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  • Gucci takes direct control of Moscow shops

    MILAN (Reuters) - Italian fashion and leather brand Gucci, which is owned by French group Kering , has taken direct control of its shops in Moscow and will open two new sales outlets in the Russian capital, the company said on Monday. The label founded...
  • Italy sells Venice island in online auction

    Italy sells Venice island in online auction
    An island in the Venice lagoon, a 15th century bastion against the Ottoman Turks and a former monastery on the southern coast are among prime properties Italy has put on an online auction for buyers from around the world. Searching for funds to cuts...
  • Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests

    Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests
    What makes old violins crafted by members of the Stradivari family so much better than violins produced today? Nothing, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In a musical version of the classic Coke versus...
  • Rocco's property will not return as a restaurant, new owner says

    Rocco's property will not return as a restaurant, new owner says
    Rocco's Capriccio will not be reopened as a restaurant, according to the new owner of the Fawn Street property that housed the restaurant. The buyer, Howard Shapiro, said he plans to instead convert it into his private residence. Rocco's closure in...
  • Italo Motion Picture Org ANICA Launches Its Own VOD Service

    ROME - Italy's motion picture association ANICA is launching its own Video-On-Demand service for movies intended as a tool to fight the country's rampant piracy plague and also to stimulate online distribution now stalled by the country's low broadband...
  • Berlusconi family could sell 30 percent stake in AC Milan

    MILAN (Reuters) - The family of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is considering selling a stake of up to 30 percent in AC Milan, bringing in new investors to help try to restore the club to the top of the European game. The club's co-chief...
  • ECB takes zero tolerance stance on banks' health check complaints

    LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - The European Central Bank (ECB) will push banks to the limits with data requests for its upcoming review of their books and insist on common treatment for all 128 banks, it told Reuters, signaling it will not give way to...
  • Guides to language, Italian art

    Guides to language, Italian art
    "Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language From Anywhere in the World" HarperOne, $17.99 The subtitle may seem too good to be true but, according to author Benny Lewis, it can be done. Lewis is an Irishman and affable...
  • Italy should negotiate more budget flexibility: employers' lobby

    ROME (Reuters) - Italy should be allowed to negotiate more budget flexibility in exchange for making structural reforms to its economy, the country's employers' lobby Confindustria said on Wednesday. "Negotiations need to be opened so that Italy, along...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Re-Elect Judge Joseph D. Marino, Probate Court, District Of Middletown

    The Honorable Joseph D. Marino, judge of probate for the District of Middletown, announced his intention to seek re-election for an eighth term. The Middletown Probate District serves the towns of Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield and Middletown. With a...
  • Antoinette Tufano, 1914-2014

    Antoinette Tufano, 1914-2014
    Antoinette Tufano was just a toddler when her parents and older brothers opened a bakery next to her family's home on a quiet residential street in Chicago's Near West Side Little Italy neighborhood. One of seven children born to Italian immigrants,...