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Italian outgoing Premier Giuseppe Conte hands over the cabinet minister bell to new Premier Mario Draghi, during the handover ceremony at Chigi Palace Premier’s office, in Rome.
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Draghi’s government gets down to business of governing

By On March 19, 2021

Italian outgoing Premier Giuseppe Conte hands over the cabinet minister bell to new Premier Mario Draghi, during the handover ceremony at Chigi Palace Premier’s office, in Rome. ANSA ROME – On Feb.… Read More

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Gualtieri defends budget bill after criticism from unions

By On December 1, 2020

ANSA ROME – The government presented its 2021 budget bill in parliament late in November. The package features 38 billion euros worth of new measures, as the executive seeks to keep the… Read More

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Book casts doubt on story behind ‘the lost Leonardo’

By On November 1, 2020

ANSA FLORENCE – Leonardo da Vinci’s fabled lost work “The Battle of Anghiari” is not hidden under other works in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio because he never actually painted it there, according to… Read More

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Ryanair not respecting COVID rules, says ENAC

By On October 1, 2020

ANSA ROME – Italian civil aviation authority ENAC has written to Ryanair threatening to suspend it from using Italy’s airports for failing to respect rules aimed at preventing coronavirus contagion. ENAC also… Read More

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Ministers give thumbs down to Fiumicino airport expansion

By On October 1, 2020

ANSA ROME – Environment Minister Sergio Costa said that he and Culture Minister Dario Franceschini have given the thumbs down to a plan to expand Rome’s Fiumicino airport. The ministers have signed… Read More

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Joan Baez strikes an upbeat note with Gianni Morandi song for Italy

By On July 19, 2020

ANSA ROME – During the height of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, Joan Baez sang a Gianni Morandi classic to celebrate Italy’s upbeat musical response to the corona-virus. Speaking in Italian, the American singer-songwriter… Read More

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Italy activates satellite to monitor nation amid lockdown

By On July 1, 2020

ANSA BRUSSELS – During Italy’s national lockdown, the Italian civil protection department activated the EU’s Copernicus observatory satellite to monitor its territory to check on gathering points and healthcare facilities. The aim… Read More

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Duck family gets Italian police escort

By On July 1, 2020

ANSA PRATO – At the height of Italy’s Covid-19 lockdown in March, a family of ducks got a police escort to cross the road in Prato. The cops, out on lockdown duty,… Read More

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Segre, on Holocaust Day, concerned about populism

By On March 19, 2020

ANSA VATICAN CITY – Holocaust survivor and life Senator Liliana Segre, 89, told Vatican News on last month’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day that she is “very concerned” about the “reemergence of feelings… Read More

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Brexit: Johnson ribadisce, fuori il 31

By On November 22, 2019

Se non si troverà l’accordo sarà colpa di Bruxelles’ ANSA LONDRA — Il 31 ottobre la Gran Bretagna “farà le valigie” e lascerà l’Unione europea, con o senza accordo. A venticinque giorni… Read More