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At least five dead in Russia train crash
Tuesday, May 20TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, May 20 At least five people were killed in a train crash in Russia Tuesday. A freight train hit a passenger train heading for Chisinau in Moldova about 60km (37 miles) south-west of Moscow. The Russian interior ministry said at least five people were killed and 15 were injured....
Berlusconi put on spot about Merkel insult
Tuesday, May 20TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - Ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has been put on the spot regarding derogatory comments he allegedly made about German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In an interview to air Tuesday, Jeremy Paxman for the BBC's Newsnight asked the Italian media magnate if it is true he "called...
(see related stories) (ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - Premier Matteo Renzi said Tuesday that Sunday's European elections were a contest between the desire for change of his centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and the fear stirred by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S). "There a derby to be...
Credit Suisse admits helping US tax cheats
Tuesday, May 20TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - Credit Suisse on Monday pleaded guilty to helping thousands of US clients evade paying taxes to the US government. The Swiss banking giant agreed to pay a $2.6 billion fine. US Attorney General Eric Holder said Credit Suisse helped US "tax cheats dodge US taxes"....
EU defends 'very active role' in Libya
Tuesday, May 20TH, 2014 by
(see previous) (ANSA) - Brussels, May 20 - The European Union on Tuesday insisted it was fully committed to helping resolve the turmoil in Libya after Italian Premier Matteo Renzi questioned its seriousness. "The EU already has a very active role in Libya. We're doing everything possible. We...
(ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - The Italian property market remained weak in the first quarter of 2014 but began to show signs of future improvement, Italy's central bank and real estate research institute Tecnoborsa said in a joint survey published Tuesday. The number of estate agents who sold at least...
Come Holy Spirit tweets pope
Tuesday, May 20TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Vatican City, May 20 - The Holy Spirit should come to help people overcome their selfishness, Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday. "Come, Holy Spirit! Help us overcome our egotism," Francis said on his nine-language Twitter account, @Pontifex, which has more than 11 million followers...
(ANSA) - Catania, May 20 - Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti on Tuesday confirmed the intention of holding dialogue with India's new government over two Italian marines detained in the country for alleged murder, but said Italy would seek international arbitration in the event of further...
(ANSA) - Berlin, May 20 - Vatican prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that former Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone embezzled 15 million euros from Vatican accounts, German daily Bild reported Tuesday citing unofficial Holy See sources. The newspaper said the money went to...
China denies US cyber-theft charges
Tuesday, May 20TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, May 20 - China on Tuesday denied US cyber-espionage charges against five army officers. Beijing said the US is also guilty of spying on China and other countries. It accused the US of hypocrisy and "double standards". China summoned the US ambassador in Beijing over the...

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