Italy school defends Mussolini portrait

ASCVOLI PICENO, Italy, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The headmaster of an Italian high school defended the hanging of a portrait of former dictator Benito Mussolini as historical.

Rome mayor's son shown in Fascist salute

ROME, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The mayor of Rome said Tuesday the Italian edition of the Huffington Post website put his son at risk by publishing a photograph of him giving a fascist salute.

Italy honors Fascist military leader

AFFILE, Italy, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A taxpayer-funded memorial to Italian Fascist military leader and convicted war criminal Rodolfo Graziani is an outrage, the country's major leftist party says.

Germany has immunity for WW2 crimes

ROME, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Italy's highest court has voted to uphold a decision by an international court that Germany has immunity for crimes committed by the Nazis.

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Mussolini granddaughter signs his photos

Mussolini granddaughter signs his photos

ROME, June 14 (UPI) -- The granddaughter of World War II-era Italian dictator Benito Mussolini signed two photos of the Fascist leader on the floor of the Chamber of Deputies.

Nazi war crime compensation ruling upheld

ROME, May 31 (UPI) -- Italy's highest court upheld an International Court of Justice ruling that Germany does not have to compensate Italian victims of Nazi war crimes.

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Officials investigate Mussolini bus sign

ROME, April 30 (UPI) -- Officials with a Rome transport company said they were investigating after a display honoring World War II dictator Benito Mussolini was photographed on a bus.

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Mussolini villa to have Holocaust museum

ROME, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Rome City Council approved construction of a Holocaust museum near Villa Torlonia, the former luxury home of Benito Mussolini, officials said.
Commentary: 'Beware Arab Spring'

Commentary: 'Beware Arab Spring'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The road map for a Palestinian state is for a road that’s no longer on the map. Grim forecasts for an Arab winter.

Hitler item withdrawn from Calif. auction

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An inkwell desk set that belonged to Adolf Hitler has been withdrawn from auction, a military antiquities dealer in California says.
Italian PM Berlusconi resigns

Italian PM Berlusconi resigns

ROME, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Silvio Berlusconi, who has been prime minister of Italy longer than anyone since Benito Mussolini, fulfilled his promise to resign Saturday.

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (Italian pronunciation: ; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party and is credited with being one of the key figures in the creation of Fascism.

Mussolini became the 40th Prime Minister of Italy in 1922 and began using the title Il Duce by 1925. After 1936, his official title was "His Excellency Benito Mussolini, Head of Government, Duce of Fascism, and Founder of the Empire". Mussolini also created and held the supreme military rank of First Marshal of the Empire along with King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, which gave him and the King joint supreme control over the military of Italy. Mussolini remained in power until he was replaced in 1943; for a short period after this until his death, he was the leader of the Italian Social Republic.

Mussolini was among the founders of Italian Fascism, which included elements of nationalism, corporatism, national syndicalism, expansionism, social progress, and anti-socialism in combination with censorship of subversives and state propaganda. In the years following his creation of the Fascist ideology, Mussolini influenced, or achieved admiration from, a wide variety of political figures.

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