Valentina Cortese, Italian screen diva, dead at 96

Entertainment News Jul 11, 2019

Valentina Cortese, Italian screen diva, dead at 96

Valentina Cortese, an Italian postwar screen diva who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar but lost out to Ingrid Bergman, died on Wednesday. She was 96. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death of the Milan-born actress in a tweet, thanking Cortese for ...

Milan-Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Olympics / Winter Olympics Jun 25, 2019

Milan-Cortina to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also included a ...

National May 20, 2019

Japanese sculptor Tomonori Toyofuku dies at 94

Tomonori Toyofuku, a sculptor known for his abstract works featuring many oval holes, died Saturday at a hospital in the city of Fukuoka, according to his assistant. He was 94. Born in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Toyofuku learned woodcarving under the late sculptor Chodo Tominaga after ...

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, ...