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Italy's far-right League come out on top in EU election, exit polls show

Italy's far-right League come out on top in EU election, exit polls show

The far-right League party of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini won the most votes in Sunday's European elections with 27-31 percent, according to exit polls.

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

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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Will EU vote spell the end of Italy's populist rule?

Will EU vote spell the end of Italy's populist rule?

The European elections on Sunday could lead to the end of the partnership between M5S and the League.

How EU elections could lead yet another Italian government to collapse

How EU elections could lead yet another Italian government to collapse

The League and its leader, Matteo Salvini, have lost support from its coalition partner and the public in the run-up to the EU vote. The outcome could lead to a drastic shake-up, says Italian politics expert Daniele Albertazzi.

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The essential guide to opening a bank account in Italy
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The essential guide to opening a bank account in Italy

Here's everything you need to know if you're planning to open a bank account in Italy, whether you're a resident or not.

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
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OPINION: Brits in the EU have been silenced too frequently and for too long

OPINION: Brits in the EU have been silenced too frequently and for too long

Having been denied a vote in the Brexit referendum, the thoughts of many Brits in Europe are now turning to a possible second vote.

Weekend Wanderlust: How to visit Capri without breaking the bank

Weekend Wanderlust: How to visit Capri without breaking the bank

The island of Capri is synonymous with glamour, and these days it's known for being crowded and expensive. But there's quite literally another side to the island.

Mafia turncoat's true story gets star turn at Cannes

Mafia turncoat's true story gets star turn at Cannes

A film telling the incredible story of the Sicilian mafia's most famous informer has wowed the Cannes festival.

Weekend Wanderlust: Chiavenna, where hospitality is a way of life

Weekend Wanderlust: Chiavenna, where hospitality is a way of life

For a Sunday lunch tradition that goes back centuries, head into the mountains north of Lake Como to find Italy's unique 'crotti' – natural grottoes serving hearty local fare.

Gestures and insults: how to argue exactly like an Italian

Gestures and insults: how to argue exactly like an Italian

The language of love it may be, but the passion we associate with Italian also makes for its fair share of arguments.

Austrian centre-right leading in European election vote, far-right third

Austrian centre-right leading in European election vote, far-right third

The centre-right People's Party (OeVP) of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is on course for gains in the European parliament elections, with the far-right Freedom Party coming third, according to a media forecast published as polls closed in Austria on Sunday.

 

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The little-known tax rule that's got the super-rich flocking to Italy

The little-known tax rule that's got the super-rich flocking to Italy

Wealthy non-Italians are moving to Italy in droves after the country introduced a flat tax on even the biggest of overseas fortunes.

'I thought I would die': Italian journalist in hospital after assault by riot police

'I thought I would die': Italian journalist in hospital after assault by riot police

Journalist Stefano Origone told of being brutally beaten by riot police while reporting in Genova.

Anger in Italy after firefighters 'forced' to remove Salvini protest banner

Anger in Italy after firefighters 'forced' to remove Salvini protest banner

Italian police and firefighters have been ordered to prevent peaceful protest as Salvini tours Italy.

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.

Foreigners rank Italy 'worst place in Europe' for internet and paying without cash

Foreigners rank Italy 'worst place in Europe' for internet and paying without cash

Foreigners in Germany, France and Spain also had gripes, however Denmark and Sweden fared better, but it was Italy that came out bottom.

Naples starts demolition of notorious crime-ridden Scampia buildings

Naples starts demolition of notorious crime-ridden Scampia buildings

The Sails of Scampia — a crime-ridden housing project on the outskirts of Naples — are being torn down as the area aims to leave its past behind.

Seven reasons why living in Italy can be bad for your health

Seven reasons why living in Italy can be bad for your health

Italy is often said to be one of the healthiest places to live in the world. But is it really?

Mussolini's great-grandson defends Italy's Fascist era

Mussolini's great-grandson defends Italy's Fascist era

'You can't define it terms of right or wrong,' Benito Mussolini's great-grandson claimed about his ancestor's deadly dictatorship.

 Italy's public debt to hit record high in 2019: EU

Italy's public debt to hit record high in 2019: EU

The European Commission cut its eurozone growth forecast for 2019 on Tuesday, with overspending by populist-run Italy a major concern.

Fans pay tribute to Grand Prix legend Senna at Imola racetrack

Fans pay tribute to Grand Prix legend Senna at Imola racetrack

Thousands travelled to the Italian circuit on Wednesday to pay tribute on the anniversary of the crash that killed Brazilian F1 legend Ayrton Senna.