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Berlin says Athens agrees to take back migrants and eyes deal with Italy

Berlin says Athens agrees to take back migrants and eyes deal with Italy

Germany said on Friday August 16th it had reached an agreement under which Greece would take back asylum seekers already registered there and voiced optimism about striking a similar deal with Italy.

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A digestible guide to eating and drinking like an Italian

A digestible guide to eating and drinking like an Italian

If all roads lead to Rome, then all paths lead to Mercato Centrale Roma in Rome’s Termini train station, where you’ll find an entire panoply of Roman cuisine, all in one place.

 
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At least 10 to 20 people still missing in Genoa bridge tragedy

At least 10 to 20 people still missing in Genoa bridge tragedy

The death toll in the Morandi Bridge tragedy in Genoa is set to rise.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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48 per cent of seawater samples taken from Italy's coastline are  polluted

48 per cent of seawater samples taken from Italy's coastline are polluted

Legambiente's Goletta Verde ship, which has travelled the length of Italy's coastline every year for the last three decades taking samples of seawater to test for pollution, completed its journey on August 12th. The results show that levels of pollution in Italy's coastline waters are rising.

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How to get married in Italy

How to get married in Italy

Getting married in Italy, one of the most romantic countries in the world, is a popular choice. But the planning process is not always straightforward. Whether you’re living in Italy or have your heart set on a destination wedding, here’s everything I’ve learned from planning my own Italian wedding.

Tourists brawl over prime selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Tourists brawl over prime selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Finding the perfect spot for a selfie can sometimes be a challenge, especially if it’s at the crowded Trevi Fountain in Rome.

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Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

The Italian language is full of bizarre idioms and sayings which can confuse the uninitiated. Here are some of our favourites, with an animal theme...

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

In Italy over the summer months? Make sure you sample these seasonal specialties.

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12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

When you move to Italy, you're bound to make a few mistakes before you settle into la dolce vita. Here are a few to look out for...

Atlantia, Italy's motorway operator with global ambitions under scrutiny

Atlantia, Italy's motorway operator with global ambitions under scrutiny

Italian group Atlantia, whose operation of half of Italy's motorways is under risk following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa killing at least 39 people, is a major operator of toll roads and airports which is expanding rapidly internationally to become one of the world's leading operators of infrastructure.

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Denmark's Novo Nordisk buys UK insulin technology pioneer

Denmark's Novo Nordisk buys UK insulin technology pioneer

Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's top insulin maker, said Friday it has acquired a British firm that is pioneering a new technology which could help people with diabetes inject themselves more safely with insulin.

 

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Revoking motorway contract 'could cost government billions'

Revoking motorway contract 'could cost government billions'

Revoking the Italian government’s contract with Autostrade per l'Italia, the company that manages the collapsed Morandi viaduct, could cost billions, ministers have been warned.

Italian mother appeals to president over Facebook threats to son

Italian mother appeals to president over Facebook threats to son

When a 32-year-old Italian researcher published an open letter reporting that a train conductor on a Milan to Mantova service had told a group of "molesters and gypsies" to get off, La Lega identified the concerned passenger. Raffaele Ariano has since reportedly received 42,000 offensive messages and physical threats. Now his mother has appealed to President Mattarella for help.

Ronaldo set to begin Italian adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Ronaldo set to begin Italian adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Juventus fans will get their first glimpse of superstar summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo in rarified surroundings on Sunday.

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Police are investigating at least three students at a vocational high school in Lucca, Tuscany, after a video of them attempting to intimidate a teacher during a dispute over grades went viral.

  Brazil seizes 1.3 tonnes of cocaine on Italian ship reportedly attacked by pirates

Brazil seizes 1.3 tonnes of cocaine on Italian ship reportedly attacked by pirates

Brazilian authorities said on Monday August 13th that they seized 1.32 metric tonnes (2,910 pounds) of cocaine aboard an Italian-flagged ship in Brazil's main port of Santos, near Sao Paulo.

Five Star Movement founder reportedly mocked warnings of collapse of Morandi Bridge

Five Star Movement founder reportedly mocked warnings of collapse of Morandi Bridge

Beppe Grillo, the outspoken comedian and co-founder of the Five Star Movement, one of two parties in Italy's current coalition government, reportedly dismissed warnings about the collapse of the Morandi Bridge as "a little fairy tale."

Ryanair cancels more than 100 flights in Italy as cabin crew strike

Ryanair cancels more than 100 flights in Italy as cabin crew strike

Ryanair has cancelled some 300 flights across Europe today as its cabin crew began a two-day strike across Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

Teaching association insists parents abide by current vaccination law

Teaching association insists parents abide by current vaccination law

A national teaching association has said parents will have to present vaccination certificates from the national health service, ASL, before their children start at nurseries in September.

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Germany hoping for a breakthrough in migration talks with Italy and Greece

Germany hoping for a breakthrough in migration talks with Italy and Greece

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Sunday said he hoped for a breakthrough this week in talks with Italy and Greece on taking back asylum-seekers already registered in those countries, as Berlin toughens its migration policies.