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366,800 Bulgarians Traveled Abroad in February.

366,800 Bulgarians traveled abroad in February, which is 30.4 percent up on the same month of last year, according to National Statistical Institute data. The growth rate is highest for the following destinations: Austria – 54.8 percent, Romania – 52.5 percent, France – 45.1 percent, Italy – 41.5 percent. At the ...

- Novinite - BG

Italy add to Dutch misery with 2-1 win in Amsterdam.

AMSTERDAM - Italy recovered from an early own goal to beat the Netherlands 2-1 away in a friendly on Tuesday and cap a miserable few days for the hosts who sacked manager Danny Blind at the weekend.

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Italian designs first 24-carat gold shoes.

ITALIAN shoemaker Antonio Vietri hopes to attract shoppers from wealthy Gulf countries with his blue or black suede moccasins with stitched gold-plated uppers. “These are the first shoes in the world in 24-carat gold,” he said. “The particularity of these shoes is that gold is not simply applied, it is not ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

UN picks former US state governor to run World Food Program.

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley to run the Rome-based World Food Program , at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed slashing funding for the world body and its agencies.

- GMA News - PH

Scientists recreate space particle collisions inside Large Hadron Collider.

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Italy are aiding the study of dark matter by replicating interstellar proton-helium collisions.

- UPI - US

Ex-Libya exporters seek new market in Algeria.

Maltese manufacturers are looking at Algeria to replace lost business in Libya as the country remains plagued with instability. Algeria ranked first for new markets in the profiling exercise of manufacturing companies conducted by Trade Malta, a partnership between the government and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, ...

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Gilt-y pleasure: Italian artisan crafts 24-carat gold shoes.

"These are the first shoes in the world in 24-carat gold, Gold is an integral part of the shoe".

- Daily Nation - KE

Italian police uncover plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's corpse for ransom.

Italian police have revealed details of a macabre plan to exhume the Ferrari founder's remains and then try extort either the family or the company. Enzo Ferrari is among motoring's best-known names.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Stock exchanges on stand-by as they await merger news from Brussels.

The London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse and rivals are on stand-by as they await news from the European Commission on the exchanges’ mega-merger. Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is expected to formally block the deal as early as Wednesday, according to sources close to the deal. The European Commission ...

- City AM - UK

UN picks former US state governor to run World Food Programme.

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has appointed former South Carolina Governor David Beasley to run the Rome-based World Food Programme , at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed slashing funding for the world body and its agencies.

- GMA News - PH

Kazakhstan wants to expand exports to Europe.

Kazakhstan is in talks to expand exports to Europe, Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Vasilenko said. “The Kazakh-EU cooperation committee is discussing trade opportunities for diversifying and expanding our exports and exports to Europe,” Vasilenko told journalists in Astana on March 28. “The EU ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Goran Bregovic: Three Letters From Sarajevo, Mupa, 2 April

In its history, Bosnia has been part of many empires: Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Austro–Hungarian… each has left its imprint and its religion – Catholic, Orthodox, Islam, Sephardic Jews, expelled from Spain, arrive in the 16th century. Sarajevo becomes the city of four religions, 'Jerusalem of the Balkans', and a ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Milan joins race for post-Brexit financial spoils

Brexit is set to cost the City of London a slice of its lucrative financial services sector and now Milan has joined the race to become the EU's new finance capital. EURACTIV's partner Milano Finanza reports.

- EurActive - UK

‘Here Lies’: A Clue in Hebrew Points to Rome’s Medieval Jewish Cemetery

Archaeologists say that 38 skeletons unearthed in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood were likely buried in the long-vanished Campus Iudeorum, or Field of the Jews.

- New York Times - US

NGOs deny Italian lawyer's accusation of aiding traffickers

An Italian prosecutor said he suspected NGOs operating migrant rescue ships on the Mediterranean of colluding with people smugglers. The NGOs told DW that officials were trying to bypass the actual problem.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Protestors rally against Briatore's Billionaire Resort sea wall in Malindi

The sea wall was built by the Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Italian police disrupt protest to prevent olive grove removal

By Vincenzo Damiani and Giancarlo Navach BARI/MILAN - Italian police broke up a protest by environmentalists trying prevent the...

