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Brussels warns of new row brewing over Italy finances

Brussels warns of new row brewing over Italy finances

The EU warned Sunday of a new row brewing with Italy over its budget, barely a few months after both sides agreed on a hard-fought deal with Rome's disputed 2019 finances.

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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Italy bus hijacker says he 'heard voices' of drowned migrant children

Italy bus hijacker says he 'heard voices' of drowned migrant children

The driver of a school bus who torched the vehicle to protest Mediterranean migrant deaths claimed on Friday he acted after hearing the voices of drowned children urging him on, media reports said.

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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OPINION: In defence of spaghetti bolognese
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OPINION: In defence of spaghetti bolognese

Why it's time to drop the snobbery about a globally beloved dish.

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

The British government's offer to cover the health costs of UK pensioners in Europe was meant to provide reassurance to elderly British citizens. The time-limited offer has been met with scorn however by rights groups that represent British nationals in the EU.

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.

 
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Venice had its own 'Airbnb problem' during the Renaissance – here's how it coped

Venice had its own 'Airbnb problem' during the Renaissance – here's how it coped

Airbnb has been criticized for contributing to housing problems in cities across Europe, and nowhere more so than overcrowded Venice. But history shows there could be a way forward.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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How to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara

How to make the perfect spaghetti carbonara

There's only three ingredients in an authentic Italian carbonara sauce.

La Scala to return over €3 million of Saudi money

La Scala to return over €3 million of Saudi money

Italy's most famous opera house will refund money it received from Saudi Arabia after anger over a deal which assured the Saudis a place on the board.

How to make strawberry and limoncello tiramisù

How to make strawberry and limoncello tiramisù

Try this tangy tiramisu to taste Italian summer all year around.

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...

Chinese president in Italy to sign controversial 'Silk Road' deal

Chinese president in Italy to sign controversial 'Silk Road' deal

Italy is to become the first G7 country to join China's Belt and Road Initiative, despite concerns from the US and other EU countries.

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Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation.

 

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Why this Brit is selling off his idyllic Italian home in a raffle

Why this Brit is selling off his idyllic Italian home in a raffle

Italy is one of the few places in Europe where property prices are falling. One English family has came up with a novel way to beat the market: raffling off their cottage in rural Abruzzo.

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'Mum, the driver wants to kill us': Survivors of Italy's school bus hijack describe terror

'Mum, the driver wants to kill us': Survivors of Italy's school bus hijack describe terror

Witnesses have described the terrifying moment when a bus driver took more than 50 schoolchildren and teachers hostage onboard a coach that he then set on fire.

League candidate shouts 'I’m a fascist' at Italian rally

League candidate shouts 'I’m a fascist' at Italian rally

A candidate for Italy's governing League party running in regional elections has come under fire for shouting “I’m a fascist” at a rally.

How Valentino Rossi turned a tiny Italian town into MotoGP Mecca

How Valentino Rossi turned a tiny Italian town into MotoGP Mecca

Tavullia, once a sleepy town in the rolling hills along the Adriatic coast, has become a magnet for fans of Italy's inimitable nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi.

No vaccine, no school: unvaccinated Italian children will be sent home

No vaccine, no school: unvaccinated Italian children will be sent home

Italian parents have been warned not to send their children to school unless they've been properly vaccinated in the latest government u-turn.

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal in sex abuse cover-up

Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was handed a six-month suspended sentence this month for failing to report sex abuse by a priest under his authority, the cardinal said on Tuesday.

Stop trekking in flip flops, Italy’s Cinque Terre begs tourists

Stop trekking in flip flops, Italy’s Cinque Terre begs tourists

The popular Italian tourist destination is expecting more visitors than ever this year. And it’s now threatening to fine those who ignore safety warnings over footwear.

'We breathe in poison': Why the Po Valley is one of the most polluted places in Italy

'We breathe in poison': Why the Po Valley is one of the most polluted places in Italy

Pollution in the Po Valley repeatedly exceeds EU limits. The cause is a toxic combination of climate, geography and human factors.

No, Italy is not about to help bring about a no-deal Brexit

No, Italy is not about to help bring about a no-deal Brexit

Brexiteers in the UK are dreaming if they think the Italian government will alienate its voters and the rest of Europe by helping force the UK to withdraw from the EU without a deal at the end of this month.