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NASA signs agreement with Italy to cooperate on Artemis

NASA signs agreement with Italy to cooperate on Artemis

Italy is the latest country to sign an agreement to cooperate with NASA on the Artemis human lunar exploration program, although the details of Italy’s participation have yet to be worked out, Space News reports.  In a Sept. …

Pentagon to shift US troops from Germany to Belgium, Italy

Pentagon to shift US troops from Germany to Belgium, Italy

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlined plans on Wednesday (29 July) to take thousands of US troops out of Germany by shifting some of the forces to Italy and Belgium, ending weeks of uncertainty over US troop withdrawal strategy in Europe, …

Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

Seven countries with big (and small) population problems

A major new study published in the Lancet medical journal suggests falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century, and warns of a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies. As …

Italy: Bergamo hospital intensive care unit is covid-19 free

Italy: Bergamo hospital intensive care unit is covid-19 free

The intensive care unit at Bergamo's main hospital, Papa Giovanni XXII, is officially "covid-free", 137 days after the first coronavirus patient was rushed through its doors on 23 February, wantedinmilan.com reports. …

Ennio Morricone passes away

Ennio Morricone passes away

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, has died in Rome, Italian news agency ANSA said on Monday. Morricone, who was 91, died in hospital in Rome where he was being …

Italy reports "biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world"

Italy reports "biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world"

Italian police said Wednesday that they had seized a world record 15-ton haul of amphetamines made by ISIS in Syria. The drug, in the form of 84 million Captagon tablets, was worth about one billion euros ($1.1 billion), police said in a …

Mosquitoes do not transmit the coronavirus - Italian study

Mosquitoes do not transmit the coronavirus - Italian study

Neither the tiger mosquito nor the common mosquito are capable of transmitting the virus behind COVID-19, according to the preliminary results of a study conducted by Higher Health Institute (ISS) researchers, ANSA reports. Indeed, …

Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

Colosseum in Rome to reopen from June 1

The Colosseum in Rome will reopen on 1 June, after being closed for more than two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With over 7 million visitors a year, the Colosseum is one of Rome’s major tourist attractions. The Flavian …

Coronavirus global death toll passes 300,000

Coronavirus global death toll passes 300,000

More than 300,000 people around the world have now died globally from the coronavirus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, as the pandemic passed yet another bleak milestone. More than 4.4 million cases have also been …