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Giuseppe Conte: as well as his New York University claims he also said he enhanced his legal studies at Yale University in New Haven, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the Sorbonne in Paris and Cambridge University in the UK

The nomination of Giuseppe Conte to serve as prime minister of the incoming populist government of Italy was hit by doubts after questions arose about(...)

Photograph: iStock

Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

In Florence last week President Michael D Higgins spoke of the need to rediscover the fundamental EU value of solidarity to “give the lie to an idea that in its conception the European project was simply and exclusively about capital and markets.” Photograph: Claudio Giovannini/EPA

Developing policies that will re-energise the European Union and give concrete expression to the ideals of its founding fathers is one of the biggest (...)

President Michael D Higgins attends the State of the Union conference, Solidarity in Europe – Authenticity in the European Street, for which  he gave an address  at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. He is pictured with Prof Renaud Dehousse, EUI president. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Rediscovering the fundamental EU value of “solidarity” will be key to the future of Europe, President Michael D Higgins told a conference in Florence (...)

Matteo Salvini, leader of Eurosceptic party League and Silvio Berlusconi, leader of the Forza Italia party: “We will evaluate the government that is created, supporting any measures that are useful for Italians,” tweeted Mr Berlusconi. Photograph: Giulio Napolitano/Bloomberg

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have moved closer to forming a Eurosceptic government in Italy after Silvio Berlusc(...)

President Michael D Higgins, speaking of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, said:  “It’s just a tragic, tragic, awful reality that she’s facing... and of course there are others too who are carrying the burden of an auditing system that has failed our citizens.” File photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins has said he plans to meet Emma Mhic Mhathúna, a 37-year-old mother-of-five who was told this week she is terminally ill. (...)

Television presenter Robert Peston has moved to clarify remarks he made on his ITV show on Sunday about Ireland “undermining” Britain.

Television presenter Robert Peston has moved to clarify remarks he made on his ITV show on Sunday about Ireland “undermining” Britain. Mr Peston said(...)

Banker and lawyer Basil Geoghegan is set to become chairman of State airports’ company, DAA. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on(...)

Carvoeiro beach, Algarve, Portugal.

Family sun holidays in June Algarve Clube Praia da Ora from €425pps, Salou Cye Holiday Centre €442, Cosa de Almeria June 5th hotel Indalo €363pps. St(...)

  Glazed terra-cotta reliefs by Andrea della Robbia of swaddled babies at the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence

On Friday February 5th, 1445, a newborn baby girl was left in a small space between the iron bars of a grated window (finestra ferrata) at the newly c(...)

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