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Etihad launches daily flights to Rome

UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways has commenced a daily non-stop service between Abu Dhabi and Rome Fiumicino Airport.   A senior delegation from the airline travelled on the flight including senior vic

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Etihad, Alitalia boost codeshare flights

Codeshare partners Alitalia and Etihad Airways have announced an increase in direct Rome-Abu Dhabi services from four flights per week to five, in addition to an expansion of codeshare destinations for customers of each airline. E

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Food prices rise third straight month in April

Global food prices rose in April for a third straight month as surging dairy costs kept upward pressure on the United Nations food agency's index, but cereal output is expected to be strong this year. Food prices spiked during

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Two police officers shot as Italian govt sworn in

Two police officers were shot and wounded outside the Italian prime minister's office on Sunday as Enrico Letta's new government was being sworn in around a kilometre (mile) away at the president's palace, police and witnesses said.

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Pope requests support after decision to resign

Pope Benedict, in his first public comments since he announced that he would become the first pontiff in centuries to resign, on Wednesday said he was fully aware of the gravity of his decision but confident that it would not hurt the Church.

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Pope resigns, says has no strength

Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign on February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfill the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step. The 85-year-old pope said

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Alitalia begins direct Rome-Abu Dhabi service

Alitalia, Italy’s flag carrier has begun direct services from Rome to Abu Dhabi with a celebratory flight to the UAE capital arriving last night. Flight AZ854 touched down at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 7.55pm local t

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Tens of thousands protest in Rome

  Tens of thousands of people marched through Rome in a "No Monti Day" on Saturday, some throwing eggs and spraying graffiti to protest against austerity measures introduced by Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's g

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World food prices rise, stay close to crisis levels

World food prices rose in September and are seen remaining close to levels reached during the 2008 food crisis, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday, while cutting its forecast for global cereal output. The worst d

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Bahrain expo officials set for Rome mission

Bahrain International Expo officials will set off next week on a trade mission to Rome, the first stage in a series of events being held by the organisation to promote the kingdom abroad. The event, which runs from September 17 to

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