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Experts, activists slam 'pointless' G7 on climate
by Ella Ide - June 16, 2024 - 2:59pm
The Group of Seven rich democracies have failed to deliver significant new progress on climate during a summit in Italy, instead reiterating previous commitments, experts and activists said Friday.
G7 to phase out coal-fired power plants by mid-2030s
by Ella Ide - May 1, 2024 - 9:51am
The Group of Seven two-day meeting in Turin was the first big political session since the world pledged at the UN's COP28 annual climate summit in Dubai in December to transition away from coal, oil and gas.
Rome opens fresh probe into missing Vatican teen
by Ella Ide - May 16, 2023 - 7:59am
Rome prosecutors have opened a fresh investigation into the disappearance of a teenager 40 years ago, and are calling for full collaboration from the Vatican, Italian media reported Monday.
Pope thanks well-wishers after illness, as he kicks off Holy Week
by Ella Ide - April 3, 2023 - 8:49am
Pope Francis thanked those who prayed for him during his illness Sunday, as he kicked off the holiest week in the Christian calendar just a day after leaving hospital following a bout of bronchitis.
Pope Francis leaves hospital, quips 'I am still alive'
by Ella Ide - April 1, 2023 - 5:50pm
Pope Francis left hospital on Saturday after a three-night stay to treat bronchitis, stopping to say hello to well-wishers and joking he was "still alive".
A partial lung and colon surgery: Pope Francis' health issues
by Ella Ide - April 1, 2023 - 8:05am
Pope Francis, who is in hospital for treatment for a respiratory infection, admitted last year he needed to slow down faced with his age -- now 86 -- and increasing health issues.
Pope Francis returns to Vatican after operation
by Ella Ide - July 14, 2021 - 9:45pm
The 84-year old was whisked away from the Gemelli University Hospital in a car with tinted windows and was later spotted returning to his home within the Vatican's walls.
Pope in 'good' condition after surgery, faces week in hospital
by Ella Ide - July 5, 2021 - 7:06pm
Francis "is in good general condition, alert and breathing spontaneously", spokesman Matteo Bruni said in a statement, adding that the surgery "lasted about three hours".
Italy offers free virus vaccines, starting with doctors
by Ella Ide - December 2, 2020 - 8:41pm
The health minister said Italy has signed contracts for vaccines from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Pfizer, CureVac and Moderna.
Teen one step from becoming first millennial saint
by Ella Ide - October 10, 2020 - 1:31pm
A British-born Italian teenager who dedicated his short life to spreading the faith online and helping the poor will be beatified by the Catholic Church Saturday.
Italy thirsts for tourists as country reopens to Europe
by Ella Ide - June 4, 2020 - 7:41am
Italy reopened to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, but few arrivals dimmed hopes of reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begi...
Italian tips for beating lockdown boredom
by Ella Ide - March 20, 2020 - 1:42pm
From walking fake dogs to donning skin suits, here are a few Italian ways of keeping boredom at bay during a national lockdown, something the nation of 60 million has been doing for over a week.
Ex-pope's shadow Vatican role in the spotlight
by Ella Ide - January 16, 2020 - 5:55pm
Ex-pope Benedict XVI seems to have broken his silence recently over key Catholic issues and his comments have raised serious questions within the Church about the extent to which there are, in fact, two "men in white"...
Ex-pope Benedict rejects opening up priesthood to married men
by Ella Ide - January 13, 2020 - 5:23am
Former pope Benedict XVI has publicly urged his successor Pope Francis not to open the Catholic priesthood up to married men, in a plea that Sunday stunned Vatican experts.
Venice faces more floods as state of emergency declared
by Ella Ide - November 15, 2019 - 3:50pm
The crisis, driven by bad weather, has prompted the government to release 20 million euros ($22 million) in funds to tackle the devastation.
Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation
by Ella Ide - November 14, 2019 - 10:38am
The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high waters, peaked at 1.87 meters (six feet). Only once since records began in 1923 has the water crept even higher, reaching 1.94 meters in 1966.
Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city
by Ella Ide - November 13, 2019 - 9:45am
The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high waters, peaked at 1.87 meters (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals, the tide monitoring center said.
Pope freed by firemen after getting stuck in Vatican elevator
by Ella Ide - September 2, 2019 - 10:22am
It was believed to be the first time the Vatican's head of state, who leads the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, has got stuck in a lift.
Pope demands action at landmark Vatican summit on abuse
by Ella Ide - February 22, 2019 - 9:44am
Pope Francis on Thursday opened a landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse, calling for "concrete measures" and handing top Catholic bishops a roadmap to tackling pedophilia in the church.
Italy set to defy EU with big-spending budget
by Ella Ide - November 14, 2018 - 2:00am
Italy's populist government was set yesterday to defy the European Commission, preferring the risk of financial sanctions to a revision of its big-spending budget.
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