Austria starts border management facilities construction on border with Italy

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Austria starts border management facilities construction on border with Italy 

VIENNA, April 13 — Austria has began the construction of border management facilities at the Brenner Pass on the shared border with Italy on Tuesday despite protests from the Italian government, local media reported.

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Vienna continues record trend for hotel stays in 2015

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Vienna continues record trend for hotel stays in 2015 

VIENNA, Jan. 22 — The Austrian capital city has seen a 5.9-percent increase in the number of overnight stays at hotels in 2015 to 14,238,000, marking six consecutive years a new record has been set.

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Angara thanks FIBA for granting PHL rights to host Rio Olympics qualifier

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Angara thanks FIBA for granting PHL rights to host Rio Olympics qualifier 

MANILA, Jan. 21 – Senator Juan Edgardo Angara on Thursday expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) for granting the Philippines one of the hosting rights for the 2016 Rio World Olympic qualifying tournament.

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Hainan Airlines to launch direct flight from Xi'an to Rome

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hainan Airlines to launch direct flight from Xi'an to Rome 

XI'AN, Nov. 10 — China's Hainan Airlines will inaugurate a direct flight from Xi'an to Rome on Dec. 9 to link the starting and end point of the ancient Silk Road by air, sources with the company said at a press conference in Xi'an on Tuesday.

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Feature: Why migrants are making many Sicilian citizens anxious

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Why migrants are making many Sicilian citizens anxious 

By Marzia De Giuli

CATANIA, Italy, Nov. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — Anxiety is the unspoken sentiment many inhabitants of Catania, a port city of Sicily region in southern Italy, feel as they experience tens of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants arriving after making the perilous crossing into the Mediterranean.

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Dozens detained in Italy over migrants illegal entry

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dozens detained in Italy over migrants illegal entry 

ROME, Nov. 11 — Italian police on Tuesday arrested 41 people suspected of being part of a transnational organization involving circus owners that helped migrants gain illegal entry to Italy, local report said.

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Call for reinforcement of Tehran-Vatican ties

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Call for reinforcement of Tehran-Vatican ties 

TEHRAN, Nov. 10 — Senior archbishops of Oroumiyeh and Tehran, in separate letters, expressed hope that the upcoming visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Italy would be very helpful for all Christians of Iran.

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Roundup: Milan Expo proves a hit with visitors

October 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Milan Expo proves a hit with visitors 

By Marzia De Giuli

MILAN, Oct. 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Italians have spent 2.3 billion euros (USD2.5 billion) at the Milan world exposition, which 88 percent of them said was a positive experience, according to a survey presented Monday.

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Feature: Italian breeder transforms pig farm into Big Brother

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Italian breeder transforms pig farm into Big Brother 

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 5 — For many Italians who live in the industrial society but miss the old rhythms of agriculture, breeding via internet the pig that they will eat at Christmas time can be the right choice.

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Feature: Listening to the ordinary, special story of an Eritrean migrant in Italy

October 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Listening to the ordinary, special story of an Eritrean migrant in Italy 

ROME, Oct. 4 — Ali, 28, an Eritrean national, is just one among the thousands of migrants who successfully attempted the Mediterranean crossing into Italy as a gate of Europe. Yet his story is a special one, like the ones of many young Africans escaping from conflict and poverty.

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