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Indian woman's Italian ''not good enough'' for citizenship

An Indian national has been barred from completing the process towards gaining Italian citizenship by a mayor who argued that her language skills are not up to scratch, despite her living in the country for 15 years, a media report said Monday.

Italy stops short of recognising Palestine

Italian deputies on Friday approved two resolutions calling on the government to support the goal of a Palestinian state but, in a move welcomed by Israel, stopped short of supporting recognition now.

Fearing attack, Italian coastguards seek weapons

Italy`s coastguard on Friday called on the government to change its status so that its 11,000 seamen can carry weapons, amid mounting concern over the possibility of attacks by people traffickers or terrorists.

Italian surgeon plans first ever human head transplant by 2017

The first ever human head transplant could take place in 2017, claims a neurosurgeon in Italy.

Tunisia and Italy urge reconciliation in Libya

Libya`s neighbour Tunisia and its former colonial power Italy issued a joint call on Wednesday for reconciliation among militias leading to a political settlement in the conflict-riven country.

115-year-old woman credits raw eggs, singlehood for long life

A 115-year-old woman, the oldest living person in Europe, believes the secret to her longevity is eating raw eggs and staying single for most of her life.

Italy's Benetton to join fund for Rana Plaza victims

Italian fashion retailer Benetton will pay into a fund set up to compensate victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people, the company said on Friday.

UK court orders ex-mafia boss extradited to Italy

A British court on Friday ordered the extradition to Italy of a former Sicilian mafia boss who has lived under a pseudonym in a London suburb for 20 years.

Vatican, Italy on heightened alert over Islamist threat

 Security at the Vatican and across Italy has been stepped up because of a perceived heightened risk of attacks by Islamist militants, officials said Wednesday.

Italy warns world time running out to address Islamic State threat

Italy today issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of the Islamic State group establishing a stronghold in Libya that would threaten Europe's security and the stability of neighbouring states.

Italy warns world time running out to address IS threat in Libya

 Italy on Wednesday issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of the Islamic State group establishing a stronghold in Libya that would threaten Europe`s security and the stability of neighbouring states.

US, Italy agree on "close coordination" over shared challenges

US President Barack Obama and Italy`s new President Sergio Mattarella agreed to continue "close coordination" to cope with "shared challenges."

Mario Balotelli agent, Gary Lineker hit out at Arrigo​ Sacchi `blacks` comments
Mario Balotelli agent, Gary Lineker hit out at Arrigo​ Sacchi `blacks` comments

The agent of Mario Balotelli led the growing criticism of former Italy and AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi following remarks criticising the number of "blacks" playing at youth level in Italy.

Italy closes Libyan embassy, urges UN mission amid migrant surge

Italy closed its embassy in Libya on Sunday and stepped up its call for a UN mission to calm the worsening conflict there as thousands of migrants approached Italy by boat from North Africa.

Italy shuts Tripoli embassy as Libyan conflict ''deteriorating''

Italy closed its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday following security concerns, as a result of a "deteriorating" Libyan conflict, while Italians residing in Libya were evacuated and shipped back to their country, media reported.

Italy rescues more than 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

The Italian coastguard launched a major rescue operation Sunday for more than 1,000 migrants in difficulty between the Italian island of Lampedusa and the Libyan coast.

Italy suspends operations at Libya embassy, evacuates nationals

Italy said Sunday it was pulling out staff from its embassy in Libya and suspending operations there because of mounting insecurity in the troubled country.

Italy closes embassy in conflict-riven Libya

Italy has closed its embassy in Libya temporarily due to the worsening conflict there, Foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday.

Italy 'ready to lead' coalition against jihadists in Libya

Italy said on Sunday it was willing to lead an international coalition against jihadists in Libya, as it began repatriating its citizens from the troubled north African country.

Italy closes Libya embassy, repatriates nationals

The Italian embassy in Libya, one of the last European missions in the troubled country, was closed on Sunday and its staff repatriated because of mounting insecurity, the foreign ministry said.