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September 20, 1996 | From Reuters
Italian women Thursday condemned a court ruling that said a man can occasionally hit his wife, but the victim whose case sparked the controversy said she was glad her "model husband" had been cleared. The ruling Wednesday by Italy's highest appeals court provoked protests from prominent women politicians, academics and lawyers who said it was "diabolical," "scandalous" and "wrong."
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WORLD
April 5, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
As a studious girl in a small Italian town, Giulia Giupponi drew no inspiration from the women on the glowing box in her living room. The ones who giggled and jiggled while wearing next to nothing. Who simpered and cooed over male TV hosts more than twice their age. Who strutted, bent over, kneeled, pouted, blew kisses. "If I think about women I could see when I was 15 or 16 on television, I can think only of showgirls," says Giupponi, who's 23 and about to earn a master's degree in economics.
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NEWS
April 3, 1988 | from Reuters
Italian women have the right to choose abortion without telling their husbands or obtaining their consent, Italy's constitutional court ruled last week. The court ruling was made after a husband claimed damages for loss of paternity when his wife had an abortion in 1984 without his knowledge.
OPINION
November 25, 2009 | By Nina Burleigh
As Thanksgiving approaches, my friends at home are pondering how to endure holiday feasting and still slip into their size 0s, even though the wafer silhouette is overdue to be replaced as an ideal in these dire times. I have been away from Manhattan only five months and, suddenly, I want amplitude. Living in Italy, where all the women seem genetically curvaceous and not so troubled by extra flesh, natural ectomorphs like me seem like wraiths of the financial apocalypse. I just don't fit in among these robust specimens.
OPINION
November 25, 2009 | By Nina Burleigh
As Thanksgiving approaches, my friends at home are pondering how to endure holiday feasting and still slip into their size 0s, even though the wafer silhouette is overdue to be replaced as an ideal in these dire times. I have been away from Manhattan only five months and, suddenly, I want amplitude. Living in Italy, where all the women seem genetically curvaceous and not so troubled by extra flesh, natural ectomorphs like me seem like wraiths of the financial apocalypse. I just don't fit in among these robust specimens.
WORLD
September 29, 2004 | Edmund Sanders, Thomas S. Mulligan and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
Kidnappers in Iraq freed seven hostages Tuesday, releasing two female Italian aid workers who were abducted from their home three weeks ago, two of the women's Iraqi colleagues and three Egyptian employees of a local cellphone company. The releases, which come after beheadings of several foreign hostages, raised hopes that other captives in Iraq might be freed. At least 18 foreigners, including a Briton, two Frenchmen and 10 Turks, are believed to be in captivity.
WORLD
April 5, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
As a studious girl in a small Italian town, Giulia Giupponi drew no inspiration from the women on the glowing box in her living room. The ones who giggled and jiggled while wearing next to nothing. Who simpered and cooed over male TV hosts more than twice their age. Who strutted, bent over, kneeled, pouted, blew kisses. "If I think about women I could see when I was 15 or 16 on television, I can think only of showgirls," says Giupponi, who's 23 and about to earn a master's degree in economics.
SPORTS
June 21, 1990
Italian men's passion for the World Cup is shared by more than 10 million Italian women, and most of the country's children are being allowed to stay up late to watch games, according to television ratings issued today. Viewing figures released by the state television network RAI showed nearly 83% of children aged 4 to 14 watched Italy beat Czechoslovakia on Wednesday. The game ended just before 11 p.m. local time. More than 70% of women viewers, or 10.
NEWS
September 15, 1989
After reading "For Asians in U.S., a New Focus On Eye Surgery" (by Irene Chang, Aug. 22), I was shocked that UCLA is promoting courses on this trivial surgery. UCLA is a publicly supported institution and I am incensed that my state tax money is being spent on this training. The entire plastic surgery industry has gotten out of line. Physicians trained at taxpayer expense are taking advantage of people's insecurities to fatten their own wallets. They would do better using their skills to treat real illnesses instead of encouraging this needless mutilation.
NEWS
March 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Europeans think Italian men and French women are the most seductive in the world, but Americans mostly have eyes for other Americans, according to poll results published Saturday. A survey published in Madame Figaro magazine shows that Europeans rank Italian, French and Spanish men, in that order, as the world's best seducers and French, then Italian, then Swedish women as the most seductive.
