Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, English Archbishop Paul Gallagher.  The Vatican has taken “unprecedented” diplomatic action against a draft Italian law against homophobia. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane / AFP/ Getty Images)

The Vatican has made an unprecedented intervention urging the Italian government to change a proposed law that would criminalise homophobia over conce(...)

Italian ambassador to Ireland Paolo Serpi: Ireland has mistakenly targeted Italy

Italian citizens and business leaders residing in Ireland have hit out at Italy’s inclusion on the Government’s “red list” which requires arrivals to (...)

Feted in Derry on his way to Chicago in 1933: Italian aviator and politician Count Italo Balbo (1896-1940). Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty

At about noon on a fine July day in 1933, an armada of 24 impressive seaplanes splashed down on the waters of Lough Foyle. They were under the command(...)

EU-based vaccine manufacturers must seek authorisation from their national government where their Covid-19 vaccine is produced before exporting it out of the EU. Photograph: PA

Italy blocked a shipment of 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine destined for Australia in the first use of the European Union’s new contro(...)

  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(...)

Joy for Austrian Katharina Liensberger (left) and Italian Marta Bassino, who both won gold at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in northern Italy on Tuesday. The country has ruled against reopening its ski resorts to amateurs. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Image of the week: Sloping off On the slopes of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Italian Alps, there was joy and heartache for participants in the FIS Alpine(...)

In Asia, mainland Chinese markets are shut for a public holiday, but Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.9 per cent and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 1.3 per cent.

Stock markets continued to edge higher on Tuesday, as investors drew lasting confidence from the prospect of economic normalisation and the roll out o(...)

Employees work on manufacturing vials of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Getty Images

The European Commission has warned AstraZeneca that it expects all vaccine deliveries to continue according to an agreed delivery schedule after the p(...)

 Italian prime minister  Giuseppe Conte in the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Italy’s prime minister has narrowly survived a crunch vote of confidence in his fragile coalition government as the country grapples with twin health (...)

Customers sitting in their cars receiving goods at a drive-in Christmas market during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Landshut, Germany. Photograph: Getty

Governments around Europe are wrestling with the difficulty of how to balance the Christmas season with the need to keep the spread of Covid-19 in che(...)

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