World Briefs: Italy caring for 15,000 quake survivors

Italy caring for 15,000 quake survivors

NORCIA (Italy) • The Italian authorities said yesterday that they were taking care of more than 15,000 people left homeless by the country's most powerful earthquake in nearly 40 years.

Sunday's 6.6-magnitude tremor did not result in any deaths, but the third powerful quake in just over two months left thousands of homes in ruins or structurally unsafe, and emptied a string of villages and small towns across the country's mountainous central regions. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has vowed that every damaged house will be rebuilt.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

May backs Bank of England governor

LONDON • Prime Minister Theresa May believes that Bank of England governor Mark Carney should stay on, her spokesman said yesterday, dampening speculation that he would quit.

The Canadian, who joined the bank in 2013, has come under fire from supporters of Brexit after warnings from the bank about the effects of the decision to leave the European Union.

He has said that he will announce by the end of the year whether he will take up an option to stay until 2021, rather than his current expected departure in mid-2018.

REUTERS

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