Europe

Pope says marriage is between man and woman, basis of the family

Pope says marriage is between man and woman, basis of the family

ANSA - Christian marriage is that of a man to a woman and the family is based on this, Pope Francis said as he received in audience officials of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, on the occasion of the solemn inauguration of the Judicial Year "In the Church and in the world there is a strong need...

World News

Holiday trips within China surge after lifting of COVID curbs

Holiday trips within China surge after lifting of COVID curbs

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Lunar New Year holiday trips inside China surged 74% from last year after authorities scrapped COVID-19 curbs that had stifled travel for three years, media reported on Saturday. The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year...

Corporate Dispatch

Italy’s Eni signs $8 billion gas deal with Libya

Italy’s Eni signs $8 billion gas deal with Libya

TRIPOLI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Italian energy company Eni ENI.MI and Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) have signed an $8 billion gas production deal, Eni's chief executive Claudio Descalzi said on Saturday. The deal, which was signed against the backdrop of a trip by Italia...

Sport Dispatch

Russia says any attempts to oust it from global sport over Ukraine will fail

Russia says any attempts to oust it from global sport over Ukraine will fail

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that any attempt to squeeze Moscow out of international sport because of what it calls its special military operation in Ukraine was "doomed to fail." Since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine in February last y...