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2009-08-13 15:25:00

An Italian man who has been homeless since the Abruzzo earthquake in April said Thursday he believes Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should take him in. Antonio Bernardini, 53, who lived first in a temporary camp and then in a hotel, told the Italian news agency ANSA he would be willing to accept temporary shelter in either Berlusconi's villa on Sardinia or his Roman palazzo. Bernardini, who lived in the center of L'Aquila, said he would be willing to provide advice on reconstruction of the...

2009-07-07 17:04:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will G8 leaders this week pull off a getaway in which they take the money pledged to developing nations in Africa, and run with it? In a cruel mimicry of "The Italian Job" movie, it appears a heist is already being planned as Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, the group's chairman, arranges a getaway under the cover of a new approach toward aid, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision warns. So far, the Group of Eight countries have...

2009-04-14 11:10:51

A doctor in Italy's Abruzzo earthquake zone said she wasn't offended when the prime minister told her, I wouldn't mind being resuscitated by you. Dr. Fabiola Carrieri, a specialist in intensive care who is working in an Abruzzo field hospital, said Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi merely paid her a gallant compliment to take the drama out of the situation, The Times of London reported Tuesday. Berlusconi had been trying to raise a smile in the middle of all the sorrow we have all...

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2009-04-07 23:45:00

Powerful aftershocks caused renewed fears throughout central Italy on Tuesday, as emergency crews rescued a young woman alive from the remains of a collapsed building some 42 hours after the main earthquake hit the region. Rescuers found 20-year-old student Eleonora Calesini alive among the ruins of the five-story building in central L'Aquila, according to an Associated Press report citing her grandfather, Renato Calesini, from the seaside town of Mondaini. The woman, who wears a hearing aid,...

2009-04-03 15:32:12

The Queen of England has become a YouTube sensation after footage from Buckingham Palace appeared to show her lose her temper with Italy's prime minister. The video, from an official photo call at the end of the Group of 20 summit, depicts Queen Elizabeth asking: What is it? Why does he have to shout? after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi yells a booming greeting to U.S. President Barack Obama, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The queen's question caused other leaders in...

2009-03-27 12:24:10

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who once described U.S. President Barack Obama as sun-tanned, revived the issue by saying he is paler. I'm paler, Berlusconi, 72, noted for his tan, told The Guardian, a British newspaper, because it's been so long since I've been in the sun. But, ever the politician, Berlusconi quickly added, He (Obama) is more handsome, younger and taller.

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2008-12-12 13:53:21

Europe created the world's strongest contract to fight global warming Friday, after aiding several European states in paying for alterations that will penalize heavily polluters. The widespread economic predicament had posed a problem to the European Union's ideas to reduce carbon dioxide by a fifth in 2020, but innumerable compromises let them pinpoint an overall deal among criticism from environmentalists. "This is quite historic," said French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "You will not find...

2008-11-06 21:00:07

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, on an official visit to Russia, described U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as "young, handsome and even suntanned." The joke, if that is what it was, provoked ridicule and anger in Italy, The Daily Telegraph reported. "Right on time, here comes the first sensational gaffe," said La Repubblica, one of the country's major newspapers. Berlusconi made the remark while speculating on the effect of the U.S. election on relations with Russia and its...

2008-10-07 09:00:34

The Italian and German governments have backed a potential agreement which will enable Lufthansa to pick up a minority stake in the beleaguered airline Alitalia, according to Reuters. The CAI consortium, which has offered to salvage Alitalia, has said that it will select a foreign partner for the airline shortly. Lufthansa and Air France-KLM are seen as possible partners, with industry sources predicting that the German airline will be successful in its bid. The Italian prime minister...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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