The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and Hadrian's Villa near Rome are among some 60 percent of Italy's heritage sites at risk of earthquakes, the Italian culture ministry said Thursday. Full story
2009-04-17 02:37:28 GMT Xinhua English
ROME, April 16 (Xinhua) -- The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and Hadrian's Villa near Rome are among some 60 percent of Italy's heritage sites at risk of earthquakes, the Italian culture ministry said Thursday.
2009-04-12 05:07:39 GMT
ROME, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Italian police said Saturday that the death toll from the earthquake in central Italy's Abruzzo region has risen to 293 while about 40,000 people were left homeless.
2009-04-10 13:36:51 GMT SINA.com
Italy held a state funeral on Friday for victims of its worst earthquake in three decades, as the death toll climbed to 289 and survivors voiced anger that houses simply collapsed.
2009-04-17 00:24:19 GMT Xinhua English
ROME, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Italy will present 38 monuments damaged by the April 6 earthquake in L'Aquila and surrounding towns for "adoption" by countries that have volunteered to help fund their repair, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday.
2009-04-16 15:57:53 GMT
L'AQUILA, Italy, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said here on Thursday that the mafia would be kept out of the reconstruction of the Abruzzo capital L'Aquila and neighboring towns ravaged by the April 6 earthquake.
2009-04-15 09:34:48 GMT SINA.com
ROME – Italy's interior minister has estimated that at least euro12 billion (about $16 billion) will be needed to reconstruct the area ravaged by an earthquake more than a week ago.
2009-04-15 06:25:13 GMT Xinhua English
ROME, April 14 (Xinhua) -- The Italian government has launched a judicial inquiry after several buildings which had collapsed in the L'Aquila earthquake were found made of poor materials.
2009-04-11 19:45:40 GMT Xinhua English
BRUSSELS, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Several member states of the European Union (EU) have rapidly responded to an Italian request for technical experts, who can support the country in assessing the stability of buildings damaged by a strong earthquake.
2009-04-07 23:08:28 GMT
ISLAMABAD, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday expressed their condolences on the loss of lives due to an earthquake in Italy, according to official Associated Press of Pakistan.
2009-04-07 20:03:22 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday called Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to express condolences over the heavy loss of life and property in a deadly earthquake that struck central Italy on Monday.
2009-04-07 12:57:02 GMT Xinhua English
BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday sent a message of condolences to his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano over the heavy loss of life and property in a deadly earthquake that struck central Italy.
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