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Italian Prosecutors ‘to Question PM’ Over Handling Of Virus

ROME: Prosecutors are to question Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and the health and interior ministers over how the government handled the coronavirus pandemic, news agencies reported. The prosecutors from Bergamo, the city in the northern Lombardy region worst hit by the virus, have launched an investigation into the crisis, ...

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Milan Fashion Week goes digital in July amid virus

ROME: Italy will stage its first digital Fashion Week in Milan in July, as the luxury fashion sector struggles to rebound from the coronavirus crisis. “This is a concrete response to the need for promotion and business on the part of brands,” Italy’s National Chamber of Fashion said in a ...

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Italy’s lockdown easing spells hope, worry and confusion

ROME: Weary of Europe s longest coronavirus lockdown, Italians have had circled in their diaries for a month since Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte first suggested it could be the date life returned to something nearing normal. Now their excitement is muted by the knowledge that in the end many of the ...

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UK hospital deaths from coronavirus cross 20,000

LONDON: The number of deaths in the UK hospitals from the novel coronavirus crossed the grim milestone of 20,000 on Saturday, up by 813 over the previous day, among the highest daily death tolls recorded this week. These official figures released daily by the UK’s Department of Health and Social ...

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India ranked as one of world’s worst countries for expats

India is the fifth-worst country in the world for expats, according to a new report released by Inter Nations, a leading network for guidance to expats based around the world. In the Expat Insider Survey 2019, India is ranked fifth from bottom in terms of safety and security among 64 ...

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Italy govt approves use of special powers over 5G supply deals

ROME: Italy’s new government approved on Thursday the use of special powers in deals to purchase goods and services related to 5G technologies signed by a number of domestic telecoms group with suppliers including China’s Huawei and ZTE Corporation. The measures were adopted under a law passed by the previous ...

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Italy not thinking about leaving euro: Matteo Salvini

MILAN: The leader of Italy’s League Matteo Salvini, who this week pulled the plug on his own governing coalition and called for a snap election, said on Saturday leaving the euro was not an option on the table. La Repubblica daily, which is close to the centre-left opposition, said on ...

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Police arrest 21 suspected mafia members in Canada and Italy

OTTAWA: Canadian police have arrested nine suspected members of the Calabrian organised crime group ’Ndrangheta, who are accused of money laundering and illegal gambling in the Toronto area. Over three days, police raided 48 cafes, businesses and residences connected to the group, seizing C$35m ($26.8m) in assets, including five Ferraris. ...

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Italy’s jobless rate drops below 10pc

MILAN: Italy’s unemployment rate dropped below the symbolic 10 percent threshold in May to 9.9 percent, provisional data from the national statistics agency showed Monday. It was the first time it the jobless rate has dipped into the single digits since February 2012, when it stood at 9.9 percent. The ...

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Man flies alone on huge plane

ROME: A Lithuanian man flying to Italy got a pleasant surprise when he boarded the plane: He was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800. Skirmantas Strimaitis, who was flying from capital Vilnius to the northern Italian city of Bergamo for a skiing holiday March 16, had the whole plane ...

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