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Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission

Rome - An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday after revelations in the press.

Italy court acquits Eni, fines subsidiary in Algeria corruption case

Milan - An Italian court on Wednesday acquitted energy major Eni and ex-CEO Paolo Scaroni of bribery in Algeria, but fined a subsidiary and jailed its former boss.

Italian youths rally to free screenings of police violence film

Rome - Thousands of Italians are flocking to illegal free public screenings of a new film about a young man's 2009 death in custody, a potent symbol of police violence and a merciless penal system.

Italian League to pay fraud bill, slowly

Rome - Italy's far-right League on Tuesday reached an agreement with prosecutors in Genoa that would allow the party to pay back millions of euros in illegally obtained funds over many decades.

Italy FM cancels Vienna meeting over passport proposal

Rome - Italy's foreign minister has cancelled a meeting with his Austrian counterpart over Vienna's plans to grant citizenship to the German-speaking minority in the northern Italian province of South Tyrol, his office said Monday.

Luxembourg FM sparks Italy ire with 'fascist' jibe

Rome - Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn drew the ire of Italy's Matteo Salvini Sunday after accusing the far-right interior minister of using "fascist" methods, in a worsening spat over immigration between the two men.

UNHCR calls for mechanism to share out migrant burden

Rome - UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi on Friday appealed for the creation of a clear mechanism for European states to share out the burden of migrants rescued at sea rather than work on a case by case basis.Those arriving "must be shared around Europe.

Italy's anti-migrant swipe prompts Luxembourg outburst

Vienna - An abrasive intervention from Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini at an EU meeting on Friday resulted in an undiplomatic outburst from Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.

Genoa looks to future one month after bridge disaster

Genoa - A month after Genoa's Morandi Bridge collapse killed 43 people, the port city is tending to its wounds and those left homeless by the disaster are turning a brave face to the future."I was asleep at home that day because I work at night.

Alleged Italian IS member held in Syria, say Kurds

Kamishli - Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member of the Islamic State group as he was trying to flee across the border to Turkey, they said Thursday.

Italy must present 'credible' budget: EU Commissioner

Paris - Italy must present a "credible budget" for the coming year, EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Thursday, calling the anti-establishment government in Rome a "problem".

EU nations urge Israel not to demolish West Bank village

Jerusalem - Five European countries have urged Israel not to raze a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, where authorities are allowed to move ahead with the demolition as early as Wednesday.

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Venice - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for "Roma", which critics called not merely a movie but "a vision".

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Venice - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for "Roma", which critics have called not merely a movie but "a vision".

Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

Rome - Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theatre in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said.

Italian minister faces probe into treatment of stranded migrants

Rome - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Friday launched a blistering attack on prosecutors in Sicily after they confirmed a probe into his refusal to allow more than 100 rescued migrants off a coastguard ship last month.

Italian architect Renzo Piano presents Genoa bridge plan

Rome - World-famous Italian architect Renzo Piano on Friday presented his plan for a replacement for the motorway bridge outside Genoa that partly collapsed in August, killing 43 people.

Italy's far-right Salvini eclipses government after 100 days

Rome - Italy's far-right anti-immigration Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has managed to dominate almost the entire first 100 days of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government, which are marked on Saturday.

Starbucks finally opens cafe in Italy, home of espresso

Milan - US coffee giant Starbucks opens its first branch in Italy on Thursday, with the sprawling Milan 'roastery' at the avant garde of an ambitious plan to conquer the spiritual home of espresso.

50 migrants allowed in by Italy have disappeared: minister

Rome - More than 50 of the 144 migrants recently allowed into Italy after being stranded for days on a coastguard vessel have disappeared without trace from reception centres, the country's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Wednesday.

Italy reinstates jabs law for pre-schoolers

Rome - Italy's populist government on Wednesday reinstated a law banning children from attending creches and nursery schools if they had not received a series of vaccinations.

Radiohead frontman writes eerie score for horror film

New York - Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke on Tuesday announced his first film score as he put out an eerie first track to "Suspiria," a horror movie rooted in modern dance.

France partly to blame for Libya crisis: Italian minister

Rome - France is partly to blame for the crisis in Libya, Italy's Defence Minister Elisabetta Trenta said Monday, ruling out Italian military intervention there.

Hilarious royal comedy leads feisty female films at Venice

Venice - Wicked and powerful women took the Venice film festival by storm Thursday with a viciously funny British period comedy, "The Favourite", already being talked of as an Oscar contender.

Macron says he's enemy number one for Orban, Salvini

Copenhagen - French President Emmanuel Macron upped his war of words with the nationalist leaders of Italy and Hungary on Wednesday, saying they were right to see him as their "main opponent" on migration.

Women directors slam 'toxic masculinity' of Venice film festival

Venice - The Venice film festival was slammed for its "toxic masculinity" as it opens Wednesday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades.

'Dialogue of the deaf' pits Italy against EU on migrants

Apo - A row between Italy's populist government and the EU could sink hopes of ending Europe's longstanding crisis over migrants, and even raises doubts about Rome's place in the bloc, analysts and officials say.

Salvini and Orban ready anti-migrant fight ahead of EU elections

Rome - Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini launched Tuesday an anti-migration manifesto aiming at next year's European parliament elections, and countering their opposing camp led by the Fren...

Salvini and Orban ready anti-migrant fight ahead of EU elections

Rome - Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini launched Tuesday an anti-migration manifesto aiming at next year's European parliament elections, and countering their opposing camp led by the Fren...

Italy mulls infrastructure nationalisation after bridge disaster

Rome - The Italian government announced Monday that it is considering nationalising the management of its infrastructure following the Genoa bridge disaster that killed dozens, amid a row with the motorway company that managed the viaduct.
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