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Turkey and Italy eyeing $30B trade volume

Turkey and Italy are aiming to reach a bilateral trade volume of $30 billion from the current $20 billion, Turkish trade minister Ruhsar Pekcan said. Italy is an important trader partner serving as the third-largest export destination …

Azerbaijani and Italian FMs hold phone talks

Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Italy, Jeyhun Bayramov and Luigi Di Maio held a telephone conversation, according to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's press service. The ministers discussed the latest situation in the …

Europe on lockdown

Countries across the continent weighing-up strong restrictions to stem rising infections. Analysis by the British government’s advisers found the second wave of Covid-19 may cost more lives than the first, The Week writes in the article  Where in Europe is heading for a second lockdown - and will the UK follow? 

Cavusoglu urges Armenia to abandon its expansionism

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged the Armenian authorities to abandon their expansionism. Addressing the Upper Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in an interview with Italian news agency Agenzia …

NASA signs agreement with Italy to cooperate on Artemis

Italy is the latest country to sign an agreement to cooperate with NASA on the Artemis human lunar exploration program, although the details of Italy’s participation have yet to be worked out, Space News reports.  In a Sept. …

Pentagon to shift US troops from Germany to Belgium, Italy

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlined plans on Wednesday (29 July) to take thousands of US troops out of Germany by shifting some of the forces to Italy and Belgium, ending weeks of uncertainty over US troop withdrawal strategy in Europe, …

Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

A major new study published in the Lancet medical journal suggests falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, and warns of a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies. As …

Ennio Morricone passes away

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, has died in Rome, Italian news agency ANSA said on Monday. Morricone, who was 91, died in hospital in Rome where he was being …

Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

The Colosseum in Rome will reopen on 1 June, after being closed for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With over 7 million visitors a year, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s major tourist attractions. The Flavian …