WORLD
September 29, 2004 | Edmund Sanders, Thomas S. Mulligan and Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writers
Kidnappers in Iraq freed seven hostages Tuesday, releasing two female Italian aid workers who were abducted from their home three weeks ago, two of the women's Iraqi colleagues and three Egyptian employees of a local cellphone company. The releases, which come after beheadings of several foreign hostages, raised hopes that other captives in Iraq might be freed. At least 18 foreigners, including a Briton, two Frenchmen and 10 Turks, are believed to be in captivity.
WORLD
September 23, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
In a sign of confusion over who runs post-Hussein Iraq, the United States on Wednesday contradicted an announcement by an Iraqi government ministry that a female Iraqi scientist in U.S. custody would soon be released. The Iraqi announcement Wednesday morning came in the midst of a crisis involving a British hostage and seemed to address kidnappers' demands that Iraqi female prisoners be released. Within hours, U.S. Embassy officials were denying that any release was imminent.
WORLD
September 8, 2004 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
Two Italian women and two Iraqis, all working for a humanitarian group, were kidnapped Tuesday afternoon by gunmen who forced their way into a building in a middle-class neighborhood. The hostages work for an Italian aid group, Bridges to Baghdad, that has been helping Iraqis in some of the most violent corners of this war-torn nation. The Italian women were identified as Simona Torretta and Simona Pari, both 29.
WORLD
December 12, 2003 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Italy has long been known as Europe's "Wild West" of fertility medicine. This is the country that for years boasted the world's oldest new mom, and where a leading doctor speaks cavalierly of his plans to clone babies. No more. With the Vatican nudging it along, the Italian Parliament on Thursday reined in "medically assisted" reproduction by imposing controls that are among the most restrictive on the continent.
NEWS
September 20, 1996 | From Reuters
Italian women Thursday condemned a court ruling that said a man can occasionally hit his wife, but the victim whose case sparked the controversy said she was glad her "model husband" had been cleared. The ruling Wednesday by Italy's highest appeals court provoked protests from prominent women politicians, academics and lawyers who said it was "diabolical," "scandalous" and "wrong."
SPORTS
June 21, 1990
Italian men's passion for the World Cup is shared by more than 10 million Italian women, and most of the country's children are being allowed to stay up late to watch games, according to television ratings issued today. Viewing figures released by the state television network RAI showed nearly 83% of children aged 4 to 14 watched Italy beat Czechoslovakia on Wednesday. The game ended just before 11 p.m. local time. More than 70% of women viewers, or 10.
WORLD
September 8, 2004 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
Two Italian women and two Iraqis, all working for a humanitarian group, were kidnapped Tuesday afternoon by gunmen who forced their way into a building in a middle-class neighborhood. The hostages work for an Italian aid group, Bridges to Baghdad, that has been helping Iraqis in some of the most violent corners of this war-torn nation. The Italian women were identified as Simona Torretta and Simona Pari, both 29.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press
Italy's hottest anchorwoman hikes her skirt on the evening news, gets soused on champagne from male admirers and, before signing off, invites men to call her on a special line. It happens in a television spoof of television, written and directed by women, but real life is getting closer. One of the women news readers now on state television has become the subject of magazine articles and, according to a survey, highly popular among male viewers.
NEWS
September 15, 1989
After reading "For Asians in U.S., a New Focus On Eye Surgery" (by Irene Chang, Aug. 22), I was shocked that UCLA is promoting courses on this trivial surgery. UCLA is a publicly supported institution and I am incensed that my state tax money is being spent on this training. The entire plastic surgery industry has gotten out of line. Physicians trained at taxpayer expense are taking advantage of people's insecurities to fatten their own wallets. They would do better using their skills to treat real illnesses instead of encouraging this needless mutilation.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press
Italy's hottest anchorwoman hikes her skirt on the evening news, gets soused on champagne from male admirers and, before signing off, invites men to call her on a special line. It happens in a television spoof of television, written and directed by women, but real life is getting closer. One of the women news readers now on state television has become the subject of magazine articles and, according to a survey, highly popular among male viewers.
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