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Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (left) and Kevin Constant wear anti-racism shirts before their game against Siena yesterday

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Fifa president claims AC Milan midfielder was wrong to walk off field in protest against fans

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AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng is considering his future in Italian football in the wake of a racial attack which prompted him to walk off the pitch during a friendly this week.

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Photos of the prosecutor Ilda Boccassini appear in the weekly magazine Chi, with captions apparently intended to belittle the magistrate

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti intends to resign

Monti's vow to quit could bring Italian elections as early as February

Italy and Europe were tonight bracing themselves for a general election and the real possibility that the scandal-plagued billionaire Silvio Berlusconi could become prime minister for a fourth time.

Monti, stripped of Berlusconi's support, offers his resignation

Italian PM will stay in office only until austerity budget is passed
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