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Japan, Britain and Italy to announce joint fighter project as early as next week
World

Japan, Britain and Italy to announce joint fighter project as early as next week

Talks between Japan, Britain and Italy on the new jet fighter will be led by BAE Systems Plc and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Italy holds govt talks as Meloni coalition spars over Ukraine
World

Italy holds govt talks as Meloni coalition spars over Ukraine

The consultation process has been overshadowed by the leak of a recording of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi -- whose Forza Italia party is part of Meloni's coalition -- talking about his warm ties with Moscow and appearing to blame the war in Ukraine on its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Watch: Explorer finds lost Italian chapel abandoned since 2009 earthquake
World

Watch: Explorer finds lost Italian chapel abandoned since 2009 earthquake

The video shows the remains of the chapel which has not been razed to the ground with a few relics still inside.

Hungry eagles, fiery volcanoes and Angelina Jolie! The best of 2022, courtesy Siena Photo Awards
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Hungry eagles, fiery volcanoes and Angelina Jolie! The best of 2022, courtesy Siena Photo Awards

The Siena Photo Awards delivers stunning and breathtaking visuals, highlighting some of the best photography of 2022. Take a look at some of the winners of the contest, which saw over a thousand entries

Italy Elections: A right move?
Opinion

Italy Elections: A right move?

The new Italian government will be scrutinised for its position on Ukraine and opposition to the Russian invasion

Former Italian PM Berlusconi wins Senate seat after ban from holding public office over tax fraud
World

Former Italian PM Berlusconi wins Senate seat after ban from holding public office over tax fraud

In 2013, the Senate expelled Berlusconi because of a tax fraud conviction stemming from his media business, and he was banned from holding public office for six years

From EU to immigration: What Italy's next government headed by Giorgia Meloni plans to do
World

From EU to immigration: What Italy's next government headed by Giorgia Meloni plans to do

Low taxes, European Union reform and support for Ukraine are the main points of the joint programme agreed by the right-wing coalition that triumphed in Sunday's elections in Italy

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni on her way to win Italian elections: What happens next?
World

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni on her way to win Italian elections: What happens next?

Giorgia Meloni looks on course to win a parliamentary majority in Italian elections, but the formation of government is a lengthy task. Silvio Berlusconi only needed 24 days in 2008 to take office, while it took 89 for Giuseppe Conte in 2018

Italy on its way to have first female Prime Minister as far-right leader Giorgia Meloni's party leads in polls
World

Italy on its way to have first female Prime Minister as far-right leader Giorgia Meloni's party leads in polls

Meloni's party, Brothers of Italy, was forged from the legacy of a neo-fascist party formed shortly after the war by nostalgists of Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini

Italy’s first woman PM, a far-right government: What is likely to happen in today’s election
World

Italy’s first woman PM, a far-right government: What is likely to happen in today’s election

As Italy votes today, polls predict that a right-wing government will come to power. A win for Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party could be the first for the far-right since World War II

Ahead of crucial election on Sunday, Italy braces for potential far-right win
World

Ahead of crucial election on Sunday, Italy braces for potential far-right win

Italy is battling a series of crises, from rampant inflation and extreme weather events linked to climate change, to an energy crisis aggravated by the war in Ukraine

Nations League: England boss Gareth Southgate says boos from supporters after defeat to Italy 'understandable'
Football

Nations League: England boss Gareth Southgate says boos from supporters after defeat to Italy 'understandable'

England have not scored a goal in open play in this season's Nations League and Southgate was booed by a large section of the away support in Milan after the defeat which dumped them down to League B.

How 'Lord of the Rings' and fantasy fiction inspires Italy's potential leader Giorgia Meloni
World

How 'Lord of the Rings' and fantasy fiction inspires Italy's potential leader Giorgia Meloni

Giorgia Meloni, poised to be Italy's first female prime minister, is a fantasy fanatic. She doesn't see 'Lord of the Rings' as just a series of novels, but as a sacred text that decides her politics

Explained: Why Italy fears 'Christian mother' Giorgia Meloni's win at the elections
World

Explained: Why Italy fears 'Christian mother' Giorgia Meloni's win at the elections

Civil right activists in Italy fear a significant setback — on matters such as abortion, gay marriage — as Giorgia Meloni, a 45-year-old who has campaigned under the slogan of ‘God, country and family’ and against ‘woke ideology’, is likely to become the country’s first female prime minister

Meet the politicians vying to lead Italy's next government
World

Meet the politicians vying to lead Italy's next government

Giorgia Meloni might become Italy's first far-right premier since the end of World War II, and its first ever female leader as her Brothers of Italy party has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity since the vote in 2018, when it polled just over four per cent

67 governments in 76 years: What you must know about Italy before its elections
World

67 governments in 76 years: What you must know about Italy before its elections

Italy is considered a country of contradictions. Being the third-largest economy and the second-largest industrial power in the EU's single currency area, it is the only European country where wages fell between 1990 and 2020

Who is Giorgia Meloni, the first far-right leader in Italy since Mussolini?
World

Who is Giorgia Meloni, the first far-right leader in Italy since Mussolini?

Giorgia Meloni has been accused of being a political provocateur. A proud nationalist, her policy stances stress anti-immigration positions and the protection of Italy from 'Islamisation'

In a first, man tests positive for COVID-19, HIV, monkeypox at the same time
Health

In a first, man tests positive for COVID-19, HIV, monkeypox at the same time

The 36-year-old Italian man developed fever, accompanied by sore throat, fatigue, headache and swollen lymph nodes in the groin area nine days after spending five days in Spain

Far-right Giorgia Meloni set to become the first female PM of Italy: Opinion polls
World

Far-right Giorgia Meloni set to become the first female PM of Italy: Opinion polls

If Meloni's party wins the 25 Septemberer polls, then she will also become the nation's first far-right leader since the Second World War. Also, it would come almost 100 years after Benito Mussolini came to power in October 1922

Richa Chadha & Ali Fazal to be honoured with the outstanding international talent awards at Maratea Film Festival
Entertainment

Richa Chadha & Ali Fazal to be honoured with the outstanding international talent awards at Maratea Film Festival

The past winners at this Festival include legends like Sophia Loren, Richard Gere, John Landis and others.