Venice nets $2.2 million in day-tripper tax pilot

FAN Editor

VENICE, Italy — Venice on Sunday wrapped up a pilot program charging day-trippers an entrance fee, more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) richer and determined to extend the levy, but opponents in the fragile lagoon city called the experiment a failure. Several dozen activists gathered outside the Santa Lucia […]

China, Russia start joint naval drills

FAN Editor

China and Russia’s naval forces have kicked off a joint exercise at a military port in southern China on Sunday, official news agency Xinhua reported, days after NATO allies called Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine BEIJING — China and Russia’s naval forces on Sunday kicked off […]