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REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File PhotoMILAN, June 15 (Reuters) - Stellantis (STLA.MI) will produce four medium-segment electric vehicles, of different brands, at its Melfi plant in southern Italy from 2024, the UILM union said on Tuesday. "Stellantis announced that Melfi would be the first plant in Italy to get new models, based on post-2022 business plan," UILM said in a statement after workers' representatives met with the carmaker at Italy's industry ministry in Rome. Stellantis Chief Executive Carlos Tavares has said the group would present its business plan late this year or in early 2022. Italy's Industry minister, Giancarlo Giorgetti, however, said in a separate statement after the meeting that Stellantis had yet to decide where it would build its third electric battery plant in Europe. The company is holding talks on this with Rome, as Italy is one of its main production hubs in Europe.
Persons: Gonzalo Fuentes, MILAN, Stellantis, Melfi, UILM, Rocco Palombella, Carlos Tavares, Giancarlo Giorgetti, Giulio Piovaccari, Agnieszka Flak Organizations: REUTERS, Fiat Chrysler, France's PSA, Stellantis, Italy's Industry, Thomson Locations: Saint, Yvelines, Paris, France, Melfi, Italy, Europe, Rome, Germany, United States
Atlantia to reward investors after sealing Autostrade deal
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Francesca Landini | ) + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of an infrastructure group Atlantia is seen outside their headquarters, in Rome, Italy October 5, 2020. The agreement will bring 8 billion euros into Atlantia’s coffers, ending a dispute prompted by the 2018 deadly collapse of a motorway bridge run by Autostrade. The promise to pay dividends clarifies the group’s strategy after it said in March it would focus on cutting debt, which reached 41.9 billion euros in 2020. In addition, some of the proceeds from the Autostrade sale will go to reward investors. The group is considering a share buyback of between 1 billion euros and 2 billion euros to be launched once the sale of Autostrade is completed, it said.
Persons: Guglielmo Mangiapane, Benetton, Atlantia, , Bestinver Organizations: MILAN, REUTERS, Autostrade, Benetton Locations: Rome, Italy, Autostrade,
India's top court ends proceedings against Italian marines
  + stars: | 2021-06-15 | by ( Angelo Amante | ) + 0.98   time to read: +1 min
Italian sailors Salvatore Girone (R) and Massimiliano Latorre leave the police commissioner office in the southern Indian city of Kochi January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File PhotoIndia's top court said on Tuesday it has closed all proceedings against two Italian marines over the shooting of two fishermen off the southern Indian coast in 2012, after Rome paid $1.36 million in compensation. Italy has paid 100 million Indian rupees ($1.36 million) in compensation, split between the families of the victims and the boat's owner, Shah said. European Union commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said in a tweet on Tuesday the verdict is "a success of Italian diplomacy." But Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said in a tweet that all legal proceedings were now closed.
Persons: Salvatore Girone, Massimiliano Latorre, Sivaram, Lexie, M, Shah, Paolo Gentiloni, Luigi Di Maio Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Thomson Locations: Indian, Kochi, Rome, India's, India, Italy
Senior DOJ officials were deeply alarmed by top Trump officials' fixation on the election results. Senior officials at the Justice Department expressed deep frustration and alarm with top Trump officials' fixation on the election results in the final days of Donald Trump's presidency. Rosen forwarded Meadows' email to then-acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, to which Donoghue replied, "Pure insanity." In another January 1 email, Meadows asked Rosen to have the acting assistant attorney general, Jeff Clark, to investigate "signature match anomalies" in Fulton County, Georgia. The emails published by the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday depict the most brazen effort yet by the Trump administration and top officials in the White House to reverse Trump's election defeat.
