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Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica faces costly flood clean-up

19 Nov 2019

ROME Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica will need millions of euros of restoration work after it was flooded this week for just the sixth time in 1,200 years, leaving its delicate marble mosaics exposed to destructive salt water, its curator said.

Climate change, human activity rub salt into Venice's wounds

16 Nov 2019

ROME Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures. | Video

Factbox: Why is Venice flooding so often?

14 Nov 2019

ROME Flood-tides in Venice hit their highest level in more than 50 years this week, inundating parts of the lagoon city under almost two meters of water and raising fears of irreparable damage to historic treasures including Saint Mark's Basilica.

EXPLAINER-The missing Maltese academic at the heart of Washington intrigue

09 Oct 2019

ROME, Oct 9 In recent weeks, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, with backing from President Donald Trump, has stepped up an inquiry into the origins of an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Eurogroup head warns new Italy government over 2020 budget

08 Sep 2019

CERNOBBIO, Italy Italy's new government should not challenge European Union fiscal rules when it submits its draft 2020 budget to Brussels next month, the head of the euro zone finance ministers, Mario Centeno, said.

Italian PM sets seal on new government, unveils cabinet

04 Sep 2019

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte unveiled his new cabinet on Wednesday, uniting two rival political parties in an unlikely coalition that is expected to improve ties with the European Union and adopt a softer stance on immigration.

Italian PM to set seal on new govt, unveil new cabinet

04 Sep 2019

ROME, Sept 4 Italy's head of state is set to sign off on a new government on Wednesday after two rival political parties agreed an unlikely coalition that is expected to improve ties with the European Union and adopt a softer stance on immigration.

How Italy's 'Captain' Salvini steered his ship onto the rocks

04 Sep 2019

ROME At a closed-door meeting on Aug. 6, Matteo Salvini's advisers told the populist Italian politician he was trapped in an unproductive coalition government and should bring it down.

Italy's president gives Conte green light to form new government

29 Aug 2019

ROME Italy's president asked Giuseppe Conte to head up a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could improve Italy's fractious relations with the European Union. | Video

Parteiloser Conte soll Regierung in Italien bilden

29 Aug 2019

Rom Der bisherige Ministerpräsident Giuseppe Conte soll die neue italienische Regierung aus 5 Sternen und Sozialdemokraten bilden.

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