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2,000 migrants reach Mediterranean island of Lampedusa by boat

More than 2,000 migrants have reached Lampedusa by boat within the past 24 hours, the ANSA news agency reported on Monday, sparking concerns in...
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...
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Sea-Watch 4 allowed to dock at Sicilian port with over 450 migrants

The Sea-Watch 4 rescue ship, which is carrying more than 450 people plucked from the waters of the Mediterranean, has been given permission to...
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No survivors found in wreck of migrant boat off Libya coast

A private rescue ship found at least 10 bodies after a migrant boat sent out a distress call off the coast of Libya, aid...
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...
A hairdresser brushes a woman's hair at Aldo Coppola Rinascente hair salon, as from today in Milan, shops and hair salons are reopened after easing the coronavirus restrictions. Photo: Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via ZUMA Press/dpa

Only three Italian regions in red zone as coronavirus infections fall

Only three of Italy's regions will be classified as so-called coronavirus red zones from next week, the government said on Sunday, following a fall...
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...
FILED - Seat of Italy's Anti-Mafia authorities (DIA) in this file shot from March 6, 2019. Photo: Annette Reuther/dpa

Italian investigators conduct raids in major anti-Mafia operation

(dpa) - Italian investigators have conducted raids in relation to 45 Mafia suspects as part of a major investigation into the petroleum sector in...
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...
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G20 finance ministers meet amid hopes for global digital tax deal

(dpa) - Signs are growing that the finance ministers of the G20 nations have worked out a deal for taxing businesses that trade across...
Pope Francis delivers the weekly Angelus prayer from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo: Evandro Inetti/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Pope prays at Apostolic Palace as Easter celebration draws to a close

(dpa ) - On Easter Monday, Pope Francis is scheduled to offer a special prayer at noon (1000 GMT). The Easter celebration in the Catholic...
Pope Francis delivers the weekly Angelus prayer from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photo: Evandro Inetti/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Pope celebrates Good Friday under coronavirus restrictions

(dpa) - Pope Francis is celebrating Good Friday in a severely restricted form because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the early evening at 6 pm...
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...
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Mafioso arrested in the Caribbean with the help of cooking videos

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dpa/GNA - Italian police have tracked down a wanted 'Ndrangheta mafioso in the Caribbean with the help of his cooking videos uploaded to...
Pope Francis

Pope Francis holds mass on second Palm Sunday overshadowed by virus

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dpa/GNA - Pope Francis launched the week before Easter on Palm Sunday by holding a mass, noting that it was the second Holy...
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Large cruise ships to be kept away from Venice’s city centre

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

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...
AstraZeneca vaccinations

AstraZeneca says no evidence of clot risk as more vaccinations halted

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dpa/GNA - AstraZeneca said on Sunday there is "no evidence" its Covid-19 vaccine increases the risk of blood clots, as Ireland joined a...
AstraZeneca vaccinations

Italian region, Ireland latest in Europe to halt AstraZeneca rollout

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dpa/GNA - Officials in Ireland and a region of Italy have become the latest in Europe to halt AstraZeneca vaccinations following reports of...
Police in Italy

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...
Italian Police

Drug raids launched in Sicily amid charges of selling to children

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dpa/GNA - About 30 people were detained on Sicily on Tuesday as Italian police launched raids on the Mediterranean island against people who...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

UEFA to investigate alleged racial abuse against Ibrahimovic

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dpa – UEFA has opened a probe “regarding incidents” during last week's Europa League match between hosts Red Star and AC Milan in...
Victor Osimhen

Napoli’s Osimhen to leave hospital after skull trauma

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dpa – Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is to be released from a Bergamo hospital and was due back in Naples on Monday after...
Eusebio Di Francesco

Cagliari coach Di Francesco dimissed after loss in strugglers clash

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dpa/GNA – Cagliari have dismissed coach Eusebio Di Francesco after a 14th defeat suffered from 23 Serie A games, the Sardinia club said...
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...
Sergio Mattarella

Italian president’s meeting with Draghi sparks mixed reactions

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dpa/GNA - Ahead of talks between Italian President Sergio Mattarella and former European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi on Wednesday, the strongest...
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 consumer prices rise unexpectedly in January

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dpa-AFX/GNA - Italy's consumer prices rose unexpectedly in January, preliminary data from the statistical office Istat showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose...
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Italian Prime Minister Conte’s future at stake as he faces parliament

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dpa/GNA - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's political future is at stake as he faces a vote of confidence in the larger chamber...
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...
Pope Francis

Pope condemns storming of the Capitol building in Washington

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dpa/GNA - Pope Francis condemned the storming of the Capitol building in Washington earlier this week and called on people to reject such...