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Rebekah Brooks cleared in phone-hacking case
Tuesday, June 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 24 - Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's News International group, was cleared Tuesday of all charges in the phone-hacking case against the group. The editor of the now-defunct News of the World, Andy Coulson, was found guilty.
Contraband football merchandise seized
Tuesday, June 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Milan, June 24 - Finance police on Tuesday seized thousands of contraband football scarves and other memorabilia produced for sale in Italy during the World Cup underway in Brazil. The merchandise, confiscated from a company in the province of Bergamo in the northern Lombardy region,...
Renzi says China more than a storefront
Tuesday, June 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 24 - Premier Matteo Renzi on Tuesday said China, "the land that gave birth" to the expeditions of Marco Polo, was more than just a storefront. "It can't be considered just a marketplace for selling Italian-made goods," he told the House, just weeks after...
(ANSA) - Berlin, June 24 - The possible loosening of the stability pact contemplating stringent fiscal policies for European Union member states would be "fatal", Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Tuesday. Such a move "could send major shockwaves" through eurozone countries,...
Spain drops Tibetan genocide case
Tuesday, June 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Madrid, June 24 - A Spanish court on Tuesday decided to drop a case against high-ranking Chinese political and military officials on allegations of genocide in Tibet in light of new legislation making it more difficult for prosecutors to investigate crimes committed outside the country's...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 24 - Islamist militants from Boko Haram have kidnapped another 60 women and girls, plus 31 boys in northeast Nigeria, witnesses told media on Tuesday. Some 30 people were killed in an attack during their abduction, AFP reported, which occurred Saturday in the village of...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 24 - The condition of a Napoli fan who was shot in trouble before the Italian Cup final in Rome last month has "dramatically worsened" five days after a lung operation, according to sources at the city's Gemelli hospital. Ciro Esposito's "life is in danger after...
(ANSA) - Berlin, June 24 - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Tuesday warned the European Union against loosening the stability pact and increasing its debt, saying "it's the worst mistake it can make". It is necessary to "stick to the rules we agreed together, no more, no...
(ANSA) - Vatican City, June 24 - Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday that he would "so much like to see everyone with a decent job, an essential thing for human dignity". The pope's nine-language Twitter account, @Pontifex, recently passed the 14-million-follower mark. http://...
Non-EU exports up 5.7% Apr-May
Tuesday, June 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 24 - Italy's non-EU exports rose 5.7% between April and May in a further sign the economy may be turning the corner, Istat said Tuesday. It was the first month-on-month rise this year. But non-EU exports were down 1.9% on May 2013.

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