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Early elections are increasingly likely in Italy. Here's why

Early elections are increasingly likely in Italy. Here's why

The coming week could be decisive in whether Italy goes to the polls as early as September this year.

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6 reasons you should study a foreign language abroad

6 reasons you should study a foreign language abroad

If you’ve ever thought about learning a foreign language or exploring a new country, you should probably read this.

 
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Alitalia strike grounds 200 flights

Alitalia strike grounds 200 flights

A strike at Italian carrier Alitalia, placed in administration earlier this month, grounded 200 flights Sunday, the airline said.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Piazzas across Italy to put on your travel bucket list

Piazzas across Italy to put on your travel bucket list

Perfect for people-watching, sipping on an Aperol spritz, or catching up with friends.

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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'Italians always make you feel welcome - accommodating guests comes naturally'

'Italians always make you feel welcome - accommodating guests comes naturally'

Turin is home to great chocolate, a lively student scene, and surprisingly good kebabs, according to our guest writer, who thinks it might just be Italy's best kept secret.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Italian court overturns appointment of museum directors

Italian court overturns appointment of museum directors

A plan from Italy's Culture Ministry to revive its museums by hiring international experts has hit an embarrassing setback, after a court overturned some of the appointments made in a high-profile recruitment campaign.

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Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

We bet you've said at least one of these words today - but did you know what it actually means?

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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15 world records held by Italy and Italians

15 world records held by Italy and Italians

Italy has plenty to be proud of!

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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...

Ten language mistakes you should avoid if you want to fit in in Italy

Ten language mistakes you should avoid if you want to fit in in Italy

Even the most competent of Italian speakers will occasionally slip up, and the majority of native speakers will be forgiving as long as you’re making the effort. But here are ten mistakes that are sure to grate on the ears of your Italian friends - read, memorize, and avoid at all costs.

Italian steel magnate to end up behind bars

Italian steel magnate to end up behind bars

Italian businessman Adriano Riva, whose family owned the bankrupt Ilva steel firm, was handed a two-and-half-year term on Wednesday after transferring 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) siphoned off from the company.

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Thousands of foreign-based Danes sign protest against spouse law

Thousands of foreign-based Danes sign protest against spouse law

Both the 26-year-rule and the attachment requirement have caused endless headaches for mixed-nationality couples that want to live in Denmark.

 

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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.

Italian court lifts Uber ban

Italian court lifts Uber ban

A court in Rome has lifted a ban blocking the Uber Black service across Italy, which had been in place since April 7th.

Trump rows cast shadow over 'toughest G7 in years'

Trump rows cast shadow over 'toughest G7 in years'

Friction within the Group of Seven threatened to undermine a show of unity against jihadist terrorism.

Valentino Rossi injured after motocross accident

Valentino Rossi injured after motocross accident

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi suffered chest and stomach injuries in a motocross training accident on Thursday and was taken to hospital, his Yamaha team said.

Where are all the graduates? Italy has second lowest percentage in the EU

Where are all the graduates? Italy has second lowest percentage in the EU

Italy has the second lowest percentage of university graduates in the European Union, Eurostat statistics released on Wednesday showed.

Italy unanimously passes anti-cyberbullying law

Italy unanimously passes anti-cyberbullying law

Parents and campaigners called for stronger legislation after several young Italians killed themselves following serious online abuse.

Italy makes vaccines compulsory for school starters

Italy makes vaccines compulsory for school starters

Italy's cabinet on Friday approved a law making vaccinations compulsory for children starting at state schools.

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IN PICTURES: World leaders meet in Sicily for G7 summit

IN PICTURES: World leaders meet in Sicily for G7 summit

The best pictures from the summit which saw the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations meet in a Sicilian hilltop town.