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2011-03-08 08:34:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from The US European Media Hub, US Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=2b219950-13b2-47de-9c49-5bd91b443d87&lr=ls American actress Jurnee Smollet-Bell talks about HIV/AIDS and empowering girls in the face of media stereotypes.

2009-10-02 14:18:31

Italian police said they used e-mail information to track down a burglar who used a victim's computer to check his Facebook account. Investigators said Friday the 26-year-old man sent Facebook messages to friends during an April break-in at a home just outside of Rome, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Friday. The man was tracked down using his e-mail information by computer experts and arrested by police.

2009-08-21 14:22:05

Officials in a central Italian town said they are asking a Rome museum to return 12th-century weapons, including armor, axes, swords, crossbows and helmets. The weapons originated from a fortress within the walled town of Gradara and were sold to Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo museum by the last private

2009-08-18 19:09:24

Film star Julia Roberts is heading to Rome this week to work on the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love, ANSA said. Roberts, who has acted on-screen only sporadically in recent years because she wanted to stay home with her three young children, is best known for her roles in the romantic comedies Pretty Woman and My Best Friend's Wedding.

2009-08-13 17:01:05

Residents of a small Italian town abandoned the euro for a single day, with local shops accepting only the former European currency, the ducat. The town of Celenza Valforte allowed visitors to exchange their euros for ducats Thursday to spend in local stalls, bars and restaurants as a means of celebrating

2009-07-30 23:08:29

A Japanese man says he does not want to cost Italian taxpayers money by accepting a free trip to make up for an astronomical bill at a Rome restaurant. Yasuyuki Yamada told the Italian news agency ANSA he and his fiancee enjoyed their trip to Italy, except for their experience at Il Passetto.

2009-07-15 15:42:50

An Italian woman preparing to become a nun is suing her ex-boyfriend to have a topless photo of her removed from his Facebook page. The 31-year-old woman, who is scheduled to take her vows at a Turin convent this fall, said the picture was taken three years ago at a Sicilian beach, ANSA reported Wednesday. The

2009-07-11 12:00:05

Italy's Senate tabled a bill to create an official registry for sommeliers after growing opposition from a group representing wine tasters, officials said. There is no need for an official registry, said Terenzio Medri, who heads the Association of Italian sommeliers.

2009-07-07 12:48:01

A magic powder sold by a German company that allegedly turns water into Chianti wine is a dubious trick, angry Italian farmers say. The Web site for the German company, Trek'n Eat, promises that its magic powder, when mixed with water, allows mountain hikers to enjoy a glass of Chianti at the summit of their climbs, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. But that's nonsense, says the Tuscany branch of farmers' association Coldiretti, reportedly asserting that the drink is a terrible copy of...

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.