"I don't expect sexual freedom to be a thing anytime soon. Especially not for women"
"When the ‘attack’ starts, we stay at home."
"I have no more neighbours. Most of the markets and traditional shops in Venice have closed."
"We attribute many things to tourism, but the truth is that incivility exists both among residents and foreigners."
"It is definitely a great business model - but what kind of student can afford this?"
"I strongly recommend that he use this sensitive position as a tool for gaining divine satisfaction and as a provision for the time he meets with God"
Iranian supreme leader
"In ancient Azerbaijan, when they were making bread, sometimes they had leftover dough. They found a good use for it, a tasty one"
Restaurant manager in Azerbaijan
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The newly-formed Italian cabinet has faced its first political test. The lower house of the Italian parliament – the Chamber of Deputies – voted in
The price that Enrico Letta, the new Italian prime minister, had had to pay for the centre-right group of billionaire businessman Silvio Berlusconi
In Italy the outgoing government of technocrat prime minister Mario Monti has revealed it is going to pump 40 billion euros into the recession-hit
Italy’s medium term borrowing costs have risen to their highest since December.
The amount of interest it had to offer on government bonds maturing
Fitch cut Italy’s sovereign credit rating on Friday.
It was reduced from A-minus to BBB-plus with a negative outlook.
The rating agency said
Italy has paid the price for its latest political crisis as its borrowing costs rose to their highest in four months.
The test came on Wednesday
The Italian government’s borrowing costs shot up on Tuesday in the wake of the inconclusive parliamentary election.
There was a big increase in the
Two years ago, one of Italy’s most powerful crime groups, the ‘Ndrangheta, found some 40 of its associates put behind bars in the capital of the
The final auction of the year of long-term Italian debt went off smoothly today, three billion euros worth at 4.48%, only slightly up from a similar
Italy’s borrowing costs fell at its latest auction of short-term government bonds.
That means Rome has passed the first debt test since technocrat
Italy’s borrowing costs for six-month debt fell to the lowest average level since April 2010.
Exactly one year ago Italy was borrowing at a massive
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has promised that signs of economic recovery will emerge in the next new months.
His prediction came as tens of
Italy’s two biggest unions called on civil servants to strike on Friday in protest at government spending cuts.
Prime Minister Mario Monti has
Retail sales in Italy were down in July for the fourth month running.
The continued fall in spending by Italian shoppers highlighting the effect of
Italy’s two-year borrowing costs fell nearly two percentage points at an auction of debt on Tuesday.
Rome sold all it wanted to – three billion
Deeper and deeper – Italy’s public debt hit an all-time high in June of almost two trillion euros.
The figures were released by the central bank
Italy’s economic outlook is moving from bad to worse according to ratings agency, Moody’s.
It has downgraded 13 Italian banks, three days after
Moody’s has cut the credit ratings of a string of Italian banks.
They include Intesa SanPaolo and Unicredit, who were downgraded from A3 to Baa2 –
The Italian government has shown that it is still able to borrow money at affordable rates of interest, despite getting a further thumbs down from
Italy and Germany are ready to face the economic downturn together – that is the message coming from both countries’ leaders as German Chancellor
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