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Vatican says China bishop 'forcibly removed' by authorities

Vatican says China bishop 'forcibly removed' by authorities

The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for one of its bishops in China, saying he was being held in an unknown location after being "forcibly removed" from his diocese.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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Extreme weather conditions hammer northern Italy

Extreme weather conditions hammer northern Italy

Two councils declared a state of emergency while others reported extreme floods, hailstorms and damage to infrastructure over the weekend across northern Italy. A teenage boy is missing too after being dragged away by strong currents in the Adda River.

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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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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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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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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.

Cardinal cut: Italy's tailor to the stars of the Church

Cardinal cut: Italy's tailor to the stars of the Church

Raniero Mancinelli cannot afford to drop a stitch. Pope Francis is creating five new cardinals next week and the race is on to have their scarlet robes ready in time.

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Ten colourful Italian idioms and the strange meanings behind them

Ten colourful Italian idioms and the strange meanings behind them

Idioms - those little stock expressions whose meanings aren't what they first seem - are often the hardest part of learning a new language.

The Brexit effect: 'Sudden drop' in Italian food and drink exports to the UK

The Brexit effect: 'Sudden drop' in Italian food and drink exports to the UK

Italian wine is "the first victim of the chaos caused by Brexit", according to farmers' association Coldiretti.

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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...

ArcelorMittal gets green light to buy Italy's Ilva

ArcelorMittal gets green light to buy Italy's Ilva

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal said on Friday the Italian authorities had cleared it to buy struggling steel producer Ilva, but thousands of jobs are threatened.

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Salvador Dalí to be exhumed over paternity claim

Salvador Dalí to be exhumed over paternity claim

A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dalí be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity claim.

 

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Why Italy is 'giving away' 100 historic buildings for free

Why Italy is 'giving away' 100 historic buildings for free

Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings - including castles, houses, and towers - in a bid to boost 'slow tourism' and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres.

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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.

Italy fines BA, Etihad over 'no-show' ticket rules

Italy fines BA, Etihad over 'no-show' ticket rules

Italy's competition watchdog on Friday fined British Airways and Etihad Airways for failing to adequately inform customers booking online that return legs of roundtrip tickets would be cancelled if they failed to travel on the outward journey.

Italian foreign minister meets David Davis to discuss individuals' rights post-Brexit

Italian foreign minister meets David Davis to discuss individuals' rights post-Brexit

Italy's Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, said Italy was working "with conviction" to guarantee the rights of Brits in Italy and Italians in the UK post-Brexit.

These are Italy's ten best 'young' universities

These are Italy's ten best 'young' universities

Ten Italian universities have been recognized among the top 200 'young' universities world wide - with one attaining ninth place overall.

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

Long an important source of revenue for telecom companies, roaming charges will be lifted in Europe starting June 15, raising pressure on operators in a tight market.

Why an army of toy cats has appeared in an Italian seaside town

Why an army of toy cats has appeared in an Italian seaside town

Bisceglie, Puglia is a seaside town, located in the upper heel of Italy's boot and home to around 55,000 people.

Venice wants to ban new hotels from opening in its historic centre

Venice wants to ban new hotels from opening in its historic centre

The mayor's office has given the green light to a ban on new hotels and B&B's in the ancient lagoon city.

A new antibiotic that could fight drug-resistant bacteria has been found in Italy

A new antibiotic that could fight drug-resistant bacteria has been found in Italy

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that is highly effective against bacteria resistant to known antimicrobials, which was found in a soil sample taken in Italy.

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Pope Francis to send funds to South Sudan after Vatican rules out papal visit

Pope Francis to send funds to South Sudan after Vatican rules out papal visit

Francis had repeatedly said he wanted to travel to the famine-stricken country, but the Vatican said at the end of May that such a trip would be too dangerous.