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Gay tourism a 2.7-mn-euro industry in Italy
Wednesday, May 21TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, May 21 - Gay tourism rakes in 2.7 million euros annually in Italy, with the average gay tourist spending 1,070 euros per trip. The data was unveiled Wednesday at a presentation in Rome of the Expo Turismo Gay trade fair, scheduled Friday through Sunday in front of the Colosseum...
(ANSA) - Brindisi, May 21 - The Italian defence minister on Wednesday said two Italian marines held in India in the deaths of two fishermen two years ago should not be judged in that country. "This government says emphatically that our two marines can not be judged in India, because they are...
Probe into Biagi's death opened
Wednesday, May 21TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Bologna, May 21 - Bologna prosecutors have opened a probe into suspicions officials may have failed to take action to prevent the murder of labour ministry aide Marco Biagi by Red Brigades terrorists in March 2002, ANSA sources said Wednesday. The prosecutors are trying to establish...
(ANSA) - Rome, May 21 - The fight for better conditions for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) received a boost Wednesday when a charter of rights produced by the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Association (Aism) was signed by Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin. The charter aims to raise awareness of...
(ANSA) Vatican City, May 21- Pope Francis's whirlwind pastoral visit to the Holy Land this week will bring "joy and comfort" to embattled Middle East Christians and will encourage dialogue and peace in the "particularly troubled" region, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro...
Chinese, Russian naval forces gather for drill
Wednesday, May 21TH, 2014 by
(People's Daily Online) - Beijing, May 21 - The naval forces of China and Russia are scheduled to conduct the "Joint Sea-2014" drill in the northern waters and aerial space of the East China Sea from May 20 to 26. The navy of China sent three guided missile destroyers, Zhengzhou, Harbin and...
(ANSA) - Rome, May 21 - The American Academy in Rome celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous headquarters on Wednesday with the unveiling of an exhibition devoted to its building's designers. Building an Idea: McKim, Mead & White and the American Academy in Rome, 1914-2014 looks at the...
(ANSA) - Lugano, May 21 - President Giorgio Napolitano said the public and observers should not be too shocked by the insults being thrown ahead of hotly contested elections for the European Parliament. "In Italy, serenity would be useful," Napolitano said during an official visit to...
(ANSA) - Milan, May 21 - The spread between interest rates on Italian 10-year bonds and their German counterparts on Wednesday slipped back under 180 basis points, to 179.3, after touching nearly 200 earlier in the day. The spread between lending rates in the two countries is an important...
(ANSA) Brussels, May 21 - Italy will "do all it can" to carry out EU-funded restoration of the Roman ruins at Pompeii within time limits agreed with Brussels, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Wednesday. "This is a very complicated situation, with many years of delays,"...

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