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Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Pope reins in Vatican's finance minister after scandal
The Argentine pontiff's "motu proprio" reverses a 2014 bill. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis issued a decree on Saturday aimed at boosting transparency over Vatican finances, which have been under scrutiny since leaks of secret documents revealed serious irregularities that may have masked corruption. 
    Public intervention in Italy's ailing banks 'not ruled out'
    Bank of Italy chief, Ignazio Visco. Toru Yamanaka/AFP
    Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said on Friday that public intervention in the country's banks was not to be ruled out amid growing fears the sector's €360 billion ($398 billion) in bad debt would trigger a potentially contagious banking crisis. 11 comments
      One-year-old vegan weighing 5kg hospitalized in Milan
      The one-year-old child weighed as much as a three-month-old should. Photo: Joe Radele/AFP/Getty Images
      It is the fourth time a vegan child in Italy has been hospitalized within the last 18 months. 
      Italy has the lowest birth rate in the EU: report
      Italy had the lowest birth rate in the EU in 2015. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP
      Italy's birth rate has more halved since the ‘baby boom’ of the 1960s, with the number of births falling to 485,000 in 2015 – fewer than in any other years since the modern state was formed in 1861. 6 comments
        Italians model 17,000-year-old brain from child's skull
        The skull was found in Calabria's Grotta del Romito. Photo: Twitter/Comunicarebene
        The skull belonged to a boy of between 10 and 12 years old from Calabria. 
          Marcelo Bielsa quits as Lazio coach after just two days
          Lazio boss Marcelo Bielsa has walked out on the club after just 48 hours in charge. Photo: Bernard Landlais/AFP
          "We note with amazement the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa in clear violation of the commitments and agreements signed last week and filed with the Italian Football Federation." 
          From asylum seeker in Italy to organic yoghurt entrepreneur
          Suleman, from Mali, has set up a yoghurt business in Rome. Photo: Patrick Browne
          They say entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in the face of great adversity and Barikamà, an organic yoghurt business which employs six former asylum seekers in Rome, is the perfect example. 
            Man held over death of US student to remain in jail
            The body of Beau Solomon was found in Rome's river Tiber on Monday. Photo: Facebook
            The body of 19-year-old student Beau Solomon was found in Rome's Tiber river on Monday. 
            Exiled Italian prince now sells pasta from a van in California
            Emanuele Filiberto in his new food truck. Photo: Prince of Venice Food Truck/Facebook
            The grandson of Italy's last king has moved to California to sell pasta. Really. 17 comments
            Fendi models walk on water in Rome's Trevi fountain
            Models present creations by Fendi during a fashion show at the Trevi Fountain in Rome on Thursday. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP
            Fendi, now part of French luxury giant LVMH, said it wanted to capture the romance of the nearly 300-year-old monument. 
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              Six of the best places to visit within easy reach of Rome
              Gubbio (L) and Norcia (R). Photos: Angus Kirk/EricHuybrechts
              Rome has a lot to offer, but if you're looking for variety or simply want a break away from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach. 
              Opinion
              Why we are part of the Brexit problem - and what to do
              Photo: AFP
              It’s been a long night, and for those of us Brits who have made our lives elsewhere in Europe, it will be a long road ahead writes The Local's managing editor James Savage.  2 comments
              Take a literary tour of Italy with these brilliant novels
              Photo: Helder Da Rocha
              Fans of Elena Ferrante are discovering the real Naples - rather than just the tourist highlights - through her novels. Here are five brilliant books to read if you want to understand the real Italy... 
              Travel
              Six reasons why South Tyrol will absolutely blow your mind
              Photo: Luigi Alesi
              With valleys, lakes and forests nestled among the summits of the Dolomites, South Tyrol is a breathtaking wonderland. 
              Refugee crisis
              Why Italy's facing another tough summer
              Over 46,700 migrants have arrived in Italy since the start of this year. Photo: Giovanni Isolino/AFP
              The refugee crisis is testing the limits of Italian compassion. 
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              Journalists acquitted in Vatileaks trial: Vatican court
              Journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi (L) and Emiliano Fittipaldi were acquitted on Thursday. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
              Two investigative journalists at the heart of a controversial leaks trial at the Vatican were acquitted on Thursday after judges ruled they did not have the authority to examine their cases. 
              Vatileaks
              Press freedom 'at stake' as Vatileaks verdict expected
              PR expert Francesca Chaouqui and Spanish monsignor Lucio Vallejo Balda turned on each other in the witness box. Photo: Umberto Pizzi/AFP
              A Vatican drama of sex, lies and press freedom was to peak on Thursday with a verdict in the trial of two journalists and sources accused of leaking details about financial mismanagement within the Holy See. 
              Italy set to sizzle as temperatures reach 40C
              There's only one thing for it: head to the nearest beach. Photo: Paolo Macorig
              As if the country hasn’t sweltered enough over the past few days, it’s going to get even hotter by this weekend. 
              Uber plans to revive Italian fortunes with pizza deliveries
              UberEATS will soon arrive in Rome and Milan. Photo: Uber
              US transport startup Uber is planning to roll out its food-delivery service, UberEATS, in Rome and Milan later this year.  
              Italian civil servants arrested over illegal passport ring
              The Italian passports were sold on the black market. Photo: Wikicommons/Wikimedia
              Eleven arrest warrants have been issued for a group of people, including three civil servants, who have allegedly been involved in selling Italian passports on the black market, police said on Thursday. 
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              Austria rules face veil ban at work is 'not discriminatory'
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              One of Austria’s highest courts has ruled that companies who ban the wearing of face veils are ‘not discriminating’ against their employees. 
              Swiss couple told to give back adopted daughter
              File photo: Robert Valencia
              The child's biological mother now wants her baby back. 
              Tests find 'possible carcinogen' in Kinder sweets
              Photo: A. Kniesel via Wikimedia commons
              A German food watchdog on Monday pushed for the recall of Kinder chocolate bars, among other snacks. 
              Iceland’s football team slams Danish party’s racist post
              Iceland's players celebrating their win over England. Photo: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/SCANPIX
              The Icelandic national team has requested that the nationalist Danes' Party take down a clearly racist post.  
              Spanish airline Vueling cuts flights for sixth day running
              The cancellations are mainly affecting passengers travelling to France. Photo: AFP
              Hundreds of passengers were left stranded on Tuesday following the sixth straight day of cancellations and major delays.  
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