Province of L&#039;Aquila http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33507/all en Quake shakes central Italy, spooking residents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/quake-shakes-central-italy-spooking-residents <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 4.8-magnitude quake hit central Italy late Saturday, shaking apartment buildings in the centre of Rome and spooking citizens in the region of Abruzzo, struck by a killer quake in 2009.</p> <p>The quake hit Frosinone, between the capital and the southern city of Naples, at a depth of 10.7 kilometres (6.6 miles) according to Italy's Geophysics Institute. No injuries or damage to buildings were reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/quake-shakes-central-italy-spooking-residents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abruzzo L'Aquila Province of L'Aquila AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 23:00:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757873 at http://www.globalpost.com Churches closed in central Italy town after quakes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/churches-closed-central-italy-town-after-quakes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Churches were closed and two temporary structures erected to house spooked citizens in the town of Sora near Rome on Sunday after three quakes shook central Italy, sparking panic but causing little damage.</p> <p>A 4.8-magnitude quake which struck Frosinone between the capital and the southern city of Naples at a depth of 10.7 kilometres (6.6 miles), saw people race into the streets and shook apartment buildings in the centre of Rome.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/churches-closed-central-italy-town-after-quakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Isola del Liri L'Aquila Province of L'Aquila AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:30:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758018 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian mayor turns handyman to save town budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/italian-mayor-turns-handyman-save-town-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Italian mayor and his council members have decided to fight the economic crisis proactively, picking up paintbrushes and re-painting the walls of their offices themselves to spare the town budget.</p> <p>They worked overtime and even chipped in for the material themselves.</p> <p>"The idea spread quickly and all the employees contributed," Gino di Cicco, who is in charge of the budget in Avezzano, told AFP on Monday.</p> <p>Avezzano is a small town close to the earthquake-struck city of L'Aquila in central Italy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/italian-mayor-turns-handyman-save-town-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avezzano Business Labor Law Province of L'Aquila AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:33:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5878428 at http://www.globalpost.com European Parliament lawmaker says some EU quake aid for Italy appears to have been misused http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131107/european-parliament-lawmaker-says-some-eu-quake-aid-italy-ap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS - Controversy has broken out in the European Parliament over the alleged misuse of European Union aid money for the survivors of a devastating 2009 earthquake in Italy.</p> <p>Soren Bo Sondergaard, a Danish member of the parliament, said Thursday he visited a new development of 60 houses in the L'Aquila area where the quake struck. The homes are empty because they've been deemed unfit to live in, he said, adding that the funds to build them either went to criminals or "unbelievably stupid people."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131107/european-parliament-lawmaker-says-some-eu-quake-aid-italy-ap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> L'Aquila Politics Province of L'Aquila Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:32:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 5983151 at http://www.globalpost.com