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Is Italy's Infrastructure Crumbling Because The EU Won't Let The Government Spend Enough?

Is Italy’s infrastructure crumbling because the European Union (EU) won’t let the government spend enough money, as some politicians have argued after the tragic collapse of a bridge in the northern city of Genoa?

FORBES - 2018-08-17 11:20:56

Italy formally launches procedure to revoke road concessions from Atlantia unit

August 17, 2018 / 5:45 PM / Updated 2 hours ago MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's government on Friday formally launched the procedure to revoke concessions held by Autostrade per l'Italia to operate toll highways after the collapse of a bridge in Genoa caused at least 38 deaths, Prime Minister Giuseppe Con

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 17:44:34

Italy determined to revoke motorway concession after bridge collapse

On Thursday, some coalition members said that less drastic measures, such as a fine, may be considered, but a day later the leaders of both ruling parties vowed tougher action.

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 16:23:55

Engineering study in 2017 warned about state of Italian bridge

MILAN (Reuters) - An engineering study commissioned by Italian motorway operator Autostrade last year warned about the condition of a bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, the head of the university department that conducted the study said on Friday. Coffins containing bodies of victims of the

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 16:18:22

10 of the world’s most epic hikes

The world’s most exciting hikes have been revealed in a new book from Lonely Planet.InEpic Hikes of the World, the publisher has listed 50 of the best walks as selected by travel experts, from urban trails to month-long treks.The guide includes practical information on the best time of year to attem

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-17 15:12:11

Italian government's response to Genoa bridge collapse is the most striking: Analyst

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CNBC - 2018-08-17 06:19:44

Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy | John Hooper

Genoa’sMorandi bridge, which collapsedthis week with the loss of at least 39 lives, was of exceptional strategic importance in Italy and beyond. The motorway it carried across the Polcevera stream was no ordinary road. It linked the two halves of Genoa. It was the corridor along which goods shuttled

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-17 16:42:37

Italy weighs cost of bridge response

Reuters, the news and media division ofThomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the wor

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Amid an Anti-Muslim Mood, a Museum Appeals for Understanding

A stuffed giraffe, sent alive by the Mameluke Sultan of Egypt in the 19th century to the Florentine Republic’s ruler, Lorenzo de’ Medici, is one of the first objects on display in the Uffizi show.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

'My son's life was saved because we're still in the EU – but what happens after Brexit?'

It is currently the right of every UK resident, my son included, to receive emergency or medically necessary state-provided healthcare, when travelling in the EU. It extends to all EU citizens travelling from where they live. The cost is paid back by your state healthcare provider in your country of

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-08-17 09:02:32

Firefighters have not lost hope of finding miracle survivor in Genoa

GENOA (Reuters) - More than a long shot, it would be a miracle. The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the port city of Genoa, Italy August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini But firefighters lifting away tons of rubble from the Genoa bridge collapse have not given up hope of finding someone ali

REUTERS - 2018-08-17 11:18:16

Crumbling roads crisis casts shadow over holiday weekend in Italy

Italians will be this weekend be enjoying the Ferragosto summer break, escaping the hot towns and cities for the seaside, lakes and mountains.

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2018-08-17 10:41:00

Italy's economic backdrop, banking system fragile, strategist says

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CNBC - 2018-08-17 09:04:55

Italy opens probe into Autostrade after Genoa bridge collapse

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CNBC - 2018-08-17 08:05:18

Angry, yes. But anti-business? Italy likely to contain its bridge rage

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s government has unnerved investors with its angry reaction to this week’s deadly bridge collapse, threatening to renationalize toll roads and accusing its predecessors of being in thrall to big business.A woman look at the collapsed Morandi Bridge, in the port city of Genoa,

REUTERS - 2018-08-16 18:38:51

Ongoing spat in Italy will hurt investor sentiment for a long time; economist says

A freeway bridge collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people. In the aftermath, Rome decided to immediately revoke the road management concession from Autostrade.Shares of its mother company Atlantia fell by as much as 23 percent on Thursday morning.

CNBC - 2018-08-17 07:15:42

Italy's crumbling infrastructure under scrutiny after bridge collapse

Thecollapse of a bridge in Genoaon Tuesday, which killed 39 people, is the latest symptom ofItaly’s infrastructure woes. More than 2m homes across the country are unstable, according to figures from the national statistics agency, Istat, and more than 156 school ceilings have fallen in over the last

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-17 04:00:08

'Thousands' of bridges in Italy may be at risk, experts warn

Thirty-nine fatalities have been confirmed so far, but authorities continue to warn that the death toll may rise. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a 12-month state of emergency for the city of Genoa on Wednesday night and pledged five million euros to tackle the immediate costs of the search-

CNN - 2018-08-16 14:23:54

Watch: Perilously perched truck removed from Genoa bridge

The vehicle was driven slowly backwards, away from the void that swallowed up dozens of other trucks and cars, killing at least 38 people.

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 18:38:00

Italy, France and Germany are all thinking about national service again. Why shouldn't Britain?

Charles Hawtrey, Gerald Campion, Terence Longdon, Bob Monkhouse, Norman Rossington, and Kenneth Williams in Carry On Sergeant (1958); the first of the Carry On films charted the experience of National Service

TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 05:01:00