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ROME - The Superintendent of Police in Naples has announced that a public funeral for Camorra boss Angelo Nuvoletta is prohibited from being held in the city, Il Mattino newspaper reports.
 
The 71-year-old mob boss had been serving a sentence at the Spoleto prison, but was brought to the Parma hospital where he died on Sunday.
 
21 Oct 2013
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ROME - Italian train operating company Trenitalia has signed a partnership agreement with Emirates airlines in an effort to develop synergy between the two companies.
 
The move brings Italy and the United Arab Emirates "closer" by helping to develop business and tourism in Italy, according to a press release issued by Trenitalia.
 
As part of the agreement, passengers of Emirates airlines will be offered reduced prices for same-day travel tickets on Italy's high speed trains when arriving in or departing from Rome, Milan, or Venice.
18 Oct 2013
ANDREW GARGANO
ROME - FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the Peruvian First Lady Nadine Heredia on Thursday to celebrate the quinoa plant, which has become the "new ally against hunger."
 
18 Oct 2013
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ROME - Italian Premier Enrico Letta met with US President Barack Obama in Washington on Thursday to discuss plans to work together while also offering each other praise for recent accomplishments. 
 
18 Oct 2013
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 MILAN - Lawsuits and a letter with a bullet enclosed are among threats made to a young journalist who exposed a ring of organised crime infesting Sedriano. Now, after two years undercovering the corruption in the northern town, the prefect of Milan, Francesco Paolo Tronca, has dissolved its municipal bodies.
 
17 Oct 2013
MARGARET STENHOUSE
CASERTA - The area round Casal di Principe, between Caserta and Naples, has the sad reputation of being the capital of the Camorra, possibly Italy's most ruthless criminal organization. There is, however, another reality – a province with a strong desire for change and renewal. What has changed since the murder of the courageous priest Don Peppe Diana, that sent shock waves throughout the whole of Italy?  
 
17 Oct 2013
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ROME - The wines of Verona have taken off for Hong Kong to be featured at a benefit dinner which will contribute to Emergency International, an Italian NGO which supports global healthcare projects.
 
The event, "Arena di Verona: 100 Years of Opera", celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Arena of Verona opera festival, while also seeking to spread the word of the Italian work throughout the world. 
 
16 Oct 2013
Bill Scott
TOKYO - Andy Murray was the obvious missing link at the Japan Open, with the 2011 winner and poster boy for this year's edition making a recovery in London from back surgery performed a week prior to the start in Asia last month.
 
Murray is expected to miss the remainder of the ATP season, but will somehow have timed his rehabilitation after the minor surgery to deal with chronic back pain in time to front up for a multi-million-dollar exhibition payday in oil-rich Abu Dhabi starting the day after Christmas. 
16 Oct 2013
COLIN O'BRIEN
Rome - The opposition changes, but the wins keep coming for Roma in Serie A. The Giallorossi just can't stop scoring, and currently sit top of the league thanks to a blistering early start the likes of which has never been seen before at the Olimpico. 
 
Among those wins was an emphatic derby performance against local rivals Lazio, dispelling the ghosts which had lingered since May's depressing defeat to the Aquile in the historic all-Roman Coppa Italia final. 
 
16 Oct 2013

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