YuMi the robot conducts Verdi with Italian orchestra
14 September 2017 | 8:00 am
YuMi the humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves on Tuesday night as it raised its baton to conduct the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
29 Mar 2021
The Italian son of the late Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona was awarded his father's nationality at the Argentina consulate in Rome on Thursday. Footage shows Diego Armando Maradona Junior and his family arriving at the consulate. “Today was a very emotional day. I got really excited. It is a dream come true. I fulfilled a dream and I am very happy. As the days go by I will be calmer because today was a very exciting day," he said in an interview.
31 Mar 2021
Police found the fugitive hiding in the Dominican Republic after recognizing his tattooed arms in a series of cooking videos. Authorities said "the love of Italian cuisine" made it possible for them to track him down.
8 Apr 2021
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Tuesday (April 6) urged the Libyan government to ensure that the country's ceasefire is maintained and strictly observed.
18 Apr 2021
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi describes Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan as a dictator, in remarks which have inflamed a diplomatic row between Turkey and the EU. Draghi made the comments after a summit in Turkey with the EU's two top leaders in which European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen ended up without a chair.
18 Apr 2021
Against the backdrop of rock-cut tombs and sand-swept ruins, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli regales revellers in an ancient Saudi desert city at the centre of the kingdom's tourism push. Bocelli performed alongside family members at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra in the kingdom's Al-Ula governorate, a long-isolated area seen widely as an open-air museum.
17 May 2021
Rafa Nadal warmed up for the French Open with a battling 7-5 1-6 6-3 win over world number one Novak Djokovic as the Spaniard claimed a record-extending 10th Italian Open title in Rome on Sunday in the latest chapter of their rivalry.
24 May 2021
The singer for Italy's Eurovision Song Contest winning rockers Maneskin will take a voluntary drug test after denying speculation that he was snorting cocaine during the broadcast.
25 May 2021
Rocco Morabito of Italy's 'ndrangheta Mafia was arrested in Brazil, two years after his escape from a prison in Uruguay. Known as "the king of cocaine," he had escaped with other inmates through the roof of the prison.
17 Jun 2021
Italy got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a winning start in Rome on Friday, but the city is still struggling to get enthusiastic about the tournament after a difficult year. DW's Alima Hotakie sampled the atmosphere.
17 Jun 2021
Italian fans in Rome react after their national team crushed Switzerland 3-0, becoming the first side to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2020.
21 Jun 2021
Italian fans in Rome rejoice at their team's 1-0 victory over Wales in the third group match of Euro 2020.
25 Jun 2021
Prime Minister Mario Draghi stressed the independence of the Italian parliament after the Vatican asked for changes to an anti-discrimination bill that would provide added protection from hate crimes to LGBT+ people.
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Ersin Karabulut is one of Turkey's most famous cartoonists. His new autobiographical comic strip "The Anxious Diary of Istanbul" has just been published as a book here in France.
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"The most sustainable garment is one you keep for the rest of your life." Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age, says the fashion industry has been turned upside down by the #fastfashion business, but that consumers and designers can reverse the trend. "The world has been addicted to consuming, like we've been addicted to sugar. We now have to wean ourselves [off that trend] and understand that it's not necessary to constantly change our wardrobe. In the long term you actually save a lot of money," she tells FRANCE 24.
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Japan has held a state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July. Leaders and dignitaries from around the world attended the event. But there was also widespread opposition to the funeral due to divisions over Abe's legacy.
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After leaks were detected in gas pipelines at the bottom of the Baltic Sea this week, politicians in Europe and the US have been quick to blame Russia. But what does the evidence tell us?
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The key to ancient Egypt: 200 years ago, the Rosetta Stone helped solve the riddle of hieroglyphs. Coincidence played the main role in the archaeological thriller.