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Italy's coalition government faces split over possible Salvini kidnap trial

Italy's coalition government faces split over possible Salvini kidnap trial

The Five Star Movement must decide whether to block the potential trial of League leader Matteo Salvini for alleged kidnapping and abuse of power.

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These are the thousands of job vacancies that Italy can’t fill

These are the thousands of job vacancies that Italy can’t fill

A new survey reveals how many Italian businesses are struggling to recruit staff to fill everything from tech jobs to more traditional roles like woodworking and weaving.

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

These 10 facts prove London is still open for business

London has been a global nerve centre for nearly 2000 years and has no plans to abdicate now.

 
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The best renovation properties you can buy in Italy for less than €50K
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The best renovation properties you can buy in Italy for less than €50K

That place in the sun could be more affordable than you think - as long as you don't mind some hard work.

No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

Compare how each country has promised to protect the rights of Britons (or not quite in some cases) if there's a no-deal Brexit.

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable travel: How to cut emissions and keep flying

Sustainable air travel is no longer a flight of fancy, it’s here and Sweden is at its helm.

 
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How February 15th became Italy's official 'Singles' Day'

How February 15th became Italy's official 'Singles' Day'

Did the outpourings of gooey love yesterday make your stomach turn? Then this one's for you.

11 of the best romantic Italian films of all time

11 of the best romantic Italian films of all time

Whether you're in the mood for gushy romance or something more realistic, there are plenty of Italian movies worth watching which tell tales of love in all its forms.

Italian word of the day: 'Tormentone'

Italian word of the day: 'Tormentone'

This one's bound to get stuck in your head.

Good curry in Italy? It exists, and it's in Florence

Good curry in Italy? It exists, and it's in Florence

It might be better known for its steak and sandwiches, but Florence is home to some of Italy's best curry houses.

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...

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Police set up stop-and-search zone in anti-crime measure in Aarhus

Police set up stop-and-search zone in anti-crime measure in Aarhus

A suspected conflict between organised crime gangs in Aarhus has resulted in police putting a stop-and-search zone into effect.

 

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American among five stabbed in mass brawl before Lazio-Sevilla match

American among five stabbed in mass brawl before Lazio-Sevilla match

Around 40 people were involved in a street fight between Lazio and Sevilla fans in Rome, with one suffering serious injuries.

Italy's M5S forms new populist bloc to fight EU elections

Italy's M5S forms new populist bloc to fight EU elections

The head of Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement said it was joining forces at the upcoming European elections with four other parties to offer an alternative to traditional politics.

Italy's iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

Italy's iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

The Italian company making the stickers posted a record one billion euro turnover last year.

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Italy’s Education Minister is asking schools to reduce the amount of homework over the holidays so that children can spend more time with family.

How Brexit has unsettled Brits in the remote Sicilian town they helped to revive

How Brexit has unsettled Brits in the remote Sicilian town they helped to revive

The small town of Cianciana in Sicily has experienced an upturn in fortunes in the last few decades, thanks partly to an influx of foreigners and their capital. But Brexit is now pushing some Brits to leave.

Meet the mad monk of Florence, the man behind Italy's Bonfire of the Vanities

Meet the mad monk of Florence, the man behind Italy's Bonfire of the Vanities

Some 522 years ago today, the inhabitants of Florence burned their worldly goods in a fire that would go down in history as the Bonfire of the Vanities. Who was the man who convinced them to do it?

Italy loses 10,000 doctors in 10 years to emigration

Italy loses 10,000 doctors in 10 years to emigration

More than ten thousand Italian doctors and eight thousand nurses left Italy to work abroad between 2005 and 2015, according to reports.

Salvini calls Guaido after meeting Venezuela delegation

Salvini calls Guaido after meeting Venezuela delegation

Italy's coalition government remains divided over the crisis in Venezuela, making it one of the few EU countries not to have backed opposition leader Juan Guaido.