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Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate
Matteo Renzi has told the church to stop meddling in Italy's gay unions debate. Photo: Fillipo Monteforte / AFP

Church told to butt out of Italian gay unions debate
14 hours ago

Matteo Renzi slams Church for pushing secret vote on gay unions.

How these star-crossed lovers met their Italian Romeos
Holly and Gianluca on their wedding day in Capri.

How these star-crossed lovers met their Italian Romeos
13 hours ago

And none of them met online...

Italy-Egypt friendship on line as slain student is buried
A tribute in Cairo to murdered student Giulio Regeni. Photo: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

Italy-Egypt friendship on line as slain student is buried
15 hours ago

Many Italian believe he was killed by elements of the Egyptian security services.

How this tiny Italian town opened its homes to refugees
File photo: Refugees rescued from the Mediterranean disembark in Pozzallo, Sicily. Photo Giovanni Isolino/AFP

How this tiny Italian town opened its homes to refugees
16 hours ago

Instead of letting them languish in state-run reception centres, these Italians are welcoming refugees into their own homes.

Italian police sentenced for sleeping on the job
Photo: Nunzio Mari/AFP

Italian police sentenced for sleeping on the job
17 hours ago

The 22 officers were from Italy's flying squad...a police branch which is supposed to be particularly on the ball.

Slowdown gives Italy two trillion reasons to worry
Matteo Renzi has regularly derided what he sees as the EU's misplaced emphasis on 'austerity'. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

Slowdown gives Italy two trillion reasons to worry
17 hours ago

Italy is still struggling to recover from its longest recession since the Second World War.

Science
Italy boffins pivotal in opening new window on universe
Scientists confirmed the existence of gravitational waves on Thursday. Photo: Ligo

Italy boffins pivotal in opening new window on universe
19 hours ago

A group of scientists working in Pisa got a congratulatory phone-call from premier Matteo Renzi for their role in the discovery of gravitational waves.

The Local list
Tourist types you'll meet in Italy: which one are you?
Photo: Luca Sartoni

Tourist types you'll meet in Italy: which one are you?
20 hours ago

So are you the sort that "pushes" the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Italy probes five Google managers over tax evasion
The five managers allegedly failed to declare income and evaded tax. Photo: Justin Sullivan/AFP

Italy probes five Google managers over tax evasion
20 hours ago

The tech giant allegedly owes Italy over €227 million.

Features
Busted: five pernicious myths about dating an Italian
Forget these stale old stereotypes about dating an Italian. Photo: Alex De Carvalho

Busted: five pernicious myths about dating an Italian
2 days ago

A lot has been written about what it's like to date an Italian - and most of it is nonsense.

The Local list
Ten fantastic holidays for Italy-loving foodies
Photo: Danny Nicholson

Ten fantastic holidays for Italy-loving foodies
February 02, 2016

With our guide to Italian cookery holidays, you can plan a trip to Italy which will give you a real taste for the country.

5,000 migrant kids vanished in Italy: but where are they?
Children disembark from a boat at the Brindisi harbor, southern Italy, in September 2014. Photo: DFF/AFP

5,000 migrant kids vanished in Italy: but where are they?
February 01, 2016

In an increasingly worrying element of the refugee crisis, at least 10,000 have disappeared in Europe.

Seven Italian ways to beat the saddest day of the year
Top tips on beating Blue Monday: Italian style. Photo: Toni Birrier/Flicker

Seven Italian ways to beat the saddest day of the year
January 18, 2016

Feeling glum? You're probably not alone. We've arrived at Blue Monday - the name given to the third Monday in January which some people believe is the most depressing day of the year.

Find out why Brits can't stop laughing at failed Italian actor
Italian actor and comedian Luca Cupani. Photo: New Variety Lives

Find out why Brits can't stop laughing at failed Italian actor
January 15, 2016

Italy's Luca Cupani left for the UK at the age of 37 to become an actor. Luckily things didn't go quite as planned.

More news
Rome’s bargain homes: lucky few pay just €10 a month
The view of St Peter's from Borgo Pio, where renting from the city can cost just over €10 a month. Photo: Nicola

Rome’s bargain homes: lucky few pay just €10 a month
February 02, 2016

From a home near the Colosseum for just €25 a month to one near the Vatican for €10, some lucky tenants in council-owned property have been enjoying bargains for years in the latest scandal to emerge in the capital.

Italy PM demands EU change course on 'deadly' austerity
Renzi said austerity economics had resulted in Europe being left behind by the United States. Photo: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Italy PM demands EU change course on 'deadly' austerity
1 day ago

"Because if austerity is all you have, you die."

Jobless man burns himself to death in car at Italian market
The unemployed man killed himself at a market near Palermo. Photo: SNappa2006

Jobless man burns himself to death in car at Italian market
1 day ago

The man set himself ablaze in his Fiat Idea after sending a Whatsapp message saying 'forgive me' to his daughter.

Nastro Azzuro creator backs Japan takeover of Peroni
The Italian brand could soon be in Japanese hands. Photo: Thos Robinson/AFP

Nastro Azzuro creator backs Japan takeover of Peroni
1 day ago

Nastro Azzuro was first created in 1963.

Italian priest and HIV sufferer arrested in child sex probe
The probe was launched after the mother of a 16-year-old boy found messages on his mobile phone. Photo: Mariah Dietzler

Italian priest and HIV sufferer arrested in child sex probe
1 day ago

The prostitution network operated through social media.

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Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
AUSTRIA

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
Prison guard Angelica Magdici posing with the suspected getaway car. Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
SWITZERLAND

A female Zurich prison guard and the Syrian inmate she helped escape from his cell have probably fled to Syria, according to the guard’s husband.

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
An aerial shot shows the extent of the devastation at the crash site, where two trains ran into one another head-on on a single-track rail line just outside Bad Aibling. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
GERMANY

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing nine passengers and injuring around 80 others.

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
The instability of the era is said to be reflected in the poor quality minting and low silver content of the coins. Photo: Viborg Museum

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
DENMARK

A hoard of 700 year-old coins has been found by a group of metal detector enthusiasts in Jutland.

Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
Stock photo: Evaingesl / Flickr

Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
SPAIN

Firefighters on the Costa Blanca were called to an unusual rescue last week after a kinky sex game went disastrously wrong.

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National
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