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Austria Wants To Leave EU's Migrant Quota Programme

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern will write a letter to the European Commission with an explanation as to why Vienna does not want to participate in the programme of the European Union for the distribution of migrants. Austria has undertaken to accept from Greece and Italy nearly 2,000 migrants under the quota programme ...

- Novinite - BG

Gentiloni says EU flexibility possible, necessary

Debate not just about Italy, says premier


Italy gives green light to TAP pipeline

- Today.Az - AZ

Protesters rally against Briatore's Billionaire Resort sea wall in Malindi

The sea wall was built by the Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore.

- Daily Nation - KE

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocation scheme

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

- EU Observer - EU

Italian police foil plot to steal Ferrari founder's body

Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom. Ferrari, founder of the company that produces some of the world's fastest and most expensive cars, died in 1988 at the age of 90 after making the company's prancing The ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Italian police foil plot to snatch Enzo Ferrari's body

Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Weird Car News,Ferrari,Europe Thirty-four people were arrested.Continue reading Italian police foil plot to snatch Enzo Ferrari's body Italian police foil plot to snatch Enzo Ferrari's body originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:29:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of ...

- Autoblog - US

Italian police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body

Italian investigators said on Tuesday they had foiled a plot to steal the body of legendary Formula One racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari and demand a ransom.

- Automotive News - US

Caught with 10kg of cannabis in his hotel room

A 31-year-old Italian man from Catania was arrested yesterday evening following days of observation by the Drug Squad. The police said in a statement the man, who had some 10 kilograms of cannabis grass, was arrested at the hotel in Sliema, where he was residing. He is expected to be arraigned in the coming days.

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Testing Times for Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Reforms

28 March 2017A high-profile arrest marks a victory for reformers but might also mark the limits of their influence. John Lough Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Roman Nasirov at the hearings on corruption charges. Photo via Getty Images. Ukraine’s new National Anti-Corruption Bureau may have netted its ...

- Chatham House - UK

World Cup qualifiers: France face Spain in 'glamour fixture'; Netherlands without Danny Blind for Italy clash

A rejuvenated France will take on Spain in a "glamour" friendly on Tuesday as coach Didier Deschamps looks to rotate his squad in a bid to extend a seven-match unbeaten streak. The post World Cup qualifiers: France face Spain in 'glamour fixture'; Netherlands without Danny Blind for Italy clash appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Boat owner opens cover of suitcase he found floating in Italian marina 'and then a smell came out'

Italian police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body placed in a black plastic bag and folded into a suitcase

- National Post - CA

How did celibacy become mandatory for priests?

Priestly celibacy, or rather the lack of it, is in the news. There have been allegations of sex orgies, prostitution and pornography against Catholic clerics in Italy. On March 8, Pope Francis suggested, in an interview with a German newspaper, Die Zeit, that the Catholic Church should discuss the t...

- The Raw Story - US

The battle for the soul of British Islam

Three new books reflect on the complexities, and challenges, faced by Muslims in Britain. Fresh arrivals to any country feel blind and weakened: they seek jobs, housing and familiarity. Newcomers yearn for memories of their old nation state – Italian olive oil, south Indian dosas or Turkish kanafeh. Laws that appear ...

- New Statesman - UK

Bird flu found in Georgia

A case of bird flu has been discovered in Georgia for the first time. The Georgia Department of Agriculture said Monday that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Chattooga County, northwest of Rome, tested positive for avian influenza. The virus was identified during a routine screening, ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. hedge fund Elliott backs Chinese deal to buy AC Milan soccer club

U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. has agreed to provide part of the financing for Chinese investor Yonghong Li's deal to buy Italian soccer team AC Milan, according to people familiar with the matter.

- Marketwatch - US

'Brits abroad face catastrophic consequences of Brexit, but I'm cautiously optimistic'

On Saturday, as EU leaders met in Rome to celebrate the bloc's 60th birthday, thousands of British citizens joined Marches for Europe across the continent, to show their support for the union.

- The Local - IT

Italy's earthquake-hit towns are bidding for Unesco status

Italy will be putting forward two bids for Unesco World Heritage status from the central Italian region devastated by recent earthquakes, the national Unesco committee said on Monday.

- The Local - IT

Young guns take charge of mafia clans – with deadly results

Crackdowns on Italy's mafia clans and the arrests of notorious bosses have had unintended consequences - including the rise of an inexperienced but reckless generation of aspiring leaders. Felia Allum, Senior Lecturer in Italian and Politics at the UK's University of Bath explains what this has meant for Italy.

