Italian businessman Marcello De Finizio stands on Monday on the dome of the St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican to protest against austerity measures. The businessman hung up a banner that read: “Stop this massacre, the political horror show continues ... help us Pope Francis.” Italy’s national statistics agency last week forecast that the economy would shrink by 1.4 percent this year — drastically downgrading its earlier forecast of a 0.5 percent contraction.May 22, 2013

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