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Riccardo Bastianello

Venetians shun referendum on split from mainland sister city

Dec 01 2019

PADUA Venetians gave the cold shoulder to the fifth vote in 40 years to break away from sister city Mestre on the Italian mainland, with little expectation of a parting of the ways.

Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

Nov 15 2019

VENICE An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated. | Video

Venice still waiting for Moses to hold back the seas

Nov 14 2019

VENICE/ROME If everything had gone according to plan, Tuesday's high tide should never have reached the lagoon city of Venice, let alone flood its basilica, submerge its squares and inundate its historic palaces. | Video

Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares

Nov 13 2019

VENICE, Italy Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings. | Video

Italy's Di Maio raps Salvini over 'irresponsible' debt remarks

May 14 2019

ROME Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday criticized a suggestion by his coalition partner Matteo Salvini that Italy could break European Union fiscal rules and increase its public debt in order to spur job creation.

Italy's Venice to charge admission fees for tourists

Feb 28 2019

VENICE, Italy Venice council has voted to impose an entrance fee on day-trippers to help pay for the upkeep of the much-visited lagoon city, setting a precedent that other tourist hotspots are watching closely, the mayor said on Wednesday. | Video

Italy's populist leaders pledge to replace central bank's top brass

Feb 09 2019

VICENZA, Italy Italy's populist leaders on Saturday promised to replace top officials at the country's central bank, who they said must pay for failing to prevent a spate of banking scandals in which thousands lost their savings.

Italy's League leader faces friendly fire over budget

Dec 10 2018

ROME/PADUA, Dec 9 Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, normally relishes confrontation, but now the firebrand populist is under attack from a place he calls home.

Italy's League leader faces friendly fire over budget

Dec 09 2018

ROME/PADUA Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, normally relishes confrontation, but now the firebrand populist is under attack from a place he calls home.

Italy's economy minister denies resignation reports

Dec 07 2018

ROME/VENICE Italy's Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Friday he would not resign and dismissed newspaper reports that he was on the verge of quitting amidst talks with Brussels over next year's budget.

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