Traditional dried daikon bound for Milan expo

| Apr 20, 2015

Traditional dried daikon bound for Milan expo

Kanboshi daikon, radish preserved using a traditional freeze-dried technique from the town of Kamioka in Hida, Gifu Prefecture, will be showcased in Expo Milano 2015, the next Universal Exhibition to be held in Milan, Italy, from May 1 to Oct. 31. The daikon will ...

Apr 20, 2015

Migrant crisis prompts Italy call for emergency EU summit

Italy on Sunday called for an emergency summit of European Union leaders following the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Rome would be seeking the extraordinary meeting after up to 700 people were feared to have drowned when ...

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

Apr 15, 2015

Shipwreck off Libya claimed 400 migrants, survivors say

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year. The boat, carrying about 550 migrants in total, ...

1,500 migrants adrift in Mediterranean rescued by Italy in one day

Apr 6, 2015

1,500 migrants adrift in Mediterranean rescued by Italy in one day

Some 1,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy in five different boats were rescued in one day, Italian coast guard officials said Sunday. Four coast guard vessels and an Italian navy ship intervened Saturday to save three large boats carrying migrants off ...

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

Italy plates up Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO listing

Mar 27, 2015

Italy plates up Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO listing

Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian media reported late Thursday. The Italian National Commission for UNESCO decided to recognize “the art of Neapolitan pizza makers” in tribute to their culinary skills. The list ...