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Jul 13, 2014

Mayor de Blasio prepares for Italy vacation at Brooklyn festival

Mayor Bill de Blasio prepared for his upcoming 10-day vacation to his ancestral homeland of Italy with a jovial visit Sunday to an Italian-American festival in Brooklyn. He donned a flat cap, ate sausage and conversed in Italian with revelers. He was... #Michael Bloomberg #Bahamas #Long Island Rail Road #Brooklyn, NY #Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jul 13, 2014

Work to tow away Costa Concordia to start soon

Italian authorities say work to float the shipwrecked Costa Concordia so it can be towed away for scrapping can start Monday, weather-permitting. The cruise liner struck a reef when it came too close to Giglio Island in January 2012 and capsized, kil... #Michael Bloomberg #Bahamas #Long Island Rail Road #Brooklyn, NY #Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Jul 01, 2014

US ship arrives in Italy port for Syria weapons

(AP) -- The U.S. ship MV Cape Ray arrived Tuesday in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro for the unprecedented transfer and destruction of about 1,300 tons of Syrian chemical weapons. The 648-foot (197.5-meter) U.S. government cargo ship has bee... #Syria #Futura

Jun 15, 2014

Diplomatic row after Italian politicians branded English 'pretentious d***s' just minutes after England's World Cup defeat on Saturday

Former Italian government minister Maurizio Gasparri pictured, launched his foul-mouthed Twitter tirade in the aftermath of yesterday's crunch match... #Syria #Futura

Jun 25, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WASHINGTON LOOKS TO IRAQ'S 'AWAKENING COUNCILS' TO DEFEAT TERRORISTS The Sunni militia, which supported the U.S. against al-Qaida years ago, co... #European Union #China #Taiwan #Oregon #Pennsylvania #Al-Qaeda #FIFA

Jun 25, 2014

FIFA charges Luis Suarez for biting in World Cup

(AP) -- FIFA has officially charged Uruguay's Luis Suarez with biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the teams' World Cup match, a process that could lead to a suspension for Uruguay's best offensive player. FIFA announced early Wednesday that i... #Colombia #FIFA #Luis Suarez #Italy national football team #Mauro Tassotti (footballer) #Giorgio Chiellini #Brazil national football team #Uruguay national football team

Jun 18, 2014

Renaissance painting by Titian to be shown in DC

(AP) -- An Italian Renaissance painting rarely seen in the U.S. will be displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington to mark the start of Italy's presidency of the European Union. The museum announced Wednesday that Titian's painting "Danae... #European Union #Washington, D.C. #Monuments Men

Jun 17, 2014

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%; Argentina denies it will default; IMF puts pressure on Italy - business live

IMF: Italy must urgently maintain reforms Supermarket price wars drive down UK inflation rate Bank of England reveals the cost of relocating Mark Carney to London Argentinian president vows not to default after court defeat 5.29pm BST Time to recap: ... #Argentina #London #Bank of England #Cyprus #Wall Street Journal #International Monetary Fund

Jul 09, 2014

Draghi urges euro zone states 'to be sovereign together'

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi urged euro zone states to respect their joint fiscal rules and extend their cooperation to economic reforms, telling governments they must "learn to govern together". While reiterating his message that the... #European Union #London #European Central Bank #Mario Draghi

Jul 10, 2014

Portugal woes sink European stocks

Europe's debt-sodden periphery was back at the top of the list of financial concerns on Thursday, troubles around Portugal's biggest listed bank pushing shares sharply lower and quelling demand for an issue of bonds by Greece. The noise around BES, w... #Europe #London #Norway #Federal Reserve