Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini ordered a report Tuesday on the country's Roma population, with a view to shuttering overcrowded, "illegal" camps, provoking an angry response from rights campaigners.
The Vatican's attempts to help the family of an Italian teenager who went missing 36 years ago have merely deepened the mystery surrounding her fate, and risk backfiring, analysts say.
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A new study has predicted that the Italian city of Turin will have the climate of present day Texas by 2050.
A new scheme has brought free wifi to the central squares of more than 100 Italian towns and cities.
Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has furiously denied allegations that his party received funding from Russia.