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French abortion film wins on big night for women at Venice festival

A timely film about illegal abortions in 1960s France won the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion on Saturday, capping a strong night for women...

Bomb victim’s Afghan library trashed under Taliban

Video footage shows books pulled from the shelves, door locks smashed and pictures defaced. Four years after a Taliban suicide bombing ended...

Banderas, Cruz poke fun at film biz excesses at Venice

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas rip into their own industry with abandon in their new film "Official Competition", which left critics in stitches...

Stars return for rejuvenated Venice film festival

The Venice Film Festival opened in style on Wednesday with Penelope Cruz the first of many stars to grace the Lido's red carpet, as cinephiles...

Italy firefighters battle 500 blazes after record heat

Italian firefighterson Thursday battled hundreds of fires throughout the country's south that have killed four people, fuelled by unrelenting...

Experts eye unstable glacier within Italy’s Mont Blanc

Scientists on Italy's side of the Mont Blanc massif are constantly monitoring a melting glacier, where the risk of collapse due to rising temperatures...

Taiwan demands correction, blames China for Venice film fest name change

Taiwan on Tuesday said it has demanded a correction after Venice Film Festival organisers listed two films representing the island as being from...

Italy bans large cruise ships from Venice centre

Large cruise ships will be banned from sailing into the centre of Venice from August 1, Italy announced Tuesday after years of warnings they...

Victorious Italy return to heroes’ welcome after England victory

Italy's players were feted as heroes Monday after beating England in a dramatic penalty shootout to win Euro 2020 at Wembley and prolong the...

Six years a slave : Indian farm workers exploited in Italy

When Balbir Singh refers to his ordeal, he uses the Italian word "macello", which roughly translates as "mess" -- but it is hardly enough to...

G20 ministers set to green light global tax reform

Finance ministers from the G20 gathered on Saturday for a second day of talks in Venice, where they are expected to give the green light to a...

Global tax reform tops G20 meet in Venice

G20 finance ministers gathered Friday in Venice under tight security, with global tax reform at the top of the agenda as the world's biggest...

Global tax reform tops G20 meet in Venice

G20 finance ministers gather Friday in Venice, with global tax reform top of the agenda as the world's biggest economies seek to ensure multinational...

US urges Covid cooperation at G20 as China critical

The United States led calls at a G20 meeting Tuesday for greater global cooperation in light of the coronavirus crisis as China insisted that...

US presses allies to repatriate IS fighters

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday pressed US allies to bring back citizens arrested overseas for joining the Islamic State group, warning...

Mask-free and ‘low risk’, Italy welcomes milestone

All of Italy became a mask-free, "low-risk" zone for coronavirus Monday, marking a dramatic milestone for the first European country to be hit...

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