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  • Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

    MILAN (AP) — An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office. The case has grabbed global attention, offering...

  • Whirlpool buys big stake in Italy's Indesit

    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Whirlpool will pay more than $1 billion for a controlling stake in Indesit, the appliance maker's counterpart in Italy. The deal announced Friday will put the U.S. company in possession of shares representing 66.8 percent of Indesit's voting stock. Whirlpool, which...

  • Italy pledges reforms, brushes away debt discord

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Italy in particular must focus on making structural reforms to boost growth, not try to ease the rules limiting government debt, Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Tuesday. Italy just took over the rotating presidency of the 28-nation EU and...

  • US ship arrives in Italy port for Syria weapons

    GIOIA TAURO, Italy (AP) — The U.S. ship MV Cape Ray sailed into the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro on Tuesday to handle 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 been fitted with...

  • Italy navy finds 30 corpses in migrant boat

    ROME (AP) — The bodies of some 30 would-be migrants were found in the hold of a packed smugglers' boat heading to Italy, the latest deaths in a surge of immigration to Europe, the Italian navy said Monday. The boat was carrying nearly 600 people, it said. The remaining 566 survivors were...

  • Labor dispute locks tourists out of Pompeii

    ROME (AP) — A labor dispute kept tourists locked out of Pompeii for several hours Monday, the latest in a spate of unplanned, partial closures at the ancient Roman ruins. Frustrated tourists who wanted to enter the sprawling ruins in early morning were forced to wait for a union assembly to...



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