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People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

Rome outlines easing plans, including for a vaccine passport

The Italian government presented a roadmap on Wednesday outlining the gradual lifting of virus-related restrictions, in a process stretching from April 26 until the...
FILED - A cruise ship passes the lagoon city Venice pulled by a tug on December 12, 2019. Photo: Felix Hörhager/dpa

Italian government bans cruise ships from Venice city centre

(dpa) - The Italian government has given the green light for plans to ban cruise ships from the area around Venice's city centre. The cabinet...

Large cruise ships to be kept away from Venice’s city centre

dpa/GNA - The Italian government on Thursday announced that large cruise ships would be temporarily redirected away from Venice's city centre to the...

Italy to tighten coronavirus measures as working week starts

The Italian government is planning to tighten measures imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus in view of the rapidly increasing number of...
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Italy hit by more violent protests against coronavirus restrictions

Protests against the Italian government's anti-coronavirus restrictions have spread across the country, with violent incidents overnight to Tuesday in Milan and Turin. In Milan, several...

Italy to tighten virus measures in hope of avoiding new lockdown

The Italian government was preparing on Monday to adopt tougher measures against the spread of the coronavirus, insisting that a total shutdown of the...
Photo taken on April 11, 2020 shows an empty street in Rome, Italy. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 19,468 lives in locked-down Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries so far to 152,271, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department on Saturday. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Diary in Rome: After weeks of lockdown, we can breathe and regain some freedoms

Editor's note: The Italian government's decree putting the country under lockdown has been in place since March 10, in a bid to contain the...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Europe’s coronavirus aid plan gets mixed reviews in Italy, need for reform paramount

The Italian government has given a mixed response to the 540-billion-euro (588-billion-U.S. dollar) package agreed to by European financial ministers last Thursday, which aimed...

Italian government unveils tougher measures against coronavirus

After hours of a special cabinet meeting, the Italian government announced toughened measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on Saturday evening,...
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Italy gives WFP US$600k for humanitarian assistance in Zambia

The Italian government has given the World Food Program (WFP) about 600,000 U.S. dollars aimed at providing food assistance to people affected by hunger...
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Why a red card from the Italian government against France about Africa?

Since the creation of the FCFA (Franc of the French colonies of Africa), a name given by the French government since its creation until...
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Italian government to cut plastic pollution through a ban

This month, the Tremiti Islands off Italy's eastern coast became the first part of the country to ban single-use plastic in almost any form,...
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Italian Government and the physical problems available

by Marzia De Giuli Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi recently has been at the center of political debate on some scandals that...

Italy hails Zambia’s investment climate

The Italian government has hailed Zambia's investment climate, saying the African country represents one of Italy's best partners in sub-Saharan Africa, a senior official...

Secrecy Beyond Vatican Banking To Be Investigated

Negotiations are underway between Vatican and Italy to share financial information, thus paving the way to put an end to secrecy at the Vatican...