Type: Country
Name: Italy
population: 58,608,560
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 38 mins ago - 4 reports

Intesa Sanpaolo profit almost doubles

Italy's second-largest bank Intesa Sanpaolo says its net profit in the second quarter surged 87 per cent from a year ago, helped by its asset management business.Net profit in the three months to the end of June rose to 217 million euros ($A325 million), ... [Published NineMSN Finance - 38 mins ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 6 reports

Italy Nominates Federica Mogherini for EU Foreign Policy Chief

Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini (R) and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter (L) hold a press conference at the end of their meeting at the Farnesina Palace in Rome, 29 July 2014. EPA/FABIO CAMPANAItaly has officially nominated Foreign Minister ... [Published Sofia News Agency - 43 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 13 reports

Fiat investors approve Chrysler merger

* Merger key to U.S. listing, capital raising * Vote seals politically sensitive move of HQ from Italy * Merger could still fail if enough execute exit rights (Recasts after vote, adds quotes, details) By Agnieszka Flak TURIN, Italy, Aug 1 (Reuters) - ... [Published Sharenet - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

ABT: Naples restaurant was operating as a casino

An employee called the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco raid on Castaways Backwater Café a "misunderstanding," but the search warrant affidavit paints a different picture of what was going on at the restaurant.Owner Alfred Russillo was ... [Published NBC 2 - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Irish community in Italy reaches out to family of Cork climbing accident victim

Irish families living in Italy have offered their help to the family of the latest victim of a climbing accident on the Alps.Today, it emerged that a 40-year-old Cork man died in a climbing incident in Italy, the fourth climbing death this week involving ... [Published Evening Echo - 2 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

International retailers to share One Broadway space

This story has been updated.After more than a year of rumors and speculation, Yale University Properties (UP) announced Thursday afternoon that international retailers Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano will set up shop at One Broadway this fall.The coveted ... [Published Yale Daily News - 2 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 17 reports

Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US

MERIAM IBRAHIM TEHYA Ishag, a Sudanese Christian woman who had faced the death penalty for renouncing Islam, has finally settled in the United States, bringing an end to her nightmare journey towards freedom.The 26-year-old, along with her husband Daniel ... [Published - 3 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 4 reports

Lightning Strike Triggers Fire/Destroys Naples Home

NAPLES (WGME) -- Nicole and Gabriel Martin and their two young children are staying with family after lightning strikes trees next to their home, sparking a fast-moving fire.Officials say the fire moved quickly, engulfing the roof first giving Nicole ... [Published - 13 hours ago]
Entities: Naples
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 3 reports

Irish climber dies in in Italy

By Shelley MarsdenA 40 year old climber from Cork has died in Italy, in a tragic week that has seen a total of four Irish nationals lose their lives while climbing.The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is providing consular assistance to ... [Published Irish World News - 5 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Italy can learn from what Germany does in China, former Fiat boss says

Cesare Romiti says he has devoted "all of his time" to the Italy China Foundation. Fu Jing / China DailyRetired Italian business titan Cesare Romiti, 91, says one of the most memorable highlights of his career was helping to open a factory to produce ... [Published CHINAdaily - 9 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 4 reports

Rome ice cream price row reignited as US tourists call police over £33 bill

James and Marian Luciani, accompanied by a friend, ordered their ice creams at the Bar Il Caffe, near the Trevi Fountain, on Wednesday, and were incensed when they were charged 42 euros for three ice creams and a bottle of water.The couple paid up, but ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 18 hours ago]
Entities: Rome, Police, Trevi
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 5 reports

Italy's youth unemployment hits 43.7%

Italy's unemployment rate fell in June, to its lowest level in 10 months, due to job gains mainly among women, national statistics institute Istat reported on Thursday, while the youth jobless rate reached its highest level in 33 years.The official jobless ... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 31 2014]


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