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Floods in Italy: What to do when there's a weather warning

Floods in Italy: What to do when there's a weather warning

With most of Italy on alert for bad weather, The Local explains what the warnings mean and what precautions you need to take.

The European university turning student ideas into startups

The European university turning student ideas into startups

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Italian police officers jailed over the death of Stefano Cucchi

Italian police officers jailed over the death of Stefano Cucchi

Two Carabinieri officers were found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Stefano Cucchi in 2009, in a harrowing case of police brutality that shocked Italy and the world.

How to find out if you’re eligible for Italian citizenship by descent

How to find out if you’re eligible for Italian citizenship by descent

Do you qualify for the European dream?

 
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Why are Italians the 'worst at speaking English in the EU'?
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Why are Italians the 'worst at speaking English in the EU'?

After a global study ranked Italy as the worst in the EU when it comes to speaking English, The Local asks why the country is struggling so much with its English language skills.

How to negotiate a personalized expat health insurance plan

How to negotiate a personalized expat health insurance plan

A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.

 
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The 'Brexit election': Why Britons in Europe should register for a proxy rather than postal vote

The 'Brexit election': Why Britons in Europe should register for a proxy rather than postal vote

With the UK to hold a new election on December 12th, Brits in the EU are being urged to register to vote. Here are your options for voting from overseas.

Italian word of the day: 'Casino'
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Italian word of the day: 'Casino'

No, we're not talking about gambling.

Ten Italian driving habits you need to be aware of
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Ten Italian driving habits you need to be aware of

Are Italian drivers really as bad as everyone says? If you're new to driving in Italy, here's what to prepare yourself for on the autostrada.

The biggest culture shocks you'll experience after moving to Italy

The biggest culture shocks you'll experience after moving to Italy

Confusing, delightful, infuriating or just slightly odd: certain aspects of life in Italy take some getting used to.

Newly-discovered Artemisia painting sells for record €4.8 million

Newly-discovered Artemisia painting sells for record €4.8 million

A newly discovered canvas by female 17th-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi sold for almost 4.8 million euros on Wednesday, a record for the artist.

The 11 maps that help explain Italy today
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The 11 maps that help explain Italy today

You might have a good grasp of Italian geography, but do you know which areas have the highest house prices, the safest roads, and the fewest mosquitos?

Danish government promised 1,000 new nurses, but health service has lost 500

Danish government promised 1,000 new nurses, but health service has lost 500

Although the government has promised to increase the number of nurses in Denmark, the challenge of recruiting requisite numbers is growing.

 

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These are the Italian cities where rent prices are rising fastest
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These are the Italian cities where rent prices are rising fastest

An increasing number of properties being used as short-term tourist rentals is thought to be behind rising rent prices.

Wild boar sniff out and destroy €20K cocaine stash in Tuscan forest

Wild boar sniff out and destroy €20K cocaine stash in Tuscan forest

Wild boar snuffling in the forests of eastern Tuscany have dug up and destroyed a €20,000 stash of cocaine buried by drug dealers, police said.

More than half of Italians think racist attacks 'can be justified', poll finds

More than half of Italians think racist attacks 'can be justified', poll finds

After a recent spate of high-profile hate crimes in Italy, a poll has revealed a growing number of Italians think such attacks may be acceptable.

Seven reasons autumn is the best time to visit Italy

Seven reasons autumn is the best time to visit Italy

Say goodbye to the hordes of tourists and hello to wine season, stunning colours and regional food festivals.

Ancient Romans had 'overwhelming' genetic diversity, study finds

Ancient Romans had 'overwhelming' genetic diversity, study finds

A DNA study of inhabitants of ancient Rome found some surprising results, and helps chart mass migration dating back 9,000 years.

'Love Lazio, Fight Fascism': New fan group aims to change football club's image

'Love Lazio, Fight Fascism': New fan group aims to change football club's image

A new "anti-fascist" group of Lazio club fans aims to "destroy the stereotype" of the club's supporters