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2009-06-12 11:33:22

A $1.5 billion plan to save the world's poorest children from pneumococcal diseases was activated Friday in Lecce, Italy, international aid groups said. Representatives of five countries and four international aid groups officially made good on commitments promised in 2007 to speed delivery of pneumococcal vaccines that kill 1.6 million people year, including an estimated 1 million children under age 5. Italy donated $635 million, Britain $485 million, Canada $200 million, Russia $80 million,...

2009-02-02 08:16:07

Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti in Davos, Switzerland, said he was in favor of establishing a European Union bond. With Italy's debt-to-gross domestic product ratio over 100 percent, lenders are demanding higher returns on Italian bonds, the European Observer reported Monday. Speaking at the World Economic Forum last week, Tremonti said, I am speaking of a political issue not an economic issue … now we need a union bond. The concept is not universally appealing to European...

2005-12-20 15:19:25

By Paolo Biondi ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government is close to agreement on a new Bank of Italy governor, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Tuesday, a day after Antonio Fazio resigned the post amid allegations of malpractice in a takeover scandal.

2005-09-25 10:54:01

By Phil Stewart and Francesca Landini ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italy's government stripped Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio of his authority to represent the country at a World Bank meeting on Sunday, piling pressure on him to resign over a takeover scandal.

2005-09-25 10:35:29

By Phil Stewart and Francesca Landini ROME/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of Italy Governor Antonio Fazio was stripped of his authority to represent the country at a World Bank meeting in Washington, prompting him to return home early to Rome on Sunday, news agencies reported.

2005-09-23 13:10:02

By Francesca Landini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italy's new economy minister on Friday used his first public comments in office to poke fun at central bank governor Antonio Fazio, who has spurned a demand from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to quit.

2005-09-23 12:22:33

By Francesca Landini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italy's new economy minister on Friday used his first public comments in office to poke fun at central bank governor Antonio Fazio, who has spurned a demand from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to quit.

2005-09-23 05:55:15

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italy's central bank governor on Friday spurned a demand from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to quit over a takeover scandal, posing a fresh challenge to his authority after the abrupt resignation of his economy minister.

2005-09-23 03:27:10

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italy faced an institutional crisis on Friday when the central bank governor spurned a demand from the prime minister to quit over a takeover scandal.

2005-09-22 22:03:25

By Nelson Graves ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was confronted with challenges to his authority on Friday after a coalition partner spurned his leadership and the central bank governor appeared to ignore a call to quit.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.