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Italy busts 1,000 major tax evaders who dodged €2.3 billion

Italy busts 1,000 major tax evaders who dodged €2.3 billion

Italy's financial crimes force has identified around a thousand tax evaders accused of dodging more than €2 million a piece in 18 months.

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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Italian coastguard ship brings more than 500 migrants to Sicily

Italian coastguard ship brings more than 500 migrants to Sicily

An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, including dozens rescued by the US Navy off Libya last week, arrived on Tuesday night at a port in Sicily.

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'Anyone but Sweden’: Italy fans take out salty full-page ad in Swedish newspaper

'Anyone but Sweden’: Italy fans take out salty full-page ad in Swedish newspaper

One group of Azzurri supporters are still so bitter about being knocked out of the World Cup that they placed a peppy ad in a Swedish newspaper.

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Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy's most violent tradition

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy's most violent tradition

On June 24th each year, Florence's main square turns into an arena for a sport which is a brutal combination of rugby, football, and wrestling. The Local explores the history of the unique tradition.

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Money-saving hacks for living in Italy on a budget

Money-saving hacks for living in Italy on a budget

There are plenty of ways to save money in Italy. Here's a guide to the money-saving hacks that will keep you within your budget.

The Italian inventor of the violin wanted to imitate human voices: study

The Italian inventor of the violin wanted to imitate human voices: study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out on Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it.

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Ten weird things Italians say, and what they mean

Ten weird things Italians say, and what they mean

Ever found yourself wondering what your Italian friends are going on about? You might need our guide to the oddest Italian sayings, translated.

A beginner's guide to aperitivo in Italy

A beginner's guide to aperitivo in Italy

The Italians go crazy for them – and it's easy to see why. The Local gives you the lowdown on one of Italy's most treasured rituals: the aperitivo.

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12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

It's known as the language of love, but many expats and students struggle with the peculiarities of Italian. The good news is that if you relate to most of the items on this list, you're not far off fluency.

Italy fines Ryanair for mass flight cancellations

Italy fines Ryanair for mass flight cancellations

Italy's competition authority (AGCM) on Thursday hit Ryanair with a €1.85 million fine for mass flight cancellations late last year and failing to adequately inform affected passengers of their rights.

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World Cup pressure 'terrifically high', says Germany's Müller

World Cup pressure 'terrifically high', says Germany's Müller

Germany star Thomas Müller says the reigning world champions are feeling the pressure as they prepare for this weekend's game against Sweden at risk of an unthinkably premature exit.

 

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Italy to compile 'register' of Roma people: Matteo Salvini

Italy to compile 'register' of Roma people: Matteo Salvini

Italian authorities are to carry out a census of Roma people with a view to deporting those without papers, according to new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Trump praises Conte as 'very strong' on immigration

Trump praises Conte as 'very strong' on immigration

US President Donald Trump on Friday hailed Italy's novice prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as "very strong" on immigration, days after the European nation rejected a ship loaded with migrants.

AC Milan to form its first ever women's team

AC Milan to form its first ever women's team

"AC Milan is announcing that from the 2018/2019 season it will participate for the first time in the club's history in the female Serie A championship."

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.

Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Road tests of driverless cars have been given the OK by the Italian parliament, an important step towards the development of autonomous vehicles in the country.

Inside the slum that houses southern Italy's migrant workforce

Inside the slum that houses southern Italy's migrant workforce

Plastic huts, rubbish, exhausting days under the blistering sun, violence... The San Ferdinando camp in southern Italy couldn't be further from the "good times" for migrants, referred to by Italy's new nationalist interior minister Matteo Salvini.

Ryanair's Italy routes threatened by summer strike

Ryanair's Italy routes threatened by summer strike

Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in Italy and other European countries said on Monday they would go on strike this summer unless the low-cost airline accepts their demands by June 30th.

Italy issues presidential pardon for pot-growing pensioner

Italy issues presidential pardon for pot-growing pensioner

The Italian president has formally pardoned a pensioner who grew marijuana for use as pain relief, it was announced this week.

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Italy's Salvini bans two more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Salvini bans two more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its "human cargo" at an Italian port.