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The leader of Italian right-wing party the League, Matteo Salvini, said he will put Italy ahead of European regulations which put barriers to Italian agriculture producers. Speaking on Rete 4 Dalla Rostra Parte, the frontrunner in the next Italian election admitted he is an "extremist" when it comes to the ...

THE CEO of William R. Rhodes Global Advisors warned Italy could be the next country to follow the UK outside the EU if the rising eurosceptic sentiment will .... Author of banker to the World, Bill Rhodes, said an EU referendum could be called in Italy following the result of the next Italian general election.
... Showbiz & TV · sport · Comment · finance · Travel · Entertainment · Life & Style · UK · World · politics · Nature · Royal · weather · History · obituaries · Sunday · Weird · science · Scotland · Home · News · World; Italy RIOTS: Violence erupts in Bologna as election tensions explodes into street CLASHES ...
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni addresses a news conference after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany, February 16, 2018. Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke Reuters. BERLIN (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday he expected a stable government ...

But they're far from its only exports: Emilia-Romagna, where Parma lies, produces more origin-protected food and drink than any other region in Italy. In the plains around Parma you'll find some of Italy's finest artisans making some of its tastiest prosciutto, salami, cheese and porcini mushrooms - all of ...
At a record 132 percent of gross domestic product, Italy's debt is the highest in the eurozone after Greece's, leaving the country potentially vulnerable to a repeat of its 2011 crisis, when soaring borrowing costs took it to the brink of bankruptcy. In an unusual foray into politics, Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio ...
London, Feb 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new smartphone app aims to help migrants in Italy find hospitals, schools and police stations at the press of a button - and quickly seek help if they face abuse or exploitation. More than 600,000 migrants have reached Italy from North Africa in the last ...
It's the first Olympic gold for Moioli and the second for Italy, following Arianna Fontana's victory in the 500m short-track speed skating. "women are women: we have an extra gear. Seeing Arianna win gave me a boost and I said to myself: 'I don't want silver or bronze, I'm here for the gold,'" Moioli said.
TELECOM ITALIA Italy's Antitrust authority said on Thursday it was investigating Italy's TIM, Vodafone, Fastweb and Wind Tre on suspicion of operating anti-competitive billing practices. The phone group said it had always complied with existing regulation and that it categorically ruled out any coordination ...
A conservative alliance of former PM Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia and its right-wing allies - the Northern League and Brothers of Italy - is expected to win the most seats, but polls say it will probably fall short of an absolute majority. Mr Macron said he hopes the winner has a "clear vision for Europe".
Latest figures suggest prosecco sales have topped those of champagne for the first time - 307 million bottles compared to 304. Globally, the general trend for Italian sparkling wine is fizzing. Sales are up 11.5% in volume since 2013 and 16% in value compared to 2012. However, it's not all good news.
The League is firmly established in the north but due to its past anti-southern rhetoric struggles for votes in places like Matera. Salvini-backed candidates gained just 1 percent of votes in Matera during the 2015 municipal elections and polls predict between 5-6 percent for him in southern Italy on March 4th.
Frontex continues to carry out rescue missions in the Mediterranean, regularly ferrying boatloads of stricken migrants to Italy from where they are free to travel across the EU's borderless Schengen Area. The goal for many is to make their way to Calais, the nearest point to Britain from mainland Europe.

