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21 June 2010 8:17 PM | Tagged: volcano stromboli
Rome, June 21 - Italy has a new entry to its bigcollection of volcanoes after scientists found an underwater onethat blew its last fire at least 670,000 years ago.''This volcano does not give us any cause for concern,''said Massimo Chiappini, a member of the National Geophysics andVolcanology Institute (INGV) team that found it in theTyrrhenian Sea off the coast of the southern region of Calabria

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21 June 2010 7:17 PM | Tagged: international whaling commission
Rome, June 21 - Conservation activists took theirbattle to the heart of Rome's historic centre on Monday,surprising tourists at the Spanish steps with an enormousinflatable whale.Campaigners with the Italian chapter of Greenpeace drapedthe lifelike whale across the entire length of the steps above abanner reading whales are not for sale .The action was timed to coincide with the start of theannu

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21 June 2010 7:17 PM | Tagged: nobel peace prize laureate
Tel Aviv, June 21 - Turkey is not totally blamelessfor the bloodshed of last month's raid by Israeli commandos on aGaza aid flotilla, Italian Lower House Speaker Gianfranco Finiwas quoted as saying Monday.Eight Turks and a Turkish-American were killed when Israeliforces boarded a Turkish ship that was carrying supplies forGaza in an attempt to breach a blockade of the Palestinianenclave.Israel cl

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21 June 2010 6:28 PM | Tagged: toxic bacteria
Trento, June 21 - Clinical tests on 'blue' mozzarella imported from Germany which shocked Italian consumers have not revealed any toxic substances or harmful bacteria, the prosecutor's office here said on Monday.The 'blue' mozzarella was first discovered last week by a housewife in Turin who bought the German-made product at a supermarket.Within minutes after being opened the cheese turned an uns

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21 June 2010 6:28 PM | Tagged: sergio marchionne
Rome, June 21 - Workers at Fiat's factory in Pomigliano d'Arco near Naples will decide their own and their plant's future when they vote Tuesday on whether to accept or reject the company's conditions to expand production there.All unions except one, Fiom, have agreed to Fiat's proposals to boost productivity at Pomigliano in order to make it feasible to move there from Poland the production of i

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21 June 2010 5:17 PM | Tagged: coach marcello lippi
Rome, June 21 - Italy coach Marcello Lippi said his side must put their disappointing start behind them and imagine the World Cup starts now after Sunday's dire 1-1 draw with New Zealand left the holders' in a precarious position.The Azzurri must win Thursday's final Group F game against Slovakia to be sure to qualify for the knockout stage after they were also held by the same scoreline by Parag

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18 June 2010 7:28 PM | Tagged: gus van sant
Rome, June 18 - Internationally-acclaimed actress and director Chiara Caselli premiered with her first solo photography show this week, giving admirers an opportunity to discover yet another aspect of her multi-faceted creativity.Caselli normally shuns interviews and publicity of any sort, preferring to let her work speak for itself.But this is wonderful because for once, it will be the photograp

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18 June 2010 5:37 PM | Tagged: marcello lippi
Rome, June 18 - Federico Marchetti said he wasfearless ahead of Italy's second World Cup match on Sundayagainst New Zealand, when the inexperienced keeper will takeGianluigi Buffon's place in the holders' starting lineup.''Each goalkeeper has different characteristics.Buffon iscomplete, fast and has good technique,'' said the late-blooming27-year-old, who came on for Buffon when the Azzurri drew