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Italy's left-wing rebels abandon Renzi for new party

Italy's left-wing rebels abandon Renzi for new party

Rebels from Italy's ruling party struck out on their own on Saturday founding a movement they hailed as a "renewal" for left-wing politics.

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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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Rome 'gladiators' fined €800 for charging tourists for photos

Rome 'gladiators' fined €800 for charging tourists for photos

Dressing as a historical character in exchange for paid photo opportunities is banned in Italy's capital city.

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7 ways to help your child adjust to life abroad

7 ways to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move?

 
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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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Don't be put off by their names - these Italian foods are actually delicious

Don't be put off by their names - these Italian foods are actually delicious

What's in a name? From 'mule testicles' to 'priest-stranglers', Italy is full of tasty foods with confusingly off-putting names. Here are ten of the most revolting-sounding dishes which we promise are nicer than the names suggest.

‘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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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.

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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Naples hospital staff skipped work for tennis, shopping, and second jobs

Naples hospital staff skipped work for tennis, shopping, and second jobs

One doctor had a colleague clock in on his behalf while he worked a second job as a hotel chef, police video footage revealed.

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$672m raised for Lake Chad famine at Oslo donor meet

$672m raised for Lake Chad famine at Oslo donor meet

Donor countries have pledged $672 million (634 million euros) in emergency aid for people threatened by famine in the Lake Chad region.

 

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Lidl staff accused of racism after locking women in recycling container

Lidl staff accused of racism after locking women in recycling container

A video of two Lidl employees tormenting women they had trapped in a recycling container has sparked debate over racism in Italy.

Italy debates fines and prison terms for people who spread fake news

Italy debates fines and prison terms for people who spread fake news

A bill which proposes imprisonment and fines of up to €10,000 for those who spread fake news has been widely criticized by experts in digital law.

Amnesty slams Switzerland’s 'illegal' treatment of migrants at Italian border

Amnesty slams Switzerland’s 'illegal' treatment of migrants at Italian border

Amnesty International has criticized the actions of Switzerland in turning back migrants at the Italian border last year, saying it acted “illegally”.

Ryanair offers to fly Pope Francis on Ireland visit

Ryanair offers to fly Pope Francis on Ireland visit

Ryanair's CEO hopes the pontiff will ditch Alitalia for the budget airline on his next trip to Ireland.

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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