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Stolen Roman statue recovered by Italian art police after chance discovery in Belgium

Italian police say they have recovered a 1st-century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site on the outskirts…

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Asia

Turkey fumes after Italian PM Draghi called Erdogan ‘dictator’ | Italy News

Draghi’s remarks come after EU Commission chief von der Leyen did not get proper seating arrangement during her Ankara visit.…

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Europe

France and Spain ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as cases surge

France and Spain were on Tuesday ramping up their vaccination drives as the number of infections continues to surge. The…

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Asia

Italy PM Draghi urges Libya to maintain ceasefire | Politics News

Italy’s new prime minister, on his first official trip abroad, also lauded Tripoli’s efforts in stemming refugee crossings to Europe.…

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Europe

Stephen Brown — An audio appreciation – POLITICO

This special edition of the EU Confidential podcast reflects on the life and career of Stephen Brown, the POLITICO Europe editor…

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Africa

Pope says arms spending amid COVID ‘scandalous’ in Easter message | Coronavirus pandemic News

Pope Francis denounces how warfare continues to rage while the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause suffering. Pope Francis has urged…

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Asia

France, Italy impose Easter lockdowns as COVID cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

France and Italy have reimposed lockdowns as European nations struggle to contain a rising number of COVID-19 infections, with millions…

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Middle East

How will Europe deal with suspected Russian spies?

Moscow said Italy’s expulsion of two Russian officials suspected of spying should not affect its relations with Rome. Credit

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Europe

Rome expels two Russian embassy officials and arrests Italian naval officer in espionage sting

Italy ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled Wednesday and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught…

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Europe

Italian mafia member arrested after tattoos recognised in YouTube cooking video

A member of an Italian mafia gang has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after his tattoos were recognised on…

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Latin America

12 defence chiefs condemn Myanmar army after day of ‘mass murder’ | Australia News

The defence chiefs of 12 countries have condemned the Myanmar military for its deadly crackdown on demonstrators, as people across…

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Latin America

Pope orders pay cut for cardinals, clerics to save other jobs | Coronavirus pandemic News

Pope Francis has ordered cardinals to take a 10 percent pay cut and reduced the salaries of most other clerics…

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Europe

Can Mario Draghi put a stop to Italy’s economic decline?

Italy’s economy has deep-rooted issues but its new prime minister has a reputation for turning around hopeless causes. Aj Europe

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Features

‘Afraid this won’t end’: Italy in grips of fresh COVID crisis | Coronavirus pandemic News

Ancona, Italy – The hilly avenues in Ancona, an Italian port city on the Adriatic coast, are eerily devoid of…

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Europe

The ‘red prawn war’: How trauma gripped a Sicilian fishing town | Conflict News

Every morning at the crack of dawn, fishmongers gather at the historical fish market of Mazara del Vallo, a town…

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Asia

Italy plans to impose national COVID lockdown over Easter | Coronavirus pandemic News

Measure comes as cases and hospitalisations rise in Italy, which recently passed grim milestone of 100,000 deaths. Italy will be…

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Africa

‘Beyond political differences’: Italy to produce Russian vaccine | Coronavirus pandemic News

The agreement paves the way for Italy to become Europe’s first country with a Sputnik V production facility. Russia has…

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Latin America

Italy, EU block AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia | Coronavirus pandemic News

The move affecting 250,000 doses reflects frustration within the bloc over the shortfall of promised vaccine deliveries. A shipment of…

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Asia

Archeologists unearth intact ancient Roman chariot near Pompeii | Arts and Culture News

Italian officials call the discovery of the four-wheeled carriage made of iron, bronze and tin ‘exceptional’. Archaeologists in Italy have…

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Europe

Living with the Volcano

Life in the shadow of an active volcano might be risky but people living near Mount Vesuvius in Italy are…

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Europe

Italy holds state funeral for ambassador, bodyguard killed in DRC | Italy News

The victims were kidnapped and fatally shot while travelling in a UN World Food Programme convoy. Italy has held a…

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Middle East

Number of women on UK boards up 50%, but parity challenges remain | Business and Economy News

The number of women on the boards of directors of the UK’s 350 top publicly traded firms has jumped by…

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Europe

Italians working in cultural sector decry pandemic closures | Italy News

Milan, Italy – Art and cultural workers protested across Italy on Tuesday, marking a year since theatres, music venues, cinemas…

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Middle East

UK, US to achieve herd immunity in 2021, but not EU: Report | Coronavirus pandemic News

EU countries need to triple vaccination rate to catch up with UK and US, says German database firm Statista. The…

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Asia

Italy’s coastguard searches for survivors after migrant shipwreck | Migration News

So far 45 people have been rescued, while five to 10 others are believed to be missing off Lampedusa’s southern…

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Europe

At Biden’s G7 debut, leaders focus on COVID recovery | Coronavirus pandemic News

Group of Seven leaders sought to look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic towards rebuilding their battered economies. Group of Seven leaders,…

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Middle East

Technocracy is back in Italy – but with a different agenda | Business and Economy News

On February 13, former European Central Bank (ECB) Governor Mario Draghi was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister. Draghi…

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Europe

In Pictures: Etna’s spectacular new eruption | Italy News

Mount Etna belched smoke and ashes in a new eruption this week but Italian authorities said the volcano, one of…

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Europe

In Naples, Muslim families struggle to bury coronavirus victims | Coronavirus pandemic News

Naples, Italy – When Ahmed Aden Mohamed brought his mother, Zahra Gassim Alio, to the hospital with knee pain, he…

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Asia

Cautious optimism as ‘Super Mario’ takes on Italy’s crises | Politics News

Milan, Italy – Weeks after a rebellion in the ruling coalition plunged Italy’s government into crisis, the former head of…

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