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Sport hero Cannavaro probed over tax fraud
Fabio Cannavaro led Italy to glory in Germany in 2006. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Sport hero Cannavaro probed over tax fraud

Italian World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is under investigation for a suspected major tax fraud, the country's financial police announced on Wednesday. READ  

Woman suffers racist 'Ebola' attack in Rome
The woman was helped by a group of people waiting at a bus stop. Bus photo: Shutterstock

Woman suffers racist 'Ebola' attack in Rome

A Guinean woman has been attacked on a Rome bus and accused of having the deadly Ebola disease, which has recently hit West Africa, Italian media reported on Wednesday. READ  

VIDEO
Semi-clad tourists dance in priceless fountain
The six French tourists were fined €269 each for their Dolce Vita-style bathing session. Screengrab: YouTube/Анастасия Потапенко

Semi-clad tourists dance in priceless fountain

A group of French tourists have been fined after they were caught dancing semi-naked in a priceless fountain in Rome’s Monti district. The whole scene was caught on camera. READ  

Sweet treat for Pope in Swiss Guard recipe book
David Geisser, 24, joined the elite Vatican security corps a month ago. Photo: David Geisser

Sweet treat for Pope in Swiss Guard recipe book

From an Argentinian dessert that translates as "milk candy" to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican's famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favoured by popes. READ  

China brings business to crisis-hit Italy
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (L) speaks with China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang during the tenth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in October. Photo: Daniel Dal Zennaro/AFP

China brings business to crisis-hit Italy

Centuries after Marco Polo showed how it was done, Italy is once again knocking on China's door. But rather than Italians going to China, today's pioneers are Chinese entrepreneurs heading to Italy in search of a holistic remedy for its economic ailments. READ  

Football
Verona sanctioned over Muntari racism abuse
AC Milan's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari. Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP

Verona sanctioned over Muntari racism abuse

Verona became the first Serie A club this season to be sanctioned for racism after fans in the south stand of the Bentegodi stadium targeted AC Milan's Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari with abuse. READ  

Cool Italian scientists break world record
Absolute zero - considered the lowest possible temperature - is -273.15 Celsius. Temperature photo: Shutterstock

Cool Italian scientists break world record

An Italian lab has cooled a cubic metre of copper to within a tiny fraction of "absolute zero", setting a world record, the National Nuclear Physics Institute said on Tuesday. READ  

Italian police discover €1.7 bn corporate fraud
Photo: Guardia di Finanza

Italian police discover €1.7 bn corporate fraud

UPDATED: Italy's financial police on Tuesday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting to defraud the state out of €1.7 billion ($2.2 billion) of tax. READ  

Immigrant kids to get language lessons
Education Minister Stefania Giannini described linguistic inclusion as "fundamental". Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

Immigrant kids to get language lessons

Italian language lessons will be introduced for immigrant children in schools, a “fundamental” move to promote integration, Education Minister Stefania Giannini said on Tuesday. READ  

Italy's €20m tourism site boss quits over pay
Screengrab: Italia.it

Italy's €20m tourism site boss quits over pay

The director of the tourism promotion website Italia.it has resigned, saying that he has no been paid for months despite the project costing €20 million, Italian media reported on Tuesday. READ  

Features
Quiz
Test your Italian history with The Local's quiz
Italian history: Shutterstock

Test your Italian history with The Local's quiz

Italy is home to some of the world’s most iconic monuments and is the birthplace of a long list of artists, inventors and composers...but how well do you know its history? READ  

The Local List
Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy
German novelist Thomas Mann was struck by the "flattering and suspect beauty" of the city of Venice. Venice photo: Shutterstock

Top ten: Famous quotes about Italy

Italy has been a source of inspiration for many a traveller over the centuries. From Lord Byron to George Clooney, here are ten quotes about the country from some of the peninsula’s most famous visitors. READ  

My Italian Career: Lawyer
'Accept that you're not doing this for the money'
Julia Holden is a lawyer with Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati in Milan.

'Accept that you're not doing this for the money'

British lawyer Julia Holden has worked in Italy for over 20 years. She talks to The Local about the challenges of being a foreign lawyer and what it takes to land a role in Italy. READ  

Analysis
Why Milan uni's English switch opened minds
Rector Giovanni Azzone (L) and Professor Michela Arnaboldi are firm supporters of teaching in English. Photos: Politecnico di Milano

Why Milan uni's English switch opened minds

Milan's elite Polytechnic University was hit with an onslaught of criticism in 2011 when it said all its masters courses would be taught in English. The Local went on campus to find out how professors and students are adapting to the innovative move. READ  

The Local List
Ten 'rude' Italian phrases you can get away with
Annoyed person: Shutterstock

Ten 'rude' Italian phrases you can get away with

In this week's Local List, we offer you a round-up of some of the most common 'rude' Italian expressions you can just about get away with in any social situation — even with your in-laws. READ  

