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  Dan Martin in action at the Rio 2016 Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 34 Event: Road race/time trail Pro team: Israel Start-up Nation Born in Birmingham, a cousin of Nicholas Roche, Martin will ride his third Ol(...)

Salvator Mundi: the Louvre has certified it as the work of Leonardo da Vinci. But it kept those findings secret after a squabble with the painting’s owners. Photograph: Benjamin Norman/New York Times

French curators had worked for a decade to prepare a major exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. When it opened,(...)

Three questions about preparing food, managing the home and doing the laundry were marked ‘only for women’. Photograph: Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty

A health authority has come under fire after distributing a questionnaire to recovering Covid-19 patients that included questions about cooking and ho(...)

Ciara O’Toole: ‘Anyone thinking of moving to Italy should be aware that fluent Italian is a must’

When marketing specialist Ciara O’Toole moved to Lake Como in Italy, she didn’t think she would be flying solo, but that’s exactly what she ended up d(...)

A man receives the first dose of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 in the Medical Center of the Hungarian Armed Forces in Budapest . Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/Getty images

Russia’s move to produce its Sputnik V vaccine in Italy has underlined Moscow’s efforts to meet a surge in overseas contracts for the jab while many R(...)

 Police officers carry out restriction checks in the Trastevere district, Rome, on Saturday. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Italy has recorded 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a year after it became the first western country to impose a total lockdown and as it braces for a thir(...)

  League party Matteo Salvini, the one-time poster child of anti-euro populism, has enthusiastically embraced a new Italian government led by Mario Draghi. Photograph:  Antonio Masiello/Getty Images

For years Matteo Salvini was their “Capitano”, a fearless hero who antagonised Brussels and toured Italy in a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “no m(...)

The probe will additionally look into whether Italy’s 15-year-old national plan of action in case of a pandemic had been updated prior to the outbreak. Photograph: Paolo Salmoirago/EPA

Italian police seized documents from the health ministry in Rome on Thursday as part of an investigation into the handling of the initial phase of its(...)

Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell during a digital news conference. Photograph: Henrik Montgomery/EPA

Swedish Covid-19 cases continued to rise on Tuesday as many welcomed the toughest measures yet imposed to curb the spread of the disease that has clai(...)

 A patient undergoes a swab test for Covid-19 carried out by Basque Country Health Services,  in Ordizia, Basque Country, Spain, on Wednesday. Photograph: Gorka Estrada/EPA

Spain became the first western European country to exceed 1 million coronavirus infections on Wednesday, doubling its tally in just six weeks despite (...)

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