Co-pilot 'hid mental problems'


Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately crashed his plane killing 150 people, "hid" mental problems so severe that he was previously judged "unsuitable" during earlier flight training, according to media reports Friday.

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Two skiers not three dead in Val di Susa


Two off-piste skiers, one French and one Italian, died in an avalanche that slid off the Monte Terra Nera in the Susa Valley west of Turin, rescue workers said Friday. A third person is hospitalized with non-fatal injuries.

The Alps (ANSA) The Alps

Renzi like Germanwings pilot says Grillo


Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Beppe Grillo on Friday said there are disturbing similarities between the depressed Germanwings co-pilot who intentionally crashed his plane with 150 people on board and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi.



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Expo 2015

Pavilion showcases entire panorama of Italian food

'Cibus is Italy' pavilion spearheads Expo 2015

The Expo 2015 universal exposition dedicated to the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" will open May 1 in the Italian city of Milan with as many as 144 countries taking part from around the world.

Ex-Israeli president among leaders to visit event

Expo to be ready 'on time'

Italy's anti-corruption chief Raffaele Cantone has expressed confidence that preparations for the much-awaited Milan Expo 2015 will be ready in time for the official opening on May 1.

Vatican Jubilee Year to add 0.3% to economy, says study.

Confcommercio GDP boosted 0.2% by Expo

Confcommercio said Friday that Milan Expo 2015 could add as much as 2.7 billion euros to Italy's economy, or about 0.2% to GDP. As well, the Holy Year Jubilee declared by Pope Francis to begin in December should add 0.3% to GDP, the retailers' group said.

Site more than 90 percent complete, 8 million tickets sold

8 million Expo tickets sold

With just over a month to go before the curtains are raised on Expo 2015, works are proceeding apace and event organizers don't seem at all concerned with meeting what many still consider a challenging deadline.

Programme for start-ups combining food and technology

US Expo Pavilion launches programme

The US Pavilion at the Milan Expo on Friday invited entrepreneurs to participate in 'Feeding the Accelerator', a programme for companies and investors aiming to change the way food is produced, distributed, represented and consumed.

Product 'aims to valorise national identity', Coldiretti says

Milan Expo pizza created in Naples

Pizza makers in Naples on Thursday baked the first Neapolitan 'controlled designation of origin' pizza that is to be the symbol of the upcoming Expo world fair in Milan.

Cantone presents anti-corruption measures to OECD

Anti-graft chief confident Expo will be ready on time

Italy's anti-corruption chief Raffaele Cantone on Thursday expressed confidence that preparations for Milan Expo 2015 would be ready in time for the official opening on May 1.

Activity on UNESCO World Heritage list since November

'Heroic' Pantelleria viticulture at Expo

Viticulture forms the very essence of the island of Pantelleria. On the black soil of volcanic origins, over time the island's farmers have transformed the hard, bitter land into a luxurious garden.


Vehicles include 50 Fiat 500L and 10 electric-powered 500s

Fiat donates 70 'green' cars to Expo

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has donated 70 eco-friendly vehicles to the Milan Expo 2015 universal exposition, including 10 electric Fiat 500 cars, the company said Tuesday.

Initiative focuses on traditional eating, combating food fraud

Lombardy, Campania team up in Expo Med diet drive

The regions of Campania and Lombardy respectively in southern and northern Italy have teamed up to promote quality Italian food and the traditional Mediterranean diet at Milan Expo 2015, regional representatives said Tuesday.

Chinese commerce chambers delegates visit Expo site

Expo 'will boost Italy-China ties'

launch our economy and a strategic stage to nourish economic relations and cooperation between Italy and China," Milan Chamber of Commerce and Confcommercio retailers' association president Carlo Sangalli said Monday.

China-chambers of commerce

Culture minister says 'characteristic' of Italians to seem late

Franceschini says Expo will be ready

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said Monday that Milan Expo 2015 will be ready for its official opening on May 1.


Agriculture minister calls pavilion 'an emotional journey'

Martina says Expo Wine Pavilion 'discovery through 5 senses'

Italy's Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina presented the Expo 2015 Wine Pavilion at the 49th edition of Verona's Vinitaly wine conference at the weekend, calling the pavilion which will feature at the May-October world's fair in Milan "a means of discov...

Invites young fishers, farmers, food workers to Milan

Slow Food launches invite to Expo event

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) launched an open invitation on Friday to young people involved in food production worldwide for their three-day event at Milan's Expo 2015, Terra Madre Youth.

Top Italian chef Marchesi named special ambassador

Made Expo event promotes tour of world's fair site

The ongoing Made Expo architecture, design and construction fair in Milan is taking firms and experts on a tour to discover the massive location in Rho Pero hosting the food-themed Expo world's fair opening on May 1 for six months.

Among events at Italian embassy before World Fair

Italian cuisine in Washington ahead of Expo

Washington is hosting Thursday and Friday two conferences on Italian cuisine by award-winning food historian and TV host Francine Segan as part of initiatives organized by the Italian embassy ahead of the food-themed Expo world's fair opening in Milan on M...

By Italcementi with 2,000 tons of material

Biodynamic cement for Milan Expo's Palazzo Italia

Palazzo Italia, one of the buildings of the Italian pavilion at the Milan Expo world's fair, has been built with innovative material including biodynamic cement by Italian construction company Italcementi, Enrico Scalchi, who is in charge of product develo...

Tourists will not return if Italy is covered in cement, he says

Expo shd focus on environment, hunger

Slow Food President Carlo Petrini, on Wednesday, said Expo should invite people to reflect upon the dire environmental situation as well as draw attention to deaths caused by hunger and the role of multinationals that are robbing soils and seas.


For the promotion of the French food industry and tourism

Expo a big opportunity for France says Hollande

The Milan Expo represents a "big opportunity" for France too as it will be given the opportunity to showcase its culinary art along with its food industry, said French President Fran├žois Hollande while unveiling the French Expo Pavilion during a cerimony a...

'Will help fight global food insecurity'

Can't wait to visit Expo says Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "can't wait" to visit the May-October Expo Milan 2015 world's fair, Ban told Italian Premier Matteo Renzi in Rome Wednesday.