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Rare Italian 1941 bomber found in Adriatic
Only two Junkers Ju 87 bombers have been preserved. Junkers Ju 87 photo: Shutterstock

Rare Italian 1941 bomber found in Adriatic

A rare Second World War bomber, thought to be Italian, has been found in Croatia's central Adriatic more than seven decades after it was shot down, the national conservation institute said on Wednesday. READ  

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Italy and England unite in Totti adoration
AS Roma forward Adem Ljajic (L) celebrates with Francesco Totti after his goal. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Italy and England unite in Totti adoration

Italy and England rarely agree on football matters, but the two countries were united in saluting record-breaking striker Francesco Totti on Wednesday. READ  

Brit in bid to set Milan metro travel record
Adham Fisher will attempt to travel the Milan metro system in the fastest possible time. Photo: Private

Brit in bid to set Milan metro travel record

A British world record holder will on Thursday attempt to travel through all 103 Milan metro stations in the fastest possible time in his latest underground mission. He tells The Local what made him take up such an unusual hobby. READ  

Kercher case will reach high court in March
If the guilty verdict is upheld, authorities are expected to request Amanda Knox's extradition from the United States. Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP

Kercher case will reach high court in March

The murder trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito will reach Italy’s highest court in March 2015, more than a year after they were found guilty of killing British student Meredith Kercher. READ  

Eni managers in tax evasion probe
The alleged tax fraud at Eni amounted to over €2 million. Photo: Luca Mascaro

Eni managers in tax evasion probe

UPDATED: Eni, the Italian oil and gas giant, has pledged "full cooperation" with the authorities after it was revealed that a former marketing chief and a current manager are being probed for alleged tax evasion. READ  

Americans caught in central Florence romp
Piazza della Signoria is a tourist hotspot in the heart of Florence. Piazza della Signoria: Shutterstock

Americans caught in central Florence romp

A couple, believed to be American, has been caught on camera having sex in the heart of Florence’s historical centre. READ  

Italian police get backing for Taser gun trial-run
Taser guns may soon be used by Italian police as part of a trial-run. Photo: Taser gun photo: Shutterstock

Italian police get backing for Taser gun trial-run

Italian police may soon be able to use controversial Taser guns to diffuse violence after a parliamentary committee gave its initial backing to a trial-run on Thursday. READ  

180 Italian couples in UK 'quickie' divorce scam
The divorces of 180 Italian couples registered in British courts were declared void after officials uncovered widespread fraud. Wedding cake photo: Shutterstock

180 Italian couples in UK 'quickie' divorce scam

The divorces of 180 Italian couples registered in courts in England and Wales were on Tuesday declared void after officials uncovered widespread fraud. READ  

ITALY SPENDING CUTS
Italy's state barbers' pay trimmed...to €99,000
Italy's government barbers will have their pay capped at €99 a year. Note, the men pictured are not parliamentary workers. Barber photo: Shutterstock

Italy's state barbers' pay trimmed...to €99,000

Barbers paid to style Italy's politicians will see €37,000 shaved off their salaries, as part of government spending cuts which will cap their incomes at €99,000 a year. READ  

Fruit seller dies after setting himself on fire
The fruit and seller died after setting himself on fire. Photo: Fruit and vegetables photo: Shutterstock

Fruit seller dies after setting himself on fire

An unemployed man who set himself on fire after two police officers allegedly tried to confiscate boxes of fruit that he was selling illegally, has died of his injuries in Sicily. READ  

Features
My Italian Career
'I chose Italy because I know the culture'
Gilad Uziely (L) with a Mekomy guide in Rome. Photo: Gilad Uziely

'I chose Italy because I know the culture'

Tourism in Italy is big business, but it’s not always easy for visitors to find out how best to learn about the vast culture. As the website Mekomy expands into Italy, we spoke to its Israeli co-founder, Gilad Uziely, about how it's challenging traditional tourism. READ  

The Local List
Italy's expat tribes: What kind are you?
Do you love to sit in the piazza wistfully with your sketchbook? Shutterstock

Italy's expat tribes: What kind are you?

Whatever motivated you to move to Italy, The Local's got you sussed. From diplomacy to wine, we've picked out the top ten expat tribes in Italy. Which one do you belong to? READ  

The Local List
The world's top ten unis to study Italian
The University of Cambridge in the UK offers an Italian degree. Photo: llee_wu

The world's top ten unis to study Italian

The Local takes a look at the world’s leading universities offering Italian degrees, everywhere from California to Melbourne. READ  

Higher education
Ranked: Italy's best MBAs in English
Italy's highly-ranked business schools are in Milan and Rome. Graduation photo: Shutterstock

Ranked: Italy's best MBAs in English

Italy is casting aside its image as a monolingual country for higher education, by inviting foreign business students to study in English. The Local takes a look at the top three MBAs in the country. READ  

The Local List
Top ten: Weird Italian expressions
Il lupo nero porta fortuna. Photo: Bruce Mckay

Top ten: Weird Italian expressions

It is fair to say that when people visit or move to Italy, they will probably come across some typical sayings and Italian expressions that may sound completely out of context, and sometimes even slightly weird. READ  

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ITALIAN ECONOMY
Italy's labour reforms will boost youth employment
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi wants to make it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. Jobs photo: Shutterstock

Italy's labour reforms will boost youth employment

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s controversial labour reforms will be painful in the short-term but will eventually boost jobs, especially for young people in Italy, an economist told The Local. READ  

