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FILED - Seat of Italy's Anti-Mafia authorities (DIA) in this file shot from March 6, 2019. Photo: Annette Reuther/dpa

Major raids in Italy against Mafia with foreign links

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Italy's anti-Mafia investigators have launched major raids against an 'Ndrangheta drug trafficking network that is also alleged to have done business in Germany, Italian...
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)

Italy’s national debt rises to record high

(dpa) - Italy's public debt has reached a record high: Compared to the previous month, the increase in February was 36.9 billion euros (44.2...
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)

Italy reports coronavirus infection curve has reached a plateau

(dpa) - Italy continued to see slight improvements to its coronavirus infection curve over Easter, experts from the Ministry of Health in Rome announced...
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)

Italian industrial turnover rate increases for second straight month

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dpa-AFX/GNA - Italy's industrial turnover increased for the second straight month in January, data from the statistical office Istat showed on Tuesday. Industrial turnover grew...
FILED - Smoke raise from a site targeted by multiple airstrikes, allegedly carried out by Syrian government forces in the town of Taqad, in the western Aleppo countryside. Photo: Juma Mohammad/IMAGESLIVE via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Top diplomats from five world powers mark 10 years of war in Syria

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dpa/GNA - On the 10th anniversary of the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the top diplomats of the United States, Germany, France,...
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New cluster of European nations hit pause on AstraZeneca vaccine

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France Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Cyprus are the latest cluster of European countries to join the growing ranks of their peers suspending the use...
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International drug trafficking ring busted in Italy

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dpa/GNA - Police in Italy have busted a large drug trafficking network, which used buses to bring marijuana from Albania to Germany and...
Celebrate Ethiopia’s March 1, 1896 Victory at Adwa- A Victory For Africa and All Nations

Celebrate Ethiopia’s March 1, 1896 Victory at Adwa: Ethiopia is Fighting Another Battle Today...

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February 28, 2021 This article below was first published in the March 2017. If you read the headlines of the European press following Italy’s...
New measles vaccine

Italy looking into producing more Covid-19 vaccines domestically

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dpa/GNA - Italy's new government wants to accelerate the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 and is therefore looking into producing vaccines domestically. The...
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)

Italy extends inter-regional travel ban until March 27

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dpa/GNA - Italy has extended an inter-regional travel ban by just over a month due to rising coronavirus infection rates across the nation. People...

Italy emerging on front lines of Europe’s privacy clash with WhatsApp over new rules

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Italy's privacy regulator on Friday formally opened up a probe into the policies of digital messaging app WhatsApp, a day after the entity called...
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)

Italy approves further billions in aid to counter pandemic’s effects

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dpa/GNA - Italy plans to provide further billions to help people and companies hard hit by the pandemic, according to the government. The Council...
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Italy provides 526,000 USD for UN’s Libyan political dialogue program

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The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Thursday said that Italy supported the Libyan political dialogue program with 450,000 Euros (526,000 U.S. dollars). According to...
Lockdown

Italy’s Lombardy and Piedmont set for ‘lockdown light’ restrictions

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Two of Italy's most developed regions, Lombardy and Piedmont, were bracing for partial lockdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to...
Covid

European countries impose new restrictions as second wave builds

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Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Italy and Slovenia were among European countries imposing new restrictions on Monday in a bid to keep a second wave of...
Maritime police search for missing passengers near capsized South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the sea off Jindo

Rising concern in Italy for 18 fishermen held in Libya for 50 days

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Concern is rising in Italy over the fate of the crew of two Italian fishing boats held captive in Libya for the past 50...
Lockdown

Italy to tighten virus measures in hope of avoiding new lockdown

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The Italian government was preparing on Monday to adopt tougher measures against the spread of the coronavirus, insisting that a total shutdown of the...
flights

Ministers approve new airline as Italy moves to rescue Alitalia

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Four ministers of Italy's centre-left government late Friday signed a decree to found a publicly owned new national aviation company as an anticipated 3-billion-euro...

Death toll rises after weekend storms across Europe

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Several people were killed as devastating storms and heavy floods hit regions in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland over the weekend, inundating homes and...
Boris Johnson

British government denies Johnson made secret trip to Italy

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The British government on Monday rejected an Italian media report that said Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a secret trip to the city of...
People wearing face masks are seen on an airplane from Cairo to Hurghada, Egypt, on June 18, 2020. Egypt reported on Thursday 1,218 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 50,437, said Egyptian Health Ministry. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France

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Italy on Monday announced compulsory virus testing for anyone wishing to enter the country from Paris or other parts of France with high rates...
deforestation

Brazil warned over economic consequences of Amazon deforestation

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Several European countries have condemned the deforestation of the Amazon in a letter to the Brazilian government and have warned of economic ramifications for...
Libya

In Libya, EU’s Borrell pushes for peace talks

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Josep Borrel, the European Union's (EU) high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, has been encouraged to hear that his Libyan partners are...
jobless

Italy loses over 700,000 jobs in first five months of 2020 – INPS

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At least 742,000 private-sector jobs were lost in Italy in the first five months of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019, the...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 810,000 — Johns Hopkins University

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Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 810,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With...
New measles vaccine

Italy starts human trial of COVID-19 vaccine amid spike in cases

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Phase one of the clinical trial of an Italian-developed GRAd-COV2 coronavirus vaccine kicked off on Monday with the inoculation of the first, officials...
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Bodyguards of South Sudan’s VP killed in road ambush

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Six bodyguards of South Sudanese Vice President, James Wani Igga, were killed during a road ambush on Wednesday, an official confirmed on Thursday. ...
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Ahmed Barusso organizes football gala to support illegal Ghanaian migrants in Italy

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The game ended in a draw with both sides sharing the spoils Former Ghana International Ahmed Barusso together with some ex-footballers organised a football match...
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)

July with no foreign tourists costs Italy over US$3.5 billion

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July without foreign tourists cost Italy more than 3 billion euros (3.5 billion U.S. dollars) in lost revenue in the hospitality, food, transportation, entertainment...
Coronavirus

New study shows Italy’s earliest coronavirus strains not from China

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The earliest coronavirus strains spreading in Italy's Lombardy region did not come directly from China, according to a new study. After analyzing...