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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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World hunger on rise again due to conflicts, climate: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

July 3, 2017 10:30 pm
World hunger on rise again due to conflicts, climate: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

A boy eats out of a ladle at his home in Ngop, South Sudan, on March 10, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has warned that the number of people suffering from starvation in the world is rising again after years of […]

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Key Iranian bank opens office in Rome

May 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Key Iranian bank opens office in Rome

Iran’s Saman Bank has opened an office in Italy’s Rome – its first ever office in Europe. One of Iran’s leading private banks says it has opened an office in Europe – what could be a sign of fresh openings in the country’s international banking relations after the removal of […]

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Rome transport coming to standstill amid strike on Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 10:10 pm
Rome transport coming to standstill amid strike on Women’s Day

Transport is coming to a standstill as a strike began in the Italian capital, Rome, in protest against the mistreatment of women at work. People were pushing into one of the last buses in Rome as transportation staffers were to begin a 24-hour strike in the city to mark the […]

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Hundreds of Muslims protest mosque closure in Italy’s Rome

October 22, 2016 9:30 am
Hundreds of Muslims protest mosque closure in Italy’s Rome

Muslims hold Friday prayers in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, October 21, 2016, to protest against mosque closures. (Photo by Reuters) Hundreds of Muslims in Italy have held a demonstration in Rome to express their outrage at recent mosque closures in the capital. Protesters gathered in front of the […]

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Hundreds of Italian students protest in Rome and Milan against education reforms

October 7, 2016 8:30 pm
Hundreds of Italian students protest in Rome and Milan against education reforms

Hundreds of students have held protests in Rome and Milan against the Italian government’s austerity policies. On Friday, the demonstrators took to the streets to express their opposition to education spending cuts and reforms. The protesters were seen firing smoke bombs, vandalizing building walls and spraying graffiti. The demonstrators argue […]

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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi cancels Rome’s bid for 2024 Olympics

September 22, 2016 6:30 am
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi cancels Rome’s bid for 2024 Olympics

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi. Photo / AP Rome’s new Mayor scotched the city’s candidacy for the 2024 Olympic Games today, saying that previous host cities such as London had been left with massive cost overruns and huge debts. Hosting the Olympics could quickly turn from a “dream” into a “nightmare”, […]

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Rome elects first female mayor as Virginia Raggi

June 20, 2016 6:30 am
Rome elects first female mayor as Virginia Raggi

Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) candidate as Rome’s Mayor Virginia Raggi. Photo / AP Voters in the Italian capital headed to the polls with all signs indicating that they will elect populist candidate Virginia Raggi as the first female mayor of the Eternal City. Raggi, a 37-year-old lawyer and local councillor, […]

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Mafia suspected of rigging exam for jail guard jobs

May 25, 2016 1:10 am
Mafia suspected of rigging exam for jail guard jobs

The Mafia is suspected of rigging exams for prison guard jobs. Photo / iStock For nearly 8000 young Italians hungry for work, the state exam last month for just 400 jobs as prison guards was a fiasco. For the Mafia, it may have been a great opportunity, prosecutors in Rome […]

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