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Athlete banned for using 'fake penis' to cheat test

Athlete banned for using 'fake penis' to cheat test

An Italian athlete who allegedly tried using a fake penis to cheat a doping test has been banned for 30 months. His girlfriend has also been banned from sport for two years for allegedly helping him.

A Rabbi helps Italians find their Jewish roots

A Rabbi helps Italians find their Jewish roots

Barbara Aeillo is Italy's first and only female rabbi. The daughter of a German death camp liberator, she speaks to The Local about rediscovering her own Calabrian roots as well as her mission of helping Italians who have lost their Jewish heritage to embrace theirs.

Sardinian 'rebels' redraw island map

Sardinian 'rebels' redraw island map

Sardinians have launched a campaign to banish the Italian language from their island, by changing place names on Google Maps to the local language.

Italian MPs among highest paid in Europe

Italian MPs among highest paid in Europe

Italian MPs are paid €11,703 a month and receive €4,003 in overnight expenses, far higher than many of their European counterparts, research has found.

easyJet creates over 400 new jobs in Italy

easyJet creates over 400 new jobs in Italy

Low-cost airline easyJet will create over 400 new jobs as its makes Naples' Capodichino airport its third largest base in Italy after Rome and Milan.

'Nazi should be burnt' - Jewish group

'Nazi should be burnt' - Jewish group

The body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died last week in Italy aged 100, should be sent to Germany and incinerated, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre said in an interview.

'Lavish' bishop flies Ryanair for Pope talks

'Lavish' bishop flies Ryanair for Pope talks

A German bishop who is under fire for spending €31 million on his new headquarters, including €15,000 on a bath tub, was summoned to Rome on Sunday – and flew with budget airline Ryanair.

Italy plans refugee sea operation

Italy plans refugee sea operation

Italy on Monday planned a large-scale deployment of forces in the Mediterranean to manage the influx of asylum seekers as the latest boatload carrying 137 migrants arrived on its shores.

Kercher's DNA was not on alleged murder knife

Kercher's DNA was not on alleged murder knife

DNA tests have revealed there were "no traces" of British student Meredith Kercher's blood on the kitchen knife she was thought to have been killed with.

British teen killed quad biking in Italy

British teen killed quad biking in Italy

A 19-year-old Scottish man was killed on Sunday while competing in the European Quad of Nations championships, held in the Marche region of central Italy.