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...Sicilian art dealer.Police estimated the value of the 5,361 vases, kraters, bronze statues and frescoes at about 50 million euros ($58 million).The works, from the 8th century B.C. to the 3rd century, were laid out Wednesday at the Terme di Diocleziano...
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...fell 0.6 cent to close at $1.598 a gallon. Natural gas rose 6.5 cents to close at $2.886 per 1,000 cubic feet.The euro fell to $1.0989 from $1.1068. The dollar rose to 123.94 Japanese yen from 123.57 yen.Precious and industrial metals...

...theft squad.Italian authorities on Wednesday estimated the still life's worth in a range from 10 million euros to 30 million euros ($14 million to $40 million)."The painting, showing fruit, seemed to fit in with dining room decor...
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Ideology vs. reality

...International Business Times, "French companies will be required to pay 50 percent tax on all employee salaries in excess of 1 million euros. ... The effective tax rate will amount to 75 percent." Unemployment, which Hollande promised to reduce, has risen to...

...Europe just 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Africa, in rickety boats procured by people smugglers who charge more than 1,600 euros ($2,200).Most are asylum seekers, fleeing civil war in Syria or repression and mandatory conscription in Eritrea, unlike...
Shell suspends Arctic operations for 2014's plans, and shares were up 2 percent at 26.27 euros in early Amsterdam trading.Van Beurden's strategy "is pretty...fourth quarter net profit of $1.78 billion (130 billion euros), down 74 percent on the $6.73 billion reported a year...

...landmark to look out for is San Lorenzo Maggiore, Via dei Tribunali, 316. Open daily, entrance to the church is free. For nine euros, you can also visit the museum and excavations beneath the church that have unearthed what used to be a Greek and then Roman...

...Frank-Walter Steinmeier was in Baghdad on Saturday, where he announced his government would provide more than 24 million euros ($32.2 million) in humanitarian aid to Iraq.Also Saturday, two British planes landed in the Kurdish regional capital...

...have estimated the value of the collection of silver and gold crucifixes, altars and other relics at between 180 -200 million euros ($246-$273 million).The question of the collection's ownership comes at a sensitive time in Germany, following the...
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...deepened problems such as runaway inflation and soaring prices for imports and that the only safe hedge is to grab dollars or euros.If the economic turmoil intensifies, it could boost pressure on the ruling system before elections next June to pick President...


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