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Pourquoi l'Italie a besoin de mettre un tigre dans son moteur

Pourquoi l'Italie a besoin de mettre un tigre dans son moteur | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Alors que l'Espagne et le Portugal ont profité de la crise pour réduire les coûts du travail, l'Italie souffre encore d'un handicap structurel bien connu : son déficit de productivité et de compétitivité.
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Jesus was 'world's first tweeter', says Vatican cardinal

Jesus was 'world's first tweeter', says Vatican cardinal | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Jesus Christ was the world's first tweeter because his pronouncements were "brief and full of meaning", Vatican cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi said on Wednesday.
    
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La moda italiana ya no es italiana - elConfidencial.com

La moda italiana ya no es italiana - elConfidencial.com | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Cuatro pilares sostienen la imagen de Italia en el exterior: la historia, la cultura, la gastronomía y la moda.
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La decadencia en alquiler

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El príncipe Caravita di Sirignano, el último gran noble mundano, glosó su vida en ‘Memorias de un hombre inútil’
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Word War: Italian Speakers Deface German Signs in South Tyrol

Word War: Italian Speakers Deface German Signs in South Tyrol | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
A move to change 135 place names in Italy's South Tyrol region from Italian to German has prompted a backlash. Over the weekend, Italian-speaking locals secretly added Italian names to hundreds of German signs.
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Italian archaeologists have grape expectations of their ancient wine

Italian archaeologists have grape expectations of their ancient wine | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Tom Kington: Scientists plant vineyards with the aim of making wine using techniques from classical Rome described by Virgil
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Photo log: Italy

Photo log: Italy | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Washington Post photographer Matt McClain takes a trip through Tuscany and other parts of Italy. Here are some of his images.
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Mayor of Rome risks driver fury as he closes road to Colosseum - Telegraph

Mayor of Rome risks driver fury as he closes road to Colosseum  - Telegraph | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
The mayor of Rome risks the ire of Italian drivers, by closing the main road to the Colosseum in order to protect the ancient structure from pollution and further ruin.
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Sicily’s first openly gay governor wins support with anti-mafia crusade

Sicily’s first openly gay governor wins support with anti-mafia crusade | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Sicily's first openly gay governor is upending convention in Cosa Nostra country.
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Venice cruise ship row inflamed by 'sail-past scrape'

Venice cruise ship row inflamed by 'sail-past scrape' | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
A row over the giant cruise ships that squeeze down Venice's narrow canals has been inflamed by claims that a vessel veered off course on Saturday to within 20 metres of the lagoon city, nearly squashing a water bus.    ...
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Pictured: Thousands of fireflies light up the night in Italian forest 

Pictured: Thousands of fireflies light up the night in Italian forest  | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
These enchanting scenes might look like they're straight from the pages of a fairytale but the mesmerising images actually show thousands of “dancing” fireflies.
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Kyenge: «Italia no es racista pero hay un problema de conocimiento entre los grupos sociales»

Kyenge: «Italia no es racista pero hay un problema de conocimiento entre los grupos sociales» | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
ABC entrevista a la ministra para la Integración italiana, que está en el ojo del huracán por ser víctima de insultos racistas de miembros la Liga Norte durante los últimos dos meses
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Enrico Letta et le syndrome du Palio de Sienne

Economie atone, chômage au plus haut depuis 1977, et corruption rampante… A l'approche des quatre-vingts premiers...
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Dante may have suffered from narcolepsy, says Italian academic

Dante may have suffered from narcolepsy, says Italian academic | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Divine Comedy author's obsession with sleep suggests he had neurological disorder narcolepsy, believes Giuseppe Plazzi He begins the most famous work in the Italian language full of sleep and with a weary body, and, throughout the Divine Comedy,...
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Italian winemaker stores wine under the sea

Italian winemaker stores wine under the sea | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
When Pierluigi Lugano ran out of space to keep the wine he produces, he came up with a novel idea - store it under the sea.
    
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ITALIE • Le "Costa Concordia" bientôt debout ? - Courrier International

ITALIE • Le "Costa Concordia" bientôt debout ? - Courrier International | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
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Giant pope face ploughed into field

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Italian artist, Dario Gambarin, uses a tractor to create the 328 foot picture, entitled Love Liberates, in a field in Castagnaro near the northern Italian city of Verona.
    
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Hopes grow for VenTo, a proposed 422-mile cycle path in northern Italy

Hopes grow for VenTo, a proposed 422-mile cycle path in northern Italy | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Culture and tourism minister praises project that would tie in with Milan Expo and link Venice and Turin along the Po river It would take you from the stately squares of Turin to the waterways of Venice; from the shadow of the Alps to the open...
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Italie - Berlusconi : la grâce ou le chaos

Italie - Berlusconi : la grâce ou le chaos | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
L'ex-président du Conseil menace de faire chuter le gouvernement Letta si le président Napolitano ne lui accorde pas la grâce présidentielle.
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Unhealthy Obsession: Why Italy's Destiny Is Tied to Berlusconi - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Unhealthy Obsession: Why Italy's Destiny Is Tied to Berlusconi - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Silvio Berlusconi has been holding Italian politics hostage for 20 years. Now that the country's highest court has upheld his tax fraud conviction, it is surely time he left the political stage.
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The Shameful Ordeal of Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s First Black Minister

The Shameful Ordeal of Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s First Black Minister | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Italy’s first black minister suffers insults and hurled bananas. Barbie Latza Nadeau asks, is Italy racist?
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Fiat n'exclut pas de transférer son siège social aux Pays-Bas

Fiat n'exclut pas de transférer son siège social aux Pays-Bas | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
Face aux incertitudes sur le cadre social italien, Fiat met en balance son plan d'investissement. Cela pourrait...
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Sardinian island yours for £4 million - Telegraph

Sardinian island yours for £4 million  - Telegraph | Seen from abroad... | Scoop.it
An island described as one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean has been put up for sale for more than £4 million.
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Vatican offers 'time off purgatory' to followers of Pope Francis tweets

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Papal court handling pardons for sins says contrite Catholics may win 'indulgences' by following World Youth Day on Twitter
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Italy’s state TV won’t show Miss Italia finals; sign of new way of viewing Italian women?

ROME — The organizer of Italy’s Miss Italia beauty pageant is criticizing the state-run television network’s decision not to broadcast this year’s contest, a step that comes as audiences for the show have dwindled and amid pressure to improve how...
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