Violent protests against the hated Equitalia, the Italian tax collection agency, are making headlines in several cities in the past few days. In Rome mail bombings have been ongoing since December. Via Google Translate, this time in Italian, please consider a trio of articles.
AP - A fake bomb that prompted the evacuation of a southern Indiana post office Tuesday was the fourth since Friday sent to Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. headquarters and production plants in three states, a company spokesman said.
A powerful homemade bomb exploded Sunday at a court in a southern Italian city, in an attack the authorities blamed on the local mafia.The device, consisting of a gas cylinder with dynamite attached to it, detonated at 5:00 am (0400 GMT) in an entrance to the court in Reggio Calabria, damaging the building, according to police quoted in the media.No-one was injured in the explosion, which happened in the entry to the building housing the prosecutor's office in the centre of the city.
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Caterpillar announced its Q4 profits, which have dropped by 55%. Investigation showed that batteries are not the reason for the emergency landings of Boeing 787. Italian interest rate on government bonds dropped to 1.434%. Yahoo announced its Q4 profits’ report, showing an improvement.
Splintering and dissent continues in a major way as Christian Noyer, head of the Bank of France, attacks the fiscal rating of the UK following a negative outlook review of France by the rating agencies. In Portugal, socialists talk openly of default as a weapon.
Portuguese Socialists Threaten "Economic Atomic Bomb"