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'Roman' Camorra boss gets tough jail regime
Friday, January 30TH, 2015 by
(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - A boss in the Neapolitan Camorra mafia who operated in and around Rome was on Friday placed under Italy's toughest prison regime, known as 41-bis. Michele Senese, 58, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Rome gangland boss in 2001. Italy's...
One in two Italians against Mattarella candidacy
Friday, January 30TH, 2015 by
(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - One in two Italians is against Sergio Mattarella for president, a survey by Ixé pollsters showed Friday. Premier Matteo Renzi tapped Mattarella, a Constitutional Court judge and founding member of the ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD), for the post on Thursday....
(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - Heavy winds and incessant rains battered the Italian peninsula overnight and continued Friday, causing transportation problems as well as more serious damage including a landslide near Pescara in Abruzzo, ANSA sources said. In Villa Celiera, a small town of 700...
Tree injures school teacher
Friday, January 30TH, 2015 by
(ANSA) - Naples, January 30 - An elementary school teacher on Friday was struck by a tree uprooted by strong winds in the town of Gugliano, near Naples. She was taken to hospital with facial injuries and two broken teeth a after a willow fell on her in the parking lot of the school. Heavy storms...
(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - European consumer confidence in genetically modified (GM) crops is declining, which supports Italy's decision to refuse to produce GM food, farmers' group Coldiretti said Friday. It cited a report from biotech crop advocate International Service for the Acquisition of...
(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - Four out of 10 Italians think the Italian economy would do better outside the eurozone, according to a survey released Friday. The percentage of Italians wanting out of the euro rose from 26% at the start of 2014 to 40% now, said Eurispes. More than half the...
(ANSA) - Rome, January 30 - The personal charm, homespun wisdom and liberal overtures of Pope Francis have boosted the popularity of the Catholic Church among Italians to a record high, a poll said Friday. Francis's personal rating is a sky-high 89.6%, far outstripping his predecessors, said...
(ANSA) - Milan, January 30 - Banks were closed across Italy on Friday as 90% of unionized employees participated in a strike for renewal of a national contract, said Lando Sileoni, national secretary of bank employee's union Fabi. Bank staff all over the country protested in squares including the...
(ANSA) - Brussels, January 30 - The annual rate of inflation across the eurozone fell in January to a -0.6% compared with a rate of 0-0.2% in December, Eurostat reported Friday. The fall in prices was attributed to lower energy costs, which dropped by 8.9% in January, and comes as the European...
(ANSA) - Brussels, January 30 - Last year was "a black year" for security and 2015 began on the same note with the terrorist attacks in Paris, Jens Stoltenberg, general secretary of NATO, said in a report Friday. "2014 was a black year for European security. And as we enter 2015, the...

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