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Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Airtime for mafia boss's son sparks fury in Italy
The son of a prominent mafia boss was interviewed by Italy's national broadcaster on Wednesday. Photo: Screengrab/Rai
"I am not the son of a supreme boss, I'm the son of Toto... an upstanding man who respects family and traditional values." 
Locals first: Venice makes tourists wait for water buses
Locals first: tourists will soon have to wait in line to board a water bus in Venice. Photo: Lauchlin Wilkinson
“Tourists sit with their suitcases in their arms while we are forced to stand.”  
    Italians pour scorn on French attempt to reinvent carbonara
    Does this carbonara offend you? Photo: Screenshot/The Local
    Woe betide anyone who flouts Italian cooking rules. 
      Florence plans 'mega-mosque' for Muslim worshippers
      Muslim worshippers in Florence are set to get a big new mosque. Photo: Santiago Almada/Flickr
      The current mosque is so oversubscribed people are forced to pray on the street outside. 
      Man taken off easyJet flight in Pisa over 'security concerns'
      The passenger was removed from the easyJet plane at Pisa airport. Photo: Chris Sampson
      It is the second time in just over a week that the airline has asked a passenger to leave a plane that was about to leave Italy due to another passenger reporting "suspicious behaviour". 
        I did not have sex with that priest, Vatileaks trial told
        Former PR consultant Francesca Chaouqui. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP
        Instead, Francesca Chaouqui claimed the priest had a relationship with a male astrologer. 
          France gives up on bid to name gay envoy to Vatican
          Laurent Stefanini, with President François Hollande. Photo: AFP
          After a year France has abandoned its attempts to appoint a gay man as ambassador to the Vatican after he was snubbed by the Holy See. 
            Italian island hits back at British anti-migrant headlines
            The migrants staged a 'sit down' protest in Cagliari. Photo: Unione Sarda
            Lurid headlines on global websites claim Sardinia has been 'taken hostage' by protesting migrants. But locals have poured scorn on the reports. 
              Italian town still empty seven years after deadly quake
              What's life like in L'Aquila, seven years after it was destroyed by an earthquake? Photo: The Local
              The Local talks to residents in L'Aquila, where the historic centre has become a ghost-town. 
                Banksy's Naples Madonna placed under protection
                A graffito by Bansky has been placed under a protective cover. Photo: Salvatore Vastano/AFP
                The graffito, showing the Madonna with a pistol for a halo, is a popular attraction for visitors to the city. 
                  What's on
                  Ten wonderful things to do in Italy in April
                  Historical re-enactments will be staged to celebrate Rome's brithday later this month. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
                  Stuck for things to do in Italy this month? Then look no further... 
                  Is Italy ready for the next wave of migrants?
                  File photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
                  The "crossing season" for migrant boats from Libya to Italy has not yet begun, yet arrivals are already up on last year's count, raising questions about where the new wave of tens of thousands will be housed. 
                  My Italian life
                  How a few days in Capri changed this Australian’s life
                  Gianluca and Holly with their son, Valentino.
                  "I never imagined living anywhere beyond Australia." 
                  How Florence is coping with its 'foreign' food clamp down
                  All new restaurants and food shops in Florence's historic centre must now ensure that at least 70 percent of their produce is local. Photo: Frank Kovalchek
                  “Sometimes, I like to eat sushi.” 
                  These are the ten worst places to live in Italy
                  Arsoli in Lazio. Screenshot: Google Maps
                  Does anyone live in any of these places? 
                  More news
                  Ancient horse poo sheds light on Hannibal's route to Italy
                  Scientists think they have finally discovered the Alpine pass used by Hannibal to enter Italy. Photo: Wikimedia
                  "It looks like we may just have cracked it, thanks to modern science and a bit of ancient horse poo." 
                  Wish granted: girl meets Pope in Rome before going blind
                  Elisabeth Myers met Pope Francis at his weekly audience in Rome. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP
                  As well as meeting the Pontiff, she also got to see the Rome's key sights. 
                  Thousands of tech jobs vacant as Italy can't find talent
                  Some 76,000 jobs were unfilled last year. Photo: Kailash Gyawali/Flickr
                  Italy's youth unemployment rate is 37.9 percent. 
                  Finmeccanica in 'biggest ever' warplane deal with Kuwait
                  Kuwait has signed a deal for 28 Eurofighter "Typhoon" warplanes from Italy's Finmeccanica. Photo: Eric Piermont/AFP
                  The oil-rich Gulf state is part of the anti-Islamic State coalition. 
                  Italy ups pressure on Egypt over student's murder
                  Paolo Gentiloni has warned that Italy will not accept a 'fabricated' account of Giulio Regeni's torture. Photo: John Thys/AFP
                  Giulio Regeni disappeared in central Cairo on January 25th, and his body was found nine days later on the side of a motorway, badly mutilated and showing signs of torture. 
                  From our other editions
                  'Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border'
                  Police at demonstration on the Austrian-Italian border on Saturday. JAN HETFLEISCH /EPA
                  German Transport Minister says his country should back up Austrian police at the border with Italy. 
                  April Fool's Day
                  ‘Cheese test’ for foreigners to go to public vote
                  The exam would quiz foreigners on how to make a fondue. Photo: Pedro Cerqueira
                  Migrants to Switzerland could be forced to take an exam on Swiss cheeses if a popular initiative is approved in a referendum in June. 
                  German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan
                  Jan Böhmermann. Photo: DPA
                  Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. 
                  April Fools' Day
                  Denmark banned from global ranking lists
                  International media will no longer be able to run a photo of Nyhavn atop every global ranking article. Photo: Colourbox
                  "Other countries should get a chance," the agency behind a long line of 'best of' lists said.  
                  Fit for a king? Spain's Palace publishes list of royal gifts
                  Photo: AFP
                  Just what do you buy for the man who has everything? 
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                  Analysis & Opinion
                  Why Italy is letting builders bury its history in concrete
                  Caravaggio's violent triumphs go high-tech in Rome
                  Italy wants common EU defense after Brussels attacks
                  Looted artefacts stashed by British thief restored to Italy
                  Italian fashion king Armani goes fur free
                  Florence toasts Guggenheim eye for 20th century art
                  Analysis & Opinion
                  Italians look cheerful - so why do they claim to be unhappy?
                  Italian town to fine people who give money to beggars
                  Italy to pass new laws to fight €12 billion food waste
                  How this homeless Brit is helping Rome’s destitute
                  Treasure-filled tomb of Etruscan 'princess' unearthed
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                  Why British expats shouldn't worry if the UK leaves the EU
                  The expats (and one Italian) bringing comedy to Rome
                  Welcome to Gurro: a Scottish village in the Italian Alps
                  Welcome to Gurro: a Scottish village in the Italian Alps
                  Why you've never heard of Italy's best museum
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                  Syrian children blow kisses as they arrive in Italy's first airlift