Home Secretary Says Britain Will Not Accept Economic Migrants from Africa

Home Secretary Says Britain Will Not Accept Economic Migrants from Africa Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has said Britain will not join in a Europe-wide initiative to resettle African migrants crossing the Mediterrean to enter Europe. She further indicated that some of these migrants should be forcibly returned to their countries of disembarkation.
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Dolce and Gabbana in court over tax charges

Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana accused of not paying taxes on royalties of about €1bn (£860m) in high profile caseFashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana should be jailed for two and a half years for alleged tax evasion, a Milan prosecutor said on Wednesday.Dolce and Gabbana are accused of not paying taxes on royalties of […]
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McDonald’s ‘Italianised’ menu: the future of fast food?

As we discovered last week in Italy, the company likes to to localise its menu. Can global chains ‘do’ regional specialities?Local, regional and artisan: these words have all become a part of our modern culinary vocabulary. They are choices that are made for a number of reasons – belief in authenticity, and the feelgood factor […]
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Italian machines reject euro

Fresh money troubles for Italy as outdated vending machines spit out 90% of new ‘anti-forgery’ €5 notesIn the grip of its longest recession and battling problems from soaring youth unemployment to bank credit stagnation, the eurozone has more than enough to worry about as it is.But now there are reports of a fresh and rather […]
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Sacré bleu! French holidays lose appeal for Britons

Visitor numbers slump by a fifth in four years, but Spain, Belgium, Italy and Norway all see a riseFrom Henry V to Peter Mayle, Britons have long been invading France with enthusiasm in order to claim a small corner of it for themselves.But figures published by the Office for National Statistics suggest that the nation’s […]
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Queen’s trip to Italy in doubt

Royal visit to Rome may be cancelled after Queen pulls out of St David’s Day celebrations as she recovers from gastroenteritisThe Queen’s royal engagement to Italy next week is still in doubt as she continues to recuperate from symptoms of gastroenteritis.The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to travel to Rome for a […]
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