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Rome, Lazio, IT

Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome - @IsraeliPM

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2024 Olympics

Rome will bid for 2024 Summer Olympics, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says - @AP

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Italy

2 major trade unions in Italy go on nationwide strike against government plans to overhaul labor laws - @Reuters

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Italy

S&P cuts Italy's credit rating to a notch above junk status - @MarketWatch

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Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground

Stricken Italian cruise ship Capt. Schettino says there were concerns radio traffic would alert other nearby ships and trigger costly rescues - @andreavogt

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Italy

Italian police shut down counterfeit money ring in Naples - @AP

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Italy

Nearly 800 migrants rescued from boats in distress in Mediterranean Sea in less than 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials say - @Reuters

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Italy

Italian police put 12 pediatricians under house arrest for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from makers of baby milk formula to promote it in place of breastfeeding - @Reuters

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Italy

Police in Parma, Italy, clash with protesters from leftist grassroots movements ahead of a visit by Premier Matteo Renzi - Redazione ANSA

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landslides

4 people now confirmed dead in landslides in southern Switzerland, northern Italy following heavy rains - @BBCNews

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soccer

Photo: Worker attempts to put out flare thrown onto the field during Euro 2016 qualifying match between Croatia, Italy - @Gentleman_Ultra

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soccer

Play suspended in Italy's Euro 2016 qualifier with Croatia in Milan, Italy; TV pictures show flares and fireworks have been set off by rioting fans - @ESPNFC

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Genoa, Liguria, IT

1 missing as heavy rains drench north-central Italy - @AP

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Libya regional tensions

Italy's foreign minister says 54-year-old hostage Marco Vallisa has been freed after 4-month captivity in Libya - @ansa_english

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Libya regional tensions

US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and UK issue joint statement expressing concern over 'political polarization' in Libya - @USAEmbassyLibya

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Eurozone financial crisis

Troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena approves plan to sell new shares to raise as much as $3.1 billion - @dealbook

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Large Hadron Collider

CERN organization responsible for Large Hadron Collider selects Italian physicist Dr Fabiola Gianotti as next director - @CERN

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Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground

Corpse found in the wreck of the Costa Concordia is thought to be that of the last person unaccounted for almost 3 years after the luxury liner sank, Italy's coast guard says - @Reuters

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Ebola outbreak 2014

Currently 42 US soldiers in quarantine at a complex in Vicenza, Italy - @NBCNews

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Ebola outbreak 2014

White House's Josh Earnest: Department of Defense's policy on isolating returning personnel in Italy 'has not been settled yet' - @eilperin

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