Persons: Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's, Trump's, Jeff Rosen, Meadows, Brad Johnson, Johnson, Rosen, Richard Donoghue, Donoghue, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani, Jeff Clark, Trump Organizations: Trump, Justice Department, CIA, Biden, YouTube, FBI, Washington, Office Locations: Rome, Fulton County , Georgia
Continued burning of coal to generate power, for example, is widely accepted to be counterproductive to averting climate change’s worst effects. The G-7 nations did put to paper a pledge to halve their emissions by 2030 and zero them out from their economies by 2050. Yet, the careful phrasing from the G-7 leaders leaves wiggle room to keep financing coal plants that use carbon capture technology to sequester and store carbon dioxide emitted from burning coal. Perhaps the most glaring omission from the G-7 climate agreement, environmental advocates said, was the lack of any deadline for when nations will stop burning coal at home. Still, the G-7 summit in Cornwall may have been the last, best chance for the world’s wealthiest democracies to increase their leverage over China and other major emitters by uniting behind specific, joint goals well ahead of November.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, it's, , Rachel Kyte, , David Waskow, “ That’s, Rachel Cleetus, Jason Bordoff, Obama, Bordoff, September’s U.N, October’s Organizations: WASHINGTON —, Tufts University’s Fletcher, World Resources Institute, Union of Concerned, U.S, European Union, White, National Security Council, Columbia University’s Center, Global Energy, General Assembly Locations: United States, Cornwall, England, U.S, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Scotland, New York, Rome
A Chinese nuclear power plant is investigating an unusually high concentration of gases in one of its reactors, one of its owners said Monday. But the company is still calling for an extraordinary meeting of Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture's shareholders to decide on the next steps for the plant. Nuclear safety experts raised fears back in 2009, shortly after Taishan became operational, that China's headlong leap into nuclear energy could create safety shortcuts. China has 50 nuclear reactors in use with another 18 in construction, according to figures from the World Nuclear Association. By contrast the United States, has 93 nuclear reactors in use, but just two in production, and it has shut down 40.
Persons: Framatome Organizations: EDF, Joint, NBC, China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group, Reuters, International Atomic Energy Agency, Chinese Foreign Ministry, U.S . National Security Council, World Nuclear Association Locations: Taishan, Guandong province, Hong Kong, French, France, Britain, China Guangdong, London, Rome, China, United States
Ryanair, Europe's largest budget airline, is expanding to more than 100 domestic routes this summer from 60 before the pandemic. It could move ahead of Alitalia on its home turf in the second quarter, according to consulting firm AlixPartners. "We are now moving to the next level" in Italy, by building outbound bases and moving into the "very significant" domestic market, Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi told Reuters. Wizz is set to grow from zero to 10% of the domestic market this summer, AlixPartners said. "Since they have no competitors, the low-cost airlines do what they want," said Franco Gattinoni, chairman of major Italian travel firm Gattinoni.
Persons: Kacper, AlixPartners, Jozsef Varadi, Franco Gattinoni, Gattinoni, Eddie Wilson, Wilson, Michele Mauri, James Halstead, Fabio Lazzerini, Davy Stockbrokers, Stephen Furlong, Furlong Organizations: Air Airbus, London Luton Airport, REUTERS, Alitalia, Ryanair, Italia, European Commission, Wizz, Reuters, Air, Lufthansa, Ryanair DAC, Ryanair Group, AlixPartners, Aviation, ITA, Thomson Locations: Luton, Britain, Rome, Italy, Milan, EU, Italian, AlixPartners Italy, Europe
ROME — The Vatican has warned conservative American bishops to hit the brakes on their push to deny communion to politicians supportive of abortion rights — including President Biden, a faithful churchgoer and the first Roman Catholic to occupy the Oval Office in 60 years. But despite the remarkably public stop sign from Rome, the American bishops are pressing ahead anyway and are expected to force a vote on the communion issue at a remote meeting that starts on Wednesday. Some leading bishops, whose priorities clearly aligned with former President Donald J. Trump, now want to reassert the centrality of opposition to abortion in the Catholic faith and lay down a hard line — especially with a liberal Catholic in the Oval Office. The vote threatens to shatter the facade of unity with Rome, highlight the political polarization within the American church and set what church historians consider a dangerous precedent for bishops’ conferences across the globe.
Persons: ROME, Biden, Donald J, Trump Organizations: Catholic Locations: Rome
Two children and an old man killed in shooting incident near Rome
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A gunman opened fire killing two children and a elderly man in a town near Rome on Sunday, local authorities said, in a rare shooting incident in Europe. The attacker, a man in his 30s, was later found dead in a nearby house, having apparently killed himself as police were preparing to storm the building where he had barricaded himself in for hours. Italian media said the old man was hit while riding his bicycle and the two children were shot while they were playing outside in the town of Ardea, south of Rome, on Sunday morning. The ages of those killed were not clear. "We are deeply saddened for the death of the two children and the old man," Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi said, expressing the city's condolences to the Ardea community "in a terribile time of mourning".
