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Tunisia asks Italy to extradite Bardo suspect
Flowers and messages of condolences outside Tunisia's Bardo National Museum. Photo: Fethu Belaid/AFP

Tunisia asks Italy to extradite Bardo suspect

Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, the interior ministry said on Friday. READ  

'Grexit' poses medium-term risks to euro: Italy
Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan (R) and his Greek counterpart Yanis Varoufakis speak at a meeting at the European Council, in Brussels. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

'Grexit' poses medium-term risks to euro: Italy

Greece crashing out of the euro, or 'Grexit', doesn't pose a short-term risk to the shared European currency but a medium-term one as it demonstrates that the union is not permanent, Italy's finance minister said on Friday. READ  

Italy’s ex-foreign minister wins cancer battle
Emma Bonino has overcome her battle against cancer. Photo: Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italy’s ex-foreign minister wins cancer battle

Italy’s former foreign minister Emma Bonino has overcome her battle against lung cancer. READ  

Producer warns of global Prosecco shortage
Leading Prosecco producer Bisol has warned of a possible shortage of the tipple this summer. Photo: Dinner Series

Producer warns of global Prosecco shortage

Sales of Prosecco surged last year but lovers of the Italian bubbly might want to moderate their drinking amid fears of a global shortage. READ  

Italy moves to battle rampant corruption
The bill follows scandals surrounding Italy's public works, including the Mose flood barrier project in Venice (pictured). Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Italy moves to battle rampant corruption

Italy made progress towards tackling rampant corruption on Thursday after approving a bill that will see tougher action against those convicted of fraud. READ  

Opinion
Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

Italian football chief sacked for 'lesbian' slur
Italy's footballers celebrate after defeating Venezuela in their Fifa U-17 Women's World Cup Costa Rica 2014 third-place match. Photo: Ezequiel Becerra/AFP

Italian football chief sacked for 'lesbian' slur

The president of Italy's amateur footall federation, Felice Belloli, was sacked from his post on Thursday following reports he made homophobic comments against women footballers, according to reports. READ  

First civil unions celebrated in Rome
A total of 17 gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples on Thursday signed the first civil unions registered in Rome. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

First civil unions celebrated in Rome

A total of 17 gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples on Thursday signed the first civil unions registered in Rome and called on the government to legislate quickly to make them possible across Italy. READ  

For sale on Chinese site: Italian villa for $16.4m
The property was put up for auction on Thursday on Taobao, the flagship site of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Photo: aaron tam/AFP

For sale on Chinese site: Italian villa for $16.4m

UPDATED: For sale online to a wealthy Chinese buyer: historic Italian villa, starting price $16.4 million, possibility of permanent residency thrown in. READ  

Boat migrant jihadist threat 'overblown'
Right-wing parties say that Isis militants, believed to be pictured aboved, are taking advantage of Europe's migration crisis. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP

Boat migrant jihadist threat 'overblown'

The arrest in Italy of a terror suspect posing as a boat migrant has fuelled nightmare scenarios of jihadist infiltration of Europe, but experts say the threat is overblown and attacks by homegrown extremists are more likely. READ  

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Rude Italian terms that just don’t translate
In Italian a person who is very unattractive is called a "cesso" (toilet). Toilet photo: Shutterstock

Rude Italian terms that just don’t translate

When it comes to insults, Italian is one of the most creative and expressive languages in the world. But some expressions just don’t have the same ring to them when translated word-for-word into English... READ  

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Amazing Italian homes for less than €100,000
A property in Calabria which is selling for €81,000. Photo: A Place in the Sun

Amazing Italian homes for less than €100,000

Fancy owning a stunning home in Italy for the same price as a shed in London or New York? With the weak euro, now is a good time to scour the country for a dream home. Here's our list of properties going for less than €100,000 (£72,000, US$112,000). READ  

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Six of the best rooftop restaurants in Rome
The restaurant at the top of Hotel Forum overlooks the Roman Forum. Photo: Hotel Forum

Six of the best rooftop restaurants in Rome

With summer just around the corner, there’s no better way to view the Eternal City in all its glory than from a rooftop restaurant. We’ve scouted around for six of the best. READ  

Italy in World War II
Forgotten resistance: Italian freedom fighters
On the fringes of resistance. Photo: Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza e Storia Contemporanea

Forgotten resistance: Italian freedom fighters

Most people are acquainted with at least the basic facts about the French Resistance. There are copious popular books, plays and films, and of course, the much-loved BBC comedy ‘Allo 'Allo. But few are quite so well versed on another resistance movement that played out in Europe towards the end of World War II. READ  

Italian economy
Five reasons why Italy is on the up
Italy's economy is on the path to growth. Italy economy photo: Shutterstock

Five reasons why Italy is on the up

Italy’s economy is finally showing signs of recovery after falling back into recession last summer. With the help of Christian Shultz, a senior economist at Berenberg Economics, The Local has put together some of the reasons why. READ  

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IN PICTURES: Berlusconi joins Instagram
Many of the photos feature Berlusconi's girlfriend Francesca Pasquale (L). Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

IN PICTURES: Berlusconi joins Instagram

Silvio Berlusconi has finally succumbed to the image-sharing site Instagram, posting over 60 photos in just 24 hours. READ  

Boat migrant arrest was a success: minister
Interior Minister Angelino Alfano attends a press conference on April 9th, 2015 at the Tribunal of Milan. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

Boat migrant arrest was a success: minister

Italy's interior minister said on Thursday that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success, rebuffing claims it had exposed gaping holes in the country's security net. READ  

