Tag Archives: Italy


Syria army, rebels in talks over 15-day truce near capital

Syria's army & rebels were locked in talks Wednesday night to reach a 15-day ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta region east of the capital, a monitor & a security source…


U.N. Chief Ban will not visit North Korea next week – U.N. spokesman

(Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will not visit North Korea next week, a U.N. spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday, following a report by China's Xinhua news agency…

Review: Bruce Willis is comatose in new play 'Misery'

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, "Misery" isn't total misery. It's just weird. Apart from the fact that it's a completely unnecessary adaptation, you oddly start to root for…


Italy's painstaking bid to identify shipwrecked migrants

The shy children from a dog-eared photograph found in the pocket of a migrant drowned off Italy may never know what happened to the man who might have been their…


Pope urges fight against exploitation in Italy's 'Chinatown'

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Italy's textile city of Prato, home to a large Chinese community with widespread illegal sweatshops, to fight exploitation, illegality & corruption. Thousands of people lined…


Russia, Britain ramp up efforts to return stuck Egypt tourists

Moscow & London were ramping up efforts to pull out thousands of stranded tourists from Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, after Egypt said it was too early to know whether a…


South Africa's anti-graft tzar vows to overcome setbacks

South Africa's anti-corruption ombudsman is an optimist, & perhaps she needs to be. Thuli Madonsela hopes that President Jacob Zuma will pay back public funds used to upgrade his private…


ISIL frees 37 Assyrian Christians in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIL) group has released 37 Assyrian Christians from the towns of Tal Shiram & Tal Jazira, according to a monitoring group. The…


UK Astronaut Up For The Challenge Of New Mission

Britain's first official astronaut will today stop off in London for the last time before he blasts off for the International Space Station (ISS). Tim Peake is due to launch…


French pilots who fled Dominican Republic over drug charges arrested

Two French pilots who slipped out of the Dominican Republic in mysterious circumstances after being convicted of cocaine trafficking were formally arrested & remanded in custody in France on Monday….