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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is welcomed by Italian leader Giorgia Meloni on the first day of the Group of Seven summit in the Italian resort of Borgo Egnazia on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 15, 2024
Japan and Italy agree to beef up defense and diplomatic cooperation
Japan and Italy have agreed on a plan to deepen cooperation over the next three years in key areas such as diplomacy, defense and trade.
Pope Francis and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida talk ahead of a Group of Seven session on artificial Intelligence, energy, Africa and the Mediterranean on the second day of the G7 summit in Borgo Egnazia, Italy, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 15, 2024
G7 agree on AI code of conduct and joint initiatives for Africa
The bloc also agreed to build a common framework to combat illegal migration, with the aim of cracking down on human trafficking.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-leaders Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla react to results after the polls closed in the European Parliament elections in Berlin on June 9.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 13, 2024
How the far right gained traction with Europe's youth
In short, being more proficient than their mainstream counterparts in young voters' preferred channels of communication — apps such as TikTok, YouTube and Telegram.
Germany's Toni Kroos during a friendly against the Netherlands on March 26
Jun 13, 2024
Germany braced for Euro 2024 kickoff with France and England favored
The hosts will be looking to make a surprise run on home soil despite the apparent strength of the French and English sides.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends a news conference in Berlin on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
EU centrists work to build coalition after far-right parties gain in vote
The rightward shift may make it tougher to pass new legislation to respond to security challenges, climate change or industrial competition from China and the U.S.
The Dior investigation focused on four suppliers employing 32 staff who worked in the surroundings of Milan, two of whom were immigrants in the country illegally while another seven worked without the required documentation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2024
LVMH's unit put under court administration in Italy over labor exploitation
A probe alleged that the Italian subsidiary, which makes Dior-branded handbags, had subcontracted work to Chinese-owned firms that mistreated workers.
People walk in front of a BYD Auto company and Autotorino store in Milan on March 20.
Jun 10, 2024
European nations compete for Chinese EV factories as EU weighs tariffs
Chinese EV makers want to set up in Europe to build their brands and save on shipping and potential tariffs.
Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni speaks following the announcement of the partial results of the European Parliament elections, in Rome on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Italy's PM Meloni comes out on top in EU vote, strengthening her hand
With 96% of the ballots counted, Meloni's Brothers of Italy won 28.8% of the vote, more than four times what it took in the last EU election in 2019.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban applauds after the announcement of the partial results of the European Parliament and municipal elections, in Budapest on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains
Their election wins reflect a rising trend in the West to turn toward more far-right alternatives.
A rendering of the next-generation fighter jet to be jointly developed by Japan, Britain and Italy
Jun 6, 2024
Japan approves international treaty on next-generation fighter jet
Japan regards the envisioned aircraft as the successor to the Air Self-Defense Force's F-2 fighter.
President of the French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National-RN) party Jordan Bardella and Marine Le Pen, parliamentary party leader of the French far-right National Rally, attend a political rally to launch the party's campaign for the European elections, in Marseille, France, on March 3.
Jun 4, 2024
A surging hard right stumbles over its own divisions
Immigration is an issue that has laid bare the contradictions for nationalist parties of trying to forge an international alliance.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni ahead of her meeting with Mohammed Mustafa, Palestinian Authority prime minister, at the Chigi Palace in Rome on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
May 29, 2024
Once ostracized, Italy's Meloni is now center stage in Europe
If Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni backs center-right European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for a second term, expect the Italian leader's influence to grow.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) at a trade fair in Hannover Messe, in Hanover, Germany, on April 22
BUSINESS / Companies
May 28, 2024
Amazon in talks with Italy to invest billions of euros in cloud plan, sources say
AWS launched its first cloud region in Italy in 2020 as part of a plan to invest €2 billion ($2.2 billion) by 2029.
A police officer handles money seized during an operation against 'Ndrangheta in this photo taken at an unknown location in Italy on Sept. 6.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
May 8, 2024
Italy's mafia forgoes extortion, turns to white-collar crime
With extortion rackets falling out of fashion and murders largely frowned upon by the godfathers, Italy's mafia is venturing into white-collar crime.
Jordan Bardella, President of the French far-right National Rally party, gestures he attends a political rally during the party's campaign for the European elections in Perpignan, France, on May 1.
WORLD / Politics
May 6, 2024
Just how dangerous is Europe’s rising far right?
Anti-immigration parties with fascist roots — and an uncertain commitment to democracy — are now mainstream.
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas
OLYMPICS / Athletics
May 5, 2024
U.S., Italy and Japan among 4x100 meter teams to qualify for Paris Olympic relays
Reigning Olympic 100 m gold medalist Marcell Jacobs helped Italy qualify for the 4x100 relays at the Paris Olympics.
Sicily and organized crime have been synonymous since at least the 19th century. The island's mafia infiltration is extending beyond violence, manifesting in subtle economic coercion and sophisticated tax evasion schemes.
Apr 23, 2024
Sicily's mafia is expanding its white collar crime
Economic inequality fuels mafia exploitation, with wealthy enclaves thriving while impoverished areas provide fertile ground for criminal activity.
Since launching in 1961, the iconic Salone del Mobile furniture fair has firmly established Milan’s status as a leading force in the global design world
LIFE / Style & Design
Apr 18, 2024
Salone del Mobile’s Maria Porro: ‘Italy and Japan share many things’
Maria Porro became the leading global design fair's first female and youngest-ever president when she was named to the position in 2021.
The remains of an Iranian rocket booster near Arad, Israel, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Wars set to dominate G7 foreign ministers talks as calls for peace go unheard
A unified front between Western powers has not been enough to bring peace either to Ukraine or the Middle East.
Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni attends a European Union leaders summit in Brussels on March 22.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 29, 2024
Meloni-Le Pen rift mars far right's prospects of wielding EU power
Divisions within Europe's nationalist right that may stymie efforts to wield power at an EU level despite record support.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan