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Mantua Literature Festival boasts 350 guests
Wednesday, September 03TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - For five days this month, the Festivaletteratura literary fest of Mantua will host 340 events and bring 350 guests to the city in northern Italy, including Jeremy Rifkin, Francesco De Gregori, and Julian Fellowes No political figure has yet announced an official...
Investors fear Scotland independence vote
Wednesday, September 03TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - London, September 3 - Global investors are concerned about the repercussions of Scotland's independence vote, while opinion polls signal the two camps are increasingly close, wrote the Financial Times on Wednesday. According to the newspaper, investors fear the uncertainty that could...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the US ''will not be intimidated'' by the Islamic State (ISIS) group and vowed that ''justice will be served'' after the ''horrific'' beheading of American reporter Steven Sotloff. Addressing a joint press...
(see related)(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - The government's school reform plan unveiled Wednesday would entail far-reaching changes for students as well as staff. The novelties begin in primary school, where kids would get musical and physical education classes, while mandatory foreign-language...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - Somalia on Wednesday offered an amnesty to Islamist group al-Shabab amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike. The militants would be reintegrated into society if they surrendered over the next 45 days, a statement said. The offer seems to be...
(ANSA) - Washington, September 3 - The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the worst in 40 years, Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said on Wednesday, while stressing that the epidemic will be beaten. "The Ebola epidemic is the biggest and most...
Temp work not a springboard but 'trap' says OECD
Wednesday, September 03TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - Temporary contracts are not often a springboard to permanent work but can instead be a trap, particularly for the very high numbers of unemployed youth, who reached levels of more than 40% last year in Italy, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - Artificial insemination for infertile couples will be free or at minimum charge on the Italian national health service but will be confined to women of childbearing age, health authority officials and medical experts decided Wednesday. In addition, as far as possible...
Govt says no money to end public-sector pay freeze
Wednesday, September 03TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - Civil Service Minister Marianna Madia said Wednesday that the government did not have the money to end a freeze in public sector pay rises. "In this time of crisis, the money is not there to unfreeze everyone's contracts," Madia said referring to the renewal...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - Letting courts rule on gay adoptions would signal "the end of civilization", the secretary-general of the xenophobic, separatist Northern League party said Wednesday. "Judges must not decide on such matters," Matteo Salvini said. "It would be the...

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