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The bond buying of quantitative easing "is planned until September 2016 or even longer if necessary," ECB chief Mario Draghi said Thursday, stressing the need to fully implement the asset-buying programme.

Europe can't lose face on migrants says Renzi

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Europe cannot lose face on the huge migrant and refugee emergency facing it, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said Thursday, stressing the need to save all even if they cannot all be received indiscriminately.
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Marino back to work in capital amidst criticism

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Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino returned to work on Rome's Capitoline Hill Thursday, quickly dismissing criticism over his prolonged absence from the Eternal City for a summer vacation in the United States.
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Mideast solution must respect two peoples, pope tells Rivlin

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The Vatican press office said Thursday that during Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's first audience with Pope Francis "the need and urgency to promote a climate of trust between Israelis and Palestinians were highlighted, and to relaunch direct talks to re...
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Soccer: Eder, Pellé to combine against Malta

TopNews. Italy coach Antonio Conte is banking on free-scoring Sampdoria striker Eder to help the Azzurri into Euro 2016 against Malta and Bulgaria. "If we can win both these games we'll have a foot and a half in the championships," the former Juve coach said.




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Expo 2015

Three-day event to focus on sustainable farming

'Organic Week' launched at Expo

A three-day event focused on organic farming got underway at Milan's Expo world fair on Thursday, and will address themes such as healthy soils, sustainable agriculture and farming innovation.


Hunger event to involve agriculture ministers, WFP director

U2's Bono to join Renzi at Expo in WFP event

Bono Vox, activist and lead singer for Dublin-based rock group U2, will join Italian Premier Matteo Renzi on Sunday during an event that will also involve the agriculture ministers of both countries as well as World Food Programme Director Ertharin Cousin.


Israel pavilion holds conferences on healthy eating and living

Israel is 5th worldwide for eating fruit, veggies, legumes

Israel is the fifth country in the world for per capita consumption of fruit, vegetables and legumes according to speakers at a conference held Monday at the Israel pavilion of Milan Expo 2015. Israeli consumption of junk food was reported to be relatively low.


4th for foreigners after Rome, Milan, Venice Facebook Italy says

Expo top Italy vacation destination for Italians

Expo Milan 2015 is one of the preferred destinations of foreign tourists visiting Italy this summer and the most popular among Italians holidaying in Italy, according to Facebook Italia.


Sala says planning more events in September, October

Expo head optimistic for visitor numbers

Milano Expo 2015 Commissioner Giuseppe Sala said on Tuesday he expected a positive trend in visitor numbers in September and October and that organisers were planning a series of events leading up to the end of the fair.


Volunteers pedal bikes attached to fruit shake blenders

Israel's Expo pavilion unveils 'Bike & Shake" installation

Israel's pavilion at Milan's Expo world fair has unveiled an installation that allows visitors to produce fruit shakes by pedaling on bikes that power blenders.


Dialogue opened in name of 'holiness of food' says Sala

Reps of 11 religions sign Milan Charter at Expo

The representatives of the world's 11 major religions on Tuesday signed the Milan Charter at Expo, the document that represents the world fair's real legacy.


Over 12 mn visitors since opening in May

Expo ticket sales hit 13.7 mn

Expo on Tuesday released ticket sales figures showing that 13,784,308 tickets were sold as of August 31, with more than 3.3 million visitors in the month of August alone. Since the world's fair opened on May 1, 12.


Educational program promoted with Education Ministry

'School Project' back at Expo, already 1 mn student visits

The "School Project" was back at Expo on Monday - an Education Ministry initiative in collaboration with Expo and the Italy Pavilion to promote the Expo theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".


'Italy is stronger than those who bet only on failure'

Renzi hails Expo success as fair enters final months

Premier Matteo Renzi on Monday lauded the success of Expo Milan on his Facebook page, as the world's fair enters its final two months. "The final rush for Expo is starting. Last 60 days to visit Milan and the world's fair.


Organizers announce longer opening hours

Israeli PM visits Expo amid record August turnout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised Milan Expo 2015 as "extraordinary" during a visit this week, when the event's organizers announced longer opening hours due to the growing crowds visiting the world's fair.


Health Minister Kasonde calls on investors

Zambia urges help for hunger at Expo

Zambian Health Minister Joseph Kasonde visited the Expo on the occasion of his country's national day and called on the international community to travel to Zambia and invest in the African state to help beat hunger.


Israel willing to share irrigation knowledge says premier

Expo a testament to Italy success says Netanyahu

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Expo world's fair is "a testament to Italy's success".


Stage performance at Palazzo Italia

Placido, Angiolini tribute to Satriano Gryphons at Expo

Actors Michele Placido and Ambra Angiolini paid tribute to the Gryphons of Ascoli Satriano, one of the six artworks chosen to represent the Italian artistic heritage at the Expo with a theatrical performance at Palazzo Italia.


'Extraordinary' says Israel PM

Expo a success for Italy says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Expo world fair Thursday "I am happy to be here with my wife in this situation: Expo is extraordinary, it speaks of the success of Italy and as Israel we are happy to have been among the first to commit to ...


Martina, Pasquino, Tronca also welcome Israeli PM

Netanyahu greeted by Sala at Expo

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was greeted Thursday at Israel's Expo pavilion by the world fair's commissioner, Giuseppe Sala, Farm Minister Maurizio Martina, General Commissioner Bruno Antonio Pasquino and Milan Prefect Milano Francesco Paolo T...


Educational at major cellars as Chinese wine tippling booms

Chinese sommeliers learn Italian wine secrets

The sound of Chinese is often to be heard in the most prestigious wine cellars of Italy these days due to the presence of a group of Chinese sommeliers and vintners on an educational visit aimed at learning the secrets of Italian wine.


Israeli premier arrives

Netanyahu to visit Expo Thursday

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at the Expo world's fair on Thursday accompanied by his wife Sarah, amid tight security measures.


Ten million bottles sold in first two months of Expo

Expo driving Italian wine consumption

The Expo world's fair taking place in Milan is driving consumption of Italian wines, the Wines Economic Observatory (OVSE) told ANSA Thursday.


Gulf state's pavilion among 10 most visited

2 million visit Qatar Expo pavilion

As many as two million visitors have visited the Qatar pavilion at the Milan Expo universal exhibition, officials say. The tiny gulf emirate's exhibit is among the 10 most visited pavilions at Expo.