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The Sicilian Mafia wanted to destabilize Italy and possibly pave the way for a coup in a bettered Italian State with an early 1990s bombing campaign, according to President Giorgio Napolitano's Tuesday testimony at a State-Mafia trial hearing, made public ...

Gentiloni replaces Mogherini as foreign minister

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Paolo Gentiloni was sworn in Friday as Italy's new foreign minister. He replaces Federica Mogherini, who quit the post Friday as she is poised to become the European Union's new high representative for foreign affairs and security policy on Saturday.
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More than 3.2 million Italians unemployed

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The unemployment rate in Italy rose to a record level of 12.6% in September, while the rate for youth under age 25 fell slightly, national statistics agency Istat said Friday.
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Work ends on 80% of infrastructures for Milan Expo 2015

Six months before the start of Milan Expo 2015, construction work has been completed on 80% of infrastructures and is well underway on most of the 53 single-nation pavilions at the food-themed event, Expo chief Giuseppe Sala has said.


60-second TV spot in Italy to launch publicity drive

Milan Expo 2015 starts media campaign

As the May 1 opening day of Milan Expo 2015 nears, the event's organizers are kicking off the official communications campaign with TV, radio and web ads in Italy, to be followed by other campaigns, including several on foreign markets.


Grasso urges protection of farm industry from mafia penetration

Boldrini promotes 'cutting-edge' agriculture at Milan Expo

Milan Expo 2015 will be an opportunity for countries to develop a common European strategy to promote agriculture as the kind of "cutting-edge" economic sector, Laura Boldrini, speaker of the Lower House, said Monday.


Roadshow kicks off in China

Milan Expo 2015 hits London, Beijing, Washington

A worldwide tour to present Milan Expo 2015 kicked off this week in London, Beijing and Washington.


Sala announces B2B platform to facilitate business contacts

Expo hopes to draw 1.5 million Chinese

Organisers are hoping to draw as many as 1.5 million Chinese to Milan Expo 2015, Commissioner Giuseppe Sala said Thursday. "The current mood is that one million Chinese are not enough, we want to bring 1.


Slow Food and pavilion collaborate in view of Milan fair

Italy's Expo Pavilion at Turin's Gusto food fair

The Italy Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 will be on show at the Slow Food food fair Salone del Gusto in Turin from Thursday through Monday.


Oct 21 Travel recommendations include visit to World's Fair in Italy

Lonely Planet guide adds Milan Expo to 'Best of 2015'

The Lonely Planet travel guide has added Milan to the top of its list as one of its best cities in the world to visit next year, thanks to its hosting of the Expo 2015.


Oct 20 Devised by young farmers in light of Expo 2015

Campaign to unite agriculture groups

October 20 - A campaign to build debate between diverse sectors in the agriculture industry, in light of the upcoming food-themed Expo 2015 in Milan, was launched on Monday by the National Association of Young Farmers (ANGA) and the young people's division...


Expo commissioner takes over from indicted ex-manager Acerbo

Sala to be Expo Italy pavilion chief

Milan Expo 2015 Commissioner Giuseppe Sala said Monday he will take over as commissioner for the construction of the Italy pavilion. He replaces Antonio Acerbo, who stepped down prior to being arrested on charges of corruption and bid-rigging.


Will land another big fish soon says Sala

Italy 'working intensely' for Expo - Napolitano

Italy is "working intensely" towards making next year's Milan Expo 2015 a "roaring success," Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Thursday as he welcomed some 50 Asian and European leaders to an Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in the Lombardy capital.


New York to adhere to Milan food pact

New York mayor to visit Milan Expo 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will visit Milan Expo 2105 with his family, said the mayor of Milan on Wednesday, who spoke from New York City Hall after a meeting with his counterpart.


Artistic director pulls out all the stops on culinary indulgence

Venice's Carnival adopts food theme for Milan Expo

Carnival season in Venice, or Carnevale, draws thick crowds from the world over to revel in an extravaganza whose dreamy, decadent aesthetic recalls the masked balls of old Europe.


Containers, tent and earth showcase themes

Monaco presents sustainable Milan Expo 2015 pavilion

The Principality of Monaco presented plans for its sustainable Expo Milan 2015 pavilion at a press conference in Milan on Wednesday.


Dozens of new graduates to help firms beat red tape

Lombardy hiring 'bureaucratic angels' for Expo

Lombardy's regional government plans to hire 30 recent graduates as "bureaucratic angels" helping firms cut through Italy's notorious red tape during the Expo Milano 2015 exhibit, Governor Roberto Maroni said Tuesday.


Oct 6 Design legend to create new building featuring Martini history

Pininfarina to style Martini Terrace for Expo

A new Martini Terrace, designed by Pininfarina, will feature on the main Expo arterial road, Paolo Pininfarina and Martini country manager, Giorgio Molinari, announced Monday in Milan.


Oct 3 Famous acrobats to celebrate ties between food and wellbeing

Cirque du Soleil to put on performance tailored to Expo

The Cirque du Soleil will create a food-themed show to be performed during Milan Expo 2015, the famed Canadian entertainment company and Expo jointly announced this week.


Oct 1 'Govt will be there if you come up with plan' says Calenda

Lupi opens 54th Genoa Intl Boat Show

The 54th International Boat Show opened Wednesday in the northwestern port city of Genoa to the strains of Italy's national anthem and a raising of the flag.


Oct 1 All Star member Meneghin also signs up for World Fair

Gallinari becomes Milan Expo ambassador

Milan Expo 2015 on Wednesday signed up two of basketball's big names, Danilo Gallinari and Dino Meneghin, as ambassadors for next year's World Fair.


French pavilion to be made of reusable wood

Work well underway on pavilions at Expo

Construction is underway on 41 of the 53 single-nation pavilions for Milan Expo 2015 and work on the rest will start within the next two weeks, says Commissioner Giuseppe Sala.


'Sustainable' display space to cover 3,600 square metres

Construction underway on France's wood-based Expo pavilion

France's Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll participated in the groundbreaking on Monday for the French pavilion of Expo Milan 2015, to be constructed almost entirely from wood of the Jura mountains in eastern France.