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Right-wing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

Right-wing migration demo blocks France-Italy border crossing

Around 100 far-right activists on Saturday tried to block a French alpine pass used by migrants in a bid to "ensure that no illegal immigrant can return to France".

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

An Italian national park was on Friday investigating after a rare brown bear died during a capture operation carried out by biologists.

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Five must-read novels that will transport you to Italy

Five must-read novels that will transport you to Italy

A phrasebook will help you order food and track down the landmarks, but to really get under the skin of Italy you'll need a different kind of reading material.

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Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

The Italians have certain things sussed when it comes to well-being.

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Six springtime foods you simply have to taste in Rome

Six springtime foods you simply have to taste in Rome

Spring is so close you can almost taste it... especially if you try out one of these Roman delicacies.

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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...

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

Did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, The Local can help you recruit your next dream colleague?

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Swedish Avicii fans pay tribute to star DJ at Stockholm event

Swedish Avicii fans pay tribute to star DJ at Stockholm event

Thousands of fans of electronic dance music on Saturday afternoon gather in tribute to Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, who died on Friday aged 28.

 

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IN PICTURES: Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star dubbed the 'world's most beautiful woman'

IN PICTURES: Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star dubbed the 'world's most beautiful woman'

Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame to celebrate a half century as one of the world's most legendary leading ladies. Here's a look at the life of the woman dubbed 'the most beautiful in the world'.

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.

Who is Elisabetta Casellati? The woman trying to break Italy's parliamentary deadlock

Who is Elisabetta Casellati? The woman trying to break Italy's parliamentary deadlock

A close ally of Silvio Berlusconi, Casellati has the task of finding common ground between the centre-right and Five Star Movement.

Italian headteacher causes controversy by ending school prayers

Italian headteacher causes controversy by ending school prayers

People across Italy are weighing in on a headteacher’s decision to stop saying prayers and remove Catholic statues at a school in Sicily.

Facebook loses copyright appeal against Milan startup

Facebook loses copyright appeal against Milan startup

Facebook has lost its appeal against a Milan startup after a court ruled that the social media giant had copied features from an app created by the smaller company.

Two killed in Tuscany as truck ploughs into elderly holidaymakers

Two killed in Tuscany as truck ploughs into elderly holidaymakers

Two people died in Tuscany early on Tuesday when a truck hit a group of elderly people as they crossed the road to board a coach that was supposed to take them on holiday.

Italy opens 1,000 hidden cultural treasures to the public this weekend

Italy opens 1,000 hidden cultural treasures to the public this weekend

This weekend, Italy will open up more than 1,000 cultural monuments, archaeological areas and other hidden treasures which are usually inaccessible to the public.

Italy's northerners and graduates live longest: health survey

Italy's northerners and graduates live longest: health survey

Someone in Trentino can typically expect to live three years longer than someone in Campania, a survey of Italy's health reveals.

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Italy and its Mediterranean neighbours launch plan to identify migrants lost at sea

Italy and its Mediterranean neighbours launch plan to identify migrants lost at sea

Italy is one of four Mediterranean countries launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to Europe.