Ukraine crisis hits gas prices in Italy
Gas prices are due to jump 5.4 percent in the last quarter of 2014. Gas photo: Shutterstock

Ukraine crisis hits gas prices in Italy

The conflict in Ukraine will lead gas prices to rise in Italy this winter, the national energy authority has said. READ  

ITALY UNEMPLOYMENT
Youth jobless rate hits record high in August
Youth unemployment in Italy reached 44.2 percent in August. Photo: Job search photo: Shutterstock

Youth jobless rate hits record high in August

Italy’s jobless rate fell 12.3 percent in August, from 12.6 percent in July, but youth unemployment hit a record high of 44.2 percent. READ  

ITALIAN REFORMS
German minister praises Italy's reform efforts
German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles has given Italy's reforms the thumbs-up. Photo: Clemens Bilan/AFP

German minister praises Italy's reform efforts

It’s rare for Germany to compliment its debt-ridden southern EU counterpart, but German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles sprung to Italy's defense on Monday, saying it was “incredible” to see how much effort the government has already made with reforms. READ  

Cash-strapped Rome film festival sacks 'jury'
The prizes at this year's Rome's international film festival will be decided by a vote by the viewing public as organisers move to cut costs. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Cash-strapped Rome film festival sacks 'jury'

The prizes at this year's Rome's international film festival will be decided by a vote by the viewing public as organisers move to cut costs by doing away with expensive star juries. READ  

PRADA TAX EVASION PROBE
Prada chiefs in tax evasion probe
Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli are being probed over tax evasion. Photo: Christophe Simon/AFP

Prada chiefs in tax evasion probe

Troubled Italian fashion giant Prada stonewalled questions over its tax affairs on Monday after it emerged that its top two executives are being investigated for allegedly not disclosing many millions in overseas earnings to Italian authorities. READ  

COSTA CONCORDIA
Schettino's ex-lover in 'tell the truth' threat
Domnica Cemortan admitted in court last year to being Francesco Schettino's lover. Photo: Eduard Gizgu/Adevarul Chisinau/AFP

Schettino's ex-lover in 'tell the truth' threat

Domnica Cemortan, the former lover of Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino, said he has until tomorrow to “tell the truth” over the moments after the fatal cruise ship crash, or she will reveal all. READ  

Boy, 5, gets Hepatitis B from discarded syringe
The syringe was discarded in a park in Padua. Photo: Syringe photo: Shutterstock

Boy, 5, gets Hepatitis B from discarded syringe

The parents of a four-year-old boy are planning to sue authorities in Padua after the child contracted Hepatitis B from a discarded syringe while playing in a park. READ  

eBay users snub Italy’s luxury official cars
A fleet of Maseratis, formerly used by government officials, remain unsold. Screengrab: eBay

eBay users snub Italy’s luxury official cars

Almost 100 luxury official cars, including a fleet of Maseratis, remain unsold after Italian government tried to auction them off on eBay in an effort to shore-up much needed cash. READ  

Drunk driver kills brother and three others
The driver is now facing charges of multiple manslaughter. Drink driving photo: Shutterstock

Drunk driver kills brother and three others

A drunk driver in southern Italy crashed into a bar killing four people, including his younger brother and the bar owner's two sons who were sitting outside. READ  

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Fine and jail time for Nazi comments
Nazi swastika and paraphernalia. Photo: APA/Henning Kaiser

Fine and jail time for Nazi comments

A 27-year-old man has been handed a €7,200 fine and a one year prison sentence for inciting hatred and re-engagement in National Socialist activities. READ  

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells
Cows wear ceremonial bells during the desalpe at Charmey. Photo: Caroline Bishop

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells

The future of one of Switzerland’s most iconic symbols is under threat after a new study found that cow bells can damage the hearing and feeding habits of the alpine cows that wear them. READ  

Brit raped at Oktoberfest while going to toilet
Photo: DPA

Brit raped at Oktoberfest while going to toilet

UPDATE: A young Brit was raped by two men at Munich’s Oktoberfest on Saturday while he was going to the toilet. But police said crime had fallen at this year's festival. READ  

VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town
The Local's Justin Cremer returned to his home state of Iowa for this video report on Elk Horn. Photo: Shawn FitzGerald

VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town

The town of Elk Horn, Iowa has always been proud of its Danish heritage but for most of its existence, the folks back in the motherland hardly knew it existed. The Local's Justin Cremer – himself an Iowa native – visited Elk Horn in summer 2014 for this video report on what happened when a pair of Danish documentaries put Elk Horn on the map. READ  

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote
Pro-independence Catalans protest with a banner reading "Disobey" in front of a Spanish government delegation in Barcelona on Monday . Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote

Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9th, although leaders of the rich north-eastern region vowed to press ahead anyway with preparations for the vote. READ  

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge
Air France has moved to end a crippling air strike by proposing scrapping its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge

UPDATED: Defiant Air France pilots said they would continue their crippling strike on Thursday despite company chiefs proposing to scrap its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Company chiefs had called for pilots to return to work "immediately". READ  

Cops swipe smugglers of Norwegian nappies
The nappies in the picture are not the nappies in the story. Nappy photo: Shutterstock

Cops swipe smugglers of Norwegian nappies

Police in northern Sweden have arrested two individuals with a haul of over 25,000 Norwegian nappies, which they believe were destined for the black market in eastern Europe. READ  

National
Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles
A simple twist of fate led these Dylan fans to the same university. Photo: Gustav Mårtensson

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles

Five Swedish scientists have confessed that they have been quoting Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles and are running a wager on who can squeeze the most in before retirement. READ  

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