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Two migrants dead, eight missing off Sardinia

Rome - Two migrants have drowned off the coast of Sardinia and another eight are missing after they tried to swim to land from their drifting boat, the coastguard said on Saturday.

Italy's 'anti-Netflix' law to protect film industry

Rome - Italy is to introduce an obligatory delay between Italian films screening in cinemas and being shown on streaming services like Netflix, in a bid to protect its domestic film industry.

Bunga-bunga's back: new trial looms for Berlusconi

Rome - Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to go on trial for allegedly paying a witness to give false testimony about his notoriously hedonistic parties.

Italy sticks to big-spending budget in high-stakes EU standoff

Rome - Italy's populist government defied the European Commission Tuesday by sticking to its big-spending budget plan, risking financial sanctions in a high-stakes standoff with Brussels.

Libyan strongman Haftar a reluctant key player in crisis talks

Palermo - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar is a crucial player in the latest international bid to stabilise the violence-wracked North African nation, but he has shown great reluctance to be involved.

Italy to defy EU over big-spend budget

Milan - Italy's populist government was set Tuesday to defy the European Commission, preferring to risk financial sanctions than revise its big-spending budget.

Italy vows to keep euro despite Brussels standoff

Rome - Italy will not leave the eurozone, populist Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday, despite a standoff with Brussels over Rome's big-spending budget.

Rome says Brussels 'failed' with Italy economy forecast

Milan - Italy's finance minister on Thursday rejected a European Commission forecast that its deficit would balloon thanks to its big-spending budget as a "technical failure".

Italy to sue Ryanair, Wizz Air over bag charge

Milan - Italy's competition watchdog said on Wednesday it will begin legal proceedings against low-cost airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air for failing to suspend controversial charges for carry-on bags.

Italy, others to help Pakistan blasphemy Christian

Rome - Italy is one of several countries seeking to help a Pakistani Christian woman who has spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, a rights group said on Wednesday.

Italy Senate passes tough anti-migrant decree

Rome - The Italian Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's tough anti-migrant and security decree to become law following a confidence vote.

Italy mourns family of nine killed in flash flood

Rome - Thousands of people gathered Tuesday for the funerals of an extended family killed in Sicily when a flash flood engulfed their villa during devastating storms that wreaked havoc across Italy.

Deadly storms spotlight Italy's illegal housing

Rome - Devastating floods in Italy that saw an entire family killed when their home was engulfed in water triggered a bitter row Monday over the country's vast illegal housing problem.

Eurozone ministers face defiant Italy on budget

Apo - Exasperated eurozone finance ministers are expected to back Brussels in the row over Italy's budget on Monday, setting the stage for market turmoil not seen since the debt crisis.

'Total disaster' as Italy storms kill at least 30

Apo - Floods killed 12 people on the island of Sicily, including nine members of a single family, pushing Italy's week-long storm toll beyond 30, rescuers said Sunday.

'Humanitarian immunity' for Frenchman who aided pregnant migrant

Gap - Prosecutors in France on Friday said they had dropped legal proceedings against a man who rescued a Nigerian migrant about to give birth on the Franco-Italian border in freezing weather, citing "humanitarian immunity".

Fierce winds raze forests in storm-hit Italy

Rome - Fierce winds and rains have killed at least 20 people in Italy this week and razed thousands of hectares of forest in the country's devastated north, officials said.

New potential murder victim in Vatican skeleton probe

Vatican City - The Vatican has opened its archives to detectives hunting for clues to the identity of a skeleton discovered in its embassy in Rome, as another potential murder victim emerged Friday.

Is the party over for Italy's populist chief?

Rome - His was a stellar rise to the top, leading Italy's populists into power for the first time and becoming essentially the nation's joint chief: but angel-faced Luigi Di Maio's fortunes have since taken a tumble.

Missing girl's family demands Vatican truth on bones

Vatican City - The family of a teenager who went missing in Italy in 1983 called Wednesday on the Vatican to provide more details on the discovery of human remains in one of its properties.

Human remains found at Vatican property could crack 1983 mysteries

Vatican City - Human remains have been discovered at a Rome property owned by the Vatican, the Holy See said Tuesday, in a potential breakthrough for police investigating one of Italy's darkest mysteries.

11 dead in Italy storms as wild weather sweeps Europe

Rome - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 11, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather swept parts of Europe, leaving motorists and tourists stranded.

Death toll in Italy storms rises to nine

Rome - The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to nine, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather caused schools to close and trapped dozens of tourists in the north of the country.

Deadly storms lash Italy leaving Venice afloat

Venice - At least five people died Monday in Italy as fierce winds and rains lashed much of the country and caused waters in the canal-ringed city of Venice to reach historic high levels.

Thousands protest over Rome's decline as mayor teeters

Rome - Thousands of protesters rallied in the centre of Rome Saturday over the Italian capital's decrepit infrastructure, as the legal woes of its mayor whetted political appetites on the far right.

Thousands protest over Rome's decline

Rome - Thousands of protesters rallied in the centre of Rome Saturday to demand the resignation of its mayor over the Italian capital's decrepit infrastructure.

Last survivor of WWII raid on Rome's Jewish Ghetto dies

Rome - The last survivor of the 1943 Nazi raid on the Rome Ghetto, in which more than 1,000 Jews were taken away to concentration camps, has died aged 91, the Italian Jewish community said Friday.

EU commissioner denounces 'fascist' Italian MEP after shoe scene

Paris - European Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Friday stepped up his criticism of an Italian politician who symbolically "trampled" the commissioner's notes rejecting Italy's budget.

'Italy not a problem' for EU, says finance minister

Paris - Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria said Thursday that his country was "not a problem" for the European Union, which he claimed could benefit from Rome's new budget strategy."Let me be clear, Italy is not a problem.

Italy fines Apple, Samsung for slowing phones

Rome - Italy's competition authority on Wednesday said it was fining Apple and Samsung 10 and five million euros ($11.5 and $5.7 million) respectively for the so-called "planned obsolescence" of their smartphones.
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Palaces hanging from the cliffs in Tropea, Italy
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MUSMA of Matera- first room (I Ipogeo)
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A small car causes a traffic jam in a street in Naples, Italy.
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Entrance into the Arene Candide Epigravettian Cemetery.
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Via Toledo, a street in Naples, Italy
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The medieval Ponte di San Francesco, Subiaco, Lazio, Italy
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Sixth edition of French musical Festival inside Farnese Palace, seat of France Embassy.