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Sei bellezze verso le regionali

Tra passerelle e sfoggio di sorrisi, le ragazze selezionate hanno convinto la giuria composta da esperti di moda e giornalisti, aggiudicandosi il passaggio alla fase regionale che si terrà ad Agrigento.

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The final break up between Berlusconi and Fini

Troubles never stop in Italian politics for the recent break up between the leader of the Chamber of Deputies and co-founder of the Freedom party Gianfranco Fini and Premier Silvio Berlusconi. Their relationship now has become final with the statement released by the PDL president’s office, which refers three parliamentarians, Italo Bocchino, Carmelo Briguglio and Fabio Granata, to the party’s disciplinary committee. Besides, there were 33 votes in favour and three against from Fini supporters Andrea Ronchi, Adolfo Urso and Pasquale Viespoli.

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Cinema: Venezia film festival about to start

Beautiful Venice will be soon the breathtaking scenery of the 67th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, from the 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido. The aim of the Festival, directed by Marco Müller since 2004, is to promote various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance.

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Two Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two Italian soldiers were killed yesterday in the north-west of Afghanistan when a roadside bomb hit their armoured vehicle, military sources in Rome told ANSA. The sources said no other Italian personnel were involved in the blast, some kilometres north of Herat.

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Members of Parliament decide for a pay cut, but with an “attendance fee”

Italian MPs voted to take a pay cut of 1,000 euros a month in their 15,000 euros salary as part of austerity measures aimed at bringing Italy’s budget deficit in line with European Union rules, but we know, all the roses have thorns. Infact as nice as it may seem, once again we have to face the awful truth.

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Marchionne emigrates to Serbia for Fiat and Lancia brands

Fiat and Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne announced today that due to labor concerns in Italy, Fiat would produce the next-generation multiperson vehicles for the Fiat and Lancia brands in Serbia, not Italy. Three models will replace the Fiat Multipla, Fiat Idea and Lancia Musa, all currently produced at Fiat’s Mirafiore plant in Italy. They are to go on sale in 2012.

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Economy: Austerity budget ‘touched bigwigs’

Ansa reported today the words of Economy Minister Giulio Tremonti about Italy’s austerity budget: “It has for the first time touched bigwigs”. Referring to protests against salary cuts by diplomats and other high-ranking civil servants, Tremonti also said: “if you ask staff to make sacrifices you have to ask the highest levels to (make them) too”.

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Palermo: Today the 18th anniversary of Paolo Borsellino’s assassination

Today is the day of commemoration for Palermo, for Sicily, for Italy. Eighteen years ago the Sicilian Mafia Cosa Nostra, killed the two most prominent anti-mafia investigators: Giovanni Falcone assassinated on May 23rd 1992 and Paolo Borsellino, on July the 19th of the same year, both with their escorts.

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La BBC prende di mira Berlusconi e il suo spot sul “Bel Paese”

Silvio Berlusconi presta la sua voce per uno spot che promuove il turismo e le bellezze del nostro Bel Paese e la cosa arriva addirittura in Gran Bretagna, dove crea notevole scalpore. Il giornalista di Bbc world che si occupa del servizio ironizza sul Premier sottolineando come invece di governare e prendersi cura del paese ritorna a fare ciò che faceva all’inizia, ossia il pubblicitario.

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The Vatican hardened its line on paedophilia

The Vatican yesterday tightened up its line on paedophilia after recent scandals involved priests having abused minors sexually. It was officially declared that the statute of limitations for paedophilia has been lengthened from ten to twenty years in the updated version of a 2001 list of canon law Delicta Graviora (Major Crimes).

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Palermo’s patron saint Santa Rosalia and the tradition of the “Festino”

Every 14th of July, the people of Palermo celebrate the festivity of Santa Rosalia, the Patron saint of the city, who is nowadays largely still venerated. The so-called “Festino” is considered for the majority of the inhabitants a “not-to-be-missed night event” made of Sicilian tradition and amusement, with street food and live music.

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Dell’Utri and Cosentino probed in “P3 case”

Senator Marcello Dell’Utri and Economy Undersecretary Nicola Cosentino were placed under investigation by Italian prosecutors yesterday. They are both suspected of criminal conspiracy and breaking rules, set up after the P2 ‘state within a state’ scandal, outlawing secret associations.

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Marco Travaglio and his “Promemoria” arrived in Palermo

Marco Travaglio was the real protagonist of the show “Promemoria” (transl. Memorandum) which took place at the theatre of Villa Filippina in Palermo last week end.

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Locking them up, such a mistake!

What is the the most common mistake of the Italian coaches at the World Cups?

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Earthquake: L’Aquila inhabitants protest in Rome and get beat up

A significant number of citizens coming from the city of L’Aquila and led by the mayor Massimo Cialente (around 5,000 people) arrived in Rome yesterday to protest against the government politics for the situation they are still facing in Abruzzo after the ruinous earthquake that stroke the city and its surroundings on April the 6th 2009.

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Minister Brancher resigned in court

Aldo Brancher, 67, the minister appointed to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s government last month resigned during an embezzlement trial Monday, after facing criticism inside and outside government that he was only appointed as ‘federalism minister’ to take advantage of a new law allowing ministers to claim a ‘legitimate impediment’ from attending trials.

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Agrigento: the Festival of the Archaeological cinema

In the fascinating and breathtaking scenario of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is due to start the seventh edition of the Festival of the Archaeological cinema 2010, from July the 6th to the 10th. The Festival is organised by the park and the movies presented play a key-role in spreading and increasing the value of the huge archaeological heritage with the purpose of “living the past to better understand the present.”

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Today the protest against the new bill on wiretaps, press freedom is at risk

This afternoon will start in Rome and in some other Italian cities the protest “anti-gag”. To say “NO” to the new bill made by the government against publishers and journalists who represents a threat to press freedom. Italy’s privacy watchdog authority Francesco Pizzetti in his annual report to parliament said this bill “moves the balance between press freedom and privacy completely in favor of privacy.

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Berlusconi’s aggressor acquitted

Massimo Tartaglia, 42, the man who threw a souvenir of Milan’s Dome at Berlusconi’s face last December the 13th after an outdoor political rally was yesterday acquitted of aggravated assault charges. A preliminary hearings judge acquitted him because he was not of sound mind at the time of the attack on the premier wrote Ansa.

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Palermo and the new attraction: the garbage dump

The Corriere today has published an article on the situation of the garbage in Palermo. The 2,000 tourists who disembarked yesterday morning from two floating palaces, the Fantastica and the Concordia, to discover Palermo among carriages decked out like carnival floats, they took the route that goes from the harbour to Piazza Politeama along Via Emerico Amari.

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