More News
European court slams Italy over boat migrants
Italy was wrong to send people arriving illegally by boat back to Greece, the court said. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

European court slams Italy over boat migrants

Italy put boat migrants at risk by sending them to Greece, from where they could have been returned to their dangerous home countries, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday. READ  

Right-wing party saves Grillo's EU alliance
Beppe Grillo's Five Star Movement is part of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Right-wing party saves Grillo's EU alliance

Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement has joined up with a controversial right-wing Polish party, whose leader has been criticized for his views on the Holocaust, to stop its European Parliament alliance from crumbling. READ  

Sardinian priest issues skirt guidelines
Parishioners risk being thrown out of the church if they flout the priest's guidelines. Skirt photo: Shutterstock

Sardinian priest issues skirt guidelines

A priest in Sardinia has become so exasperated by his parishioners' dress sense that he has issued picture guidelines on the lengths of ladies’ skirts. READ  

VIDEO
Singing nun picks Like a Virgin for debut album
Sister Cristina describes her version of Like a Virgin as "more like a secular prayer than a pop song.” Screengrab: sistercristinaVEVO/YouTube

Singing nun picks Like a Virgin for debut album

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the singing nun who became a pop sensation after appearing on The Voice Italy which she won earlier this year, has released a cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin, which will feature on her upcoming album. READ  

Italy gives €50 million to fight Ebola disease
Ebola Liberian health workers at a treatment centre on October 18th. Photo: Zoom Dosso/AFP

Italy gives €50 million to fight Ebola disease

The Italian government will contribute €50 million to an EU fund set up to fight Ebola, following an outbreak which has so far claimed over 4,500 lives, Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said on Monday. READ  

Rome jobs march
Up to a million to march for jobs creation in Rome
Workers protest in Rome in June 2013. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Up to a million to march for jobs creation in Rome

Up to a million protesters will descend on Rome on Saturday to call for job creation and greater investment in the economy, the secretary general of union CGIL said on Monday. READ  

Lazio's Keita crashes Lamborghini in Rome
Keita Baldè Diao (R) walked away from the accident unhurt. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Lazio's Keita crashes Lamborghini in Rome

Lazio footballer Keita Baldé Diao on Monday morning crashed his Lamborghini sports car into a bridge in central Rome. READ  

Italy tax-breaks could be 'a costly flash in the pan'
Italy is planning €18 billion worth of tax cuts as part of its 2015 budget. Taxes photo: Shutterstock

Italy tax-breaks could be 'a costly flash in the pan'

UPDATED: Italy’s planned tax incentives risk being "a costly flash in the pan”, an economist told The Local, as the country’s finance minister said on Monday that the measures could create 800,000 jobs. READ  

Sereni tipped to be Italy's new foreign minister
Marina Sereni is currently the vice president of Italian parliament. Photo: DeputatiPD/YouTube

Sereni tipped to be Italy's new foreign minister

Marina Sereni, the deputy president of Italian parliament, has been tipped to take over from Federica Mogherini as foreign minister in November. READ  

Immigrant kids may get swifter Italy citizenship
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has promised to make it easier for children born to foreigners in Italy to get citizenship. Italian passport photo: Shutterstock

Immigrant kids may get swifter Italy citizenship

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has promised to make it easier for children born to foreigners in his country - a prime destination for immigrants making risky boat voyages from Africa - to get citizenship. READ  

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Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Expat disputes 'unjust' citizenship rejection
Irving Dunn has lived in Switzerland for 43 years. Photo: SRF

Expat disputes 'unjust' citizenship rejection

A 75-year-old American denied Swiss citizenship earlier this week, despite having lived in the country for 43 years, told The Local on Thursday that he is hoping for a “second chance” with the authorities who rejected his application. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Denmark drops its first bombs on Isis targets
Danish fighter jets have participated in 11 "offensive operations". Photo: Forsvarskommandoen

Denmark drops its first bombs on Isis targets

Danish F-16 jets have dropped their first bombs on Isis targets, military officials said on Monday. READ  

Wild weather
Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands
The autumn storm saw businesses and garages flooded while landslides caused road closures. Screen grab: YouTube/Agustin Cabeza

Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands

Heavy rain caused chaos in the Canary Island city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sunday with one woman dying after she found herself trapped underneath a parked car during flash flooding. READ  

ONLY IN FRANCE
Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video
"This is not just marketing. This is art". That's why the Musée d'Orsay gets The Local's "Only in France" award this week. Photo: Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video

This week The Local is handing its prestigious "Only in France" award to Paris's famous Musée d’Orsay, whose promotional video for its new exhibition has got pulses racing beyond the French art world. Let's just say it's "Not Safe For Work". READ  

Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List
Norway's richest man Kjell Inge Røkke. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List

A list of Norway' highest taxed of 2013 was published by the government on Friday, showing businessman Kjell Inge Røkke and a 19-year-old are the top richest people in the country. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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