Rome gives taxi drivers courses to learn manners and English

Nov 23, 2017

Rome has started classes for hundreds of its taxi drivers to teach them good manners and English.

Kosovo sets Albania's Nov. 28 independence day as a holiday

Nov 23, 2017

Kosovo government has decided to declare Nov. 28, the independence day of its neighboring Albania, as a national holiday, a move that may spark an angry reaction from Serbia

Italy puts 23 people under investigation in hotel avalanche

Nov 23, 2017

Italian prosecutors have put 23 people under formal investigation in the hotel avalanche in which 29 guests and staff died

Sicilian town had long, bloody past before "Godfather" fame

Nov 17, 2017

Corleone is a Sicilian medieval hill town whose bloody past began generations before "The Godfather" novels and films borrowed its name for a fictional Mafia don

Critically endangered Malayan tiger twins born in Prague Zoo

Nov 14, 2017

A keeper says twin Malayan tigers born in Prague Zoo have a good chance of survival, a rare success for any zoo on the European continent

Italy museums see record numbers of visitors, revenue

Nov 13, 2017

Italian museums are on track for another record-setting year in 2017 in terms of visitors and revenues, with the outdoor Colosseum in Rome and Pompeii near Naples topping the Culture Ministry's most-visited and most-lucrative list

Eataly agro-food park seeks to be industry, tourism driver

Nov 10, 2017

The man behind the Eataly Italian food empire wants to do for the high-end of Italian food what Milan Fashion Week has done for Italy's ready-to-wear industry: Create a global showcase for excellence that stimulates demand across the sector

Activist-vandal dyes water of Rome's Trevi Fountain red

Oct 26, 2017

An Italian activist has poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain, 10 years after he pulled the same stunt vandalizing one of Rome's most famous monuments

No sweat, no sport: EU says bridge card game is not a sport

Oct 26, 2017

The European Union's top court has ruled that when it comes to taxes, the game of bridge isn't a sport

"What could help me to die?" Doctors clash over euthanasia

Oct 26, 2017

"What could help me to die?" Doctors clash over when and how to approve euthanasia for the mentally ill.

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