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Italian family of child dissolved in acid by mafia to receive €2 million

Italian family of child dissolved in acid by mafia to receive €2 million

Giuseppe di Matteo was aged just 12 when he was kidnapped in an attempt to intimidate his father, a mafia clan member turned justice collaborator.

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The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.

 
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IN PICTURES: Dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky in central Italy

IN PICTURES: Dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky in central Italy

Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.

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The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.

 
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Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.

 
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IN PICTURES: Quake-hit Italian village bursts into colour in annual 'blooming'

IN PICTURES: Quake-hit Italian village bursts into colour in annual 'blooming'

Every year, the fields of Umbrian village Castelluccio come alive with colour as part of an annual spectacle known as 'La Fiorita' (the flowering or blooming).

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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Italian food industry outraged by WHO report that calls for warning labels on salty foods

Italian food industry outraged by WHO report that calls for warning labels on salty foods

Several key industry leaders have rallied against a World Health Organization report that calls for governments and national institutions to reduce citizens' salt and sugar intake as a move towards a healthier diet.

Flowers and fireworks: How Rome celebrates its patron saints' day

Flowers and fireworks: How Rome celebrates its patron saints' day

June 29th is the feast of St Peter and St Paul, the two patron saints of Rome, and public holiday within the capital. Here's everything you need to know about the celebrations.

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The words and phrases you need to know to decipher Italian restaurant menus

The words and phrases you need to know to decipher Italian restaurant menus

Italian might be known as the language of love but - far more importantly - it's also the language of food.

The red, the fat, and the learned: The story behind Bologna's curious nicknames

The red, the fat, and the learned: The story behind Bologna's curious nicknames

Bologna, the capital of Italy's northern Emilia Romagna region, has three curious nicknames: the red, the fat, and the learned. Contributor Dina Caruso explores the story behind each one.

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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...

Fraud trial of two Italian ex-banking chiefs begins

Fraud trial of two Italian ex-banking chiefs begins

The fraud trial of two former executives of Italy's troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) opened on Tuesday in Milan.

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Five key dates in the Mesut Özil saga

Five key dates in the Mesut Özil saga

Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Özil's bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football after a career including Germany's triumph at the 2014 World Cup.

 

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AC Milan go to court to fight UEFA ban

AC Milan go to court to fight UEFA ban

AC Milan's senior executives were at the world's top sports court on Thursday July 19th fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking UEFA's financial fair play rules.

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Police are investigating at least three students at a vocational high school in Lucca, Tuscany, after a video of them attempting to intimidate a teacher during a dispute over grades went viral.

Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Road tests of driverless cars have been given the OK by the Italian parliament, an important step towards the development of autonomous vehicles in the country.

Police raids target powerful Casamonica clan in Rome and southern Italy

Police raids target powerful Casamonica clan in Rome and southern Italy

At least 250 carabinieri, Italy's military police, were involved in a series of operations across Italy on the morning of Tuesday July 17th against Rome's powerful Casamonica clan.

Ten must-see places within reach of Rome

Ten must-see places within reach of Rome

Rome has a lot to offer, but if you're looking for variety or just want a break away from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach.

Italian study of centenarians suggests human lifespan may not yet have peaked

Italian study of centenarians suggests human lifespan may not yet have peaked

Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached? Maybe not, according to a study of Italian centenarians published on Thursday June 28th that found that human longevity is slowly increasing.

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New row brewing between Italy and Malta over migrant arrivals

New row brewing between Italy and Malta over migrant arrivals

Italy and Malta appeared to be heading for another spat over migrant arrivals after the Italian interior minister on Friday said he would not allow a ship carrying over 400 people to dock.