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The termopolium in the Pompeii archeological park, near Naples, Italy.Photograph: Luigi Spina/Parco Archeologico di Pompei/AP.

Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop th(...)

The burial of Diego Armando Maradona at the Jardin Bella Vista cemetery in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

Diego Maradona, the Argentinian football legend, has been buried in a small, private ceremony in Buenos Aires – a stark contrast to chaotic scenes ear(...)

Casts of the bodies of two men after they were found during recent excavations of a villa in Civita Giuliana in the outskirts of Pompeii. Photograph: Handout/Pompeii Archaeological Park/AFP via Getty Images

Archaeologists have discovered the exceptionally well-preserved remains of two men scalded to death by the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancien(...)

A queue of ambulances outside the San Leonardo Hospital in Castellammare di Stabia, in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA

Italy surpassed 1m confirmed coronavirus infections on Wednesday, as its death toll climbed rapidly in a second wave that is wreaking havoc on hospita(...)

A religious procession in Roccafiorita, Sicily. The average age of its 187 inhabitants is over 60 and the worry is that if Covid spread among its population, the village might disappear. Photograph: Riccardo Lombardo/Getty Images

When the mayor of Roccafiorita received a phone call in October informing him that an employee in his office had tested positive for Covid-19, his hea(...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte: attacked for his statement over the weekend that the measures would allow Italians to have a “serene” Christmas. Photograph: Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP

A year ago Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte was facing multiple domestic crises and in charge of an unstable government made up of two parties th(...)

People spill beer on the ground during a protest against  government restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19, in Rome on Saturday. Photograph: Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP

The governments of Italy and Spain, the European countries hardest hit by the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, announced sweeping measures on S(...)

Demonstrators in Prague, including football supporters, protest against the Czech government’s measures to slow the spread of Covid-19. Photograph:  Michal Cizek

The Czech Republic, which has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Europe, will wait at least two weeks before deciding whether to order a full l(...)

Crime and fashion have often gone hand in hand, in real life and on the silver screen. Michelle Pfeiffer (Elvira Hancock) and Al Pacino (Scareface) in the movie Scarface. His white suits and silk shirts, complemented by her pristine tailoring semaphore the wealth and status generated by his drug empire.

As consumers, we know that multiple influences shape fashion and the clothes we wear – nostalgia, films, street trends, music and politics are the mos(...)

League party leader Matteo Salvini in Cernobbio, near Como: He has pleaded for President Sergio Mattarella to call national elections sooner rather than later. Photograph: Marco Ottico/EPA

Italy’s ruling Democratic party is facing a watershed moment this weekend as it contemplates losing control of a region seen as one of the spiritual h(...)

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