(MENAFN - AFP) A cluster of palm trees next to Milan's Duomo was set ablaze early Sunday as a dispute over the use of non-native plants at one of Italy's most celebrated cathedrals took on a racist tinge.
Three of the 42 trees went up in flames in the overnight attack by vandals, though only one suffered extensive damage to its trunk.
(MENAFN - AFP) More than 1,000 ultra-nationalists staged a protest in Kiev on Sunday to back a blockade between the coal-producing separatist east and the rest of Ukraine that the government has warned could cause nationwide power cuts and job losses.
Ukraine has declared a state of emergency in the energy sector over the railway blockade, which was launched in late January ...
(MENAFN - AFP) French automaker PSA has pledged to keep Opel plants in Germany running if a planned merger goes forward, and to refrain from layoffs until at least 2019, a newspaper report said Sunday.
PSA, the parent company of France's Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has confirmed it is interested in taking over Opel, the German arm of US giant General Motors.
(MENAFN - AFP) At the 18th-century Spode pottery works in Stoke-on-Trent, start-up artisans like 22-year-old Emma Price are moving into abandoned buildings and breathing new life into a once-mighty industry.
The 10-acre (four-hectare) site in the heart of the Staffordshire city in central England whose name worldwide is synonymous with pottery has become a creative hub that ...