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Renzi opens to compromise after turmoil
Friday, August 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 1 - Soon after center-left Premier Matteo Renzi extended an olive branch to opponents, the Senate on Friday cleared another hurdle by approving the second article of his hotly contested Constitutional reform bill, which aims to turn the Senate into a leaner assembly of local-...
(ANSA) - Rome, August 1 - The Senate on Friday approved the second article of the government's hotly contested Constitutional reform bill, which aims to turn the Senate into a leaner assembly of local-government representatives with minimal lawmaking powers. The second article cuts the number of...
(ANSA) - Rome, August 1 - Four more AS Roma fans were placed under investigation Friday on suspicion of aiding and abetting the shooting murder of Napoli fan Ciro Esposito outside the Olympic Stadium. The four, members of the hardline 'Ultrà' group of hooligans who frequently battle rival club...
(ANSA) - Rome, August 1 - The long awaited deal that will see Abu Dhabi-based Eithad Airways buy a 49% stake in struggling Alitalia on Friday took some major steps forward, which Italy's transport minister said should lead to a deal signed in early August. Maurizio Lupi spoke after he read what he...
Fiat shareholders approve Fiat Chrysler merger
Friday, August 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Turin, August 1 - Shareholders on Friday formally approved the merger that has created Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), allowing the world's seventh-largest automaker to continue to expand internationally. "It's just the beginning," President John Elkann said after the vote to...
Renzi say measures will 'unblock' public works
Friday, August 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 1 - Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday that his so-called Unblock Italy measures could release as much as 30 billion euros in funding, more than half of that private-sector money. Renzi said his plans, aimed at reviving the construction and infrastructure sectors, will help to...
Pope devotes prayers in August to refugees
Friday, August 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Vatican City, August 1 - Pope Francis has focused his universal prayer intention for August on "refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, that they may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights," Vatican Radio has reported. Ahead of the papal appeal,...
(ANSA) - Conakry, August 1 - The Ebola virus is spreading faster than efforts to contain it, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan warned Friday. Efforts by national and international authorities to combat the virus, which has been claiming hundreds of lives in Guinea,...
Cops bust national hardcore child porn ring
Friday, August 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Catania, August 1 - Authorities have searched homes in 22 cities and arrested two people in a joint German and Italian police operation to bust an international child pornography ring, sources said Friday. A total of 34 Italians have been placed under investigation for allegedly...
(ANSA) - Genoa, August 1 - Search operations to find the body of the Costa Concordia's Indian steward, Russell Rebello, will resume Tuesday aboard the wreck of the cruise liner following its re-floating, port officials said Friday. The search for the man who was among the 32 people killed when the...

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