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Virzì's Human Capital named as Italy's Oscar candidate
Wednesday, September 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 24 - Paolo Virzì's Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano) was named Wednesday as Italy candidate for the best foreign film Oscar at next year's Academy Awards. Virzì will know if his movie has made the Academy's shortlist for the award on January 15. The film is aiming to...
Italians make lung-dialysis breakthrough - update
Wednesday, September 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Turin, September 24 - An Italian team of doctors has successfully experimented for the first time in the world a method of lung dialysis to help treat Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which has been ranked at the globe's third-leading cause of death. The method was tested at...
(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 24 - Pope Francis renewed his appeal for the international community to help West Africa combat the deadly outbreak of Ebola on Wednesday. "My thoughts now go to those countries in Africa that are suffering because of the outbreak of Ebola," the Argentine...
Italian consumer edges up in September - update
Wednesday, September 24TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 24 - Consumer confidence in recession-hit Italy has edged up slightly this month, national statistics agency Istat said Wednesday. The agency said its consumer-confidence index reached 102 points in September, up from 101.9 in August. In the first half of the year Italy...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 24 - The Lower House on Wednesday approved a bill that makes tampering with a probe or a trial to deliberately throw it off track a criminal offence. The bill, which was approved with 351 votes in favour, 50 against and 26 absentions, now passes to the Senate....
(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 24 - The Vatican said that it arrested a former archbishop, Pole Jozef Wesolowski, on charges of alleged paedophilia on Tuesday, after Pope Francis gave the green light. Wesolowski is accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the...
Pope says church must combat hostility to migrants
Tuesday, September 23TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 23 - Pope Francis on Tuesday said the Catholic Church must combat hostility to migrants, even within its own ranks. "Often...migration gives rise to suspicion and hostility, even in ecclesial communities, prior to any knowledge of the migrants' lives or their...
(ANSA) - Turin, September 23 - Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Tuesday said the idea of showing Leonardo da Vinci's self-portrait during Expo 2015 put forward by Turin Mayor Piero Fassino is "reasonable". Franceschini, who was in Turin to attend a meeting between European culture...
'Pull together for sustainable world' Renzi tells UN
Tuesday, September 23TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - New York, September 23 - Premier Matteo Renzi told a United Nations climate summit Tuesday that world leaders must come up with joint action to save the planet for future generations. "We have the possibility of building a new world and a sustainable future for our children,"...
Win-win solution in Jobs Act says Padoan - update
Tuesday, September 23TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 23 - Premier Matteo Renzi's Jobs Act offers a "win-win solution" of more jobs, more growth, more investments and higher pay, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Tuesday. A row over scrapping Article 18 of the Workers Statute is "paradoxical" because...

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