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Japan, Britain and Italy have made headway in their joint next-generation fighter aircraft project, with industry officials saying that the partners are close to completing the aircraft’s conceptual design phase.
Feb 26, 2024
Japan joint fighter program gains steam as firms zero in on conceptual design
The completion of the conceptual design phase will allow Japan, Britain and Italy to move to the next stage of the program next year.
France's Matthis Lebel carries the ball against Italy during their Six Nations match in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France, on Sunday.
Feb 26, 2024
France coach Fabien Galthie denies talk of crisis after close call against Italy
Galthie's side was hammered by Ireland in the tournament opener before edging Scotland earlier this month.
Italy's Ange Capuozzo in action with Ireland's Craig Casey at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Feb. 11.
Feb 20, 2024
Capuozzo defends Italy's place in Six Nations ahead of France test
Italy heads to Lille on Sunday to play France, facing the possibility of earning another Six Nations wooden spoon.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speak after a Japan-Italy bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 6, 2024
Japan and Italy PMs agree to join hands for success of G7 summit
Kishida and Meloni also reconfirmed their cooperation in supporting Ukraine, which has been under Russian invasion for the past two years.
Ground Self-Defense Force troops participate in a joint military drill and demonstration with the U.S., British, Canadian, German and other countries' militaries in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, on Jan. 7.
Feb 5, 2024
The Rosetta Stone to decipher Japan's new security deals
Japan has already signed several agreements this year that, together with previous ones, form a dense web of security pacts — one worth untangling.
Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the Italy-Africa summit in Rome on Monday
WORLD / Politics
Jan 30, 2024
Overwhelmed by debt, Italy sells stake in Post Office 'crown jewel'
The government has a long way to go to reduce its debt, which currently amounts to 140.2% of GDP.
A placard reads, "deport AFD now," during nationwide protests against racism and plans of Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AFD) party to deport foreign nationals, in Bonn, Germany, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 24, 2024
'Sharp right turn' projected for EU elections
The report, by the European Council on Foreign Relations, confirmed other polls suggesting far-right parties will make big inroads in the EU elections in June.
AC Milan's Mike Maignan and Olivier Giroud after the team's match against Udinese. Fans in Udine, Italy, aimed racist chants at Maignan during the match, which was temporarily halted due to the abuse.
Jan 21, 2024
FIFA boss condemns 'abhorrent' racism during games in Italy and England
The head of the world governing body said there was no place for discrimination of any kind in soccer or broader society.
Passengers walk past a sign directing them to specific lines for EU and non EU passports as they arrive at Dublin Airport in Ireland in September 2019.
WORLD / Society
Jan 11, 2024
These are the world’s most powerful passports in 2024
A decade ago, the two countries shared the top spot, but comparing this year’s list to the 2014 ranking reveals some other major shifts.
Surgeon Paolo Titolo speaks with health care worker Marcello Gaviglio, 55, who underwent a nerve transplant from his amputated foot in an effort to restore movement in his paralyzed hand in the city of Turin, Italy, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 28, 2023
Italian man undergoes nerve transfer from amputated leg to hand
The man suffered serious injuries to his brachial plexus, which connects to the spinal cord, leaving him unable to use either of his hands.
Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, speaks during a news conference ahead of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Dec. 4.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
Five elections in 2024 that will shape the global order
With half the world heading to the polls in 2024, and some 30 countries electing a president, here are five key elections to watch.
Defense ministers from Japan, the U.K. and Italy hold a meeting at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo on Thursday.
Dec 14, 2023
Japan’s next-gen fighter project with U.K. and Italy hits milestone
The three countries agreed to establish an intergovernmental organization, divide up work share and set out the roles of each partner.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni
WORLD / Politics
Dec 7, 2023
Italy withdraws from China's Belt and Road initiative
The long-expected decision was quietly communicated to Beijing three days ago without any official announcement.
People watch fireworks and a light show as Saudi Arabia celebrates winning its bid to host the World Expo 2030, in Riyadh on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 29, 2023
Saudi Arabia edges out Italy and South Korea to host 2030 world fair
The win will likely help deliver on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious plans to wean the country off of its oil dependency.
Jannik Sinner lifts the trophy after helping Italy defeat Australia in the Davis Cup final in Malaga, Spain, on Sunday.
Nov 27, 2023
Jannik Sinner carries Italy to Davis Cup title over Australia
Italy won the Davis Cup for the first time in 47 years.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara speaks with reporters at the Defense Ministry on Monday evening after holding a teleconference with his British and Italian counterparts.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
Japan joint fighter development group planned for fiscal '24
The 'control tower' will oversee the countries’ requirements for the joint development of the fighter by 2035.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma celebrates at the final whistle of the Euro 2024 Group C qualifying match between Ukraine and Italy at the BayArena Stadium in Leverkusen, Germany, on Monday.
Nov 21, 2023
Italy reaches Euro 2024 after tense 0-0 draw with Ukraine
The Italians ended six points behind England, who had sealed qualification after beating Italy 3-1 at Wembley in October.
Italy Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni
WORLD / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Giorgia Meloni defied doubters to survive a year in Italy. Now it gets harder.
The far-right label applied to Meloni for most of her career may be too simplistic for a politician who demonstrates flexibility and pragmatism.
An artist's rendition of a next-generation fighter jet to be jointly developed by Britain, Italy and Japan
Oct 18, 2023
Japan considers allowing exports of fighter jets to third nations
The government has clarified its position that it would be "desirable" to lift a ban in place on such exports.
Police officers work after a operation against a deadly shooting suspect, in Schaerbeek, Brussels, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Oct 18, 2023
Brussels attack underlines challenges for new EU migration pact
Monday's shooting came at a time of heightened concerns across Europe linked to the Israel-Hamas war and alarm over increasing arrivals of migrants.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves