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Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Thursday signed the government's decree bringing in 10 billion euros of tax cuts for low earners, ANSA sources said.

Foiled killer says sinful to 'deify' John Paul

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Pope John Paul II is not a saint, because only God can be considered holy and attempts to "deify a human being" are sinful, Ali Agca, the man who tried to assassinate the pope in 1981, said Thursday in an interview with ANSA.

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Italy opens 'new phase' on India marines

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Italy on Thursday opened a new phase in the saga of its two marines being held in India for allegedly killing two fishermen two years ago, replacing its special envoy on the case and sending its ambassador back to New Delhi.

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AC Milan deny reports Berlusconi could sell up

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Silvio Berlusconi's family holding company on Thursday denied renewed speculation he could sell AC Milan following media reports Far Eastern investors are considering a bid for the Serie A giants.





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Ambrosian Refectory to serve Milan Expo leftovers

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Campania to plug Med Diet at Expo

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20+ mn visitors will help reboot economy

Milano expo 2015 to deliver

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Accords for world fairs in Lombardy capital, Dubai

UAE Expo deals

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