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Supreme Court of Italy: Amanda Knox to be retried for Meredith Kercher murder
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Supreme Court of Italy: Amanda Knox to be retried for Meredith Kercher murder

Amanda Knox, the young American whose murder conviction in Italy captured attention around the world, learned Tuesday that Italy’s highest court has overturned a lower court’s 2011 decisionto dismiss that verdict. A retrial has been ordered. So it appears likely the case against Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were charged in the 2007 murder … Continue reading

U21, Italy beats Ukraine 1-0. Winning goal by Genoa’s Immobile
Politics

U21, Italy beats Ukraine 1-0. Winning goal by Genoa’s Immobile

Ciro Immobile‘s 59th-minute goal in Bassano del Grappa made it two wins in the space of four days for Devis Mangia‘s Israel-bound Azzurrini. After beating Russia 2-0 on Friday, Devis Mangia‘s Italy defeated Ukraine with a second-half goal from Ciro Immobile yesterday night in their last friendly before the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel. Genoa CFC … Continue reading

Italy in Turmoil As Cyprus Precedent Casts Shadow on Banks, Rating
Economy

Italy in Turmoil As Cyprus Precedent Casts Shadow on Banks, Rating

Italian banks racked up steep losses in European trading on Monday as investors began to grasp the implications of the Cyprus bailout: For the first time in Europe’s five-year-old debt crisis, depositors will have to shoulder some of the burden of bailing out troubled lenders. Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (ISP.MI), Italy’s largest bank by domestic assets, … Continue reading

Cyprus, An Absurd Levy
Europe / Opinion

Cyprus, An Absurd Levy

(Il Sole 24 Ore – A. Quadro Curzio) The bankruptcy of Cyprus and its exit from the euro, with unpredictable consequences for the European Monetary Union (EMU), has been averted, fortunately. The risks were there, even if the Cypriot GDP accounts for only 0.18 percent of the EMU’s, as contagion can also spread from a … Continue reading

Italian journalist and EU MP Magdi Allam: “I leave the Church. It’s too weak with Islam”
Vatican

Italian journalist and EU MP Magdi Allam: “I leave the Church. It’s too weak with Islam”

Magdi Allam, former vicedirector of Corriere della Sera and European MP since 2009, a well-known Egyptian-born Italian citizen baptized into the Catholic Church by Pope Benedict XVI after being raised in a Muslim family, announced his journey with Catholicism had ended with the resignation of the pope who baptized him. “The factor more than any … Continue reading