Capsule hotel concept a hit in Milan
27 December 2019 | 6:19 am
Cheap and cheerful capsule hotels are forever expanding from their Japanese cradle, including now in Milan where the tiny, stacked rooms are helping the Italian city cope with exploding tourist numbers.
29 Dec 2020
Milan wakes up to a thick 15 centimetre layer of snow covering the city. The main roads have been cleared by municipal vehicles but many secondary roads remain covered and the main trams heading towards the city centre have stopped. In the Villapizzone district, west of the city, the snow is causing traffic problems.
1 Feb 2021
At least nine people were killed when gunmen stormed the Hotel Afrik. The attack began in the evening with a car bomb blast at the building's entrance, and ended after a gun battle that lasted more than eight hours.
14 Feb 2021
With restaurants and cafés closed due to the pandemic, an alternative is emerging among Brussels hoteliers: transforming bedrooms into private dining rooms, so guests can enjoy an evening "as if at a restaurant" but in compliance with the law.
19 Feb 2021
Solomon Fowowe reviews Inter Milan versus A.C. Milan game scheduled for this weekend.
27 Feb 2021
Five stylists from the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion collective open Milan Fashion Week on the 24th of February with their collection. The event was pre-recorded because of Covid-19 restrictions and will air on the 24th of February.
14 Mar 2021
Milan is the centre of Italy's industrial north and one of the richest cities in Europe. But as the pandemic has battered the country, poverty rates have soared, even here. Since coronavirus swept across Italy a year ago, the line for food parcels outside Milan's Pane Quotidiano charity has grown and grown. Every day, 3,500 people turn up at the two distribution points run in Milan by the charity, which hands out surplus food it receives from a range of organisations, as well as through individual donations.
16 Mar 2021
A Chinese hotel built around a central polar bear enclosure for the non-stop viewing pleasure of its guests has opened to immediate condemnation from conservationists.
12 Apr 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
19 Apr 2021
An almost 90-year-old car that once belonged to Britain's late Prince Philip is now the centrepiece of a seaside museum in Sri Lanka. "We've tried to preserve it as best we can", says the current owner of the car, a 1935 Austin Standard 9.
23 Apr 2021
Ambulances arrive at the scene of a blast in Quetta after a bomb exploded at a top hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least four people and leaving a dozen others wounded.
3 May 2021
The Dorint Hotel Group filed a constitutional complaint over what it deems unfair treatment. Dorint says smaller firms have benefited more from government financial assistance during the pandemic.
22 May 2021
A "Stay Safe" sign lights up Taiwan's landmark Grand Hotel in Taipei to pray for good wishes and remind residents to be vigilant amid widening virus outbreak. The island has recorded more than 1,200 local infections in 5 days.
1 day ago
Jair Bolsonaro has returned to Brazil after a three-month self-imposed exile in the US to return to politics, complicating life for his successor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
1 day ago
The statement of the body's presidency was adopted only weeks after a Security Council delegation visited DRC. The eastern region of DR Congo is rife with dozens of rebel groups with conflicting goals and interests.
1 day ago
A recent report points to raccoon dogs as possible transmitters at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic. DNA samples collected at the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market in China show that several raccoon dogs were present in areas where the SARS-CoV-2 virus was found. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Shirli Sitbon looks at what the data may have revealed and why it has disappeared from data-sharing site GISAID.
1 day ago
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen touted US-Taiwan cooperation during her visit to New York. She is now heading to Central America.
1 day ago
The man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” and was freed by Rwanda last week from a terrorism sentence returned Wednesday to the United States and joined his family after being held for more than two years.