Persons: Virginia Raggi Organizations: Thomson Locations: Rome, Europe, Ardea
Tsitsipas led Djokovic in the Rome Masters quarter-finals this year, but lost. He also pushed 13-time French Open champion Nadal to three tight sets in the Barcelona Open final, but again fell short. But it ended up, I don't know, he left the court after two sets to love down, I don't know what happened there, but he came back to me like a different player suddenly." Asked if he felt that Djokovic was physically much better all of a sudden, Tsitsipas said: "Felt physically, anticipation maybe, just movement on the court, everything felt much more fresh and much better than before. "I don't know.
Persons: Roland Garros, Tsitsipas, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, Benoit Tessier Stefanos Tsitsipas, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Djokovic, Nadal, Philippe Chatrier, It's Organizations: Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS, Rome, Thomson Locations: Paris, France, Barcelona
Models present outfits from luxury carmaker Ferrari's first internally-designed fashion collection for women and men as the first step of its rebooted brand extension strategy, in Maranello, Italy, June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Remo CasilliFerrari (RACE.MI) on Sunday rolled out its first in-house fashion collection, offering fans of the Ferrari brand and its supercars a touch of "couture" within a contemporary clothing range. The launch marks a major step in Ferrari's new brand strategy, one of its biggest investments outside the car business, which the company wants to account for around 10% of the profits in 7-10 years. read moreFerrari's plans to extend its brand also include a new restaurant in hometown Maranello in northern Italy with Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura. Boari said Ferrari's luxury collection would be later expanded to include accessories.
Persons: Remo Casilli Ferrari, Massimo Bottura, Armani, Rocco Iannone, Iannone, Ferrari, it's, Nicola Boari, Boari, Benedetto Vigna Organizations: REUTERS, Sunday, Ferrari, Michelin, Thomson Locations: Maranello, Italy, Calabria, Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, China
The Pentagon Papers—a secret Defense Department review of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War—became public 50 years ago next week. The twists and turns surrounding the Pentagon Papers have a uniquely American flavor to them. The idea is descended from Roman ‘‘Qui Tam’’ laws, from a Latin phrase meaning “he who sues for himself does also for the king.” The Qui Tam laws served a policing function by giving informers a financial incentive to turn in wrong-doers. ”Anglo-Saxon law retained a crude version of Qui Tam. During World War II, the World Jewish Congress requested special permission from the government to ransom Jewish refugees in Romania and German-occupied France.
Persons: Amanda Foreman, , Daniel Ellsberg, Roman, Edward III, Qui, wouldn’t, Richard Marven, Samuel Shaw, Esek Hopkins, Eager, Ida Tarbell, Joshua E, Dubois Jr, Franklin Roosevelt, it’s, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden Organizations: Pentagon, Defense Department, U.S, Continental Congress, Jewish, Treasury Department, Department, Wikileaks, Mr Locations: Vietnam, American, Tam, Romania, France
England's and Romania's players take a knee before the international friendly soccer match between England and Romania in Middlesbrough, England, Sunday, June 6, 2021. An England fan wears a flag outside a stadium in Middlesbrough, England, during an international friendly match between England and Austria. Some England fans have been booing players taking a knee, to call attention to racial injustice, sparking criticism. Alex Pantling / The FA via Getty ImagesThe reputation of English soccer fans often precedes them — boisterous, vocal and at times responsible for hooliganism abroad. It also found just over half of soccer fans in England (54 percent) supported the gesture.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Paul Ellis, Johnson, , Brendan Clarke, Smith, Andy Westwood, Westwood, Alex Pantling, Gareth Southgate, Southgate, Henry Winter, Southgate's missive, They've, Leon Mann, Ireland's, ina, Mann, England's Ollie Robinson, Robinson, Adreian Dennis, Ollie Robinson, Oliver Dowden, Dowden, Nigel Farage Organizations: NBC News, Conservative, NBC, University of Manchester, Conservative Party, European Union, Trump, England, Getty, Football Association, Free Lions, Football, Scottish, Championship, New Zealand, Twitter Locations: Britain, England, Romania, Middlesbrough, Italy, Turkey, Rome, Austria, Wales, Europe, Portugal, Spain, U.K, Budapest, Hungary, London, New, AFP, Britain's
FILE PHOTO: A view of the Autostrade per l'Italia headquarters in Rome, Italy, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yara NardiMILAN (Reuters) - A consortium led by the Italian state lender CDP said on Saturday it had signed an agreement with Atlantia to buy a 88% stake in its motorway unit and would start talks with minority shareholders who have an option to sell their holdings. ASPI is one of the leading motorway operators in Europe and manages over 3,000 km of motorways in Italy, with long-term concessions. Germany’s Allianz and funds DIF, EDF Invest and China’s Silk Road Fund, which own the remaining 11.9% of Autostrade, have an option to sell their stakes to the CDP consortium under the same conditions. “Following the agreement reached today with Atlantia, the consortium will start explorative talks in order to understand the position of ASPI’s minority shareholders, which have a right to sell the remaining 11.94% of the company”, CDP and its allies added.
