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2008-09-09 12:00:24

ROME (AP) -- Government and union officials must reach a deal on a plan to save Alitalia by the end of next week because the failing airline cannot keep flying much longer, Italy's labor minister said Monday.

2008-09-08 15:00:59

Vice President Dick Cheney repeated a warning Monday that an aggressive Russia should not be allowed to dominate Europe's energy supply.

2008-09-02 12:00:21

By ARIEL DAVID Italy's state-run airline is more than $1 billion in debt. ROME -- Alitalia said Friday it has sought bankruptcy protection, taking the first step in a plan to reshape Italy's unprofitable and debt-laden national carrier.

2008-08-30 09:00:27

By wire ROME -- Alitalia said Friday it has sought bankruptcy protection, taking the first step in a plan to reshape Italy's unprofitable and debt-laden national carrier.

2008-08-30 09:00:27

ALITALIA, Italy's struggling national airline, went into administration yesterday with debts of over one billion euros (GBP 805 million). The airline will be broken up and the profitable parts hived off to a new company.

2008-08-25 15:00:42

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's renditions of Neopolitan love songs may be released on CD in time for Christmas, his music partner says.

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By Peter Popham Head for the beach or a park bench without knowing the rules, writes Peter Popham, and you could come home with a hefty fine In addition to the usual perils of sunburn, jellyfish attacks and bottom-pinching, holidaymakers in Italy face a new range of menaces this summer, the result of the Berlusconi government's frontal assault on what it calls the "security emergency".

2008-08-14 15:00:43

Flight attendants at troubled Italian airline Alitalia said they would walk out on their jobs for exactly one minute on Sept. 6. The action was called to persuade management to explain the company's restructuring plan, ANSA, the Italian news agency, reported Thursday.

2008-08-04 03:00:18

ITALIAN prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, 71, has touched up an art masterpiece because too much breast was exposed, it emerged yesterday. He became worried cameras would focus on a naked woman in Giambattisto Tiepolo's painting Time Unveiling Truth, which hangs behind him during media briefings.

2008-07-10 09:00:42

NAPLES, Italy _ This may be the only city on earth where the nation's prime minister was forced to send a well-armed military regiment to guard the garbage dump. The soldiers are dug in, ready to fight.


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