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The Senate resumed voting Tuesday on a slew of 7,800 amendments after a meeting of party whips failed to produce an agreement that would break an ongoing deadlock between opponents and supporters of Premier Matteo Renzi's hotly contested reform bill.

'Crunch time' for Alitalia-Etihad deal

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'Crunch time' has arrived for negotiations to finalise a 560-million-euro deal for Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad to buy a 49% stake in struggling Italian carrier Alitalia, Transport Minister Maurizio Lupi said Tuesday.
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Immediate trial requested for Scajola

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Prosecutors in Reggio Calabria on Tuesday requested an immediate trial, with no preliminary hearings, for former cabinet minister Claudio Scajola.
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Grillo's M5S threatens to quit parliament over Senate reform

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Beppe Grillo on Tuesday threatened to withdraw his anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) from parliament over the government's plan to turn the Senate into a leaner assembly of local-government representatives with minimal lawmaking powers.

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Italy share of world exports up to 2.8%

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Italy's share of world exports increased slightly last year from 2.7% to 2.8% though the value of Italian exports was almost unchanged, the official ISTAT statistics agency said Tuesday.

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Juve say 'fundamental' Vidal is staying

Sports. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Tuesday that Arturo Vidal will not be leaving the Serie A champions in the closed season, amid reports Manchester United are trying to lure the Chile midfielder away.


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Pavilion to explore food in art from 1851 to modern-day life

Milan Expo time travels through Arts and Foods Pavilion

Visitors to the Arts & Foods Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 will have the chance to travel through time to discover some of the ways in which food and the aesthetics of art and design have intersected.

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Milan Expo looks to post-fair future

A tender will be approved Friday to find a developer for the Milan Expo 2015 site after the close of the food-themed world fair, which runs May 1 - October 31 2015.


World Fair will strengthen US-Italy trade ties, Kerry says

US Pavilion breaks ground at Expo site

"Buongiorno tutti". With these words US Secretary of State John Kerry, in a live video connection from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday kicked off the official ground-breaking ceremony for the building of the US Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 site.


Open Expo promotes transparency, Women for Expo launches contest

Welcome to Italy eyes heritage for Expo

A "Welcome to Italy" social media project this week began showcasing Italy's artistic, historic and landscape heritage through 100 historic postcards posted by the Italian tourism institution Touring Club Italiano.


Milan Mayor Pisapia invites Michelle Obama to Milan Expo 2015

Women for Expo website shoots for 1 mn recipes

The Women for Expo (WE) Website this week launched this week aiming to collect one million recipes from around the world for Milan Expo 2015. The food-themed world fair runs May to October next year.


Star chef and food entrepreneur launch Via Emilia Expo show

Etro serves food-themed clothing before Expo

Italian fashion designer Kean Etro this week surprised fashion buyers and press with a finale of vivid food prints in a spring 2015 menswear collection that matched the nutritional theme underlying Milan Expo 2015.