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Rome to quit race to host 2024 Olympics

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

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Mayhem mounts for Rome's new mayor after losing another top aide

She is the first woman to run Rome, but Virginia Raggi’s political problems – just like the city’s rubbish – appear to be mounting by the day.

She is the first woman to run Rome, but Virginia Raggi’s political problems – just like the city’s rubbish – appear to be mounting by the day.

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Berlusconi leaves hospital after heart operation

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has left hospital in Milan following heart surgery, the replacement of an aortic valve.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has left hospital in Milan following heart surgery, the replacement of an aortic valve.

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Meet Rome's first female mayor

The rising star of the Five Star Movement Virginia Raggi has told Euronews her priorities are tackling debt and public spending.

The rising star of the Five Star Movement Virginia Raggi has told Euronews her priorities are tackling debt and public spending.

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The birth and growth of Italy's Five Star Movement

The Five Star Movement was launched seven years ago and founded as a protest party by the Italian comedian Beppe Grillo.

The Five Star Movement was launched seven years ago and founded as a protest party by the Italian comedian Beppe Grillo.

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5-star women: the new female mayors of Rome and Turin

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) was trounced by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in local elections in Rome and Turin on Sunday, throwing further doubt over his chanc

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) was trounced by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in local elections in Rome and Turin on Sunday, throwing further doubt over his chanc

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Italy: Ex-PM Berlusconi in hospital

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalised for a heart problem.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalised for a heart problem.

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Renzi on course to lose Rome in Italian local elections

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s governing Democratic Party looks to have avoided embarrassment in local elections in Italy, although the anti-establishment Five-Star party’s Virginia Raggi is ahead in

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s governing Democratic Party looks to have avoided embarrassment in local elections in Italy, although the anti-establishment Five-Star party’s Virginia Raggi is ahead in

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Italian parliament backs same-sex civil union bill

Italy’s lower house of parliament has backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a confidence vote called by the leader to force into law a bill on

Italy’s lower house of parliament has backed Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a confidence vote called by the leader to force into law a bill on

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Planning against obesity in Italy

Six months ago Stefano De Santis sought help – he was overweight, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The 41-year-old told Euronews how

Six months ago Stefano De Santis sought help – he was overweight, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The 41-year-old told Euronews how

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Italy leads way on prison reform but system in crisis

Italy is showing the world how to reform prisons, and has passed into law an impressive and widely-praised reform package. But the money to implement it is sorely lacking, and in the meantime most of

Italy is showing the world how to reform prisons, and has passed into law an impressive and widely-praised reform package. But the money to implement it is sorely lacking, and in the meantime most of

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Five ways MPs’ real income is concealed

Here we detail some of the ways EU states are being less-than-clear over what their MPs earn, something we uncovered during our investigation into

Here we detail some of the ways EU states are being less-than-clear over what their MPs earn, something we uncovered during our investigation into

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Italy: 5-Star Movement co-founder Gianroberto Casaleggio dies at 61

Tributes are being paid to Gianroberto Casaleggio, co-founder of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement with ex-comedian Beppe Grillo, who has

Tributes are being paid to Gianroberto Casaleggio, co-founder of Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement with ex-comedian Beppe Grillo, who has

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Italy's Renzi visits Iran in bid to renew trade ties

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has begun a two-day trip to Iran, the highest-ranking European leader to visit since world powers stuck a

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Italy's Senate votes to recognise same-sex civil unions

Italy’s Senate has voted to legally recognise civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to

Italy’s Senate has voted to legally recognise civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to

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Rome mayor resigns - again

Rome’s chaotic city politics have left the Italian capital without a mayor, after Ignazio Marino resigned on Friday. Francesco Paolo Tronca, the

Rome’s chaotic city politics have left the Italian capital without a mayor, after Ignazio Marino resigned on Friday. Francesco Paolo Tronca, the

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Italy's 'Martian Mayor' withdraws resignation

Italian politics is known for its twists and turns and Thursday (October 29) was no exception. Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has withdrawn the

Italian politics is known for its twists and turns and Thursday (October 29) was no exception. Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has withdrawn the