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Sophie Arie

Sophie Arie

    Parmalat trial may be fast-tracked
    Parmalat trial may be fast-tracked
    Milan prosecutors moved last week to bring charges against Parmalat founder Calisto Tanzi, other members of his family and an inner circle of...
    The problem with David
    The problem with David
    Michelangelo's statue David may be clean in time for his 500th birthday this year, but experts are concerned that his left ankle may not be...
    Time for a break from the family
    Time for a break from the family
    As scabby-kneed kids, Calisto Tanzi and Fausto Tonna sat on the same schoolroom bench in the small town of Collecchio, outside Parma.
    'I gave away son so he could escape squalor'
    'I gave away son so he could escape squalor'
    At the end of a potholed dirt track in an impoverished Albanian port town stands a concrete hut with a small TV antenna fixed to the roof. Outside...
    Bacterium used to clean frescoes
    Bacterium used to clean frescoes
    Scientists from Milan University have shown that the bacterium
    Under the sword of Damocles
    Under the sword of Damocles
    Silvio Berlusconi this week set a dubious precedent in Italian legal history by becoming the first serving prime minister to appear at his own...