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Four arrested over alleged kidnap of British man in Italy

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An Italian judge has confirmed the arrest of four people for the alleged kidnap of a 25-year-old British man. Patrick Sam Kourosh Demilecamps, from London, had been on holiday in Italy when he was allegedly kidnapped ...

Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds

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Italian police have arrested more than 2,500 migrants for smuggling or aiding illegal immigration since 2013, often using anti-mafia laws to bring charges, according to the first comprehensive analysis of official dat...

Italy braced for unrest as Covid pass becomes mandatory for all workers

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Italy is bracing itself for further unrest and labour market mayhem as the strictest vaccine mandate in Europe takes effect on Friday. All workers will be obliged to present a coronavirus health pass before entering t...

Italy urged to close case of British man mistaken for mafia boss

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The lawyer for a man from Liverpool mistakenly apprehended in the Netherlands on suspicion of being a notorious Sicilian mafia boss and the world’s most-wanted fugitive mobster, is calling for the Italian authorities ...

Italy investigates alleged abduction of boy who survived cable car crash

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Italian prosecutors have launched an investigation after a six-year-old boy who was the only person to survive a cable car crash in Italy in May was taken by his grandfather to Israel, against the wishes of other memb...

Italy seizes 500 fake Francis Bacon works

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Italian authorities have seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth about €3m (£2.6m). Five people have been charged with criminal conspiracy to au...

World Cup roundup: Italy equal record despite Jorginho’s penalty miss

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Jorginho missed a penalty as Italy were held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, a result that meant Roberto Mancini’s side equalled the world record for international matches unbeaten in ...

From Italy to an Oxford library: a new home for Antonio Carluccio’s secrets

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There was a time when buying “fresh pasta” simply meant picking up a pack of dry spaghetti rather than a tin from the shelf. Just a few decades on and a revolution in our understanding of Italian food has brought pest...

Italy could soon make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory, says PM

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Italy’s prime minister has announced his government could make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory, sparking a row in the country that has seen a recent rise in protests and violence from anti-vaxxers. During a press conferen...

Video captures moment arsonist sets fire to grass in southern Italy – video

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A video has been released by the Italian carabinieri military police showing a hidden camera capturing an arsonist starting a fire in the countryside.The video released on 6 August showed a person light a match and pl...

Italy celebrates ‘most beautiful day’ after double Olympic gold

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Stunned and ecstatic after claiming two gold medals in the space of 11 minutes, as Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the 100m final and Gianmarco Tamberi shared first place in the high jump, Italians have been celebrating a g...

Violent hailstorm smashes windscreens and halts traffic in northern Italy – video

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A violent hailstorm in northern Italy brought part of the highway between Milan and Naples to a brief standstill on Monday. Hundreds of cars were damaged as the hail battered their windscreens, forcing drivers to pull...

Italy likely to impose ‘green pass’ restrictions on unvaccinated people

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The Italian government is poised to introduce restrictions on unvaccinated people as it pushes for more citizens to take a vaccine against Covid-19 amid a resurgence in infections. Ministers are meeting on Thursday ev...

Italy likely to toughen Covid rules with curbs on unvaccinated people

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The Italian government is expected to impose restrictions on unvaccinated people as it scrambles to stem a resurgence in Covid-19 infections. In a similar move to that seen in France, those not fully vaccinated could ...

‘Absolutely gutted’: England fans devastated after Italy win Euro 2020 – video

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Sombre English football fans made their way home on Sunday evening after England lost to Italy in a penalty shootout at Euro 2020. The Azzurri won the European Championship 3-2 on penalties, following a match that end...

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