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Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structure

Italian government gives Genoa bridge company 15 days to prove it maintained collapsed structureThe Italian government has issued an ultimatum to the company in charge of the motorway bridge that collapsed with the loss of nearly 40 lives, giving it 15 days to demonstrate that it maintained the structure properly. The transport ministry demanded that Autostrade per l’Italia show that it had previously met all its contractual obligations to ensure the proper functioning of the Morandi bridge. Should the company’s response prove inadequate, the government will judge it to be in breach of the terms of its concession to run the toll-road. The lucrative concession would then be withdrawn from Autostrade, part of the holding company Atlantia, which is controlled by the Benetton fashion empire. The coalition government has adopted an aggressive stance towards the company, blaming it for the collapse of the bridge, which has so far claimed the lives of 38 people and injured 15 others, nine of them critically. The bridge gave way during an intense thunderstorm on Tuesday, plunging around 50 vehicles to the ground, where they were crushed by giant slabs of concrete and steel girders. Between 10 and 20 people are still missing. The transport ministry is demanding that the company commit to rebuilding the bridge at its own expense and within a set period of time. It also called on the company to pay to rebuild apartment blocks that will have to be demolished and to repair damaged buildings beneath the 51-year-old bridge. Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, said he expects Atlantia to donate up to €500 million to help families and local government  Credit:  PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP Matteo Salvini, the interior minister, said he expects Atlantia to donate up to €500 million to help families and local government deal with the aftermath of the disaster. “I will listen to the directors of Autostrade per l’Italia but I expect to see concrete gestures (from the company) immediately,” Mr Salvini said. “Genoa cannot wait and the injured cannot wait. While the lawyers and the investigators do their job, we are doing all we can to obtain from Autostrade all that is possible for the relatives of victims, the injured, the people made homeless and the city of Genoa. “As for concessions and penalties, we can talk about those from next week onwards.” Luigi Di Maio, the head of the Five Star Movement and Mr Salvini’s partner in the populist coalition, said he was determined that the company’s right to manage the toll road would be revoked. “Not only will we use the law to revoke the concession, but we’ll also apply a fine of €150 million. If they want to fight it, we’ll see them in court,” he said. The Italian state might have to step in and run the motorway, along with others managed by Autostrade per l’Italia, he said.



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Top GOP Congressman's Son Gives Money To Democrat Running For Father's Seat

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Joe Arpaio Gives Wild Explanation For Trainwreck Sacha Baron Cohen Interview

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Chadwick Boseman Gives His MTV Movie Award for Best Hero to Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.

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Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara gives birth to baby girl

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara gives birth to baby girlZara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, has given birth to her second daughter, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, the monarch’s seventh great-grandchild. Zara, who is married to former England rugby union captain Mike Tindall, gave birth to her second child, who weighed in at 9lb 3oz (4.2 kg), on Sunday at Stroud Maternity Unit in western England. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course, the palace said, adding that the queen, her husband Prince Philip and Zara’s mother Princess Anne, the monarch’s only daughter, were delighted with the news.



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Gisele Bündchen Gives a Tour of Her and Tom Brady's Boston Home

Gisele Bündchen Gives a Tour of Her and Tom Brady's Boston HomeAnd reveals she'd like to be an interior designer or architect



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Turtle Gives Finger To Louisiana Police

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Kim Jong Un’s former teacher gives rare look inside his past

Kim Jong Un’s former teacher gives rare look inside his pastIn an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Keir Simmons, Kim Jong Un’s former teacher remembers his student as being “friendly” and having “a good sense of humor.”



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Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Ohio's Voter Purges

Supreme Court Gives Green Light To Ohio's Voter PurgesThe U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Ohio could continue to use an aggressive



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Colbert Gives Bill Clinton A 'Do Over' On His Botched Me Too Comments

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