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Austrian father and son jailed for supplying guns to Italian mafia

Austrian father and son jailed for supplying guns to Italian mafia

The pair denied knowingly dealing with the mafia, insisting they had thought they were working with "vegetable traders".

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Rescue ship cleared to dock in Italy as EU still lacks migrant plan

Rescue ship cleared to dock in Italy as EU still lacks migrant plan

Italian authorities have given permission to 176 migrants aboard a rescue ship to disembark in the port of Taranto.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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12 rude Italian phrases that you can get away with in Italy
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12 rude Italian phrases that you can get away with in Italy

Add some colour to your spoken Italian with these expressions that are less offensive than they sound.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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Italian expression of the day: 'Porca miseria'
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Italian expression of the day: 'Porca miseria'

Memorize this expression for when learning Italian gets all too frustrating.

The 16 bridges you simply have to cross in Italy

The 16 bridges you simply have to cross in Italy

From the old to the new, and the beautiful to the quirky... these are the 16 bridges in Italy you should try to cross at least once in your life.

17 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Italy

17 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in Italy

People's habits change in subtle ways when they move abroad, and in food-obsessed Italy the changes are most obvious when it comes to eating and drinking.

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

Italian court rules against lending Da Vinci artwork to France

An Italian court has blocked the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's famed Vitruvian Man sketch to the Louvre in Paris, ahead of an exibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

Emergency in Italy: Who to call and what to say

Emergency in Italy: Who to call and what to say

Here are the key emergency numbers in Italy that hopefully you'll never need to call.

How to make Tuscan mushroom soup, a delicacy from Maremma

How to make Tuscan mushroom soup, a delicacy from Maremma

At this time of year in Italy, there's nothing better than the flavours of the forest.

Swiss airline grounds its Airbus fleet over "technical problems"

Swiss airline grounds its Airbus fleet over "technical problems"

Switzerland's main airline said Tuesday it had urgently grounded its entire fleet of Airbus A220s for engine checks, after one of the planes experienced technical problems.

 

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Italian problems: Figuring out the post office (and how to get through the door)

Italian problems: Figuring out the post office (and how to get through the door)

How one American reader navigated the everyday confusion of life in a small Italian town.

Grisly gladiator fresco discovered in tavern at Pompeii

Grisly gladiator fresco discovered in tavern at Pompeii

A vivid fresco depicting a gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles, gushing blood, has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

Italy evicts Bannon-backed rightwing “boot camp” from monastery

Italy evicts Bannon-backed rightwing “boot camp” from monastery

Italy's culture ministry said it had evicted a would-be "gladiator school" for right-wing populists from a 13th-century Italian monastery, in a blow to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.

VIDEO: Tourist head-butts Venice gondolier 'over a selfie'

VIDEO: Tourist head-butts Venice gondolier 'over a selfie'

A visitor to Venice attacked one of the city's gondoliers after he stopped the tourist from borrowing his boat to take a selfie, according to reports.

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

An innovative hydroponics farm in Tuscany is producing vegetables that don't rely on low-paid labour, use less water, don't need pesticides and – it's claimed – taste better too.

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

'We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums,' said FIFA president Gianni Infantino after yet another incident of racist chanting at a Serie A match.