It is arguably modern Europe's flagship ideal: the freedom to move across borders and seek a better life elsewhere. But in the Europe of Nicolas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi, and others, the privilege has its limits -- and its paradoxes. Effectively excluded, it seems, is the one group singly most identified with a nomadic and peripatetic existence: the continent's 10 million-strong Romany population.

The Italian Food and Cultural Festival, which is the Hotel’s first in a planned series of cultural and food traditions of selected countries, will expose the Ghanaian public and other nationals in Accra to Italian culinary arts; promote cultural exchange, networking, ethnic sensitivity and diversity.

Pro-Vatican politicians have complained about Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's effort to convert Christians to Islam during his visit to Italy.

A private organization has invited Italian college students to Japan in an attempt to foster cultural exchange between the two countries...The organization, which had mainly offered Italian language and cultural courses for Japanese people, invited the Italian students in a bid to promote bilateral cultural exchange.

The 73-year-old billionaire said his peculiar brand of statecraft was "based on being open to the interests of others and on friendship." He claimed his behaviour and saloon bar jokes, many of which revolve around banter about attractive young women, helped "bring down barriers" between leaders.

The complexity of European views on Turkey is often neglected, both in Europe and in the United States. European countries are currently divided on Turkey’s prospective membership in the European Union (EU), but along multiple lines.

Sister cities since 1979, Shanghai and Milan share not only strong cultural and artistic traditions but are also their country's economic and financial hearts. For more than 30 years, this relationship has facilitated cultural exchange, served as a platform to share best practices and build stronger economic links.

Pacific Palisades and Agrigento, Italy, have a couple of things in common. The Palisades has the Getty Villa, where Greco-Roman antiquities reign supreme, while Agrigento was a leading Sicilian city during the expansive reign of ancient Greece.