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Search for dozens feared missing after deadly migrant shipwrecks off Italy

    By Gael BRANCHEREAU, Ella IDE   The Italian coastguard searched off southern Italy Monday for survivors or the bodies of dozens of migrants feared missing, after two shipwrecks left 11 people dead. With up to 60 migrants potentially lost at sea, the coastguard said it has been looking for "possible missing persons" since late Sunday, "following the shipwreck of a sailing boat with migrants on board, presumably departing […]

todayJune 17, 2024 8


Macron urges French to make ‘right choice’ in poll gamble

      By Alice Hackman and Stuart Williams   President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he was confident the French would make the "right choice" in snap elections he called after the far right crushed his centrist alliance in Sunday's EU ballot. His surprise move came after mainstream centrist parties kept an overall majority in the European Parliament in Sunday's poll, but the far right notched up a string of […]

todayJune 10, 2024 10


Zelensky to participate at G7 summit in Italy: spokesman

    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky will participate in the upcoming G7 summit in Italy either online or in person, his spokesman told state media Monday. A key agenda item of the summit to be held in southern Italy from June 13 to 15 will be ways to use profits from frozen Russian assets to help Ukraine, which has been urging allies for more military help. "Unfortunately, I cannot confirm […]

todayJune 3, 2024 7

Business / Economics

Future Media News speaks to Ambassador Albertus Aochamub on Namibia’s Participation in MACFRUT 2024     In this insightful interview, Future Media News's Angie Scholtz speaks with Albertus Aochamub, Namibia's Ambassador to France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO. They discuss Namibia's upcoming participation in MACFRUT 2024, where the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) will lead a delegation to showcase the country's fresh produce potential at Rimini Expo Centre, Italy, from 8-10 May 2024. Discover how Namibia aims […]

todayMay 7, 2024 30


Italy returns 1935 Ethiopian aircraft

Ethiopia's premier says the first aircraft built in Ethiopia in 1935 has been handed back to the country by Italy. It had been taken during Italy's fascist era during the occupation of what was then Abyssinia, eventually going on display in the Italian Aviation Museum in Rome. The BBC reports that it was formally given to Prime Minister Aby Ahmed at a ceremony in Rome and he said it marked […]

todayFebruary 1, 2024 2

Business / Economics

Airbnb agrees 576-mn-euro deal in Italy tax dispute

Short-term rental platform Airbnb said Wednesday it has agreed to pay Italy's tax agency 576 million euros ($621 million) following allegations of tax evasion. Italy's financial police seized over 779 million euros from the online accommodation service last month on the order of Milan prosecutors, who accused the site of having failed to collect a rental income tax from landlords in the period from 2017 to 2021. "Airbnb Ireland has […]

todayDecember 13, 2023 14


Italy notifies China that it’s pulling out of BRI

The Italian government has notified China that it's pulling out of the Belt & Road Initiative or BRI, according to reports from multiple news outlets. Italy became the first and only G7 nation to join the BRI when it signed a memorandum of understanding with China in 2019.Here's our Rome correspondent Giles Gibson with some analysis about the timing of this decision.  

todayDecember 7, 2023 13