(MENAFN - AFP) The Italian economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the second quarter, dragging the eurozone's third-biggest economy back into recession and further behind EU neighbours, data from the national statistics agency showed on Wednesday.
The contraction, which follows on the heels of a fall in the first quarter, will be a sharp blow for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government ...
(MENAFN - AFP) A US climber who tried to go up western Europe's highest peak with his two children has sparked alarm among professional guides and officials in France for what some see as "cranks" putting lives at risk on Mont Blanc.
Patrick Sweeney was with his nine-year-old son P.J. and 11-year-old daughter Shannon when they got caught in an avalanche on the mountain.
(MENAFN - AFP) At his home in central Romania with hens and turkeys wandering in the courtyard, Vasile Nica welcomes visitors who have come to hear him play a unique stringed instrument that is facing oblivion.
Under the shade of an apple tree with coffee, house wine and cakes laid out on the table, Nica starts to pluck his 80-year-old wooden cobza with a goose quill.
(MENAFN - AFP) An Argentine grandmother whose rights group has fought to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship finally found her long-lost grandson, 36 years after he was snatched from his mother.
Estela Carlotto, the 83-year-old leader of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo group, was told that her dead daughter's missing son was found after DNA ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple decided on Wednesday to drop all patent disputes outside the United States, marking a partial ceasefire in a long-running legal war between the world's two largest smartphone makers.
Both companies have been locked in a three-year battle of litigative attrition in close to a dozen countries, with each accusing the other of infringing ...