Italian mayors, governors challenge government asylum law

Jan 7, 2019

Several mayors and governors are challenging Italy's populist government's law cracking down on asylum-seekers

Hungary: Unions call for strike, protests over labor law

Jan 5, 2019

Union leaders in Hungary are calling for a Jan. 19 national strike and protests to oppose labor code changes they see as a "slave law" harmful to workers

Restored Pompeii gladiator building open to public

Jan 3, 2019

A 2,000-year-old building where gladiators trained in ancient Pompeii is now open to visitors, eight years after its collapse following rainfall

Croatia gives Israel deadline for sale of US-made F-16 jets

Jan 3, 2019

Croatia urged Israel on Thursday to overcome a rare disagreement with the United States and to confirm it can carry through on a deal to sell 12 used American-made fighter jets

Administrators called in for troubled Italian bank

Jan 2, 2019

Temporary administrators have been appointed for Italian bank Carige in a bid to save the troubled lender.

Italy's 5-Stars thin parliamentary ranks with 4 expulsions

Dec 31, 2018

Italy's 5-Star Movement has expelled four lawmakers from the party, including a former Coast Guard commander who once attracted publicity for ordering the captain of a sinking cruise ship to get back on board

Venice to charge day-trippers for access to city center

Dec 31, 2018

The mayor of Venice says the local government has authorization to charge day-trippers for access to the city's historic center to defray maintenance and security costs

Opposition warns Italians of future costs from 2019 budget

Dec 30, 2018

Italy's opposition parties are warning Italians they'll pay eventually for the populist government's 2019 budget

Journalist group counts 94 slayings of media staff in 2018

Dec 30, 2018

An international trade association says on-the-job slayings of journalists and news media staff rose again in 2018 following an overall decline during the past half-dozen years

Italy's contentious budget wins government's confidence vote

Dec 29, 2018

The lower chamber of the Italian Parliament has approved a 2019 national budget that includes funding to realize campaign promises made by leaders of Italy's populist government

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