortium …

Huge UFO with Flashing Lights Caught Flying Over Italy Sky

As NASA continues its race to find alien life by next 20 years, people on earth continue to sight extraterrestrial activities with their naked …

Several killed in Italy flash flood

Four people were killed and around 20 more were injured when a violent downpour caused a flash flood in northen Italy late on Saturday.<p>Water swept through a summer festival near the town of Refrontolo, about 50 kilometres north of Venice.<p>Several people remain missing.<p>About 100 people had gathered …

Austria wins Eurovision Song Contest

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1075000/1075709_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524644560_83ada54a95c0df75ae79df624b7bd39e<p><b>Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst has been crowned the winner of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest held in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.</b><p>The …

Italy PM Renzi wins strong backing from Obama | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Colosseum in the latest stop on his European tour on Thursday, calling the ancient Roman arena “remarkable, unbelievable” and he was almost as lavish in his praise for Italy’s 39-year-old Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Italy economy ministry calls for change of approach in EU | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan called on Friday for a “serious, non-ideological” discussion of the problem of growth in Europe as the government in Rome pressed its drive for a change in emphasis in EU economic policy.<p>Italy's Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan rubs his …

Day 4: The President Travels to Italy, Meets with Pope Francis

Today, President Obama headed to Italy, continuing his five-country trip across Europe and Saudi Arabia.<p>The President started off the day at the Vatican, where he had an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. This was President Obama's first time meeting Pope Francis, and the two "had a …

Italy to seek pay cut for Eni, Enel, Finmeccanica managers | News Home | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italy said on Friday it will back cuts of at least 25 percent to top managers’ salaries at oil producer Eni (ENI.MI), utility Enel (ENEI.MI) and defense contractor Finmeccanica SIFI.MI at coming shareholders’ meetings.<p>The logo of oil company Eni-Saipem is pictured at its …

Venetian Separatists Voted for Independence from Italy

Unfortunately for them, it means absolutely nothing.<p><i>Venetian separatists waving the flag of the "Most Serene Republic of Veneto"</i><p>The square was crammed with separatists waving flags of the centuries-old Most Serene Republic of Venice, a nod to the historical Italian region they were hoping to …

Made in Italy: Bologna

The hallmarks of Italy’s artisanal tradition—creativity, innovation, craftsmanship—go back at least 3,000 years, to when Etruscans fashioned extraordinary works with bronze and Romans excelled in mosaics and glass.<p>Now travelers keen to avoid mass-produced generica can embrace a creative culture …

Ukraine orders Crimea troop withdrawal as Russia seizes naval base

Interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from Crimea Monday, citing Russian threats to the lives of military staff and their families.<p>Russian troops have seized most of Ukraine's bases in the peninsula, including a naval base at Feodosia on Monday. …

Why The ROI of Online Community Doesn't Matter

<i>Sarah Judd Welch is the founder & head of community design + BD at Loyal where she designs communities for startups, brands, and Fortune 100s.</i><p>I’ve never felt entirely comfortable defending my work in community. Yes, I’ll tell you about Return on Investments (ROI) all you want, but truly, community …

Russians And Ukrainians Battle Over Crimea, But What About Tartars? The Tragic Perils Of Nationalism

No good end to the Crimean crisis is likely. Moscow seized territory historically part of Russia and won’t retreat. Ukraine won’t accept Moscow’s land grab, putting the nations at odds long-term. The West can’t ignore flagrant aggression and is headed toward a “cool war” with Russia. Crimeans …

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Santorum: Get 'tough' on Russia

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is joining the growing chorus on the right that is criticizing the Obama administration for what they believe is an insufficiently aggressive response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.<p>When asked about President Barack Obama’s approach to Russia, …

Is Russia setting its sights on the Middle East?

In the face of strong Western criticism and sanctions brought against Russia for its annexation of Crimea, President Vladimir Putin, increasingly popular at home, is looking for ways to expand his country's international clout. He doesn't have to go far to find them.<p>For decades, during the Cold …

World leaders fear Ukraine crisis will harm nuclear cooperation

More than 50 world leaders will meet in The Hague to discuss the world's nuclear security on Monday amid fears that the west's rapidly worsening relations with Moscow over Ukraine could hobble international efforts to contain the threat of a catastrophe as result of miscalculation, terrorism or …

Russia lawmakers vote to annex Crimea; U.S. steps up sanctions

Russia's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a treaty Thursday to annex the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine, prompting tougher sanctions from the United States.<p>Russia responded with its own sanctions against a list of U.S. officials and lawmakers.<p>After Russian Foreign …

Pro-Russian forces enter Ukraine navy's Black Sea HQ

Pro-Russian self-defence forces have entered the Ukrainian navy's Black Sea headquarters in Sevastopol and raised the Russian flag above the building less that 24 hours after Vladimir Putin announced the annexation of Crimea in a searing speech to political elites in Moscow.<p>In an hour-long speech …

Ukraine crisis in pictures: Pro-Russian forces take control in Crimea - Telegraph