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 2020-08-10 15:40 

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Coronavirus: 259 new cases in Italy, four more deaths...

The health ministry said Monday that Italy has registered 259 new coronavirus cases in the last 24hours. That was down from the 463 new cases reported on Sunday. Three regions did not report any newcases - Friuli Venezia Giulia, Molise and Basilicata. ANS...

 2020-08-10 15:08 

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Over 3,000 volunteer to take COVID-19 vaccine...

Francesco Vaia, the health director of Rome's Spallanzani infectious-diseases hospital, told ANSA onMonday that over 3,000 people have volunteered to take part in human trials on an Italian-developedCOVID-19 vaccine. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 14:48 

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Furore over 'crafty' MPs who claimed COVID-19 benefit...

A massive furore has broken out after it emerged that a handful lawmakers claimed a 600-euro benefitdesigned to help self-employed people make ends meet during the coronavirus lockdown. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 13:35 

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Mourners pay tribute to Franca Valeri...

Mourners are paying tribute on Monday to Franca Valeri, whose body is to lay in State at Rome'sTeatro Argentina after she passed away on Sunday. The much-loved actress had turned 100 on July 31. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 13:15 

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Coronavirus: 18 cases at Assisi monastery...

Coronavirus screening at Assisi's Sacro Convento Franciscan monastery has uncovered 18 positivecases. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 13:06 

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New Italian talents at Magna Grecia Film Festival...

Young film makers, writers and actors have closed the 17th edition of the Magna Grecia Film Festivalwhich was organized this year in the Calabrian city of Catanzaro. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 12:50 

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Soccer: Pirlo says he's ready for Juve challenge...

Andrea Pirlo has said he is ready for the challenge after being appointed Juventus coach followingMaurizio Sarri's dismissal at the weekend. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 12:20 

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Search continues for 4-yr-old after mother found dead...

Rescue teams on Monday continued a huge search in Sicily for the four-year-old son of a woman whowas found dead in countryside near the town of Caronia at the weekend. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 11:19 

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Conte says he's nothing to hide over COVID decisions...

Premier says all advice from expert panel will be made public ANSA...

 2020-08-10 10:48 

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Furore over five MPs who claimed COVID-19 benefit...

A massive furore has broken out after it emerged that five lawmakers claimed a 600-euro benefitdesigned to help self-employed people make ends meet during the coronavirus lockdown. ANSA...

 2020-08-10 07:31 

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ANSAmed - Today's events in the Mediterranean...

Following are the main events scheduled today in the Euro-Mediterranean area: BEIRUT - Lebanon PMpresents cabinet with draft bill for early parliamentary polls. ALGIERS - Verdict in trial ofjournalist and anti-government activists. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 16:05 

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Human trial of Italian COVID vaccine to start Aug 24...

Lazio Governor Nicola Zingaretti said Friday that human trials of an Italian-developed vaccine willstart at Rome's Spallanzani infectious-diseases hospital later this month. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 15:36 

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Coronavirus: 552 new cases in Italy, rise of 150...

Italy on Friday registered another increase in the number of coronavirus contagions, with 552 newcases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry. That was 150 more than the number of new casesreported on Thursday. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 15:17 

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Blast in Chinese shop injures 2, foul play suspected...

The owner and a worker of a Chinese-run shop were taken to hospital after an explosion and flamesengulfed the shop in Via Garibaldi in the city of Livorno on Friday. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 14:23 

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Coronavirus: Veneto registers 183 cases in 24 hours...

Veneto said Friday that it has registered a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the last 24hours, with 183 new COVID-19 cases. The region around Venice has now registered a total of 20,535cases. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 13:56 

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League attacks Conte over Lombardy hotspots...

Matteo Salvini's opposition League party attacked Premier Giuseppe Conte on Friday after it emergedthat the government failed to follow the advice of its CTS panel of experts to seal off two Lombardytowns that were among the first to be hit by the cor...

 2020-08-07 13:30 

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Governors may decide if public can attend sports events...

