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(ANSA) - Milan, October 2 - Staff at privately owned Meridiana Fly airline on Thursday staged sit-ins at Milan's Linate and Malpensa airports to protest management plans to lay off more than 1,600 employees in a restructuring that has included the acquisition of Air Italy low cost carrier. The...
Woman's body cut in two found in Ivrea
Thursday, October 02TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Turin, October 2 - A woman's body cut in two and wrapped in nylon bags was found in the basement of a block of flats in Ivrea near Turin Thursday. She was identified as Flerica Ninzat, a 35-year-old Romanian national who went missing three months ago. Her husband was murdered with a...
Ferrari fail to rule out Alonso exit
Thursday, October 02TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Paris, October 2 - Outgoing Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo on Thursday failed to rule out speculation that Spanish driver Fernando Alonso is close to leaving the Italian Formula One team. "Alonso is a great driver, the best in the world in my opinion. We are working to find the...
(ANSA) - Moscow, October 2 - Fighting continued on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. At least one Ukrainian soldier has been killed and 18 others injured, reported Kiev security chief Andrey Lisenko. The Interfax agency reports continued artillery shelling of the pro-separatist stronghold Donetsk....
Poletti urges multi-year coverage of welfare fund
Thursday, October 02TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 2 - Labour Minister Giuliano Poletti on Thursday called for an overhaul of the way the National Welfare Fund (FNPS) is financed so it doesn't have to be voted on as part of the budget bill every year. "There is no multi-year coverage for the FNPS, so the issue has to be...
(ANSA) - Catania, October 2 - Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini on Thursday said the fight against Islamic State militants (ISIS) isn't a fight between the West and Islam. "This isn't a clash of the West versus Islam," she told a meeting of the NATO Mediterranean and Middle East...
Napolitano to testify to State-Mafia trial Oct 28
Thursday, October 02TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Palermo, October 2 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano will testify October 28 to a trial on alleged talks between the Italian State and the Sicilian Mafia to stop an early 1990s bombing campaign, the head of the court said after receiving a letter from Napolitano Thursday. Napolitano...
(ANSA) - Naples, October 2 - The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday left its key interest rates unchanged at record lows. The ECB held its main refinancing rate at 0.05% and its deposit rate at -0.20, meaning that commercial banks must pay to leave funds at the central bank. The ECB cut...
(ANSA) - Rome, October 2 - The gap between rich and poor is growing, and the government is planning a nationwide plan to combat that trend, Labour Minister Giuliano Poletti told the House social affairs committee Thursday. "There is a will to launch a national anti-poverty campaign,"...
(ANSA) - Rome, October 2 - Hong Kong authorities on Thursday told pro-democracy protesters to disperse or else face "serious consequences". Security forces started stacking rubber bullets near the government building.

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