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(ANSA) - Strasbourg, July 15 - Premier Matteo Renzi's government expressed satisfaction Tuesday after Jean Claude Juncker pledged to prioritise growth and jobs before the European Parliament ratified his nomination as the new president of the European Commission. Renzi, the leader of the centre-...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 15 - Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Beppe Grillo took a swipe at the media for allegedly failing to unmask antidemocratic powers purportedly at work in Italy during a visit to the Senate Tuesday. "For once in your lives I would like you to take a stand and...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 15 - Five educators working at a centre for children and young people suffering from autism were arrested Tuesday for allegedly abusing the youngsters in their care. The centre's coordinator Roberto Colucci, 47, and staffers Rossana Raponi, 53, Maria Romana Bastiani, 46, Susan...
Unemployment benefit requests dropped in May
Tuesday, July 15TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) Rome, July 15 - Requests for payment of state unemployment benefit fell by 20.5% in May compared to the same month a year previously, the INPS social security agency said Tuesday. In all some 105,484 people asked for the welfare benefit in May, INPS said. Meanwhile the number of state-...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 15 - If corruption is ascertained in a public work contract, that contract will be immediately rescinded, anti-corruption czar Raffaele Cantone said Tuesday after signing a protocol containing new anti-graft guidelines with Interior Minister Angelino Alfano. "I recommended...
(ANSA) - Bolzano, July 15 - The famed prehistoric man known as the Iceman suffered from periodontitis or infected gums, genetic tests have shown. The tests on the 5,300-year-old frozen mummy also known as Oetzi after the Oetz Alpine Valley where he was found confimed the findings of a CAT scan...
(ANSA) Rome, July 15 - A metal pole measuring over five metres plunged through the roof of Rome's Flaminio metro station and smashed a train driver's cab window Tuesday, halting the A line of the capital's underground and causing massive disruption for commuters, firefighters said. First reports...
(ANSA) - Vatican City, July 15 - Pope Francis on Tuesday used Twitter to call on young people to be inspired by Christian ideals and not settle for a life of mediocrity. "Dear young people, do not be mediocre; the Christian life challenges us with great ideals," the Argentine pontiff said...
(ANSA) - Rome, July 15 - If corruption is ascertained in a public work contract, that contract will be immediately rescinded, anti-corruption czar Raffaele Cantone said Tuesday after signing a protocol of understanding containing new anti-corruption guidelines with Interior Minister Angelino Alfano...
(ANSA) - Farnborough, July 15 - Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said Tuesday Italy will only go through with a deal to acquire latest-generation F35s fighter planes from aerospace manufacturer Lockheed Martin if they're safe. "We won't buy anything that isn't ultra safe for the pilots...

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