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The lawyer who backed a war criminal

The lawyer who backed a war criminal

As the debate continues over what should happen to the body of Erich Priebke, a Nazi who died in Rome on Friday, The Local takes a look at the life of the war criminal's lawyer.

Jewish group will adopt boat tragedy survivors

Jewish group will adopt boat tragedy survivors

The Jewish Community of Rome will adopt a family who survived the recent boat tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa, the group's president, Riccardo Pacifici, said.

Milan council dissolved over mafia links

Milan council dissolved over mafia links

A local authority in the province of Milan has been dissolved for its alleged links to the criminal underworld, the first decision of its kind to be taken in the northern Lombardy region.

Italy moves to abolish political party funding

Italy moves to abolish political party funding

Italy's lower house of parliament has voted to abolish state funding of political parties, a move which could also see an increasing role for women in politics.

Bodies found at Missoni plane wreck - report

Bodies found at Missoni plane wreck - report

The remains of five people who were on board a plane carrying a party of six, including Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni, when it crashed off the coast of Venezuela in January have reportedly been found.

Italy at a loss over dead Nazi war criminal

Italy at a loss over dead Nazi war criminal

Italian authorities appeared at a loss Thursday on what to do with the body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke who died last week while living under house arrest for massacring 335 civilians.

Viagra gum launches in Italy

Viagra gum launches in Italy

Italian men now have access to Viagra chewing gum, which costs up to 70 percent less than the traditional version of the impotence drug, after it was launched by a Milan-based company.

Berlusconi’s party would be 'bankrupt' without him

Berlusconi's party would be 'bankrupt' without him

Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party is so financially reliant on the former prime minister that it would likely collapse without him, according to reports in the Italian media.

'Go pussy' gum on sale near Berlusconi's home

'Go pussy' gum on sale near Berlusconi's home

An elegant cafe near the Rome residence of Silvio Berlusconi is heralding the revival of the former prime minister's Forza Italia by selling a special brand of chewing gum, adorned with the party flag, called "Forza Gnocca", or "Go Pussy".

Tourist defaces Ponte Vecchio with nail polish

Tourist defaces Ponte Vecchio with nail polish

Sharp-eyed police in Florence have snared yet another tourist who dared to deface the city's famous Ponte Vecchio - this time with nail polish.