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Olympics Mar 30, 2018

Milan, Turin to present joint bid for 2026 Games

Milan and Turin are to present a joint bid for the 2016 Winter Olympics, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) said on Thursday. CONI sent a letter of intent to the International Olympic Committee on Thursday outlining the candidacy plans by the two cities situated 145 ...

World Dec 25, 2015

Choking on smog, Rome and Milan issue no-car day edicts

Rome and Milan have ordered no-car days next week to combat pollution, which has hit unhealthy levels for weeks mainly because no rain has fallen to wash away the smog. A six-hour ban on cars this Monday and Tuesday was announced by Rome on Thursday, ...

At 122 meters, Milan expo baguette bags Guinness length record

World Oct 19, 2015

At 122 meters, Milan expo baguette bags Guinness length record

A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World's Fair as the longest in the world. Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours Sunday to bake the French bread characterized by its soft ...

Safety of Fukushima-produced foods emphasized at Milan expo

National Oct 12, 2015

Safety of Fukushima-produced foods emphasized at Milan expo

A campaign began at the Japan Pavilion of the food-themed world expo in Italy on Sunday to demonstrate to visitors that food from Fukushima Prefecture is safe despite a nuclear disaster there in 2011. During the four-day campaign which ends Wednesday, samples of local foods, ...

World Aug 1, 2015

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in British plane crash

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for the Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British police ...