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ROME – Operators of the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius have called on European governments to help the vessel find a new flag to sail under following Panama ship registration withdrawal, official sources said on Tuesday.

The ship is now sailing with 58 migrants on board and is asking French authorities to let its passengers disembark in Marseille.

25 Sep 2018
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ROME – The U.S. Air Force has selected MH-139 helicopters, based on Leonardo’s AW139 model, for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Protection, said Italian aerospace and defence company Leonardo Spa in a press statement.

Italian aerospace and defence giant Leonardo, formally known as Finmeccanica, in partnership with American aerospace company Boeing will supply the U.S. Air Force with 84 MH-139 helicopters worth $2.4 billion replacing the old UH-1N “Huey” helicopter fleet.

25 Sep 2018
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PISA – Hundreds of people have been evacuated as a huge, powerful blaze engulfs Monte Serra, in Pisano, raging dangerously close to homes, firefighters said on Monday.

 Fanned by strong winds, the fire has destroyed dozens of hectares of forest and is threatening the village of Montemagno and the areas of Torre and San Lorenzo.

 Mayor of Calci Massimiliano Ghimenti has ordered residents to evacuate their homes as a preventative measure. 

25 Sep 2018
Gabriele Rocchi
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ROME - Italy’s finance minister Giovanni Tria is facing increased pressure from populist members of his cabinet over government spending, official sources said on Monday.

 On Thursday Tria will formally present targets for the countries borrowing and growth, an announcement that will be carefully examined by Brussels officials and investors.

 Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini and minister for economic development Luigi Di Maio are putting Tria under increased pressure to make room for costly policies such as basic income and the introduction of a flat tax system.

24 Sep 2018
ABDELKADER CHEREF
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24 Sep 2018