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New statistics suggesting an increase in the number of permanent work contracts last month were greeted Monday as "good news" by Labour Minister Giuliano Poletti.


Vatican Bank continues clean-up with account closures

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Profits at the Vatican Bank took an enormous leap in 2014 over the previous year, rising to 69.3 million euros compared with just under three million euros in 2013, the institution announced Monday.

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Soccer: Two fans stabbed outside stadium

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Two Roma soccer fans were stabbed during a fight with Lazio supporters near the Olympic stadium before the highly anticipated Roma-Lazio derby, police said Monday.
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Cantone 'amazed' at new migrant-money fraud

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Raffaele Cantone, the head of Italy's anti-corruption authority, said Monday that he was "astonished" after Naples prosecutors said at the weekend that they were probing alleged fraud by officials working for NGOs dealing with the migrant emergency.

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Roma defeats Lazio 2-1 to gain 2nd place in Serie A

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Roma beat Lazio 2-1 Monday in a much anticipated derby, moving it into second place in Serie A. The win also means it qualifies for next season's Champions League, along with Italian champions Juventus.


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Juve's Barzagli an injury doubt for Champions League final

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Andrea Barzagli is an injury doubt for Juventus' bid to beat Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin on June 6. The big defender, a 2006 World Cup winner in the same stadium, injured a muscle in his right thigh in Saturday's 3-1 win over Napoli.



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Expo 2015

Ferrovie dello Stato launches exhibit on food from ancient times

Ancient Romans parade through Expo 2015

Ancient Roman emperors, senators, gladiators and dancers arrived Monday at the Rho-Pero-Expo train station on board a Frecciarossa train to inaugurate the state railway company's exhibition at Milan Expo 2015.

'Gladiators' at Expo

Coldiretti inaugurates 'Ancient Romans' most beloved foods'

Expo show highlights ancient Roman foods

At least one out of every four Italian dishes has its origins in an ancient Roman recipe, according to farmers' union Coldiretti, which on Monday inaugurated its Milan Expo 2015 exhibit "Ancient Romans' Most Beloved Foods".


Princess Hasnaa hails Expo and path toward a greener Morocco

Morocco pavilion garners high praise at Expo

The Moroccan pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 wowed visitors over the weekend with its recreation of the sights, aromas and even winds of the North African country.


First time Italian wine participates in a Universal Exposition

Italian wine pavilion kicks off at Expo

Milan Expo 2015 marks the first time Italian wine has been represented with a pavilion of its own at a world fair.


Among host of heads of State, government to see World Fair

President Mattarella to visit Milan Expo 2015 on June 5

Italian President Sergio Mattarella will visit Expo Milano 2015 on June 5, sources at the presidential palace said Friday. The Italian head of State will tour pavilions the entire day, they said.


Agrofarma employs Milan troupe in promoting agrochemical use

Agrochemicals star in Expo performance

Agrofarma, Italy's national agrochemical association, presented a play at Expo 2015 on Friday whose plot revolved around the use and promotion of agrochemicals.

Agrochemicals

Calls Milan Charter 'cultural and moral heritage' of Expo

Barilla president says Expo 'world view on nutrition now'

Guido Barilla, president of his family's pasta firm, on Friday said that Expo should be viewed as neither good nor bad, but rather "what the world feels like displaying about nutrition at this moment," speaking at a press conference on the group's 2014 ann...

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Buyers purchase PIN code that converts online to Expo ticket

Milan Expo ticket sales widen with 40,000 SisalPay points

SisalPay activated 40,000 sales points on Friday that will sell buyers an Expo 2015 PIN code that they can convert online to an Expo ticket, Sisal Group said. SisalPay points are located at tobacconists, newsstands, and bars throughout Italy.


Will tour pavilions whole day

Mattarella to visit Expo June 5

Italian President Sergio Mattarella will visit Expo Milan 2015 on June 5, sources at the presidential palace said Friday. He will tour pavilions the entire day, they said.


Milan Charter on sustainable food signed

Expo presented in Izmir, city with historic ties to Italy

The Milan Expo 2015 has been presented in Izmir, where the ancient city Smyrna once stood and which has historic ties to Italy.

Logo Expo Milano 2015

Beef producer 'generates more consuming less'

Inalca beef producer showcased at Expo

Beef products company Inalca, a subsidiary of the Cremonini group, presented its stand in the Cibus è Italia pavilion at Milan Expo on Thursday under the banner 'producing more consuming less'.


Premier says World fair recovered from corruption scandals

Italy showing best face with Milan Expo, says Renzi

Premier Matteo Renzi said Thursday that Italy was showing its best side at Milan Expo 2015, after the World Fair recovered from being hit by a big corruption probe last year.


High-tech Italian techno-prowess on display at Milan Expo exhibit

Make in Italy showcases 50 years of Italian innovation

The world's first desktop personal computer, the world's first microchip, the accelerometer in most peoples' smartphones... all these elements have something in common which probably very few people are aware of: they were invented by Italians.


'Myth and nature' at Palazzo Reale shows Classical artifacts

Man and Nature in Milan Expo show

The representation of nature in the Classical world and man's interaction with his natural environment are the themes of an exhibition opening in Milan at the end of July to coincide with Expo, organisers said Tuesday.


Masterpiece installation Panorama showcases Italian beauty

Panorama, a journey through Italy

Elaborating on an age-old cliché, if pictures tell a thousand words, then Panorama - a new video installation about Italy opening to the public on the sidelines of Expo 2015 in Milan on Thursday - would fill up several encyclopedias.

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Prize of fourth BCNF Yes! competition to be awarded during Expo

Barilla picks top sustainable food ideas

The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition(BCFN) has launched the fourth edition of a competition to select the best ideas on strategies to feed the world in a sustainable manner from researchers and university students under 35 from around the world.


'Control Room' to protect and value Italy's food emblem

Barilla, ministries team up for pasta

Italy's agriculture and industry ministers, and pasta industries association AIDEPI are coming together in light of Expo Milan 2015 to launch a Pasta Control Room to protect Italy's emblematic food, officials announced on Wednesday in Milan.

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Accuses Slow Food founder Petrini of 'Third World rhetoric'

McDonald's launches McVeggie at Expo

McDonald's on Wednesday announced the launch of its vegetarian sandwich, the McVeggie, at the food-themed Expo Milan 2015.


'Clearest response to complainers' says premier

World leaders to head to Milan Expo in June, says Renzi

World leaders will head to Milan in June for Expo Milan 2015 in what Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday was "the clearest response to complainers".


In Milan also members of Uil, union that promoted idea

'Appanelle', app of Sicilian street food

The app ''Appanelle'', which was officially welcomed Saturday at Milan Expo 2015, is active starting Monday.

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