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 Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Asian country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous nation.

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Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Latvian and Lithuanian neo-pagans have called on Pope Francis to end local Catholic opposition to their quest for religious recognition in the Baltic states, ahead of the pontiff's visit to the region Saturday.

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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The ultimate guide to getting residency in Italy
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The ultimate guide to getting residency in Italy

Applying for residency in Italy can be a long and complicated process, but it's something that anyone who wants to stay more than three months has to do.

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Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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'Pop' and 'Rock' trains to bring free Wi-fi to regional Italian rail network from 2019

'Pop' and 'Rock' trains to bring free Wi-fi to regional Italian rail network from 2019

The Italian rail infrastructure administrator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane has unveiled its new line of regional trains that it says will be rolled out across the country within five years.

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Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Italian brewery launches first ever beer made of air

Italian brewery launches first ever beer made of air

The Birra Flea microbrewery in Gualdo Tadino, central Italy, has brought a new recipe to beer: air.

What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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Ten things to do in Italy for the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Ten things to do in Italy for the European Year of Cultural Heritage

From ancient Roman ships in Pisa to a deeper understanding of Pompeii, via a cycle route in Siena, there's plenty still to look forward to in Italy as part of the EU28-wide celebration of culture.

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Twelve dialect words to help you sound like a local in Rome

Twelve dialect words to help you sound like a local in Rome

Blend in with the Romans with these twelve useful dialect words you definitely didn't learn in class.

Iconic Perugina chocolate 'kisses' turn pink for limited edition

Iconic Perugina chocolate 'kisses' turn pink for limited edition

The dome-shaped Baci chocolates, which each come with a love note, are now available covered in ruby-tinted cocoa.

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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...

Court acquits Italian energy giant Eni in Algeria corruption case

Court acquits Italian energy giant Eni in Algeria corruption case

An Italian court acquitted energy major Eni and ex-CEO Paolo Scaroni of bribery in Algeria, but fined a subsidiary and jailed its former boss.

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Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Partykungen, a Swedish company that supplies fancy dress outfits, has removed a costume resembling traditional Sami dress from its website after complaints.

 

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 In Sicily, pope slams 'blasphemous' mafia

In Sicily, pope slams 'blasphemous' mafia

Pope Francis denounced the mafia's "blasphemous" existence during a visit to Sicily to honour a priest murdered by the mob 25 years ago.

Italian navy vessel smuggled crates of cigarettes from Libya

Italian navy vessel smuggled crates of cigarettes from Libya

An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday September 19th after revelations in the press.

Italian team Inter spurred on by return to 'Disneyland of football' in clash with Tottenham

Italian team Inter spurred on by return to 'Disneyland of football' in clash with Tottenham

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti believes Harry Kane will be the man to watch but hopes the enthusiasm of returning to "the Disneyland of football" will spur on his Italian side in Tuesday's Champions League opener against Tottenham.

Spanish university accused of giving away diplomas to Italian nationals

Spanish university accused of giving away diplomas to Italian nationals

A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals, a court spokesman said Thursday September 20th.

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.

South African expelled from Italy for flying drone near the Vatican

South African expelled from Italy for flying drone near the Vatican

A South African man has been ordered to leave Italy after flying his drone near the Vatican, Italian police said on Wednesday September 19th.

Four civilizations in Italy that pre-date the Roman Empire

Four civilizations in Italy that pre-date the Roman Empire

Many observers of Italy often presume that the nation's origins can be traced back to ancient Rome. And while the Romans undoubtedly had a huge influence on a lot of what came after, earlier civilizations made their own key contributions.

Source of Italy's legionella outbreak identified: don't worry, it's not the water

Source of Italy's legionella outbreak identified: don't worry, it's not the water

The source of the legionella bacteria that sickened hundreds of people in northern Italy has been identified as cooling towers, not tap water.

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Italy reassures nervous eurozone on budget plans

Italy reassures nervous eurozone on budget plans

A top EU official on Friday said that Italy's budget plans were going in the right direction despite calls for a major spending boost by the anti-establishment government in Rome.