Persons: Nardi MILAN, Atlantia, explorative Organizations: REUTERS, Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, Macquarie, Germany’s Allianz, EDF Invest, Fund Locations: Rome, Italy, Italian, Genoa, Europe
Italy kicked off the European Championship in emphatic style on Friday as they delivered a commanding performance to sweep past toothless Turkey 3-0 in the Stadio Olimpico and stamp their early authority on Group A. They were helped by a flat display from Turkey, who lost their fifth consecutive opening match of a European Championship finals and barely mustered a worthwhile attack all night. "We produced a good performance and I think we satisfied everyone, for the fans and all the Italians watching. There was only gloom in the visiting camp as veteran coach Senol Gunes, who led Turkey to third place at the 2002 World Cup, apologised for the performance. On June 16, Italy face Switzerland in Rome and Turkey take on Wales in Baku in the second round of Group A games.
Persons: Ciro, Lorenzo Insigne, Roberto Mancini, Andrea Bocelli, Italia, Merih, Italy's Domenico Berardi, Manuel Locatelli, Alberto Lingria Read, Giorgio Chiellini, Ugurcan Cakir, Berardi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Manuel Locatelli’s, pouncing, Cakir’s parry, Mancini, Senol Gunes Organizations: European, Stadio Olimpico, Soccer Football, Thomson Locations: Italy, Turkey, Rome, Switzerland, Wales, Baku, Turkish, Insigne
(CNN) A disturbing pattern led Gloria Calderón Kellett to reimagine her role in Hollywood and become one of the leading voices calling for improved Latino representation. Fascinated by the shows, Calderón Kellett said she began dreaming about working in television. Years before becoming producer and showrunner for the much loved reboot of "One Day at a Time," Calderón Kellett became an actress. "It just became so frustrating to me that there wasn't a school teacher, a social worker... nothing, nada," Calderón Kellett said. Gloria Calderón Kellett has focused her work in shaping the stories that are being told on screen and improve the understanding of Latinos.
Persons: Gloria Calderón Kellett, Calderón Kellett, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Norman Lear, you've, I've, Pam Fryman, She's, Mike Royce, that's, Rome Flynn, Sierra Teller Ornelas, I'm Organizations: CNN, Hollywood, Museum of Television & Radio, Paley, Netflix, Pop, Amazon Studios, GloNation, Cuban, Mexicana, She's Locations: Hollywood, Portland , Oregon, Cuban, Rutherford, She's Mexicana
Euro 2020 winner: Writers' picks
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
FRANCK FIFE | AFP | Getty ImagesEuro 2020 is finally here, but who will win the tournament? The last eight major tournament winners have possessed extraordinarily tight defences, on average conceding 3.5 goals and keeping clean sheets in around half of their games. Oliver Yew: Italy's resurgence can continue Euro 2020 promises to be an extremely competitive tournament, and that's an extremely exciting prospect for all football fans! Charlotte Marsh: France's depth simply incredible France will be made to work at Euro 2020, drawn against Germany, Portugal and Hungary in the 'Group of Death'. He was La Liga's joint-second top scorer, scoring 23 goals in 34 goals, and registered nine assists - level with Golden Boot winner Lionel Messi.
