A small plane crashed into an empty building in the outskirts of Milan on Sunday, and its six passengers and two crew members all died, the Italian authorities said. Police authorities said that on board were three Romanian, two French, one Canadian and two Italian citizens, but declined to revealContinue Reading

Leonardo Del Vecchio, the Italian multibillionaire who rose from Dickensian poverty to build a globe-straddling behemoth that helped transform the stodgy, fragmented eyeglass industry into a fashion-oriented business, died on Monday in Milan. He was 87. His death was announced by the company, now called EssilorLuxottica. No cause was given.Continue Reading