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Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

An Italian national park was on Friday investigating after a rare brown bear died during a capture operation carried out by biologists.

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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Berlusconi criticizes Italians for 'voting badly' as latest effort to break political deadlock fails

Berlusconi criticizes Italians for 'voting badly' as latest effort to break political deadlock fails

Italy appears to be no closer to forming a government after two days of informal consultations between the parties and the speaker of the Senate.

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12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

It's known as the language of love, but many expats and students struggle with the peculiarities of Italian. The good news is that if you relate to most of the items on this list, you're not far off fluency.

Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

The Italians have certain things sussed when it comes to well-being.

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Six springtime foods you simply have to taste in Rome

Six springtime foods you simply have to taste in Rome

Spring is so close you can almost taste it... especially if you try out one of these Roman delicacies.

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This is where you'll find the best food in Italy

This is where you'll find the best food in Italy

The Michelin Guide for Italy 2016 has been released, awarding 334 Italian eateries a coveted star rating. And the best city to eat in Italy might surprise you...

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

Did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, The Local can help you recruit your next dream colleague?

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No economic risk for Spain from Catalan dispute: IMF

No economic risk for Spain from Catalan dispute: IMF

There is no current risk to Spain's solid economic growth from the separatist crisis in the country's Catalonia province, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Friday.

 

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IN PICTURES: Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star dubbed the 'world's most beautiful woman'

IN PICTURES: Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star dubbed the 'world's most beautiful woman'

Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame to celebrate a half century as one of the world's most legendary leading ladies. Here's a look at the life of the woman dubbed 'the most beautiful in the world'.

Nazi graffiti appears in Italian parliament toilets

Nazi graffiti appears in Italian parliament toilets

A swastika and a Nazi slogan were found carved into a bathroom door in one of Italy's houses of parliament, swiftly earning the footnote: "P*ss off".

Italian headteacher causes controversy by ending school prayers

Italian headteacher causes controversy by ending school prayers

People across Italy are weighing in on a headteacher’s decision to stop saying prayers and remove Catholic statues at a school in Sicily.

Facebook loses copyright appeal against Milan startup

Facebook loses copyright appeal against Milan startup

Facebook has lost its appeal against a Milan startup after a court ruled that the social media giant had copied features from an app created by the smaller company.

Two killed in Tuscany as truck ploughs into elderly holidaymakers

Two killed in Tuscany as truck ploughs into elderly holidaymakers

Two people died in Tuscany early on Tuesday when a truck hit a group of elderly people as they crossed the road to board a coach that was supposed to take them on holiday.

Italy opens 1,000 hidden cultural treasures to the public this weekend

Italy opens 1,000 hidden cultural treasures to the public this weekend

This weekend, Italy will open up more than 1,000 cultural monuments, archaeological areas and other hidden treasures which are usually inaccessible to the public.

Italy's northerners and graduates live longest: health survey

Italy's northerners and graduates live longest: health survey

Someone in Trentino can typically expect to live three years longer than someone in Campania, a survey of Italy's health reveals.

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Italy and its Mediterranean neighbours launch plan to identify migrants lost at sea

Italy and its Mediterranean neighbours launch plan to identify migrants lost at sea

Italy is one of four Mediterranean countries launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to Europe.