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Plan to hire 'abortion doctors' at Rome hospital sparks outcry

Plan to hire 'abortion doctors' at Rome hospital sparks outcry

A controversial move by a Rome hospital to hire two specialist abortion doctors - because the majority of Italian doctors refuse to carry out the procedure - has caused an outcry.

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Italy made easy: how to avoid bureaucratic pitfalls

Italy made easy: how to avoid bureaucratic pitfalls

Battling notorious Italian bureaucracy may be easier than you think...if you have the right resources.

 
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Why this Italian restaurant gives parents a discount for polite children

Why this Italian restaurant gives parents a discount for polite children

The restaurant owner told The Local he doesn't often see well-behaved children at his eatery, and wanted to reward the family.

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11 unique lamps that will light up your day

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

 
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Why women need to keep marching in Italy

Why women need to keep marching in Italy

After the global Women's March on Sunday, one of the organizers of the sister march in Milan explains why women marched - and need to keep marching - in Italy.

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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Vatican to showcase Jewish menorahs in ambitious exhibition

Vatican to showcase Jewish menorahs in ambitious exhibition

The menorah is an ancient symbol of the Jewish faith, and will be celebrated in the Vatican museums as part of an ambitious exhibition.

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The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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Everything you need to know about planning a wedding in Italy

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding in Italy

Two wedding planners share their tips for planning your very own Italian wedding.

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Over half a million jobs created in third quarter

Over half a million jobs created in third quarter

Over 500,000 new jobs were created in the third quarter of this year compared to the previous year, according to figures released on Wednesday by Italy's labour ministry.

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Where does Italy get its name from? Why do we call our bosses 'Lei'? Here's the weird history between five words all Italian speakers use on a regular basis.

Italy must step up reforms to tackle poverty and inequality: OECD

Italy must step up reforms to tackle poverty and inequality: OECD

Italy faces a set of daunting challenges including ramping up productivity, reducing child poverty, and addressing skill shortages.

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Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine

Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo on Thursday to raise emergency aid for the millions threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria.

 

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Italian paralympic champion targeted by Facebook sexual harassment campaign

Italian paralympic champion targeted by Facebook sexual harassment campaign

The fencer, who was named 2017 World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability', will take legal action against the anonymous online campaign.

Italy's anti-discrimination head quits over gay sex club scandal

Italy's anti-discrimination head quits over gay sex club scandal

The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office is accused of giving government funds earmarked for tackling sexual discrimination to associations which hosted gay sex parties.

Inter Milan invites French 'police rape victim' to match

Inter Milan invites French 'police rape victim' to match

The case of 22-year-old Theo, who was allegedly sodomised with a baton while being arrested last week, has sparked outrage in France.

Rome public transport strike brings city to a standstill

Rome public transport strike brings city to a standstill

As a six-day taxi strike came to an end, Rome's public transport service was hit by another strike.

Unesco bid for Italy leg of Canterbury-Rome pilgrim's path

Unesco bid for Italy leg of Canterbury-Rome pilgrim's path

Italy is to seek world heritage status for its leg of a much-tramped pilgrim's route which once linked Canterbury to Rome.

How February 15th became Italy's official 'Singles' Day'

How February 15th became Italy's official 'Singles' Day'

Did the outpourings of gooey love yesterday make your stomach turn? Then this one's for you.

Knights of Malta accept head's resignation over condom row

Knights of Malta accept head's resignation over condom row

The Knights of Malta's sovereign council has accepted its chief's resignation following a month-long power battle over condoms.

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