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(ANSA) - Rome, July 25 - 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 £2.45 billion - around three million...
Venice Film festival presents lineup
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - The 71st Venice Film Festival will open next month with a wide range of international offerings, including a biopic on iconic Italian writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini starring brooding American actor Willem Dafoe. Organizers of the world's oldest film festival...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - The government on Thursday opted to use parliament's controversial debate-cutting 'bear trap' to combat the obstructionism that is making the progress of the government's Senate reform bill painfully slow, sparking the mass walk-out of opposition MPs. Some 100 Senators...
(ANSA) - Beijing, July 24 - An agreement Thursday for sale of a 35% share in Cdp-Reti to State Grid Corporation of China reflects an increasing trend for Chinese investment in Italy in what some experts have dubbed the "Marco Polo effect". The agreement between Sgcc and the Cassa Depositi...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - A number of major exhibits are opening across Italy over the weekend. The art showcased ranges from 13th and 14th century painting in the Marche town of Fabriano to Italian interior design in the 1930s-1960s in the hip beach resort of Forte dei Marmi to photo portraits of...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - Sicilian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali easily won the 18th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, a 145.5-km stretch from Pau to Hautacam. His fourth-stage victory confirmed his domination of the Tour and evidently ensured that he will be the overall winner with three more...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - Transport and Infrastructure Minister Maurizio Lupi on Thursday presented an urban planning bill that would replace the current one, which dates back to 1942. "Our objective is urban renewal and improving the quality of life in our cities," the minister explained...
(ANSA) - New York, July 24 - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday cut its forecast for expansion in the Italian economy this year by half, to just 0.3%. But next year, the economy should grow by 1.1%, the agency added in its latest world economic outlook that updates previous forecasts...
(ANSA) - Vicenza, July 23 - Carabinieri police arrested two American paratroopers Thursday on allegations of raping and beating a pregnant Roumanian prostitute, police said. The two American soldiers were identified as Gray Gerelle Lamarcus, 22, and Edil McCough, 21, who were held for questioning...
Heaviest holiday traffic forecast for August 9
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, July 24 - Toll motorway construction and management company Autostrade per l'Italia on Thursday warned drivers to stay off the country's highways on Saturday August 9, when holiday traffic is expected to be most intense. Heavy traffic is also expected in the direction of coastal and...

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