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EU parliament chief 'fears' spread of small nations as Italy votes

EU parliament chief 'fears' spread of small nations as Italy votes

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said Europe should "fear" the spread of small nations as Spain struggled Sunday with the Catalonia crisis and the Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted in referendums on greater autonomy.

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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

In this week's podcast we look at how Austria's government could soon include an ex-Nazi party. How right wing could it get?

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Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Want to spend winter in the Caribbean and take the next step in your coding career at the same time? You can, and this is how...

 
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Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career. Find out more and register for an MBA fair in a city near you.

 
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Italy's Amatrice put on list of world's most endangered heritage

Italy's Amatrice put on list of world's most endangered heritage

All but destroyed in a 2016 earthquake, the Italian town has been added to a list of vulnerable heritage sites.

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast we talk about why the French are on strike again, ask whether the Germans are as liberated as they seem – and look at Brits trying to escape Brexit.

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'Superpope' Francis T-shirts to help poor, needy

'Superpope' Francis T-shirts to help poor, needy

A work of street art that turned Pope Francis into "superpope" will now support Vatican charitable projects through the sale of t-shirts bearing the flying pontiff, artist MauPal said on Friday.

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'If you want to move to Italy, brace yourself for things not going the way you want'

'If you want to move to Italy, brace yourself for things not going the way you want'

A relocation coach talks to The Local about what to do before making the move to Italy - and which pitfalls to avoid.

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Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

The Italian language is full of bizarre idioms and sayings which can confuse the uninitiated. Here are some of our favourites, with an animal theme...

Italian researchers have created a pasta that could help us survive heart attacks

Italian researchers have created a pasta that could help us survive heart attacks

The key is barley flour, which contains a substance that encourages a 'natural bypass'.

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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...

Italian auctioneers to accept bids in Bitcoin

Italian auctioneers to accept bids in Bitcoin

In a world first, Turin auction house Sant'Agostino says it will allow bidders to pay in crypto currency.

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WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

WHO chief reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment

The head of the Geneva-based World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar.

 

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Italian property of the week: a restored gem amid Le Marche's rolling hills

Italian property of the week: a restored gem amid Le Marche's rolling hills

Forget the property search in Tuscany, head to neighbouring Le Marche for a little bit of everything.

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IN PICTURES: Venice Carnival opens in spectacular style

IN PICTURES: Venice Carnival opens in spectacular style

Venice's world famous carnival, which lasts until February 28th, is thought to have started in 1162 after a military victory. Abandoned for decades, it was resurrected in 1980.

Berlusconi says he wouldn't have sent police to block Catalan vote

Berlusconi says he wouldn't have sent police to block Catalan vote

Silvio Berlusconi says he would have responded differently to the Catalonia crisis than Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy, backing a "legally controlled" referendum to resolve the situation.

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

How far-right parties are faring across Europe

Austria's hard-right Freedom Party has a shot at sharing power after elections on Sunday, having narrowly lost out in a presidential vote last year.

'Juve is not in crisis': Italian champions defiant despite latest loss

'Juve is not in crisis': Italian champions defiant despite latest loss

Can the Serie A champions turn their latest defeat around and beat Sporting Lisbon?

A long history of destructive earthquakes in Italy

A long history of destructive earthquakes in Italy

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake killed at least two people when it struck Ischia on Monday, August 21st. An earthquake on the same spot 134 years earlier killed more than 2,000 people.

Pope Francis hits 40 million mark on Twitter

Pope Francis hits 40 million mark on Twitter

The pope has racked up 40 million followers on Twitter, the Vatican said on Wednesday, underlining the Catholic leader's status as one of the world's biggest social media players.

Swedes and Italians to swap lives for three months for a study into longevity

Swedes and Italians to swap lives for three months for a study into longevity

A group of Swedes will swap lives with Italians to find out why the latter live longer.

This map shows where to find the very best pizza in Italy

This map shows where to find the very best pizza in Italy

The Gambero Rosso - the equivalent of the Michelin guide or the Bible for Italian foodies - has released its annual list of the very best spots to get pizza up and down the country, and noted a growth in the country's pizza-making industry.

These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

These 25 cities have the worst air quality in Italy

Dozens of Italian cities are way above safe limits, an environmental watchdog says.

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G7 meets in Italy as Europe braces for return of Isis recruits from Syria

G7 meets in Italy as Europe braces for return of Isis recruits from Syria

As Islamic State loses ground in Syria, Italian authorities fear the jihadis' foreign recruits could try to cross back into Europe via Italy.