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U-turn on free parking for Italian married mothers

Rome, Italy | AFP | The small town of Pontida in northern Italy has sparked outrage by offering free parking permits to pregnant women and young mothers — but only if they are married or an EU citizen. The policy, introduced at the start of September, stipulated that free permits would …

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Annette Bening says women progressing in film biz

Venice, Italy | AFP | US actress Annette Bening said Wednesday she believes women are making progress in the movie industry, despite only one female-directed film making it into the competition selection at Venice, where she is chairing the awards jury. “There is sexism of course, no question. But I think …

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Qatar announces 5 bn euro order for warships from Italy

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. “We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatari navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for …

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LIVE: Ronaldo strikes 2nd as Real Madrid go 3-1 up in final

⚽ ? ?  LIVE: Isco gets Madrid nod in Champions League final  82′: Real Madrid 3 Juventus 1 Ronaldo opened the scoring early in Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, but the Italians responded with a brilliant goal by Mario Mandzukic soon after. The second half has started, it …

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Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juve

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Juventus and Italy legend Andrea Pirlo has told his former team-mates to win Saturday’s Champions League final for him. “Here we are: Juve-Real in the Champions League final. I say ‘we’ because even if this time I will not be on the pitch, I will …

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Italian giants Eni to build oil refinery in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Italian oil group Eni’s Nigerian subsidiary Agip is planning a 150,000-barrel per day refinery as part of efforts to reduce imports, junior oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said. Kachikwu met representatives from Eni and said agreement had been reached to build the facility in the …

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