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Italian elections set for April 13-14

Italian elections set for April 13-14

ROME, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Italians will go to the polls in mid-April after Parliament was dissolved Wednesday over the failure of inter-party talks to form an interim government.

Berlusconi considers return to office

ROME, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi reportedly is planning a return to power following the collapse of Romano Prodi's center-left government.

Italian Prime Minister Prodi resigns

ROME, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigned Thursday after a Senate vote produced an expected defeat for his 20-month-old government.

Italian premier might resign

ROME, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Italian Premier Romano Prodi won a confidence vote in the House Wednesday but is expected to resign after signals he lacked support in the Senate.

Prodi faces crisis of confidence

ROME, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi staked his government Tuesday on a parliamentary vote of confidence after an ally abandoned him.

Journalist Enzo Biagi dead at 87

ROME, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Enzo Biagi, who was known as "the dean of Italian journalism," died Tuesday of heart failure at the age of 87.

Saudi king meets pope at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI became the first Roman Catholic leader Tuesday to host talks with a Saudi monarch, as King Abdullah and he discussed interreligious dialogue.

Italy to expel dangerous immigrants

ROME, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Italian officials have begun listing dangerous immigrants from elsewhere in the European Union for expulsion.

Astronauts chat with Italian president

HOUSTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery crews took a break from their duties Wednesday to conduct a joint news conference.

Pavarotti lying in state in Modena

MODENA, Italy, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Thousands of mourners filed past the body of opera great Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy, Friday.

World leaders pay tribute to Pavarotti

MODENA, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hours after Luciano Pavarotti's death, tributes from world leaders poured into his hometown of Modena, ANSA reported Thursday.

Italian lifers ask for death penalty

ROME, May 31 (UPI) -- A mobster serving a life sentence and more than 300 fellow prisoners have asked the president of Italy to restore the death penalty.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, May 16, 2007.
By United Press International

Pope Benedict celebrates 80th birthday

ROME, April 16 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday with visits from well-wishers and the anticipation of a new portrait. The pontiff spent the morning with visiting politicians and churchmen and was to have lunch with his cardinals, the Italian news

Masterpieces trace Europe through the ages

ROME, March 21 (UPI) -- A collection of Europe's most representative artworks will be on display in Rome to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome.

Prodi retains post with majority vote

ROME, March 2 (UPI) -- Italy's nine-day government crisis has ended with a successful confidence vote for Prime Minister Romano Prodi in the House.

Italian premier will stay in office

ROME, March 1 (UPI) -- Italian Premier Romano Prodi survived a razor-thin vote of confidence in Italy's Senate and will remain in office.

President rejects Prodi's resignation

ROME, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano Saturday rejected Premier Romano Prodi's resignation and asked him to remain in office.

Italian center-left rallies behind Prodi

ROME, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Center-left political parties in Italy have declared their support for Romano Prodi, the caretaker prime minister who resigned amid pressure from the left.

Italian premier offers resignation

ROME, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Italian Premier Romano Prodi has offered his resignation after a parliamentary vote in Rome over his foreign policy failed.

South Korean president visits Europe

MADRID, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun is on a tour of Spain and Italy hoping to promote his country's economic interests in Europe. Roh's weeklong itinerary also includes a stop in Vatican City, where he and First Lady Kwon Yang-suk are scheduled to meet w

Italian judge rejects life-support removal

ROME, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Italian judge has rejected a request by a terminally ill man to let doctors turn off his life-support machine, saying the case was beyond his jurisdiction.

Italian journalist Fallaci dead at 77

FLORENCE, Italy, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Italian journalist and controversial author Oriana Fallaci has died in Florence, Italy, after a battle with lung cancer. She was 77.

Prodi appointed Italian premier

ROME, May 16 (UPI) -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano Tuesday appointed Romano Prodi premier amid charges of election fraud from outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Italy elects ex-communist as president

ROME, May 10 (UPI) -- Italian Sen. Giorgio Napolitano Wednesday became the first ex-communist to be elected president of the nation, a report said.
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