If one had to judge the situation in Italy just by following political talk shows, politicians' speeches and newspapers headlines, immigration seems like the main issue that the country is facing a few days before national elections. Not tax evasion, nor corruption, but immigration. Newspapers used the terms ...
A court in Milan has asked Italy's Constitutional Court to rule in the case of a right-to-die advocate who brought a well-known DJ to an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland to die after he was paralyzed in a car crash. Marco Capaldo said Wednesday he was grateful that the Constitutional Court might finally ...
Italy's 2018 national elections could deliver a stable government for the first time since Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped down in 2016 after the failure of his reform agenda. But the lead-up to the vote has seen the weakening of traditional parties and the rise of anti-establishment movements, ...
Luigi di Maio, the leader of M5S, says he will root out 'bad apples' in the party. Photograph: Paola Visone/Rex/Shutterstock. Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) has been rocked by charges of hypocrisy and dishonesty after it emerged that some lawmakers - who pride themselves on the party's hard line ...
True to form, the remainder of Geller's post entitled "WATCH: MIGRANTS IN Italy" contains several other videos completely lacking context or explanation. One appears to simply show an altercation on public transit, while another purportedly shows men trying to abduct a woman (who is rescued by a ...
ROME -- When the Egyptian Museum in the northern Italian city of Turin began offering two-for-one admissions for Arabic speakers last month, the offer seemed innocuous enough. After all, the artifacts in the museum, one of the largest collections outside Cairo, originated in Egypt, which is now the world's ...
Italian police have seized a massive haul of fake 100 and 50 Euro banknotes worth a massive 41 million euros. The stash took police five hours to count. The bank notes were wrapped in 90 packages and hidden in plastic barrels. The barrels were found in a house in the city of Naples owned by a ...
Italians vote on March 4 in a closely-contested parliamentary election which the opinion polls suggest will produce no outright winner. Italy is one of the founding members of the EU and NATO, it plays a leading role in Europe and is the third-largest economy in the eurozone. Its political stability is therefore ...
Wooed by pizza (him) and Pompeii (me), my son Angus and I are squeezing in a quick visit to Italy's liveliest city on our way to the Amalfi Coast. The third largest after Rome and Milan, Naples is not a scrubbed up tourist-centric or sleek, business city. It has chaotic boulevards bumper-to-bumper with cars ...
Economic hardships, poverty and unemployment have been growing in Italy and some blame the sheer number of migrants for the situation. The protesters, who were standing in solidarity with the victims, were from a mixture of NGOs, Anti-Fascist organisations, unions and leftwing political groups.
Work stoppages in Italy by Ryanair employees and air traffic controllers caused minimal disruption on Saturday. Ryanair workers -- not including pilots -- staged a four-hour strike over their exclusion from contract negotiations with the Ireland-based budget airline, which is in talks with the pilots' union ...
Dressed in black bomber jackets and black T-shirts, the fascists surged into a main piazza ringed by colonnaded palazzos and pavement cafes. Confronting them were dozens of riot police armed with batons and shields. Scuffles broke out as the modern-day Italian Blackshirts, from a far-Right party called ...
A moment of the clashes between police and supporters of the Italian extreme right movement "Forza Nuova" (New Force) in Macerata, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Forza Nuova staged the unauthorized demonstration to protest illegal immigration in the city where a right-wing extremist shot and wounded ...
One of Italy's most popular presenters and famed for his impressions, Fiorello's routine included a joke about Turkish resident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose visit to Rome earlier this week sparked protests. "He's coming to Sanremo because he heard there are 1,300 free journalists here," joked Fiorello, ...
As always in Italy, the voice of the Church in moments of national tragedy has a special resonance. "Poor victim, poor assassin, poor avenger," said Bishop Nazzareno Marconi of Macerata, referring to the three protagonists of the tragedy that has gripped Italy. "Poor is the society that created them," Marconi ...
Italian police have arrested the head of a top amateur cycling team and several associates suspected of encouraging young cyclists to take banned drugs. police raids took place in Lucca and elsewhere in Tuscany, media report. The cycling team was not named. The suspicion is that ...
Mariarita Arenella always wanted to work in a lab. When asked as a child what her dream job would be her answer was always "a chemist". With a geologist mother and an engineer father, it was almost inevitable that this young Italian would end up in science. What the family never foresaw was that ...
