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Premier Matteo Renzi used a play on words to suggest anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Beppe Grillo was suffering sunstroke when he claimed the government was staging a coup by using debate-limiting measures to combat obstructionism against i...

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It is "essential" that all of its unions agree to the labour conditions required for Etihad's investment in Alitalia, the Italian airline said Friday.
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Senate approves 'competitiveness bill'

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With 159 votes in favor and one against, the Senate on Friday approved a package of measures designed to stimulate the economy in an effort to pull Italy out of what is its longest postwar recession.
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Britain's BSkyB said Friday that it has struck a deal to buy 100% of Sky Italia and 57% of Sky Deutschland to create new European pay-TV giant with around 20 million customers. BSkyB has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox £2.
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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.