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Alitalia workers stage one-day strike

The stoppage comes after a meeting between the troubled airline's management and unions was cancelled on Wednesday.

The stoppage comes after a meeting between the troubled airline's management and unions was cancelled on Wednesday.

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How to survive the Italian airport strikes

Passengers flying out of major Italian airports and some European cities, face cancellations and delays.

Passengers flying out of major Italian airports and some European cities, face cancellations and delays.

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Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean, taken to Sicily

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

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Italy's angry taxi protests called off

Taxi drivers in Italy have called off their protests over delays to legislation regulating the ride-hire app Uber and other services. A deal has been reached with the government.

Taxi drivers in Italy have called off their protests over delays to legislation regulating the ride-hire app Uber and other services. A deal has been reached with the government.

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Anti-Uber rally in Italy

Protesting taxi drivers block streets in central Rome, calling for tougher regulations on competing car-share and car-hire operators.

Protesting taxi drivers block streets in central Rome, calling for tougher regulations on competing car-share and car-hire operators.

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Taxis cause chaos in Rome

Italy's taxi drivers have staged a sixth day of protests in major cities across the country. The aim is to force the government to crack down on burgeoning limousine business and the app-based ride hi

Italy's taxi drivers have staged a sixth day of protests in major cities across the country. The aim is to force the government to crack down on burgeoning limousine business and the app-based ride hi

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Italy's gay sex club scandal

A top discrimination official has resigned after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural c

A top discrimination official has resigned after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural c

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Venice Carnival wows thousands of revellers

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.

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Former Italian PM Renzi steps down as Democratic Party leader

As expected Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi has resigned as leader of the Democratic Party in the hope that he can return to politics in a stronger position before an election is due early next ye

As expected Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi has resigned as leader of the Democratic Party in the hope that he can return to politics in a stronger position before an election is due early next ye

Europe

EU casts doubt on British growth prospects amid Brexit uncertainty

An official EU forecast published on Monday said that Britain’s economic growth will slow over the next two years amid uncertainty that surrounds the country’s future relationship with the…

An official EU forecast published on Monday said that Britain’s economic growth will slow over the next two years amid uncertainty that surrounds the country’s future relationship with the…

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Venice Carnival begins in style

It is carnival time in Venice – and for flamboyant dressers, it is heaven on earth!

It is carnival time in Venice – and for flamboyant dressers, it is heaven on earth!

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Italy: Clashes at protest rally against far-right

Tension flared in Italy on Saturday on the fringe of a largely-peaceful demonstration against a meeting of European far-right political groups.

Tension flared in Italy on Saturday on the fringe of a largely-peaceful demonstration against a meeting of European far-right political groups.

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Italian students turn violent over turnstiles

There have been ugly scenes in Bologna in Italy after riot police and students clashed inside the city’s university for a second day.

There have been ugly scenes in Bologna in Italy after riot police and students clashed inside the city’s university for a second day.

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Italy and Tunisia to tackle terrorism and migration

The two countries strengthen ties to deal with common issues like terrorism, migrant-trafficking, tourism and energy

The two countries strengthen ties to deal with common issues like terrorism, migrant-trafficking, tourism and energy

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Italy's UniCredit selling 13 billion euros of new shares

Italy's biggest bank UniCredit is selling 13 billion euros of new shares to rebuild its capital reserves following writedowns on bad loans.

Italy's biggest bank UniCredit is selling 13 billion euros of new shares to rebuild its capital reserves following writedowns on bad loans.

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Pope Francis targeted by hate campaign

Posters have appeared around Rome accusing the Pontiff of attacking conservative Catholics. The signs, which were quickly covered up by the authorities, were put up by mystery activists during the nig

Posters have appeared around Rome accusing the Pontiff of attacking conservative Catholics. The signs, which were quickly covered up by the authorities, were put up by mystery activists during the nig

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Migrant arrivals in Italy and Turkey

Exhausted migrants being rescued at sea and others arriving in Lampedusa, Italy and Ayvacik, Turkey this weekend.

Exhausted migrants being rescued at sea and others arriving in Lampedusa, Italy and Ayvacik, Turkey this weekend.