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Genoa blasts away remnants of tragic motorway bridge

28 Jun 2019

GENOA, Italy Italian engineers on Friday blew up the looming remnants of a motorway viaduct in the northern city of Genoa whose collapse last August killed 43 people. | Video

Controlled explosions demolish remains of collapsed Italy bridge

28 Jun 2019

GENOA, Italy, June 28 Six seconds of controlled explosions wiped out the remains of a collapsed bridge in the northern Italian city of Genoa on Friday, paving the way for a new structure to replace the ageing viaduct that gave way last year, killing 43 people.

Italy deputy PM Salvini urges truce in war of words over Atlantia

28 Jun 2019

ROME/GENOA Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini threw some support behind motorway operator Atlantia on Friday after a government partner vowed to revoke its toll-road concession, highlighting growing divisions within the ruling coalition.

Autostrade vows to rebuild bridge; stops short of apology

19 Aug 2018

GENOA Italian toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia pledged on Saturday to rebuild a bridge that collapsed in Genoa this week killing at least 40 people, but its chief executive stopped short of apologising for the disaster. | Video

Iceland fans show their Viking spirit - in a Lada

21 Jun 2018

VOLGOGRAD, Russia Two Iceland fans have paid homage to the spirit of the Vikings by travelling 5,000km (3,107 miles) in a Russian-built Lada to support their team at the World Cup. | Video

Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved

23 Aug 2017

CASAMICCIOLA, Italy An earthquake struck the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued. | Video

Refugees in Rome protest eviction, seek help from city hall

21 Aug 2017

ROME Dozens of refugees on Monday protested their eviction from a central Rome office building where they had been squatting for years in the latest example of tension as authorities deal with an influx of migrants.

Italy grieves as state funeral is held for quake victims

28 Aug 2016

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral on Saturday for some of the 291 people killed in an earthquake this week. | Video

Italy quake death toll hits 281, state funeral planned

27 Aug 2016

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake faded on Friday, with the death toll rising to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off. | Video

African migrants go to Italian quake zone to help survivors

26 Aug 2016

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy African migrants hoping to start a new life in Italy after risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean have headed to the area of Wednesday's earthquake, helping local people who lost everything in the disaster. | Video

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