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Oscars Predictions For 86th Academy Awards: “12 Years A Slave” To Win

It’s Oscars Predictions for 86th Academy Awards time! This blogger’s oscars predictions strategy has been to avoid what should win (which is a matter of opinion, anyway), and look at which movie is most likely to win. Focusing on oscars awards precursors has been a habit, but the last year has thrown a wrench into […]

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Costa Concordia captain boards stricken ship – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — The captain of the Costa Concordia went back on board Thursday for the first time since the cruise liner crashed into the rocks off Italy’s Giglio island, killing 32 people. As part of his trial, Francesco Schettino, who faces multiple charges …Two years after Concordia wreck, captain returns aboardeuronewsDisgraced Capt. Schettino Returns […]

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UPDATE 1-Two years after Concordia wreck, captain returns aboard – Reuters

Reuters… * Schettino’s first visit aboard since 2012 shipwreck. * Former captain accompanying investigators as defendant. * New probe into unauthorised visit by Costa officials. By Silvia Ognibene. GIGLIO, Italy, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The captain of the Costa Concordia, …Costa Concordia Captain Francesco Schettino boards grounded off Italy coast …CBS NewsCosta Concordia: Media scrum […]

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Renzi rings changes for Italy – The Australian

The AustralianA HEAVILY pregnant Marianna Madia was watching a Peppa Pig cartoon with her young son when the call came through last week asking her to join the new Italian government of Matteo Renzi. The 16-member cabinet, sworn in yesterday, looks very different …Italy’s new PM takes to Twitter on first dayBusiness Recorder‘Gambling on newness’: […]

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Matteo Renzi sworn in as new Italy PM – BBC News

BBC NewsOn Friday he formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government and named his cabinet. He ousted Prime Minister and party colleague Enrico Letta in a vote earlier this month. Mr Renzi said his coalition would give “hope” to the economically-stagnant …Youthful Matteo Renzi sworn in as Italy’s Prime MinisterCNNItaly’s New Renzi Government […]

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Designers shake up classic styles as Milan promotes fashion – Reuters

Reuters… city showed off Italy’s fashion industry amid political and economic uncertainty. Fashion fans filled Armani’s cavernous theatre and Versace’s venue, which was decked out with metal gates and ivy, on the third day of the city’s biannual women’s …Armani urges political action to preserve fashionYahoo News all 61 news articles …read more Source: Fashion […]

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Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleGENEVA (AP) — It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Only then did the terrified passengers — bound for Italy from Addis Ababa — realize something was …Co-pilot hijacker surrenders, seeks asylumSydney Morning HeraldA look at plane hijackings […]

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Renzi poised to form Italian government, promises rapid change – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi received a mandate on Monday to form a new government, promising rapid tax, labor and institutional reforms to revive a deeply troubled economy. He needs to seal a formal coalition deal with the …Tuscan tapped to be next Italian PM is fast-riserWashington PostParty’s New Leader Agrees to […]

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Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylum – Las Vegas Sun

Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylumLas Vegas SunPolice stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.The aircraft traveling from Addis Abeda, Ethiopia, to Rome, Italy, landed at Geneva’s … and more …read more Source: Las Vegas News By […]

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President summons center-left’s Renzi as Italy seeks new government – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano summoned Matteo Renzi to a meeting on Monday at which he is expected to ask the center-left leader to form a government that must overhaul one of the most troubled economies in the euro zone.Italy’s President Expected to Tap Renzi to Form GovernmentWall Street JournalRenzi Summoned by Italy […]

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Renzi Summoned by President as Search for Premier Proceeds (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekFlorence Mayor Matteo Renzi was summoned to meet Italian President Giorgio Napolitano tomorrow as the head of state prepares to designate a new prime minister. Renzi will go the president’s office in Rome at 10:30 a.m, Napolitano said today in an …Renzi summoned by Italy’s presidentHouston ChronicleItaly president to meet Renzi Monday, seen asking to […]

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Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government – Financial Times

Financial TimesEfforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic party, faced demands by potential allies for more time to agree on a common programme. Mr Renzi …Italy’s Renzi must reform troubled economy with awkward allianceReuters UKItaly’s Renzi struggles […]

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Italy President Tests Renzi’s Clout in Talks for Next Government – Businessweek

BusinessweekItalian President Giorgio Napolitano is testing lawmaker support for a new government, the next step in Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi’s quest for an appointment as prime minister. Napolitano must determine whether the 39-year-old Renzi, who brought down …Berlusconi Remains a Force in Italy TurmoilABC NewsUPDATE 1-Moody’s ups Italy outlook to stable as Renzi prepares for […]

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Italy’s Baa2 Outlook Changed to Stable from Negative by Moody’s – Businessweek

BusinessweekItaly’s credit rating outlook was changed to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the government’s financial strength and reduction of risks from contingent liabilities. Moody’s also affirmed Italy’s Baa2 and Prime-2 debt ratings, saying …UPDATE 2-Italy’s Renzi readies for power but faces daunting taskReutersItaly’s Matteo Renzi readies for power but faces daunting […]

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Florence mayor Matteo Renzi tipped to be Italy’s youngest PM – BBC News

BBC NewsFlorence mayor Matteo Renzi is expected to be offered the chance to become Italian prime minister, as talks begin on forming a new government. President Georgio Napolitano is starting consultations following the resignation of Enrico Letta. He was ousted in …Can the Italian ‘Obama’ Keep Hope Alive as Prime Minister?TIMEItalian President Accepts Prime Minister […]

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Italy – Factors to watch on February 14 – Reuters

ReutersThe following factors could affect Italian markets on Friday. Reuters has not verified the newspaper reports, and cannot vouch for their accuracy. New items are marked with (*). POLITICS. Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he would tender his resignation on …Treasuries Rise for Second Day as Factory Output Seen SlowingBusinessweekFlorence Mayor Renzi set to be […]

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Italian prime minister Enrico Letta to resign after party withdraws support – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukItalian politics was thrown back into crisis Thursday after Matteo Renzi, a 39-year old rising star of the Left, threw down the gauntlet and forced the resignation of Enrico Letta, the prime minister. Months of tension finally came to a head when Mr Renzi, the …Italy’s Renzi Has Ideas, Energy and Bad TimingBloombergItalian PM Enrico […]