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Thousands turn out to clean Milan after May Day clashes

ROME- Thousands of Milan residents, led by Mayor Giuliano Pisapia, have marched through Italy's financial capital to protest violence that left much of downtown trashed on May Day. Hundreds of the marchers on Sunday also removed graffiti and helped repair other damage wreaked by protesters who rampaged through downtown two days earlier while VIPs were...
Source: The Associated Press
Church of England blacklists THESE fuel investments

The Church of England has decided to blacklist coal & tar sands investments, in a striking victory for campaigners seeking to make fossil fuels unpopular.
Source: Financial Times | By: Pilita Clark, Environment Correspondent
Has Italy wasted this billion-dollar opportunity?

As the six-month-long Milan Expo gets under way, we take a look at what it is, how much it cost and why not everyone's happy about it.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Kalyeena Makortoff
Food, Italy and Milan: Expo 2015 seeks to feed the planet

MILAN- Milan's Expo 2015 world's fair has heady ambitions, the biggest of which is to devise a plan to feed the planet as it brings together 145 nations to focus on food and nutrition. The Italian government, which has invested 1.3 billion euros in it, wants the fair to help push Italy out of its economic doldrums. Milan has undergone an intensive urban renewal in...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press
UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda

VATICAN CITY- The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in Paris. Ban opened a Vatican conference on the environment that is a key part of the Holy See's...
Source: The Associated Press
Bulgari, Dubai developer Meraas to build luxury properties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- Well-heeled Middle Eastern fans of Italian jewelry and watch maker Bulgari will soon be able to surround themselves in the luxury brand at all hours of the day. The Rome- based jeweler and Dubai property developer Meraas on Monday announced plans for 188 Bulgari- branded homes in the glitz-loving Gulf city. Started by a Greek...
Source: The Associated Press
WRAPUP 1-EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die also in Balkans

*EU summit agreed to triple search and rescue mission off Libya. *Land routes into Europe also deadly; train kills 14 migrants. BRUSSELS/ SKOPJE, April 24- British and German warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.
Source: Reuters | By: Alastair Macdonald and Kole Casule
UPDATE 4-Suspected Al-Qaeda militants arrested in Italy for Vatican plot

*Members willing to carry out attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan. ROME, April 24- Italian police were arresting 18 people on Friday suspected of belonging to an armed group linked to al Qaeda who were plotting attacks on the Vatican as well as in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the tapped conversations, the suspects discuss "a big jihad in Italy," added Mario Carta, head of...
Source: Reuters | By: Philip Pullella
Shipping industry sends SOS to EU over Mediterranean crisis

COPENHAGEN, Denmark- Bound by the laws of the sea to help vessels in distress, shipping companies say Europe's migration crisis has placed unreasonable demands on their crews to act as lifesavers in the Mediterranean. We shouldn't be doing the rescuing in any case, "said Dimitrios Banas of the European Community Shipowners' Associations. The Mediterranean is...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press
Yahoo needs transformative acquisition: Analyst  

Yahoo's display and search advertising revenue disappointed in Q1. Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, provides perspective.
Source: CNBC.com