Sport Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said Friday that regional governors may get to decide whether fanscan attend sporting events after a video conference with officials on Friday. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 12:38 

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Ministers give thumbs down to Fiumicino airport expansion...

Environment Minister Sergio Costa said Friday that he and Culture Minister Dario Franceschini havegiven the thumbs down to a plan to expand Rome's Fiumicino airport. ANSA...

 2020-08-07 11:56 

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Foreign trade recovered in June says ISTAT...

ISTAT said Friday that foreign trade bounced back in June, with imports increasing 16.1% withrespect to May and exports up 14.4%....

 2020-08-07 11:17 

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Italian woman killed in Beirut explosion...

A 92-year-old Italian woman was killed in this week's explosion in Beirut, Italian foreign ministrysources said. At least 10 Italians were injured in the blast, the sources said. (ANSA). ANSA...

 2020-08-07 11:03 

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CTS suggested sealing off 2 Lombardy hotspots March 3...

The CTS panel of experts advising the government on the coronavirus emergency suggested sealing offtwo Lombardy towns that were among the first to be hit by the pandemic on March 3, according tonewly released documents. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 15:57 

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Coronavirus: new cases up again at 402...

The health ministry said Thursday that Italy has registered 402 new coronavirus cases in the last 24hours. That was up from 396 cases on Thursday, which was a big increase with respect to the previousday. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 14:52 

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Raphael's face recreated in 3D...

Scientists from Rome's Tor Vergata University have recreated Raphael's face in 3D and they say theresult proves that the human remains in his tomb in the Pantheon do belong to the Renaissancemaster. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 13:53 

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Protocol for schools to reopen in safety signed...

The education ministry and trade unions on Thursday signed a protocol setting out the measures andrules schools should apply to be able to reopen in safety in September. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 13:16 

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Govt set to extend obligation to wear facemasks...

The government is set to extend the coronavirus-related obligation for people must wear facemasks inenclosed public spaces, such as in shops and on public transport, at least until the end of August,sources said on Thursday. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 12:53 

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Coronavirus: world is enduring toughest moment - Speranza...

Situation in Italy better than elsewhere but battle not won says health minister. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 12:03 

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Soccer: Pallotta agrees to sell AS Roma to Friedkin...

AS Roma said Thursday that American businessman James Pallotta has signed a binding agreement tosell his controlling stake in the club to his compatriot, billionaire Dan Friedkin. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 11:07 

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Val Ferret evacuated due to alarm about glacier...

Tourists and residents were being evacuated from the Val Ferret area near the northern town ofCourmayeur on Thursday due to fears that a huge chunk of the Planpincieux glacier could break away. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 10:47 

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Industrial production up 8.2% in June - ISTAT...

ISTAT said Thursday that Italian industrial production increased by 8.2% in June with respect toMay. The national statistics agency said that, despite the month-on-month increase, industrialproduction was still well below pre-COVID-19 levels. ANSA...

 2020-08-06 10:21 

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Protocol for schools to reopen in safety signed...

The education ministry and trade unions on Thursday signed a protocol setting out the measures andrules schools should apply to be able to reopen in safety in September. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 16:08 

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UNESCO itinerary around Vesuvius, from Naples to Pompeii...

A unique tourist itinerary under UNESCO protection with new facilities will be a journey aroundVesuviius, described as...

 2020-08-05 15:46 

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Coronavirus: new cases up sharply at 384...

The health ministry said Wednesday that Italy has registered 384 new coronavirus cases in the last24 hours. That is a big rise with respect to the 190 new cases reported on Tuesday. Only one regiondid not register any new cases, Valle d'Aosta. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 15:05 

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Pope prays for Lebanon after explosion...

Pope Francis devoted a prayer to Lebanon during his weekly general audience on Wednesday after ahuge explosion in Beirut on Tuesday killed at least 100 people and injured thousands. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 14:54 

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Soccer: Giampaolo to be Torino's new coach says Cairo...

