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Russian TV reporter killed in eastern Ukraine
Tuesday, June 17TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Kiev, June 17 - A Russian state television reporter was among the latest casualties of fighting between Kiev forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday as the European Commission released its first tranche of aid. The Russian foreign ministry described the death of...
Manhunt launched after Cosenza jailbreak
Tuesday, June 17TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Cosenza, June 17 - A manhunt was launched Tuesday after an Italian man broke out of a prison in this northern Calabrian city. The man's identity was not immediately released, nor any other details on the jailbreak.
Rome ring road flooded by rainstorm again
Tuesday, June 17TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 17 - A spate of violent thunderstorms on Tuesday flooded a large section of Rome's ring road, the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA). It was the same low-lying section of the GRA inundated by a first wave of rain Sunday. Tailbacks measured several kilometres, police said.
Italians develop 'coeliac-friendly gluten'
Tuesday, June 17TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, June 17 - A group of scientists from Foggia University in Italy say they have developed a method to modify a protein in wheat gluten so that it does not spark the damaging reaction suffered by people with coeliac disease. They say it will make it possible to produce "Gluten...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 17 - The center-left Democratic Party (PD) of Italian Premier Matteo Renzi has maintained its huge lead in the polls since its dramatic win at European elections last month, but the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) is gaining, a new poll said Tuesday. According to a...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 17 - A justice of the peace accused of not enforcing the law but instead following his own personal beliefs in making judgments is facing a review by a judicial tribunal. The Court of Appeal of Ancona has asked the CSM, the Italian judiciary's self-governing body, to discipline...
99-year-old gets middle school certificate
Tuesday, June 17TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Nuoro, June 17 - An elderly woman from Sardinia realised her lifetime ambition on Tuesday by obtaining her middle school certificate at 99 years of age. Francesca Careddu from Nuoro successfully completed the oral examination at Maccioni middle school, named after the local anti-Fascist...
(ANSA) - Rome, June 17 - Roughly 26 million foreign tourists are expected in Italy over the summer, the national travel and tourism federation Federturismo said Tuesday. Foreign tourist expenditure in Italy between June and August could exceed 13 billion euros, Federturismo added. "The...
(ANSA) Florence, June 17 - Premier Matteo Renzi "strongly urged" Italian banks to give more credit to entrepreneurs Tuesday, saying there "are no more alibis" after recent BCE measures. "If it is true that we have had no 'credit crunch' it is also true that there has been an...
(ANSA) - Vatican City, June 17 - French biblical scholar Anne-Marie Pelletier on Tuesday became the first woman to be awarded the Ratzinger Prize for theology, named after the family name of retired pope Benedict XVI. Pelletier is also an expert on the question of women in Christianity and the...

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