Unemployment hits 8-year high in Italy

Friday, 02 March 2012 20:07
January joblessness rose 1 percent to more than 2.3 million over the same month in 2011 and was up 0.2 percent from December, marking the toughest job market since 2004 when Italy first started keeping monthly employment figures, national statistics…

Italian singer dies while on tour

Friday, 02 March 2012 20:07
“He died this morning after last night’s (Montreaux) concert,” the singer-song writer’s publicity agency Midas Promotion said in a statement Thursday. The Bologna, Italy, native’s 1986 sad love song “Caruso” about late 19th century Italian opera legend Enrico Caruso brought…

EU decides to withdraw all envoys to Belarus

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:35
Catherine Ashton, the foreign policy chief of the European Union (EU), said Tuesday member states have decided to recall their ambassadors to Minsk, Xinhua reported. “Following today’s request by the Belarusian authorities that the Head of the EU Delegation in…

German deported, anti-Kudankulam activist cries foul

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 19:24
A police officer told IANS in Chennai that Sonnteg Reiner Hermann’s visa was cancelled and he was put on a flight to Germany Tuesday morning and deported. He was brought to Chennai Monday night. In New Delhi, Acting German Ambassador…

S&P; cuts Greek sovereign rating

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:53
“We lowered our sovereign credit ratings on Greece to ‘SD’ following the Greek government’s retroactive insertion of collective action clauses (CACs) in the documentation of certain series of its sovereign debt on Feb 23,” the rating agency said in a…

German parliament passes Greece bailout deal

Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:14
The German opposition Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens earlier reached a consensus with the ruling center-right coalition to vote in favour of the bailout, Xinhua reported. The package got 496 “yes” votes out of the total 591 deputies at the…

Italian shooting: Legal battle begins

Sunday, 26 February 2012 18:39
“The search and seizure operation is now over and we have got what we needed,” Kerala police investigating team leader M.R. Ajith Kumar told reporters. The Kerala Police team investigating the shooting of two Indian fishermen by marine guards aboard…

Eight more bodies found after Italy ship disaster

Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:43
The body of a five-year-old girl was among the four bodies recovered Wednesday from a part of the ship known as bridge four, which is under water. Bad weather in the area has not allowed rescuers from the Italian fire…

Italy regrets fishermen killing, but row persists

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:03
“We do acknowledge and recognize that two Indian fishermen died. No one doubts it, and it is terribly sad,” de Mistura told reporters here, ahead of his visit to Kerala where the Marines are in custody. The Italian Marines on…

Italy probes why ship docked in India

Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:57
The Italian Navy had reportedly objected to Enrica Lexie moving into Indian waters and the disembarcation of its military personnel on board, reported Corriere della Sera website. Indian fishermen Ajesh Binki and Gelastine were allegedly mistaken for pirates and shot…