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August 17, 2018

Italy opens investigation into Genova bridge collapse that killed at least 38

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Italian government announced it has opened a probe into the collapse of a bridge in Genoa that killed at least 38 people, and is putting pressure on the country's largest toll-road operator to prove that it met its contractual obligations in maintaining the viaduct. The Italian transport ministry has also demanded that the private contractor, Autostrade, whose parent group Atlantia is controlled by the influential Benetton family, complete the bridge’..
August 17, 2018

Investigation opened into Italy bridge collapse that killed 38 amid desperate search for missing

Laura Lezza/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The Italian government announced it has opened a probe into the collapse of a bridge in Genoa that killed at least 38 people, and is putting pressure on the country's largest toll-road operator to prove that it met its contractual obligations in maintaining the viaduct. The Italian transport ministry has also demanded that the private contractor, Autostrade, whose parent group Atlantia is controlled by the influential Benetton family, complete the bridge’..
August 17, 2018

Pompeo launches Iran task force as US tries to shore up support for its pressure campaign

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration is launching a new task force to focus on Iran, highlighting the threat from the country as a top foreign policy priority. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced his team would spearhead the Iran Action Group to coordinate all "Iran-related activity" across his department and the federal government. The group, led by the new Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, "will drive daily progress" toward the administration's goal of ..
August 16, 2018

Brussels rolls out stunning flower carpet

Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BRUSSELS) -- For a few days every two years, the Grand-Place in Brussels rolls out the red carpet -- of flowers, that is. This year's masterpiece contains more than 2,000 square yards of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark. The impressive display was created in less than four hours by 120 hard-working volunteers and is composed of nearly 1 million begonias, according to organizers. The first flower carpet in Brussels was created in 1971 by landscape ..