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Renzi to thrash out budget compromise with EC
Friday, October 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 24 - Premier Matteo Renzi said Friday in Brussels that debate at the European Union summit that just ended was "tough and intense, as always". There are "no particular worries or concerns" over Italy's 2015 budget, the premier added. "We will close...
Riina's lawyer may question Napolitano
Friday, October 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 24 - The lawyer representing notorious Cosa Nostra boss Totò Riina may question President Giorgio Napolitano when the head of State gives evidence during a trial next week, a Palermo court ruled Friday. However, the court stressed that Napolitano's consent was "essential...
(ANSA) - Ravenna, October 24 - The parents and ex-husband of a Bangladeshi woman went on trial Friday for child abuse and aggravated sexual abuse of a minor for selling their daughter into marriage for 30,000 euros. The forcible marriage to a 36-year-old man took place in the spring of 2006, when...
(By Paul Virgo) (ANSA) - Rome, October 24 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has written to Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) President Carlo Tavecchio saying he will present his proposals for soccer to accelerate the introduction of technology to help referees to the International Board, ANSA sources...
Group wants espresso on UNESCO cultural heritage
Friday, October 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Trieste, October 24 - A consortium of 20 Italian coffee roasters, coffee machine makers, and coffee-related firms said Friday it wants Italian espresso placed on the UNESCO cultural heritage list. "Turkish coffee is already recognized, so why not espresso?" consortium founder...
(By Denis Greenan). (ANSA) - Rome, October 23 - Italy's singing nun has won Madonna's backing in a row over the sister covering her 1984 pop classic Like A Virgin. The music legend on Thursday night 'liked' on Facebook Suor Cristina's slower and more hymn-like version of her first smash hit,...
Consumer confidence down in October
Friday, October 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 24 - Italian consumer confidence was down again in October, Istat said Friday. The index fell to 101.4 from 101.9 in September. The drop was largely due to a fall in confidence about Italy's economic situation, Istat said.
(ANSA) - Rome, October 24 - As many as one million people, one thousand police officers, and a small number of dissident members of the governing Democratic Party (PD) are expected Saturday at a major rally called by Italy's largest trade-union federation CGIL against Premier Matteo Renzi's Jobs...
Husband of dead housewife probed for murder
Friday, October 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Turin, October 24 - Prosecutors on Friday placed the husband of Elena Ceste, a 37-year-old mother of four who went missing in January and whose body was found at the weekend, under investigation for murder. Ceste's body was found October 18 in a state of advanced decomposition by workers...
(ANSA) - Brussels, October 24 - The eurozone is "in a critical phase" with an economy that has lost momentum, where investment is weak, inflation at record-low levels, and too many government commitments not acted on, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said Friday. That...

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