Persons: Denis, FRANCK FIFE, Ben, Didier Deschamps, Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud, Roberto Mancini's, Gerard Brand, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pedro Goncalves, Joao Felix, Nuno Mendes, Fernando Santos, Portugal's, they've, Oliver Yew, Arsene Wenger, Roberto Mancini, Marco Verratti, Jorginho, Nicolo Barella, Nick Wright, They've, Kante, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, That's, Kingsley Coman, Adrien Rabiot, Wissam Ben Yedder, Marcus Thuram, Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, doesn't, Richard Morgan, Football's, Gareth Southgate's, Harry Maguire, Jordan Henderson, Peter Smith, Romelu, Joachim Low, Lorenzo Insigne, Ciro, Charlotte Marsh, Kurt Zouma, Thomas Lemar, Saint Germain, Kylian, Lionel Messi, Harry Kane David Ramos Organizations: Stade De France, UEFA, AFP, Getty, Sky Sports, Wembley, Southgate, Middlesbrough, European, Manchester City, Manchester, Liverpool, Wolves, Bundesliga, Juventus, Nations League, Arsenal, Stadio Olimpico, Jose, NurPhoto, Real, Russia, Lions, Man City, Italy, League, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, La Liga, Real Madrid, France, La, Golden, Germany, Portugal, FIFA Locations: France, Bulgaria, Saint, Paris, England, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, Rome, Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia, Portugal, Cancelo, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Lisbon, Russia, Real Madrid, Southgate, Barcelona, France's
Featuring a map that includes the Russia-annexed Crimea on it, the jersey was unveiled last weekend in time for the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer tournament that kicks off in Rome on Friday. UEFA said in a statement Thursday that it approved the jersey in accordance with equipment regulations and it was not the map of Ukraine featuring Crimea that made it reconsider its initial decision. At the top of the back of Ukraine's jersey one slogan reads "Glory to Ukraine!” Inside the shirt's collar, another declares "Glory to the heroes!" UEFA's statement said that the “Glory to Ukraine” slogan was approved in 2018. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky making a selfie wearing a jersey of Ukraine's national football team on Wednesday.
Persons: Volodymyr Zelensky, Andriy Pavelko, Pavelko, Maria Zakharova, , Dmitry Svishchev Organizations: UEFA, NBC, Ukraine's Football Association, national, team, Presidential Press, Getty, Twitter, Foreign Ministry, Facebook, United Nations Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Crimea, Rome, Russian, Kyiv, Russian Crimea
REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File PhotoItaly aims to spur total investments of more than one billion euros ($1.22 billion) to build an electric car battery factory with car maker Stellantis (STLA.MI) expected to play a leading role, three government sources told Reuters. But it is confident this could trigger further investments from industrial and financial partners to bring the total to more than one billion euros, the sources said. The document targets some 1.8 billion euros in funding by that date though one ministry source said this was unlikely. Stellantis, the world's fourth largest carmaker, currently has two gigafactory projects in Europe, in France and in Germany, with overall investments of 5 billion euros. read more"There's a lot of competition... we'll have to offer a strong strategy and a credible team," the ministry source said.
Persons: Gonzalo Fuentes, Stellantis, Roberto Cingolani Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Funds, Fiat Chrysler, PSA, Energy, ACC, Thomson Locations: Saint, Yvelines, Paris, France, Italy, Brussels, Rome, Europe, Germany, United States, Spain
Asia Brown, left, sits with veteran clinic escort Derenda Hancock outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss., on May 20. Dr. Coleman Boyd, a protester, confronts a woman leaving the Jackson Women's Health Organization on May 20. An anti-abortion protester outside the Jackson Women's Health Organization holds rubber fetuses that she hands to women hoping to dissuade them from having abortions. Many of the women who come to the Jackson Women's Health Organization, known as the "Pink House," are Black. A privacy fence at the only abortion clinic in Mississippi has not deterred Dr. Coleman Boyd, an anti-abortion demonstrator, from approaching patients.
Persons: JACKSON, Asia Brown, Brown, Derenda Hancock, Rogelio V . Solis, doesn't, Coleman Boyd, Boyd, Evelyn Hockstein, Wade, Dobbs, Roe, Laurie Bertram Roberts, they've, Doug Lane, he’s, “ I’m, — I’ve, preborn, , Brown doesn’t, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Brian Peden, Jackson, wouldn't, Hancock, She's, Dr, Lydia Sullivan, Sullivan, Sonya Williams, Barnes, Ellie Rome Organizations: Miss, Jackson, Health Organization, university's, Supreme, Federal, Health Department, Democratic, House, Reuters, Mississippi Legislature, Spelman College, NBC News, NBC, Pink House Defenders, Pink House, State, Equity Locations: Asia, Jackson, Miss, Mississippi, Roe, Tuscaloosa , Alabama, Lane, Vicksburg, Fayette , Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia
ROME—Pope Francis told German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who offered his resignation last month to take responsibility for the Catholic Church’s institutional failures to prevent clerical sex abuse, instead to remain in office and pursue reform. Cardinal Marx has been a leading figure in the Catholic Church’s response to abuse scandals and in the synod, which is debating major changes to Catholic life including the ordination of women and blessings of same-sex relationships. In a highly personal letter written in his native Spanish, Pope Francis addressed Cardinal Marx as “dear brother,” commended his courage and told him to continue the painful work of overhauling church institutions in the wake of the abuse crisis. “The reform in the Church has been made by men and women who were not afraid to enter into crisis and let themselves be reformed by the Lord. This is the only way, otherwise we will be nothing more than ‘reform ideologues’ who do not put their own flesh at stake,” the pope wrote in the letter, which was dated Thursday.