FLORENCE, Italy: The leader of Italy's right-wing Northern League said on Wednesday his party was preparing the ground to leave the Euro zone and called the euro a "German currency" which had damaged Italy's economy. "It's clear to everyone that the euro is a mistake for our economy," Matteo Salvini ...
Fifteen people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of having "adjusted" lawsuits in favour of Italian energy giant Eni, according to judicial sources. Italian financial police on Tuesday raided the offices of Massimo Mantovani, a member of the Eni management and the group's former legal director, the ...
Venice, Florence, Rome -- these are just a few of the Italian cities on sale right now from airports all across the United States. Yesterday, Thrifty Traveler and Scott's Cheap Flights found seriously discounted tickets to Italy from more than 80 U.S. cities. As usual, flights depart from major international airports ...
Turin, Italy -- The outcome of next month's election -- one that will be crucial not just for Italy but also for the future of the EU -- in no small part hangs on how the Italian public reacts to a violent anti-immigrant backlash and the political earthquake it has unleashed. The sequence of events is stunning.
With a €2.3tn debt load representing 135% of its GDP and more than 20% of the Eurozone's total, persistent deficits, a still-stagnant economy, decidedly shaky banks and populism irrupting into its politics, Italy is seen as a risk not just to itself but to the EU - even if some parties' earlier calls for a euro exit ...
As in much of southern Italy, the cultural sediment of the Phoenician, Punic, Roman, Arab, and Spanish presence over millennia is as visible here in the Roman amphitheaters and Gothic Catalan churches as on the faces of the people. The smaller the island, I've found, the more its isolation can breed a ...
For our Italy issue, we asked the most knowledgeable people we could think of about their favorite places all over the country: where they found the best cacio e pepe, spent quiet afternoons in 14th-century hamlets, and bought beautifully tailored shirts. The conversations--held on the phone and in person, ...
BERLIN -- Nowhere has support for the EU in the past decade plummeted as drastically as it has in Italy, according to a study released this week. Berlin-based think tank European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR) ranked the country as 23rd out of 28 when it comes to individual support for the bloc.
Italy's health ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly six-fold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines. Italy's measles epidemic, which killed four people last year, already has caught the attention of the World Health ...
The dummy of Boldrini, president of Italy's lower house of parliament and part of the centre-left government that the Northern League hopes to defeat in an election in March, was placed in a model boat named the "Costa Discordia ONG", a reference both to the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off the ...
The number of cases is almost six times as high as in 2016, and comes as two of Italy's political parties included promises to scrap compulsory vaccines in their election campaigns. In 2016, 844 measles cases were reported, up from 251 in 2015. In 95 percent of the cases recorded last year, the patient had ...
Three high-ranking judges sit at a table under the motto hanging in courts across Italy: "The law is equal for all". The charge? Betraying the spirit of the monarchy's statute, which tasks it with guaranteeing all its subjects are equal. Witnesses describe the horror of laws the fascist regime introduced from 1938 ...
An Italian final assembly line for the F-35 is operated by Italy's Leonardo and the American firm Lockheed Martin. (Lockheed Martin). ROME -- Italy has received the first F-35B fighter jet to be assembled outside the U.S., which is destined to fly with the Italian navy. The Italian Ministry of Defense took ...
There was a 15% year-on-year rise in the number of people reaching Italy from Libya in the first three weeks of January, piling more pressure on the UN to try to end the ... In the first weeks of January the number of migrants arriving in Italy was 2,749, an increase from 2,393 for the same period in 2017.
(MILAN) -- A commuter train derailed Thursday in northern Italy, killing at least three people, seriously injuring 10 and trapping others heading into Milan at the start of the work day, officials said. The Trenord train derailed near the Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of the city, halting train traffic into and ...
London - Italy's upcoming general election, which many have identified as being among the biggest political risks facing global markets in 2018, could end up being something of a damp squib, a top strategist at $1.7 trillion JPMorgan Asset Management told Business Insider. Speaking in an interview ...


 

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