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'Broke' businessman's €300m life exposed

'Broke' businessman's €300m life exposed

Italian police on Thursday seized €300 million in assets including 18 properties and 235 hectares of land from a businessman whose declared yearly income was just four euros.

Telecom Italia faces tense board meeting

Telecom Italia faces tense board meeting

Heavily-indebted Telecom Italia held a crucial board meeting on Thursday amid tensions over its main shareholder, Spain's Telefonica.

Rome's secret palaces open to visitors

Rome's secret palaces open to visitors

A new initiative has been launched in Rome giving people the chance to take a peek inside the city's stunning private homes and palaces.

Italian cities among world's worst for traffic

Italian cities among world's worst for traffic

Rome and the Sicilian capital of Palermo are among the top 10 most congested cities in the world, a new report has found.

Italian women work harder than men - OECD

Italian women work harder than men - OECD

Italian women are working harder than men and for less money, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Italians discover cancer-fighting olive oil

Italians discover cancer-fighting olive oil

Scientists from the University of Siena claim to have found a link between Tuscan olive oil and cancer prevention, Italian media reported.

Foreign billionaires to save Roman sites

Foreign billionaires to save Roman sites

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino is seeking private sponsorship from abroad to finance the restoration of the ancient Roman Forum, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Nazi secretly buried in Italian prison cemetery

Nazi secretly buried in Italian prison cemetery

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, whose death sparked a legal dispute over what to do with his body, has been secretly buried in an Italian prison cemetery, La Repubblica reported on Thursday.

Senator to face trial for racist slur

Senator to face trial for racist slur

Senator Roberto Calderoli has been ordered to stand trial for comparing Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge to an orangutan.

The New York mayor with Italian roots

The New York mayor with Italian roots

A small town near Naples erupted in celebration this week after the election of Italian-American Bill de Blasio as New York mayor, so much so the town is going to grant him honorary citizenship. The Local finds out why.

Machiavellian plot to steal church election

Machiavellian plot to steal church election

The superior of a Catholic religious order in Italy has been arrested for conjuring up fictive charges against two members of his congregation to prevent them voting against him at his election.