Tag: Italy

The Covid-19 outbreak: Italians rise to the occasion

Some of the original opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Erik Jones, an expert on European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and contributor for US News & World Report. We are living in harrowing times, and there...

Cruise ship with no Covid-19 infections forbidden to dock in Thailand & Malaysia now on its way to Singapore

The Costa Fortuna, an Italian cruise ship that was denied docking at both Phuket, Thailand, and Penang, Malaysia, is now on its way to Singapore, according to the Agence-France Presse (AFP). Thailand and Malaysia banned the Costa Fortuna from entry over fears of a further...

French, Italians, Swiss told not to kiss on the cheek to prevent spread of Covid-19

In certain cultures, a kiss on the cheek is a time-honoured tradition for greeting one another. But with the spread of Covid-19, this is being put to an end, temporarily at least. Both France and Italy have issued advisories telling people to refrain from kissing...

Six Germans killed as car ploughs into pedestrians in Italy

Six Germans were killed when a car ploughed into them after they left a nightclub in the Italian Alps on Sunday, emergency services said, adding that 11 others were injured. Media reports said the driver may have been drunk. The accident happened at around 1:15 am...

Tens of thousands evacuated in Italy as WWII bomb defused

Around 54,000 people were evacuated from the southern Italian city of Brindisi on Sunday as experts worked to defuse a World War II bomb, in the largest operation of its kind in the country, media said. The British bomb, one-metre (three-feet) long and weighing 200...

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

by Fiachra GIBBONS The star-studded Venice film festival opens Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker. With only two women directors out of 21 in the running for its Golden Lion top prize, campaigners have lashed the...

Plan a different Euro trip – check out these 5 unmissable holiday destinations for 2019

With the end of the year quickly creeping up on us all, it's time to start planning adventures for the new year. Let's talk about the quintessential Euro trip. Exploring this beautiful continent - whether as a backpacker or a luxury jet setter -...