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Italian troops use winter to bolster Afghan army against Taliban

Italian troops use winter to bolster Afghan army against Taliban

The war-torn country's security forces are being killed in horrific numbers as they grapple with a militant resurgence, raising questions about how much more they can endure.

How to help your child adjust to life abroad

How to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move? One Swedish startup is helping to answer this question.

 
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US expats: don't let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

US expats: don't let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

Check out these simple ways to avoid the US taxpayer blues while living abroad.

 
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'The beauty, music and people of Salento keep me coming back for more'

'The beauty, music and people of Salento keep me coming back for more'

When Audrey Fielding first came to Puglia, she was expecting "a barren landscape", based on what she's heard and read. Instead, she found vibrant towns, chatty locals, a rich culture and delicious food that kept her coming back year after year.

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How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

Increasingly, the leaders of the international business world are female. And as more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs, one unique MBA programme is helping to give them the tools to succeed.

 
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Taxis go on strike across Italy over Uber benefits

Taxis go on strike across Italy over Uber benefits

Taxi drivers were striking between 8am and 10pm on Thursday as part of an ongoing row over perceived perks for non-official car hire services.

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

The Italian police unit tasked with combating art crime has uncovered several rare Roman coins and other historical artefacts from a private residence.

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7 reasons you should have international health insurance

7 reasons you should have international health insurance

Are you covered in your new country? And what happens if there's an emergency?

 
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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.

These are the security measures in place in Rome this weekend

These are the security measures in place in Rome this weekend

Everything you need to know about how Rome will be guarded this weekend from the 'double threat' of protesters and possible terror attacks. From snipers to surveillance, and how transport will be affected.

Italy nabs criminal gang responsible for cheese and wine heists

Italy nabs criminal gang responsible for cheese and wine heists

The robbers targeted shops and cheese factories, making away with €100,000 worth of fine wine, and €80,000 worth of premium cheese.

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Where does Italy get its name from? Why do we call our bosses 'Lei'? Here's the weird history between five words all Italian speakers use on a regular basis.

Networking in Italy: More than just aperitivo

Networking in Italy: More than just aperitivo

Networking as an expat woman means overcoming linguistic and cultural barriers - but it could be the key to success.

Italian fishermen announce strike over greedy dolphins

Italian fishermen announce strike over greedy dolphins

Fishermen in Sicily have protested that dolphins are damaging their trade, destroying their nets and eating the fish.

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Oslo-bound SAS flight makes emergency landing in Munich

Oslo-bound SAS flight makes emergency landing in Munich

A Scandinavian Airlines flight from Munich to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine began to malfunction.

 

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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.

Around 250 feared drowned in Mediterranean boat sinkings

Around 250 feared drowned in Mediterranean boat sinkings

A Spanish NGO operating rescue boats which discovered the drifting dinghies said it was a "black day".

Original Treaty of Rome was 'blank', reveals veteran reporter

Original Treaty of Rome was 'blank', reveals veteran reporter

"The treaty was put together very quickly and the Italians were not very organized, so it had blank pages."

'I never met mafia bosses': Juventus president denies organized crime links

'I never met mafia bosses': Juventus president denies organized crime links

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, who faces a grilling by an Italian anti-mafia commission, on Saturday angrily denied claims he knowingly met bosses of a feared organized crime group.

Students clash with police in protest at Rome university

Students clash with police in protest at Rome university

Dozens of student protesters clashed with police on Tuesday at Rome's La Sapienza University, some throwing eggs and paint at officers.

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

The police did not reveal details of how they traced him through the social media site.

Threefold rise in measles cases as Italy's anti-vaccine movement grows

Threefold rise in measles cases as Italy's anti-vaccine movement grows

The outbreak of the disease has been concentrated in some of the country's wealthiest urban centres.

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