Torino Chairman Urbano Cairo said Wednesday that he has lined up Marco Giampaolo to be the club'snew coach. Giampaolo must rescind his contract with his former club AC Milan for the move to be madeofficial. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 13:56 

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Minister signs ordinance for 50,000 school hires...

Education Minster Lucia Azzolina said Wednesday that she has signed an ordinance to recruit 50,000teachers and other staff for Italy's schools. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 13:28 

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Unions threaten gen strike if ban on dismissals not extended...

Italy's big three trade union confederations said Wednesday that they will hold a general strike ifthe government does not extend a ban on businesses firing workers because of the coronavirusemergency until the end of the year. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 12:57 

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August decree features tax aid, new health spending...

A draft of the government's so-called August decree, which ANSA has seen, features a wide range ofmeasures to help businesses on their knees due to the coronavirus emergency and allocated newspending to the health sector, schools and local authorities...

 2020-08-05 12:34 

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Ryanair not respecting COVID rules says ENAC...

Italian civil aviation authority ENAC has written to Ryanair threatening to suspend it from usingItaly's airports for failing to respect rules aimed at preventing coronavirus contagion. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 12:01 

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COVID-19: Other countries are learning from Italy - WHO...

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, said Wednesdaythat other countries are learning from how Italy has tackled the coronavirus. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 11:35 

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Son of Cosa Nostra boss Badalementi arrested...

Leonardo Badalamenti, the son of Cosa Nostra boss Tano Badalementi, was arrested at his mother'shome at Castellamare del Golfo in the Sicilian province of Trapani on Wednesday. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 11:23 

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Coronavirus: time to focus on restart says Conte...

Premier Giuseppe Conte said Italy must now focus on getting back down to business after overcomingthe worst of the coronavirus emergency. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 10:55 

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Italian journalism great Sergio Zavoli dies...

Sergio Zavoli, one of the greats of Italian broadcast journalism, died in Rome late on Tuesday atthe age of 96. He was president of State broadcaster RAI from 1980 to 1986. ANSA...

 2020-08-05 10:42 

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New Genoa bridge has first jam after opening to traffic...

Genoa's new viaduct, the San Giorgio bridge, had its first jam on Wednesday after opening to trafficlate on Tuesday. The congestion was caused by a high number of lorries and by motorists slowing downto take photos on the new bridge. ANSA...

 2020-08-04 16:26 

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Coronavirus: 190 new cases in Italy, five more deaths...

Italy's COVID-19 death toll now stands at 35,171. ANSA...

 2020-08-04 15:21 

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Ministry allocates 20 mln for cancelled/postponed shows...

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini on Tuesday signed a 20-million-euro decree for artexhibitions that were cancelled, annulled, or postponed due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. ANSA...

 2020-08-04 13:54 

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Migrant repatriations to Tunisia to resume Aug 10...

The interior ministry said Tuesday that the repatriation of Tunisian migrants who land in Italy willresume on August 10. These repatriations had stopped during the coronavirus lockdown. ANSA...

 2020-08-04 13:22 

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Wildfire approaches residential area of L'Aquila...

Sicily and Sardinia battling forest fires too. ANSA...

 2020-08-04 11:45 

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Man fighting for life after acid attack, wife arrested...

A 52-year-old man is fighting for his life after being attacked by acid in Brindisi. The man's wifeis suspected of throwing the acid at the man in a street. She has been arrested and is accused ofgrievous bodily harm. The man suffered burns on 80% of ...

 2020-08-04 11:21 

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Austrian tourist who damaged Canova sculpture identified...

Carabinieri police said Tuesday that they have tracked down the Austrian tourist who damaged asculpture by Antonio Canova at a museum near Treviso at the weekend. ANSA...

 2020-08-04 10:46 

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First 250 migrants board Lampedusa quarantine ship...

The first 250 people have boarded a ship that has been sent to the southern Italian island ofLampedusa to quarantine migrants amid the coronavirus emergency. ANSA...

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