Tuesday

6th Dec 2016

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EU pledges 'solidarity' after new Italy earthquake

The European Commission has promised "full solidarity with the Italian people and authorities" following an earthquake in central Italy Wednesday. It said it had shared satellite images of the damage and was in talks on sending rescue teams from other member states. The same region was already struck by an earthquake this year. Italy has said the EU should relax budget deficit rules to help it pay for reconstruction.

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