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Hundreds of Italians protest against European Union, NATO

November 12, 2017 2:24 am
Hundreds of Italians protest against European Union, NATO

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Italy’s capital Rome to protest the policies of the European Union and the US-led NATO military alliance. The protesters rallied in central Rome on Saturday, chanting slogans and carrying placards that read, “No euro, no EU, no NATO,” and “Never Slaves.” […]

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Italy’s northern regions voting for more autonomy

October 22, 2017 6:54 pm
Italy’s northern regions voting for more autonomy

This file photo shows an app that will be used for voting in a referendum in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy and Veneto, on October 22 2017. (By AFP) People in two rich, semi-autonomous regions in northern Italy have started going to the polls in non-binding referendums on more autonomy. […]

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Milan football derby fever rages from Chinatown to Beijing

October 14, 2017 6:06 am
Milan football derby fever rages from Chinatown to Beijing

Flags of Italian football clubs Inter Milan and AC Milan in Paolo Sarpi street, a Chinese neighborhood of Milan Italy’s traditional derby match between footballing giants Inter and AC Milan now has a distinct Asian flavour and following, fuelled by multi-million dollar investments by the Chinese owners of the two […]

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Italian police, anti-G7 protesters clash in Turin

September 30, 2017 4:35 am
Italian police, anti-G7 protesters clash in Turin

Clashes have broken out between Italian riot police and hundreds of people, mostly students, who protested against the policies of the leading industrial powers, known as the Group of 7 (G7), in the northwestern city of Turin. The protests took place in central Turin on Friday as a G7 ministerial meeting […]

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Heavy rain, floods leave 6 dead in Italy

September 11, 2017 9:02 am
Heavy rain, floods leave 6 dead in Italy

An aerial photo taken and handout by hte Italian Firefighters Department on September 10, 2017 shows the Livorno area flooded after heavy rainstorms. (Via AFP) Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who […]

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Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ and you will be shot: Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro

August 25, 2017 9:00 pm
Shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ and you will be shot: Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro

Gondolas and boat-taxis drive on the Canale Grande (Grand Canal) in Venice on April 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The right-wing mayor of the Italian city of Venice has said anybody who shouts “Allahu Akbar” in the city’s famous St Mark’s Square will be shot. Luigi Brugnaro said at a […]

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Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano hails Libya decision to ban refugee rescue vessels

August 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano hails Libya decision to ban refugee rescue vessels

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano (Photo by AFP) Italy has welcomed a decision by Libya to ban foreign refugee rescue vessels from entering a stretch of waters off its coast, in a move that has halted almost all such international operations there. Under the navy ban that was announced on […]

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Italian police arrest 15 Sicily firefighters for starting fires to earn money

August 8, 2017 10:30 pm
Italian police arrest 15 Sicily firefighters for starting fires to earn money

This file photo taken on July 10, 2017 shows firefighters attempting to control a raging fire in the Annunziata district of Messina, northeastern Sicily. (By AFP) Italian police have arrested 15 volunteer firefighters in Sicily on charges of starting wildfires as well as reporting non-existent blazes in a bid to […]

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Italy, Iran sign $1.3 billion high-speed rail deal

July 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Italy, Iran sign $1.3 billion high-speed rail deal

FS Chief Executive Renato Mazzoncini, left, and head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Saeed Mohammadzadeh sign documents for the construction of a high-speed railway line in Tehran, July 11, 2017. (Photo by IRNA) Iran’s state railway company and its Italian counterpart have signed a deal worth 1.2 billion […]

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Austrian envoy summoned in Italy over border checks

July 4, 2017 4:54 pm
Austrian envoy summoned in Italy over border checks

The undated photo shows police facing protesters during an April rally against the Austrian government’s planned reintroduction of border controls at the Brenner Pass on the border of Austria and Italy. (Photo by EPA) Italian officials have summoned the ambassador of Austria to Rome to request clarification on Vienna’s plans […]

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