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 Matteo Salvini, flanked by his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno (right), meets journalists in front of the bunker of the Pagliarelli prison after a hearing on the Open Arms trial in Palermo, Sicily. Photograph: Igor Petyx/EPA

Italy’s former interior minister Matteo Salvini has gone on trial charged with kidnapping for refusing to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock (...)

‘The tornado came from the sea and in a few seconds it ripped houses and cars that were travelling along the coastal road.’ Photograph: Ansa/Civil Protection Press Office/EPA

Two people have been killed and nine injured after a tornado tore through the Italian island of Pantelleria in the Mediterranean, leaving a path of de(...)

The 18th hole green and clubhouse ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Kasumigaseki country club in Kawagoe. File photograph: Getty

It seems clear that the Olympic Games loves golf. But does golf pretend to even like the Olympic Games? For everyone, including professionals, the no(...)

  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 Italian data privacy watchdog  has been in touch with authorities in Ireland as  TikTok has announced that it would run its European operations out of Dublin. Photograph: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Gett

The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify follow(...)

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(...)

Migrants have a meal on board the SeaWatch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

A boat carrying dozens of refugees burst into flames off the coast of southern Italy on Sunday as its passengers were being transferred to Italian nav(...)

The Irish players, without their wives and girlfriends in tow, catch some sun during the pre-World Cup training camp in Malta. Photograph. Billy Stickland/Inpho

June 23rd, 1990: After Ireland advance to the last 16, Peter Byrne teases out the argument for sex before sport The transformation was dramatic. From(...)

Vineyard in Hubajnica, Slovenia

Quinn Property is asking €60,000 for St Anne’s at Bridge Street, Hacketstown, Co Carlow, a three-bedroom semi-detached house needing full refurbishmen(...)

Leoluca Orlando, the mayor of Palermo,  Sicily, points at a Palermo flag he has gifted the Alan Kurdi rescue ship. ‘I think what happens in Libya is a shame for the Italian government, it’s a shame for the European Union, it’s a shame for all European states.’ Photograph: Sally Hayden

As the Alan Kurdi rescue ship drew away from port in Palermo, Sicily, the city’s mayor waved a vigorous goodbye. “This is your home,” Leoluca Orlando (...)

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