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Italy’s Bond Rating Downgraded

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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An international credit rating agency has lowered Italy’s bond rating two notches, likely triggering an increase in what the country will have to pay to borrow money. Italy’s rating is now two notches above junk bond status. Its the second downgrade for Italy in five months. Moody’s Investors Service lowered the bond rating for Italy,Spain […]

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Italian Engineer Kidnapped In Nigeria Freed

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian officials say that an Italian engineer kidnapped in central Nigeria earlier this week has been freed. Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi announced the release of Modesto di Girolamo Friday. He told the Ansa news agency that he is satisfied with the positive outcome and that the foreign ministry had “maximum cooperation” from the Nigerian […]

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Search Ends for Survivors of Italy Earthquake

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers have ended their search for survivors of Tuesday’s powerful earthquake in northern Italy that killed 17 people. Emergency teams had been pulling bodies from the rubble of homes, factories and churches damaged by the 5.8-magnitude quake. Some 350 people were injured. The epicenter of the quake was in the Emilia-Romagna region between the […]

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Powerful Earthquake in Italy Kills 16

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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((fixing number of dead in asset manager, typo in graf 2) A powerful earthquake in northern Italy has left at least 16 people dead, striking after another deadly quake in the same region earlier this month. Officials say 350 others were injured in the 5.8-magnitude quake Tuesday with the epicenter in the Emilia-Romagna region between […]

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Powerful Earthquake in Italy Kills 15

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in northern Italy has left at least 16 people dead, striking after another deadly quake in the same region earlier this month. Officials say 350 other were injured in the 5.8-magnitude quake Tuesday with the epicenter in the Emilia-Romagna region between the cities of Modena and Ferrara. The temblor was felt across […]

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Powerful Earthquake in Italy Kills 15

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in northern Italy has left at least 16 people dead, striking after another deadly quake in the same region earlier this month. Officials say 350 other were injured in the 5.8-magnitude quake Tuesday with the epicenter in the Emilia-Romagna region between the cities of Modena and Ferrara. The tremblor was felt across […]

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Powerful Earthquake in Italy Kills 15

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in northern Italy has left at least 15 people dead, striking after another deadly quake hit the same region earlier this month. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.8 magnitude quake struck early Tuesday about 40 kilometers north-northwest of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region. The quake was felt across much of central […]

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Powerful Earthquake in Italy Kills 12

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake in northern Italy has left at least 12 people dead, striking after another deadly quake hit the same region earlier this month. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.8 magnitude quake struck early Tuesday about 40 kilometers north-northwest of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region. The quake was felt across much of central […]

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New Powerful Earthquake Rocks Northern Italy

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Another deadly earthquake has struck the same northern Italian region devastated by an earthquake just over a week ago. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.8 magnitude quake struck early Tuesday about 40 kilometers north-northwest of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region. Local news reports say at least nine people have been killed, while several others […]

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Italy Quake Recovery Efforts Underway

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people in northern Italy woke up in tents and cars Monday morning, after a powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake killed seven people and devastated centuries-old cultural sites Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 35 kilometers northwest of Bologna. It struck about 4 a.m. local time, sending panic-stricken residents running […]

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