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What can Italy teach the rest of the world about health?

What can Italy teach the rest of the world about health?

Italy's healthcare system isn't perfect, but the people who live here are some of the healthiest in the world. Here's what other countries could try to become as healthy as Italians.

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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'Three weeks to find a miracle': Europe reacts to yet more Brexit chaos

'Three weeks to find a miracle': Europe reacts to yet more Brexit chaos

From Madrid to Rome, via Berlin, Amsterdam and Prague, the headlines across Europe summed up the feeling of despair with the Brexit process with Le Monde calling it a "Shakespearean tragedy".

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.

 
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OPINION: In defence of spaghetti bolognese
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OPINION: In defence of spaghetti bolognese

Why it's time to drop the snobbery about a globally beloved dish.

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

The British government's offer to cover the health costs of UK pensioners in Europe was meant to provide reassurance to elderly British citizens. The time-limited offer has been met with scorn however by rights groups that represent British nationals in the EU.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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Six unmistakable signs that spring has arrived in Italy

Six unmistakable signs that spring has arrived in Italy

March 20th was officially the first day of spring - here's what the season brings to Italy.

How to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara

How to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara

There's only three ingredients in an authentic Italian carbonara sauce.

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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La Scala to return over €3 million of Saudi money

La Scala to return over €3 million of Saudi money

Italy's most famous opera house will refund money it received from Saudi Arabia after anger over a deal which assured the Saudis a place on the board.

How to make strawberry and limoncello tiramisù

How to make strawberry and limoncello tiramisù

Try this tangy tiramisu to taste Italian summer all year around.

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...

Chinese president to visit Italy as Rome backs 'Silk Road' deal

Chinese president to visit Italy as Rome backs 'Silk Road' deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to Italy on Thursday, with Rome expected to join his global infrastructure programme despite reservations in other European countries.

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Spain launches plan to woo workers who left during crisis

Spain launches plan to woo workers who left during crisis

Spain's Socialist cabinet on Friday approved a plan to persuade some of the roughly one million workers who left the country during its 2008-2013 economic slump to return home.

 

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Why this Brit is selling off his idyllic Italian home in a raffle

Why this Brit is selling off his idyllic Italian home in a raffle

Italy is one of the few places in Europe where property prices are falling. One English family has came up with a novel way to beat the market: raffling off their cottage in rural Abruzzo.

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Italian senate votes to save Salvini from prosecution over rescued migrants

Italian senate votes to save Salvini from prosecution over rescued migrants

Italy's Senate voted to block the trial of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for allegedly illegally confining migrants rescued at sea by an Italian coastguard ship last year.

League candidate shouts 'I’m a fascist' at Italian rally

League candidate shouts 'I’m a fascist' at Italian rally

A candidate for Italy's governing League party running in regional elections has come under fire for shouting “I’m a fascist” at a rally.

How Valentino Rossi turned a tiny Italian town into MotoGP Mecca

How Valentino Rossi turned a tiny Italian town into MotoGP Mecca

Tavullia, once a sleepy town in the rolling hills along the Adriatic coast, has become a magnet for fans of Italy's inimitable nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi.

No vaccine, no school: unvaccinated Italian children will be sent home

No vaccine, no school: unvaccinated Italian children will be sent home

Italian parents have been warned not to send their children to school unless they've been properly vaccinated in the latest government u-turn.

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended sentence this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, the cardinal said on Tuesday.

IN PHOTOS: Italy's annual orange fight

IN PHOTOS: Italy's annual orange fight

One of Italy's most unusual festivals, the Battle of the Oranges sees thousands of people gather in a small north-western town each spring for a massive, messy fruit fight.

'We breathe in poison': Why the Po Valley is one of the most polluted places in Italy

'We breathe in poison': Why the Po Valley is one of the most polluted places in Italy

Pollution in the Po Valley repeatedly exceeds EU limits. The cause is a toxic combination of climate, geography and human factors.

No, Italy is not about to help bring about a no-deal Brexit

No, Italy is not about to help bring about a no-deal Brexit

Brexiteers in the UK are dreaming if they think the Italian government will alienate its voters and the rest of Europe by helping force the UK to withdraw from the EU without a deal at the end of this month.