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(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Fiorentina ace Giuseppe Rossi will undergo a diagnostic arthroscopy this week "to resolve current problems of an overloaded right knee," the Tuscan soccer club said Monday. The injury-dogged Italy striker was advised to have the exploratory procedure after a...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Forty percent of families have "enormous difficulty" meeting the annual cost of books and materials for their children, consumer group ADOC said on Monday. "There needs to be a system of assistance and deductions similar to the Scandinavian model, where...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - The government will substitute regional authorities as needed to make sure EU-funded infrastructure projects are completed, government sources said Monday. The exercise of the so-called "power of substitution" is contained in Premier Matteo Renzi's Unblock...
(ANSA) - Warsaw, September 1 - Leaders at the upcoming NATO summit will come up with a new strategy to face the threat of war, newly appointed European Council President Donald Tusk said Monday. There must be "a new policy to face the threat of war, which is no longer just in east Ukraine,...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - "Religions are called on to be ties of peace, never of hatred," Pope Francis said while meeting soccer players ahead of Monday night's Interreligious Match for Peace, which he said might mark "a new era in which peoples will never again raise the sword...
Renzi pledges '1,000 kindergartens in 1,000 days'
Monday, September 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Premier Matteo Renzi on Monday pledged to open 1,000 new kindergartens in 1,000 days. "The kindergartens are a very important element in reducing economic inequality between north and south, which the latest data says has increased even more," the premier said...
Torrential rains, heavy winds pelt Italy
Monday, September 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Unseasonably inclement weather struck throughout Italy between Sunday and Monday, causing damage and leaving at least one person dead. Snow fell above 2,000 meters in the northern Friuli Venezia Giulia region, where volunteer firefighting chief Alexander Mayr, 39, lost...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Bringing the two Italian marines detained in India back to Italy remains an Italian government priority, Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said Monday after one of the pair was hospitalized with a condition similar to a mild stroke. "I feel close to Massimiliano...
Renzi launches 1,000-day reform program
Monday, September 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Premier Matteo Renzi said Monday that it was "the starting point" for his 1,000-day reform plan for Italy, which will end in May 2017. "Our 1,000-day (program) kicks off today," said the premier. "The great revolution in Italian politics is that we...
Hungry Hearts widely praised by international press
Monday, September 01TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - Hungry Hearts, one of three Italian films vying for the Venice Film Festival's top prize, was warmly received by members of the international press on Monday. The film, starring Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher, called "a winning psychological drama" by UK'S The...

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