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  • drugs Jul 17

    Italian Police Stop Shipment of Coffee Beans Filled with Cocaine

    Police in Milan’s airport stopped a suspicious shipment of coffee beans from Colombia. Upon further investigation, they found 500 beans filled with cocaine.

  • Coronavirus Mar 1

    Two Airlines Temporarily Suspend Flights Between JFK, Milan Amid COVID-19 Concerns

    Delta and American Airlines will temporarily suspend flights between Milan, Italy and John F. Kennedy International Airport amid concerns about the novel coronavirus.  Delta on Sunday said it would suspend its daily flight between JFK Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport until the beginning of May.  “Delta’s last east-bound flight from JFK to Milan will depart on Monday, March 2, and…

  • Mexico Oct 9, 2019

    Pa. Teacher Who Died From Cancer Penned Her Own Inspiring Obituary

    A Pennsylvania teacher who fought laryngeal cancer for two years penned an obituary before her death last month urging people to enjoy life and “let go of the insignificant things.” Ashley Ann Kuzma, of Beaver County, died Sept. 22 at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, according to her online obituary. The 32-year-old wrote the obituary to help “make the transition easier...

  • Los Angeles Aug 24, 2019

    Domingo to Return to the Stage Amid Harassment Allegations

    Placido Domingo returns to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. Two opera houses in the United States have canceled performances, but no European opera house has taken Domingo off the bill. Instead, some...

  • energy Jun 23, 2019

    IOC Formally Opens $145M New Headquarters in Switzerland

    The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived. “On our 125th anniversary, we clearly see what a great visionary Pierre de Coubertin was,” IOC President Thomas Bach told guests Sunday at the inauguration. “By bringing the entire world together in peaceful competition, the...

  • president Jun 23, 2019

    IOC Formally Opens $145M New Headquarters in Switzerland

    The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived. “On our 125th anniversary, we clearly see what a great visionary Pierre de Coubertin was,” IOC President Thomas Bach told guests Sunday at the inauguration. “By bringing the entire world together in peaceful competition, the...

  • head May 27, 2019

    Europe at Crossroads as Far Right Makes Big Gains in Vote

    Europeans woke Monday to a new political reality after European Parliament elections ended the domination of the EU’s main center-right and center-left parties and revealed a changed political landscape where the far-right, pro-business groups and environmentalists will be forces to be reckoned with. Turning out in numbers not seen for 20 years, voters took their concerns about immigration and security...

  • head May 26, 2019

    The Right and the Greens Gain Ground in European Elections

    Europe’s longtime political center appeared to shrink Sunday as exit polls and early results from the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades showed both the anti-immigrant far right and the pro-environment Greens gaining ground. The four days of balloting across the 28 European Union countries were seen as a test of the influence of the nationalist, populist and hard-right movements...

  • New York Mar 18, 2019

    To Curb Traffic, Cities Explore Congestion Pricing

    Some advocates want New York City to implement congestion pricing on their roadways, NBC News reported. If implemented, drivers on some of the busiest roads in Manhattan during peak hours would have to pay a surcharge; roads that usually are free would become toll roads. First adopted by Singapore in 1975, congestion pricing has slowly become a go-to solution for...

  • New York Dec 13, 2018

    A Look Inside Starbucks' Newest Reserve Roastery in New York City

    Nestled in the meatpacking district between Chelsea Market and Google’s New York offices is Starbucks’ latest Roastery. Set to open on Friday, the nearly 23,000-square-foot space is far from the typical Starbucks store. Bathed in warm light and teeming with copper features, the Roastery is a cozy haven for coffee fanatics looking to not only get their caffeine fix, but...

  • Mayor Oct 30, 2018

    70 Percent of Venice Covered in Water by Flooding

    Venice was inundated by an exceptionally high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees, killing four people. Tourists and residents alike donned high boots to navigate the streets of Venice after strong winds raised the water level 156 centimeters...

  • player Aug 18, 2018

    Italian Leader Demands Safe Roads; Bridge Death Toll Rises

    Italy’s president demanded guarantees Saturday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port city. President Sergio Mattarella spoke quietly to victims’ families before the ceremony began on Genoa’s fairgrounds. Usually reserved in demeanor, Mattarella was embraced tightly for a long moment...

  • Facebook Aug 17, 2018

    Shaken Italy Bridge Collapse Survivor Describes Plunge: ‘The World Came Down'

    One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. “It came down, everything, the world came down,” said 33-year-old Davide Capello, a firefighter and soccer player who walked away traumatized...

  • Facebook Aug 16, 2018

    Italy Hunts for Blame in Bridge Collapse That Killed 38

    As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 38, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame. Motorists, meanwhile, recounted miraculous escapes and the horror of seeing others plunge over the edge. As a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 31, 2018

    Trump Says He Would ‘Certainly Meet' With Iran's Rouhani

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with meeting.”

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 19, 2018

    Drones Carrying Handbags Kicked off the Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show

    At a recent Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion show in Milan, drones joined the usual models walking the runway.

  • Italy Mar 19, 2018

    Italian Train Derails Near Milan, 2 Dead, Many Injured

    A commuter train derailed Thursday in northern Italy, killing at least two people, seriously injuring 10 and trapping others heading into the city of Milan at the start of the work day, carabinieri police said. The Trenord train derailed near the Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of the city, halting train traffic into and out of Italy’s financial capital...

  • Germany Jan 9, 2018

    Italy, Germany Nab 160 Alleged Mobsters, Seize Assets

    Police in Italy and Germany seized 50 million euros ($60 million) in mafia assets Tuesday and arrested more than 160 people, accusing them of running a huge mob-controlled commercial and political empire involving everything from bread and wine sales to funeral services, migrant housing and garbage recycling. Prosecutors in southern Italy said the ‘ndrangheta’s Farao-Marincola clan had its hand in...

  • New York Dec 13, 2017

    From Animals to Nature to Construction: These Are Some of the World's Most Interesting Webcams of 2017

    It’s that time of year where we all start reminiscing on the past 52 or so weeks and look ahead to a brand new year.

  • Donald Trump Oct 23, 2017

    World Mayors Pledge Emissions-Free Cities by 2030

    The mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles from “large parts” of their cities by 2030. Some cities are moving even faster to reduce emissions, and the announcement Monday by leading metropolitan areas is a bid to encourage others to do the same.

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