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G20 tackles Afghan crisis at special summit

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi hosted a special summit of the Group of 20 major economies on Tuesday to discuss Afghanistan, as worries grow about a looming humanitarian disaster following the Taliban's return to power. …

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Turin to host Eurovision Song Contest in 2022

The Italian city of Turin has won the race to become the Host City of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, having triumphed over 16 other competing bids. The Grand Final will be held in PalaOlimpico on Saturday 14 May with Semi-Finals on …

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John Kerry to embark on European tour

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will travel to Geneva, Switzerland; Milan, Italy; and Paris, France from September 29 to October 6, 2021. Kerry will engage with counterparts on efforts to address the climate …

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Berlusconi admitted to hospital in Milan - source

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to Milan's San Raffaele Hospital on Thursday evening, a source from his Forza Italia party told Reuters on Friday. "He had to be admitted for a thorough clinical …

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Italy extends state of emergency until December 31st

The Italian government has signed off on an extension to the country's state of emergency, keeping it in place until at the end of 2021. With a return to a steadily rising rate of coronavirus cases after weeks of decline, Italy …

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Italy becomes European football champion

Italy won the UEFA Euro 2020 Final defeating England in a penalty shootout. The match took place at Wembley Stadium in London in the presence of 67,173 spectators. The main time ended with the score 1:1. Luke Shaw of England scored a …

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European vaccination: from vampire castle to Salisbury Cathedral

As the vaccination campaign is gaining steam, some European nations resort to the most uncanny of places to provide people with the anti-COVID jab. Football stadiums, cathedrals, subway stations, cinemas and even the infamous Dracula’s castle in Romania are all used to attract people into getting the vaccine

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Russians looking forward to go to Italy and Thailand

A poll conducted by the OneTwoTrip service showed that Russian tourists are hoping for a speedy lifting of restrictions in Italy and Thailand. 20% of Russians expect the resumption of trips to Italy, 10% - to Thailand,  8% - to …

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Restoration of Karabakh region attracts global companies

Officials in Azerbaijan are working to restore the post-war Karabakh region and partner with foreign companies to make that happen. Companies from Turkey, Israel, Italy, and China will deploy their cutting-edge technologies in Azerbaijan’s liberated territories as part of the government’s major reconstruction campaign rolled out earlier this year. Baku will integrate the companies’ products and solutions into its “smart village” development concept, Caspian News writes

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Russia expels naval attache in Italian Embassy

Moscow has retaliated to Rome’s decision to expel Russian diplomats from Italy by declaring an Italian naval attache persona non grata, the Russian Foreign Ministry noted in a statement Monday. "On April 26, Italian …

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Italy may reopen to Russian tourists this summer 

Italy will begin accepting Russian tourists this summer as it eases coronavirus restrictions, Italian Ambassador to Moscow Pasquale Terracciano said Tuesday. Terracciano made the promise days after officials in Rome announced …

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