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Tax take down 0.4% Jan-Aug
Monday, October 06TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, October 6 - Italian tax revenue fell 0.4% in the January to August period compared to the first eight months of last year, the economy ministry said Monday. VAT revenue was 3.2% up. The overall tax take was 266,060 million euros.
Erdo says synod may moot doctrinal changes
Monday, October 06TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Vatican City, October 6 - It is possible that the synod of bishops that is meeting to discuss issues related to the family may recommend changes to doctrine, a senior cardinal said Monday. "No one wants to exclude doctrinal aspects," said Cardinal Peter Erdo of Hungary, rapporteur...
(ANSA) - Rome, October 6 - John Galliano has joined Maison Martin Margiela, the OTB group headed by Italian entrepreneur Renzo Rosso announced Monday. The appointment ends Galliano's estrangement from the fashion world, three years after a drunken anti-Semitic rant got him fired by Dior. The...
(ANSA) - Brussels, October 6 - Italy has the highest number of discouraged workers in Europe, and lowest rate of employment activity, according to a European Union report released Monday. Italy is also among the countries with the highest rate of youth unemployment and where family income...
(see related) (ANSA) - Florence, October 6 - Italy coach Antonio Conte said Monday that he hoped his national team can bring much-needed calm to Italian football amid a massive storm over the refereeing of Juventus's 3-2 win over AS Roma on Sunday. "I want my lads to concentrate exclusively...
(ANSA) - Vatican City, October 6 - Simplifying the process to annul marriages may be one solution to the problems related to divorce and remarriage among Catholics, a senior cardinal said Monday as work began at an extraordinary synod on issues confronting the modern family. Some 200 bishops from...
(ANSA) - Rome, October 6 - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Monday said the charge of vehicular homicide should be introduced to Italian legislation to deal with "extreme" cases such as the one of a person who engages in drinking or drug use with the knowledge he will...
ANSA) - Rome, October 6 - The Nobel prize for medecine 2014 was awarded Monday to American London University College Professor John O'Keefe and jointly to Norwegian neuro-scientists May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) of Trondheim for their...
Polish artist Mitoraj dies in Paris
Monday, October 06TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Lucca, October 6 - Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj died in Paris Monday, according to sources in the Tuscan coastal town of Pietrasanta. Mitoraj spent many months a year in the town near Lucca, since the beginning of the 80s when he established a second home and a studio in Italy.
Holy Spirit give us your gifts tweets pope
Monday, October 06TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Vatican City, October 6 - Pope Francis on Monday tweeted the Holy Spirit to give its gifts to the bishops involved in a landmark synod on the family. "Come, Holy Spirit. Drop down on us your gifts during the Synod, #prayforsynod"," Francis said on his nine-language Twitter...

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