Persons: ROME — Pope Francis, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Cardinal Marx, Pope Francis, , Lord, ideologues ’ Organizations: Catholic Locations: Germany, Spanish
Dante's Divine Comedy to float among the stars
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Philip Pullella | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The bust of Italian poet Dante Alighieri is seen at Villa Borghese park, in Rome, Italy June 1, 2021. REUTERS/Yara NardiItalian epic poet Dante is going to heaven - again. Dante, Italy’s greatest poet, divided his monumental Divine Comedy into three parts – Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. Now, a copy of the entire Divine Comedy, micro-inscribed on sheets of a titanium and gold alloy, will be sent up into space and left there to float in the heavens among the stars that Dante wrote about. The special delivery into space will cost the publishing company more than 150,000 euros and the books will cost about 6,000 euros each, Amaroli said.
Persons: Dante Alighieri, Yara, Dante, Italy’s, Giorgio Amaroli, Scripta, Amaroli Organizations: REUTERS, Baikonur, International Space, Vatican Museums, Thomson Locations: Italian, Villa, Rome, Italy, Bologna, Republic of, Ravenna, Kazakhstan, Vatican
Wear masks in Euro 2020 crowds, warns EU health body
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
People wearing protective masks walk past the logo of UEFA Euro 2020 at the fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo MangiapaneEuro 2020 fans should avoid attending games if they have any COVID-19 symptoms and wear masks in stadiums allowing around 50% capacity, a European Union agency urged on Thursday, amid concern the tournament could spread infections. The European Championship, postponed last year because of the pandemic, starts on Friday for one month with 11 countries hosting games and stadiums allowing fans back. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control estimates about half a million spectators will attend. "Any person with COVID-19 compatible symptoms should not attend match or post-match events, irrespective of their vaccination status," it added, urging authorities to provide testing close to stadiums.
Persons: Guglielmo Mangiapane Organizations: UEFA, Piazza del Popolo, REUTERS, European Union, Saint, Wembley, European Centre for Disease Prevention, UEFA European Football, Thomson Locations: Piazza, Rome, Italy, Budapest, Saint Petersburg, Baku, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Seville, Munich
Rep. Ilhan Omar called out a group of fellow Democrats for taking her comments out of context. 12 of Omar's House colleagues accused her of equating the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. Rep. Ilhan Omar called a group of her Democratic colleagues "shameful" for taking her comments on war crime investigations out of context and said they invoke "Islamophobic tropes" on top of "constant harassment and silencing." I haven't seen evidence in either cases that domestic courts both can and will prosecute alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. "Citing an open case against Israel, US, Hamas & Taliban in the ICC isn't comparison or from 'deeply seated prejudice,' Omar said in a follow-up tweet.
Persons: Ilhan Omar, Omar, State Anthony Blinken, Blinken, she's, Lauren Boebert, Rashida Tlaib, Tlaib, John Haltiwanger Organizations: Omar's, Democratic, State, International Criminal, Afghan, ICC, Hamas, Taliban, Twitter, Fox News, Rep Locations: Israel, United States, Hamas, Afghanistan, Palestine, Rome, US
The Story of a Famous Covid Widow
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Katherine Rosman | ) + 0.75   time to read: +2 min
People were messaging Ms. Kloots, asking what they could do. When she played music for Mr. Cordero and saw his vital signs improve, “I knew my mission,” she wrote in the book. When it came time to write the book, “I had this crazy database of information and notes,” Anna said, in addition to her sister’s archived Instagram updates. Just after he died, Ms. Kloots Googled “stages of grief” and printed out what she hoped would be a road map. “I learned to appreciate his music too late,” Ms. Kloots said.
Persons: Kloots, Cordero, , , Cordero’s, Sara Bareilles, Lisa Sharkey, Anna, Amanda, Elvis, ” Anna, ” Ms Organizations: iTunes, HarperCollins Locations: New York, Rome, , Laurel
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