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Italian police seize 'combat ready' missile during raids on far right extremists

Italian police seize 'combat ready' missile during raids on far right extremists

Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized a "combat ready" air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons during raids on far-right extremist groups, police revealed on Monday.

'Look for the rubles. Good Luck': Salvini fends off Russia claims

'Look for the rubles. Good Luck': Salvini fends off Russia claims

Matteo Salvini is fighting tooth and nail against suggestions that his far-right League party tried to get covert Russian payments during talks in Moscow last year.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Where are Italy's active volcanoes?
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Where are Italy's active volcanoes?

Italy is one of the few countries in Europe with active volcanoes. Here's where you'll find them.

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When in Rome: Seven traditional Roman foods you have to try

When in Rome: Seven traditional Roman foods you have to try

There are many, many reasons to visit Rome, but one of the greatest attractions of all has to be the food. As the capital of the country that probably has the greatest cuisine in the world, Rome is a foodies’ mecca.

 
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Italian word of the day: 'Fatto'

Italian word of the day: 'Fatto'

Here's a useful word that you'll hear all the time in Italy.

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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Weekend Wanderlust: Pozzuolo, the Italian hill town you've never heard of

Weekend Wanderlust: Pozzuolo, the Italian hill town you've never heard of

Pozzuolo usually gets overlooked in favour of its more famous cousins, but you'll find a quieter and more authentic pace of life in this quaint Umbrian town.

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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How to make cheesy cauliflower fritters, a south Italian street food

How to make cheesy cauliflower fritters, a south Italian street food

This simple peasant dish is a delicious way to get everyone eating more vegetables.

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

ANALYSIS: How the English language will change after Brexit

Will the English language suffer a blow to its global dominance once Britain exits the EU? Here's what the future might hold for the language of Shakespeare after Brexit.

Seven songs that will help you learn Italian

Seven songs that will help you learn Italian

This one goes out to all the casualties of the congiuntivo.

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...

The 20 statistics that help explain Germany today
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The 20 statistics that help explain Germany today

How many residents are non-German? How many people live in rural areas? Is obesity a problem? We look at recent key statistics about the Bundesrepublik.

 

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Property: What can you buy for 500K around Italy?
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Property: What can you buy for 500K around Italy?

Are you dreaming of a chic city-centre apartment or a peaceful villa in the country? Here's what you could buy in Italy for under 500K.

Italy starts rolling out 'free wifi for every piazza' project

Italy starts rolling out 'free wifi for every piazza' project

A new scheme has brought free wifi to the central squares of more than 100 Italian towns and cities.

Ultra-conservative Salvini ally takes over European Affairs job

Ultra-conservative Salvini ally takes over European Affairs job

A right-wing government minister known for his hardline Catholic views was named Italy's new minister for European Affairs on Wednesday.

Here are the top-ranked universities in Italy

Here are the top-ranked universities in Italy

Wondering where to study in Italy? Here are the Italian universities that score highest in the latest global ranking.

Facebook shuts down more than 20 'fake news' pages in Italy

Facebook shuts down more than 20 'fake news' pages in Italy

Facebook has shut down multiple Italian pages spreading misinformation, hate speech and political propaganda in the run-up to the European elections.

Italy closes Europe's biggest migrant centre

Italy closes Europe's biggest migrant centre

What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception centre, in Mineo in Sicily, was closed down on Tuesday after criticism from Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

More than 15 million Italians are going on holiday in Italy this month

More than 15 million Italians are going on holiday in Italy this month

It's officially tourist season in Italy: not just for people arriving from overseas, but for millions of Italian residents choosing to holiday at home this summer.

Carpenter or trafficking kingpin? Verdict looms in Italy's 'mistaken identity' trial

Carpenter or trafficking kingpin? Verdict looms in Italy's 'mistaken identity' trial

The fate of an alleged people-trafficking kingpin who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity hangs in the balance.

Why moving to southern Italy with a foreign pension could cut your tax bill
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Why moving to southern Italy with a foreign pension could cut your tax bill

Thanks to a new tax perk, retiring to the south of Italy just got even more appealing. Here's how it works.

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy's most violent tradition

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy's most violent tradition

Each June, Florence's main square turns into an arena for a sport that's a brutal combination of rugby, football, and wrestling. The Local explores the history of this unique tradition.