Italian PM undergoes surgery on blood vessel
 
, Posted on 11-Jan-2017


Italian PM undergoes surgery on blood vessel

Rome : Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has undergone emergency surgery on a blocked blood vessel after feeling unwell on his return from a visit to Paris, aides said Wednesday.

The surgery was successful and Gentiloni, 62, is well and awake, the officials said, adding that he was likely to remain in hospital for a few days.

"We exchanged messages this morning and I am sure that he will be back at work very soon," junior minister Benedetto Della Vedova told reporters.

The premier was taken to hospital after complaining of discomfort on his return to Rome from an official visit to Paris on Tuesday, and doctors decided he should undergo an angioplasty.

An angioplasty is a procedure to widen a blocked or narrowed blood vessel, usually an artery.

Gentiloni is conducting a tour of European capitals following his appointment last month to replace Matteo Renzi, who resigned following a crushing referendum defeat.

He was in Paris on Tuesday to meet French President Francois Hollande and had been due to fly to London on Thursday to meet his counterpart Theresa May.

With Hollande, he discussed celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary in March of the Treaty of Rome, the accord that established what would eventually become the European Union.

 

AFP


Related News

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74
Oct 18

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74

Kabul : The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan yesterday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police...

Read More
Rescued Aleppo  tigers settle into  new Dutch home
Oct 18

Rescued Aleppo tigers settle into new Dutch home

Nijeberkoop : Two tigers, rescued traumatised and emaciated from war in Syria, have arrived in a Dutch refuge and are settling into their new, quiet home far from the conflict. Brother and sister, Sultan and Sayeeda, saved from Aleppo earlier this year, “handled the trip well and arrived...

Read More
Parts of  Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai
Oct 18

Parts of Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

Dubai : Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth’s atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean. The fiery end Monday night to parts of Progress MS-07 came as planned after it...

Read More
Top Philippine militant Isnilon Hapilon killed: defence chief
Oct 17

Top Philippine militant Isnilon Hapilon killed: defence chief

Leading Islamist militant Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the United States’ list of “most wanted terrorists”, has been killed in the battle to reclaim a rebel-held Philippines city, the defence minister said on Monday. Security analysts describe Hapilon as the leader of the Islamic State group in...

Read More
Neutron star smash-up the ‘discovery of a lifetime’
Oct 17

Neutron star smash-up the ‘discovery of a lifetime’

Paris : “Truly a eureka moment”, “Everything I ever hoped for”, “A dream come true” -- Normally restrained scientists reached for the stars Monday to describe the feelings that accompany a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. The trigger for this meteor shower of...

Read More
Madrid moves towards  direct rule over Catalonia
Oct 17

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia

Madrid : Catalan authorities must drop a bid for independence by Thursday, the Spanish government said, moving closer to imposing direct rule over the region after its leader missed an initial deadline to back down. In a confrontation viewed with a mounting sense of unease in European capitals and markets,...

Read More
Victim of Las Vegas shooting wakes up from coma  after bullet  struck her  forehead
Oct 17

Victim of Las Vegas shooting wakes up from coma after bullet struck her forehead

Tina Frost, 27, woke from a coma on Friday to take her first steps since sustaining a bullet to the forehead from being shot by Stephen Paddock on the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. “She opens her left eye just a lil and looks all around the room at us, taps her feet whenever music is playing,”...

Read More
Kuwaiti Amir leaves for Saudi Arabia
Oct 16

Kuwaiti Amir leaves for Saudi Arabia

Kuwait City : Amir of Kuwait, HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and his accompanying delegation left here Monday to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on a brotherly visit, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

Read More
More than 230 killed in massive  bomb attack in Somalia
Oct 16

More than 230 killed in massive bomb attack in Somalia

Mogadishu : More than 230 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, officials said yesterday, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared three days of national...

Read More
Iran was behind cyber attack on UK: The Times
Oct 15

Iran was behind cyber attack on UK: The Times

London : Iran carried out a cyber attack on British lawmakers earlier this year, The Times newspaper reported yesterday, citing an intelligence assessment of the incident. The report came the day after Britain joined other European countries in warning the United States against harming a nuclear deal with...

Read More