- The Local - IT

The 16 bridges you simply have to cross in Italy

Did you know that Italy is home to the world's longest Tibetan bridge, or the reason why Ponte Vecchio survived the Second World War? Whether you prefer to visit places with a curious history or simply somewhere pretty to Instagram, there's something for you on our list of the 16 Italian bridges you should try to cross at ...

- The Local - IT

An Italian shoemaker has made the world's first 24-carat gold shoes

Filthy rich and already boast enough glass slippers to win a dozen princes? Italian shoemaker Antonio Vietri has the thing for you: 24-carat gold shoes.

- The Local - IT

USA fund Elliott rescues deal to sell Milan

US private equity fund Elliott has rescued former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's deal to sell Milan, throwing a financing lifeline to Chinese investors who were struggling to complete the transaction. Berlusconi's holding company agreed in August to sell the club for €740 million, including €220 million in ...

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Dutch in no rush to appoint new coach

Interim-coach Fred Grim will lead Holland for the friendly against Italy in Amsterdam tonight, but there is no rush to appoint a permanent successor following the sacking of Danny Blind. The Oranje are in danger of failing to reach a second successive major international tournament after a 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria left them ...

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Floating Suitcase Yields Horrific Mystery

A floating suitcase found in an Italian harbor presented police with a horrific mystery—but not, as first believed, proof of another murder. Police say the suitcase brought ashore by sailors held the body of an Asian woman who had probably died of starvation—and who may have been alive,...

- Newser - US

'Berlin Station' Extends Reach to Nordic Region, Spain, Italy

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content's contemporary spy drama Berlin Station' has been sold to several additional European countries, Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing and Distribution revealed Tuesday. The show has been picked up by on-demand platform TIM for Italy; HBO Nordic for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and ...

- Variety - US

UNIAN: Nasirov's diagnosis unreasonably exaggerated by Feofania doctors

The Ukrainian Health Ministry's commission of experts has concluded that suspended State Fiscal Service head Roman Nasirov's diagnosis has been exaggerated by doctors of Kyiv's Feofania hospital. The post UNIAN: Nasirov's diagnosis unreasonably exaggerated by Feofania doctors appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Anti-Romeo squads... and those Italian marines...

Why 'anti-Romeo'? Why not 'anti-loafer' squad? Or 'anti-Majnu' squad?' wonders Syed Firdaus Ashraf.

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Senior Wenger awarded Keasbey Scholarship for study in Britain

Senior Ayelet Wenger has been awarded the Keasbey Scholarship, which provides the opportunity to study at selected British universities. Wenger, of Columbus, Ohio, is a classics major who is also pursuing certificates in Judaic studies and Hellenic studies. She will pursue an M.Phil. in Judaism and Christianity in the ...

- Princeton University - US

Five things we learned from Australian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel's victory at Albert Park underlined his and Italian team Ferrari's title credentials for the new Formula One campaign. Here, PA Sport dissects five key talking points from the opening round of the season. 1. Ferrari really are the real deal ■ Formula One has become so accustomed to watching a Mercedes ...

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Today's front pages

The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says two Broadcasting Authority board members have publicly contradicted statements made by chairwoman Tanya Borg Cardona last week that she had disclosed her 'government job' to the board. In another story, the newspaper says serious concerns ...

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'Decision on Monte Paschi rescue soon; Vicenza and Veneto are next'

European authorities will soon decide on a public rescue plan for Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena and are already working on similar requests from two smaller banks, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said yesterday. There will soon be a decision on Monte Paschi,' the head of the ECB's supervisory arm ...

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Rabat townhouse proposed for demolition may sit over Roman ruins

Serious concerns have been raised by cultural heritage authorities over a proposal to demolish a Rabat townhouse believed to stand above ancient Roman remains. Neighbouring residents have also suggested the possible existence of a freshwater spring and underground caverns similar to the nearby Grotto of St Paul, all lying ...

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Win in Malta crucial says Hamsik

Marek Hamsik said the 3-1 victory over Malta on Sunday was central to Slovakia's chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup finals in Russia. The Slovaks had no margin of error at the National Stadium to maintain their hopes of finishing in second place in Group F behind England who continued to lead the way after a ...

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