VIDEO
Italian senator in tantrum over missed Alitalia flight
Italian senator Roberto Formigoni lambasted Alitalia over a missed flight. Photo: Gabriel Buoys/AFP

Italian senator in tantrum over missed Alitalia flight

Tempers can easily be frayed at airports, but a video of an Italian senator having a meltdown after narrowly missing an Alitalia flight from Rome has gone viral. READ  

Football
Juve to boldly go into Barcelona final: Allegri
Juventus' forward Alessandro Matri celebrates with the trophy after winning 2-1 the Italian Tim Cup final match (Coppa Italia) between Juventus and Lazio. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

Juve to boldly go into Barcelona final: Allegri

A boldly-worded message by Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has revealed the worst kept secret in Turin: the Serie A giants' confidence of a first Champions League title in 19 years is growing. READ  

Far-right party reports salon's 'racist' pricelist
Screengrab: Facebook

Far-right party reports salon's 'racist' pricelist

Italy’s far-right Northern League party has accused a hairdresser in the northern Italian city of Padua of racism for charging white customers more than black customers. READ  

Whirlpool to shed almost 2,000 jobs in Italy
Whirlpool will cut almost 2,000 jobs in Italy. Photo: Justin Sullivan/AFP

Whirlpool to shed almost 2,000 jobs in Italy

Industry Minister Federica Guidi said a plan by US appliance company Whirlpool to shed almost 2,000 jobs in Italy was “disgraceful”. READ  

Row after boat migrant arrested for Tunis attack
The attack at Tunisia's Bardo Museum left 21 people dead. Photo: AFP

Row after boat migrant arrested for Tunis attack

Italy said on Wednesday it had arrested a Moroccan illegal immigrant suspected of involvement in a deadly attack on a Tunis museum, fuelling a row over the threat of jihadists arriving in Europe by boat. READ  

Italian Cup final
Matri's cup winner keeps Juve treble alive
Juventus' defender Leonardo Bonucci holds the trophy after winning 2-1 the Italian Tim Cup final match against Lazio. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Matri's cup winner keeps Juve treble alive

An extra-time winner by Alessandro Matri kept Juventus on track for the treble as the Serie A champions ended a 20-year wait for an Italian Cup final victory with a 2-1 win over Lazio on Wednesday. READ  

'I only promote reading' writer tells sabotage trial
A supporter of Italian writer Erri De Luca (R) holds a banner saying "No Tav" outside the courthouse in Turin in January. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP

'I only promote reading' writer tells sabotage trial

Erri de Luca, the Italian writer on trial for inciting criminal damage to a controversial high-speed rail link through the Alps, told a court Wednesday he was only capable of inciting people to read or write. READ  

Match-fixing scandal
FIGC chief pledges action against 'criminals'
The president of Italy's football federation (FIGC), Carlo Tavecchio, pledged to eradicate the "criminals and tricksters" from the game. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

FIGC chief pledges action against 'criminals'

The president of Italy's football federation (FIGC), Carlo Tavecchio, pledged to eradicate the "criminals and tricksters" following the eruption of a sports betting scandal which an investigating magistrate said underlined the "sick" nature of Italian football. READ  

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Top ten places for gourmet dining in Vienna
Le Loft. Photo: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Top ten places for gourmet dining in Vienna

There are times when a Leberkässemmel from your favourite sausage stand just doesn't cut it. Perhaps you have an important date lined up - but where's the best place to splash out on for an evening of fine dining? Barbara Cação recommends ten high end restaurants in Vienna for an evening to remember. READ  

Railways rely on sheep to 'mow' grass by tracks
Photo: SBB

Railways rely on sheep to 'mow' grass by tracks

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has contracted out with 80 four-footed individuals to cut the grass in areas alongside rail tracks. READ  

Train drivers to strike from Wednesday: union
GDL members in Munich station on May 7th 2015. Photo: DPA

Train drivers to strike from Wednesday: union

Train drivers' union GDL said on Monday that members would strike on goods trains from Tuesday and passenger services from Wednesday in a long-running battle with rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB). READ  

Danish jihadists cashed in on welfare benefits
Waging jihad while collecting unemployment. Photo: Stringer/Scanpix

Danish jihadists cashed in on welfare benefits

Thirty-two Danes have collected nearly 400,000 kroner worth of unemployment benefits while fighting in Syria, it was revealed on Monday. READ  

Nuns defy Vatican to follow political calling
Television sensation Sister Lucia appearing at a campaign meeting in Barcelona on May 20th. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Nuns defy Vatican to follow political calling

A couple of Catalan nuns are defying the Vatican and even the Spanish government by throwing their wimples into Spain's political arena. READ  

French language
More English words sneak into French
A copy of the 2015 Larousse dictionary. Photo: AFP

More English words sneak into French

France's two main dictionaries have revealed some of the new words that are set to grace their 2016 editions - and plenty of them come from English. READ  

Video
Norway woman makes film about own rape
An image from the film A Tacit Consent. Photo: Screen Grab

Norway woman makes film about own rape

A Norwegian woman has turned her own experience of being raped in her sleep into a short YouTube film designed to highlight the issue. READ  

Swedish man's roar sees off charging bear
A Scandinavian brown bear. Credits: Håkan Vargas S/imagebank.sweden.se

Swedish man's roar sees off charging bear

Ralph Persson, a hunter in Jämtland, northern Sweden, scared off a charging bear by roaring at the animal as it attacked him, it has emerged. READ  

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