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Italy plans to close clandestine mosques: minister

Rome - The Italian government intends to close down clandestine mosques in the country as part of the fight against terrorism, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced Friday.

Will Trump's newest verbal attack push away disabled voters?

Donald Trump is the current front runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. He is no stranger to controversy but current allegations of verbal abuse have created a media frenzy. Has he pushed himself into a corner by what some call flagrant verbal abuse?

Study shows: Millennials still tuning in for traditional TV

Just in time for World Television Day (November 21), new statistics show that despite many millennials using mobile devices to watch TV, televisions are still as relevant and appreciated as ever.

Pope Francis to publish his first book in January

Rome - Pope Francis' Italian publishing house on Tuesday unveiled the cover for the pontiff's first book, based on interviews with journalist and Vatican expert Andrea Tornielli.

'Not in my name': Muslims hold peace rallies in Italy

Rome - Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Rome and Milan on Saturday to show solidarity with the victims of jihadist attacks, condemning violence in the name of religion and chanting "we are not the enemy".

Italy gets terror jitters after false alerts, attack rumours

Rome - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Friday that terrorism scaremongers could face prosecution as Italy was hit by a wave of false bomb alerts and social media rumours over imminent attacks.

Italy nabs mobsters 'plotting hit on interior minister'

Rome - Italy has thwarted a mobster plan to assassinate the country's interior minister, arresting six Mafia bosses in the Sicilian town of Corleone, police said Friday.

Italy launches jihadist hunt after US tip

Rome - Italy is looking for five terror suspects after a tip-off from the United States about possible jihadist attacks on tourist sites in Rome and Milan, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Thursday.

Italy ups security at Vatican, Duomo after FBI tipoff: Reports

Rome - Italy has increased security at its historic monuments in the Vatican, Rome and Milan after a warning from the FBI of possible jihadist attacks, media reports said Wednesday.

Italy's landmark mafia trial goes to prison

Rome - A trial hearing involving the alleged ringleaders of a mafia gang whose criminal tentacles reached into almost every department of Rome's City Hall took place in a prison on the outskirts of Rome Tuesday.

Italian convicted of supplying prostitutes to Berlusconi

Rome - A former Italian businessman was Friday sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison for paying prostitutes to join parties with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Op-Ed: Dear Brussels, we should talk about smuggling

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions" goes a saying familiar to both Madonna fans and politicians. Unlike Madonna, the latter group has all too often been confronted with unexpected consequences of even the most carefully planned out bills

Italian firms probed in olive oil scam

Turin - Prosecutors in Turin are probing seven Italian firms, including Carapelli, Bertolli and Sasso. The probe stems from allegations that the firms falsely sold olive oil products as "extra virgin."

Snail caviar a slimy delight for Sicilian start-up

Campofelice Di Roccella - It has an earthy taste with hints of grass and mushroom: snail caviar is a growing trend in Europe, the delicate white eggs sprinkled on everything from canapes to beef dishes and beetroot.

Police swoop on European 'jihadist network' with IS links

Rome - Police on Thursday announced a swoop on a European jihadist network that was allegedly planning to kidnap diplomats and carry out attacks to try to spring its leader out of detention in Norway.

Pope urges fight against exploitation in Italy's 'Chinatown'

Prato - Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Italy's textile city of Prato, home to a large Chinese community with widespread illegal sweatshops, to fight exploitation, illegality and corruption.

Italy's painstaking bid to identify shipwrecked migrants

Melilli - The shy children from a dog-eared photograph found in the pocket of a migrant drowned off Italy may never know what happened to the man who might have been their father.

Pope to make major speech in Italy's little China

- Pope Francis will Tuesday deliver a major speech on the theme of work in the symbolic location of Prato, a small town near Florence that has become synonymous with Chinese immigration to Italy.

Berlusconi lashes out against EU at Northern League rally

Bologna - Italy's billionaire former premier Silvio Berlusconi lashed out at the European Union on Sunday as he appealed to the populist right and called for "less Europe" at a Northern League party rally.

Bindi Irwin must prove father's death via contract with DWTS

A judge in the L.A. Superior Court has ruled Bindi Irwin will not be paid for appearing on the show Dancing with the Stars until proof is provided of her father's death. Steve Irwin was best known as the Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet.
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