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'Take workers' protest very seriously,' bishops say
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
(See related) (ANSA) - Genoa, October 30 - A protest by steelworkers that turned violent should be "taken very seriously" by the government, the head of the Italian Bishops' conference said Thursday. The dramatic demonstration Wednesday by steelworkers from the city of Terni, who were...
(ANSA) - Aosta, October 30 - A doctor from the French-speaking Val D'Aosta region of Italy returned Thursday from a month working in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone and has shown "no symptoms" of the deadly disease, the NGO Emergency said. The doctor, who was not immediately named, arrived at...
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - Premier Matteo Renzi and ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi will meet soon to discuss their election-reform pact, sources said Thursday. The pair discussed the pact during a phone call Wednesday where Renzi reassured his predecessor that the reforms are still a priority, said...
FIOM calls general strike in November - update
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - The FIOM metalworkers union on Thursday called an eight-hour general strike for November, with major events planned for Milan on November 14 and Naples on November 21. The union was outraged after protesting AST steelworkers from Terni were hospitalized Wednesday...
FIOM calls general strike in November
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - The FIOM metalworkers union on Thursday called an eight-hour general strike for November, with major events planned for Milan on November 14 and Naples on November 21. The union was outraged after protesting AST steelworkers from Terni were hospitalized Wednesday...
MPS stock regains ground over ECB test concerns
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - Trading in troubled Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) plunged as much as 16% Thursday before regaining ground to close down by 7.05% as jittery investors sold it and other bank stocks amid concern over stress tests by the European Central Bank. Trading in...
Eataly restaurant stabbings spark customer terror
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - Police arrested a 25-year-old Afghan kitchen worker in a Rome Eataly gourmet food complex Thursday after he allegedly went berserk and stabbed a cook and a security guard. Terrified customers scattered as the worker grabbed a kinife and stabbed the cook who screamed...
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - Susanna Camusso, the leader of Italian trade union confederation CGIL, told Premier Matteo Renzi to "try to lower the batons of public order" on Thursday. Camusso was commenting on ugly scenes at a protest in Rome on Wednesday when workers from AST steel plant...
(ANSA) - Naples, October 30 - Former headline-grabbing prosecutor turned leftist politician Luigi de Magistris got his job as Naples mayor back pending an appeal to Italy's top court Thursday. "I'm overcome with emotion," de Magistris said. "This is a long-awaited decision", said...
Italy not dependent on Russian energy, says Eni
Thursday, October 30TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - Italy should not worry about energy supplies this winter, even in the event of a Russian gas crisis, as the country has diverse sources, ENI chief Claudio Descalzi said Thursday. "Italy has long diversified its supplies," the chief executive officer of the...

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