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(ANSA) - Milan, August 26 - Deputy Senate Speaker Roberto Calderoli said he needs an exorcist to lift a hex placed on him by the father of MEP Cecile Kyenge, Calderoli told Oggi weekly in an interview, excerpts of which were published Tuesday. Calderoli, who is from the anti-immigrant Northern...
Pope tweets 'immeasurable love of God'
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 26 - Pope Francis reminded his followers of the immeasurable love of God in a post on his Twitter feed Tuesday. "The love of God cannot be measured: it is without measure!" Francis said in a message on his nine-language Twitter account @Pontifex, which now boasts...
Soccer: Benatia moves from Roma to Bayern
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 26 - Bayern Munich on Tuesday announced a deal to bring AS Roma's Morocco central defender Mehdi Benatia to the Bundesliga giants. Benatia, 27, will have a medical and sign a five-year contract later this week, it said. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
India bars Finmeccanica from tenders
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 26 - India on Tuesday barred Finmeccanica from competing in tenders by New Delhi in the wake of a helicopter bribes scandal involving its AgustaWestland unit, Bloomberg reported. India will continue to honour existing contracts with the Italian defence giant, it said.
'Pope's Parrot' takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Milan, August 26 - The so-called Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research extended further into the animal kingdom on Tuesday after the parrot Amore known for being blessed by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square in February nominated Dudù, the dog owned by ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi and his...
(ANSA) -Rome, August 26 - One in four local-government-controlled service providers are operating at a loss, Spending Review Commissioner Carlo Cottarelli said Tuesday citing 2012 annual reports. That means 1,424 out of a total of 5,264 publicly-funded companies Cottarelli has reviewed so far,...
Gaza ceasefire to start at 6 PM local time
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Gaza, August 26 - A ceasefire agreement was reached on Tuesday in Egypt-mediated talks between Israel and the major Palestinian factions in Gaza and will come into force at 6 PM local time. The announcement was made by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and confirmed by an Islamic Jihad leader...
Draghi hints on action rev up Italian markets
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 26 - The spread between Italian and German 10-year bonds narrowed to a new record low of just under 148 basis points in trading Tuesday while equity markets reported gains amid speculation of significant new stimulus measures from the European Central Bank (ECB). The spread...
(ANSA) - Beirut, August 26 - The Damascus regime on Tuesday carried out dozens of air strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) positions in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. As well, the United States military has carried out surveillance flights over rebel-held...
(ANSA) - Macerata, August 26 - The mayor of a tiny village in Italy's east-central Marche region has given up his pay so the community can have a kindergarten. Mayor Giancarlo Temperilli, who is the mayor of the mountain village of Sefro, pop. 425, was elected in May. A month prior, the...

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