Hitler item withdrawn from Calif.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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An inkwell desk set that belonged to Adolf Hitler has been withdrawn from auction, a military antiquities dealer in California says.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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Protesters halt Thessaloniki parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The annual military parade in Thessaloniki, Greece, was canceled Friday after hundreds of protesters blocked the route.

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Mussolini's clothes to be auctioned

DALLAS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The auctioneers behind the Dallas sale of clothing believed to have belonged to Benito Mussolini and his mistress said the items could fetch $15,000.
Commuters unhappy with John Paul statue

Commuters unhappy with John Paul statue

ROME, May 25 (UPI) -- A modernist sculpture of Pope John Paul II in Rome is drawing comparisons to Benito Mussolini and received a negative review from the Vatican's newspaper.

Man reveals existence of Il Duce's papers

UDINE, Italy, June 17 (UPI) -- An Italian man said he has hidden a suitcase Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini gave his father for safekeeping in 1945.

In Italy, Mussolini makes comeback

BERLIN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Italy's Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is making an unexpected popularity comeback in Italy, a phenomenon nurtured by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over the past 15 years.
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Apple faces suit over Mussolini on iPhone

ROME, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Italy's state-owned film company says it will file suit over Apple's use of recorded speeches and video of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Mussolini honored at tomb on birthday

PREDAPPIO, Italy, July 30 (UPI) -- Thousands of followers of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini honored him on his birthday at his tomb, ignoring officials' pleas to "stay home."

Stolen Italian antiquities heading home

CHICAGO, June 16 (UPI) -- Hundreds of stolen Italian antiquities and documents, from 2,500-year-old pottery to a sample of Benito Mussolini's handwriting, have been returned by the FBI.

Mussolini hometown bans Fascist symbols

PREDAPPIO, Italy, April 16 (UPI) -- The hometown of World War II-era Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has banned public display of Fascist symbols and slogans as a tourism-boosting measure.

Party: Cash for Mussolini baby names

POTENZA, Italy, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- An Italian political party is offering $1,940 to parents in five cities who name children after World War II-era dictator Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele.

Analysis: What Scott McClellan knew

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- The most revealing thing in Scott McClellan's memoir trashing his boss and longtime benefactor President George W. Bush is how typical it is of thousands of ambitious people in Washington life.

Leaning Tower of Pisa not moving

PISA, Italy, May 28 (UPI) -- Engineers say the Leaning Tower of Pisa is no longer in danger of falling over thanks to completion of a $40 million restoration project.

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Mussolini museum opens in Italy

SALO, Italy, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Benito Mussolini museum has opened its doors in Salo, Italy, as a reaction to demands from German visitors, a report said.

Spanish Civil War leader dies at 92

BERKELY, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Milton Wolff, the last commander of a U.S. volunteer brigade that fought in the Spanish Civil War, died of heart failure in Berkeley, Calif., at age 92.

Nationalism threatens nationalist EU bloc

BRUSSELS, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- National sensitivities may have broken up a bloc of nationalist parties in the European parliament with the withdrawal of the Greater Romania Party.

Fire burns portion of famed Italian studio

ROME, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Fire destroyed a portion of Rome's Cinecitta film studio, where films such as "Ben Hur" and classics by Federico Fellini were made.

Fabled car collection on auction block

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- British Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone plans to auction 50 rare and valuable cars from his collection in October. The sale of the cars, which Ecclestone, has been collecting since the 1950s, are expected to bring in more than $30 million, the Mail of Su

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RAI gay question raises advocates' ire

ROME, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Italian gay rights groups said they are angry at broadcaster RAI after a game show host said he was asked whether he was gay during an audition. The incident touched off protests from members of parliament and activists, as politicians debate a measure th
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