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Venice mayor denies corruption charges
Wednesday, June 04TH, 2014 by
(see related) (ANSA) - Venice, June 4 - Lawyers representing the mayor of Venice, placed under house arrest Wednesday for alleged corruption linked to the construction of the lagoon city's massive anti-flood system, said that the charges are not credible. "The defence of Giorgio Orsoni...
(updates previous). (ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - Italian premium pasta maker Pastificio Lucio Garofalo announced Wednesday it signed a preliminary agreement to sell a majority 52% stake to the listed, Spanish multinational Ebro Foods for a total investment of 62 million euros. Ebro Foods is active in...
Dozens killed by Boko Haram in Nigeria, says BBC
Wednesday, June 04TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - Dozens of villagers were killed in a series of fresh attacks by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, the BBC reported on its website Wednesday. The villagers in the state of Borno were reportedly killed in revenge attacks where the community church and...
Lithuania to join eurozone Jan 2015
Wednesday, June 04TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - Lithuania on Wednesday got the European Commission's OK to join the eurozone on 1 January 2015, becoming the 19th member after Latvia joined this year.
Bocelli to turn on new Ponte Vecchio lights
Wednesday, June 04TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Florence, June 4 - Andrea Bocelli will turn on the Ponte Vecchio's new eco-friendly lighting system on the evening of June 16, Mayor Dario Nardella said Wednesday. The new 'green' lighting from 102 LEDs - a gift from the Stefano Ricci fashion house to mark the 60th anniversary of the city...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - The Italian government's 80-euro bonus for lower-income earners is not a "surrogate" for the real tax reform the country needs, the Audit Court said Wednesday. Its report on public finances came as the government decree introducing Premier Matteo Renzi's 80-euro tax...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - Germany on Wednesday opened a probe into allegations by United States intelligence leaker Edward Snowden that the US government bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone. Federal prosecutor Harald Range told parliament an investigation would be held into persons unknown....
(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - Italian premium pasta maker Pastificio Lucio Garofalo announced Wednesday it signed a preliminary agreement to sell a majority 52% stake to the listed, Spanish multinational Ebro Foods for a total investment of 62 million euros. Ebro Foods is active in the rice, pasta, and...
Shanghai Disneyland is a game changer for China
Wednesday, June 04TH, 2014 by
(People's Daily Online) By Jeffrey Towson - Beijing, June 4 - We are now about one year from the opening of Shanghai Disneyland. And it was just announced that the project is being increased by $800M, thus bringing the total investment to $5.5 billion. So Disney's sixth theme park is larger than...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 4 - The body of Matteo Tagliabue, one of two Italian mountaineers who went missing in the Peruvian Andes four days ago, has been found, rescuers said Wednesday. Tagliabue, 27, was ascending the steep Alpamayo peak in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range with another expert...

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