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(ANSA) - Rome, June 20 - Italians are such ardent World Cup fans they don't miss a match even while out and about behind the wheel, according to a survey by online insurance company Direct Line released on Friday, the day Italy will play Costa Rica in a key match. The survey found that over 57% of...
(ANSA) - Rovigo, June 20 - Ten doctors and nurses working at a psychiatric hospital in the northern town of Ficarolo, near Rovigo, were arrested on Friday for allegedly abusing patients. The investigation kicked off after relatives of patients being treated at the Istituti Polesani facility...
(ANSA) - Luxembourg, June 20 - A small change to the wording of recommendations by the European Commission on debt will have no real effect for Italy, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Friday. Eurozone finance ministers approved recommendations from the EC, including the wording of a...
Footwear gets colourful at World Cup
Friday, June 20TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 20 - The World Cup in Brazil kicked off last week and fans are unlikely to have missed a bold new trend as they watch the deft footwork of players fighting over the ball - boots are as brightly coloured as they can get. One of the few football uniform staples left - black boots...
(ANSA) - Bologna, June 20 - Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini on Friday called for the ''unity of country and institutions'' and for ''sense of responsibility'' in the case of two Italian marines detained in India. ''Everything we do here, especially at an institutional level, has...
(ANSA) - Naples, June 20 - Naples prosecutors will decide Monday whether to take action against Silvio Berlusconi for insulting the judiciary during a trial there Thursday. The three-time premier risks charges of defamation as well as being moved to house arrest from community service after calling...
(See related) (ANSA) - Brussels, June 20 - Reductions to labour taxes, market reforms, and improved businesses access to credit will be discussed at next week's summit of European Union leaders, according to a draft statement, ANSA learned Friday. "The recovery remains fragile and efforts...
(see related) (ANSA) - Milan, June 20 - Judges will start considering their ruling July 18 on Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a seven-year sentence for paying an underage prostitute for sex and abusing his office as premier at the time in a lie to cover it up, a court in Milan decided Friday...
(ANSA) - Turin, June 20 - Seven people were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing from a Turin security firm's vaults over a 10-year period. Police said the seven, all without criminal records, managed to make away with some five million euros over that period.
(ANSA) - Rome, June 20 - A 5-Star Movement (M5S) MP said Friday that Premier Matteo Renzi had to choose the government's reform partner between the anti-establishment movement or Silvio Berlusconi's opposition centre-right Forza Italia (FI). "We are giving him the opportunity to get out of...

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