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  • Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency

    Riccardo Muti: Illnesses behind him, CSO director wraps up spring residency
    "Any donkey can conduct, but to make music is difficult," Riccardo Muti told the young members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at an open rehearsal last week at Symphony Center. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director was quoting his famous...
  • Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested

    ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of...
  • The Ambrosetti Forum: Economic brainstorming, Italian-style

    It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
  • Italy's (unelected) prime minister hints he might stay on

     
    Mario Monti, Italy's unelected prime minister, hinted Thursday that he might stay on past elections next year despite having insisted he would step down. Monti has been trying to implement unpopular economic and labor reforms in Italy, whose economy has...
  • Italian seismologists ordered to prison for not warning of quake risk

     
    Six Italian scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison Monday for failing to warn residents in the city of L'Aquila of the risk of an impending earthquake that killed more than 300 people. Scientists around the world...
  • PASSINGS: Dick Kniss, Kazimierz Smolen, Miguel Nazar Haro, Dimitra Arliss, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

    Dick Kniss Bass player with Peter, Paul and Mary Dick Kniss, 74, who played stand-up bass with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near his...
  • Italy's president: 'No uncertainty' about Berlusconi resignation

     
    Italy’s president says there should be “no uncertainty” about the promised resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. President Giorgio Napolitano said Italy's Parliament will approve a package of measures to reduce the government&...
  • Italy's Silvio Berlusconi agrees to resign

     
    Silvio Berlusconi agrees to step down as Italy’s prime minister after Parliament passes economic reforms demanded by European leaders to contain the region's debt crisis. The announcement comes after Silvio Berlusconi loses support among a...
  • Italy's Senate approves economic reform measures

     
    Italy's Senate has passed economic measures demanded by the European Union to contain Italy's debt crisis. The economic stability bill is expected to clear Parliament's lower chamber on Saturday, when Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could tender his...
  • Economist Mario Monti is named to form new Italian government

     
    New Italian leader: Italy’s president Sunday night named economist Monti Mario to lead the country’s new government. The appointment came almost 24 hours after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tendered his resignation amid widespread...
  • Britain, Italy at odds over failed hostage-rescue mission

     
    Italy complained that it was not informed of a joint British-Nigeria rescue mission to free two hostages held by suspected Islamic terrorists in Nigeria. The two hostages, a Briton and an Italian, were both killed before they could be rescued....