Caitlin Bodfish
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ROME – A law has been passed to allow the demolition of an Italian theatre in the Albanian city of Tirana, which has angered many and could throw into jeopardy the country’s bid to join the EU, political officials said on Monday.

16 Jul 2018
Caitlin Bodfish
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ROME – Migrants who arrived in Sicily over the weekend after being rescued near Lampedusa have finally disembarked at the port of Pozzallo after several EU countries agreed to take them, government officials said on Monday.  

16 Jul 2018
Caitlin Bodfish
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ROME – MPs from the Five Star Movement cracked open the champagne after parliament finally approved a bill to slash the sky-high pensions in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, political officials said on Friday.

 It’s a good bye to the “Vitalizi”, or Italy’s huge pensions that previous members of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate had voted in for themselves. The speaker of the Chamber, Roberto Fico, approved the new act which will recalculate the allowance from Jan. 1, 2019.

13 Jul 2018
MARGARET STENHOUSE
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 L'AQUILA -- Nine years have gone by since the violent earthquake that razed much of the capital of the Abruzzo region to the ground. After the initial flurry of activity on the part of the Italian government and the world press, a tomb-like silence seemed to fall on the city, doomed, it appeared, to languish among the ruins of its once proud and monumental historic centre. Recovery was held up by endless obstacles, debates, bureaucratic difficulties and the sheer staggering complexity of the work that needed to be done.

9 Jul 2018
Insider reporters
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Running your own business is hard enough without the stress of having to cold call, find clients and chase sales. After all, time is money, so wouldn’t it be much better spent doing the work you set out to do in the first place rather than battling to make your voice louder than your competitors? Of course, it would! So, what if I told you that growing your client base doesn’t have to mean spending huge amounts of time and money desperately hunting for new business? In fact, the less you do this, the better your business will do.   

Sounds crazy, right?

16 Jul 2018