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Friday, July 15, 2016

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Nice attack
Four Italians missing, one feared dead in Nice attack
At least 84 people were killed in the attack in Nice on Thursday night. Photo: Boris Horvat/AFP
At least one Italian is feared to have been killed in Thursday night's terror attack in the southern French city of Nice. 
Keep calm and wait and see: advice for expats post-Brexit
Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP
The UK Foreign Office has launched a new website for those anxious Brits expats who live in Europe and fear the consequences of Brexit. 
Nice attack
'Many Italians untraceable' after Nice attack
Angelo D’Agostino, 71, and his wife Gianna Muset, 68, have not been heard from since 9.55pm on Thursday. Photo: Roberta Capelli/Twitter
There are some 30,000 Italian nationals resident in Nice, according to census figures. 
Nice attack
Border checks upped amid concerns 'fugitives in Italy'
Border checks have been tightened at Ventimiglia. Photo: Valery Hache/AFP
Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said on Friday the concern over the risk of a terrorist attack in Italy “is high”. 
Meet the Italian chef behind the world's best restaurant
Bottura runs the renowned Osteria Francescana in Modena. Photo: Bryan Bedder/AFP
Bespectacled Bottura, 53, worked on one of his signature creations, "Memory of a mortadella sandwich", for four years. 
    Italy calls anti-terror meeting after Nice attack
    Italy is tightening security following the attacks in Nice. Photo: AFP
    Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano called an emergency meeting of the national anti-terrorism committee on Friday morning in the wake of Thursday night's terror attack in the southern French city of Nice. 
      Italy mulls fines of up to €10k for prostitutes' clients
      Italy is considering introducing hefty fines for clients of prostitutes. Photo: Filippe Monteforte/AFP
      A bill seeking to introduce fines of up to €10,000 for anybody who frequents a prostitute was presented in Italy's parliament on Wednesday. 
        Last corpse removed from Italy's migrant disaster boat
        The boat was raised from the seabed at the end of June. Photo: Marina Militare
        Some 458 bodies have been extracted from inside the trawler. 
        Why the UK is now officially crazier than Italy
        Boris Johnson, Britain's new foreign secretary, and Italy's four-time premier, Silvio Berlusconi. Photos: AFP
        Brits used to enjoy a good laugh at the expense of Italian politics. They're not laughing now. 4 comments
        Station master 'not only one to blame' for deadly crash
        The train crash in Puglia left 23 people dead. Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP
        The system on the single-track line by which station managers communicate directly with train drivers was "one of the least sophisticated and most risky". 
        Fifteen maps that tell the story of Italy
        Photo: zoetnet/Flickr
        You can learn a surprising amount about Italy by looking at these maps... 
        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. 
        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... 
        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. 
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        Ancient prison which housed St Peter re-opens in Rome
        The jail is the oldest known prison in Rome. Photo:Riccardo Auci
        An ancient Roman prison, where Saints Peter and Paul are said to have been incarcerated, has been re-opened to the public in Rome following a lengthy restoration.  
        Chaos in Como after Swiss send back refugees
        More than 100 migrants are camping out at Como station after being pushed back from the Swiss border. Photo: Muszka/GoogleMaps
        Around 100 refugees are reported to be camping out around Como’s San Giovanni station after being turned back by Swiss border guards. 
        Catch 'em all: Pokémon GO to arrive in Italy on Friday
        Industry insiders say Pokemon Go will arrive in Italy on Friday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP
        The game has created havoc in Germany and the USA and now it's coming to Italy.  
        Italy, France and Germany to hold Brexit summit in August
        French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian premier Matteo Renzi will hold a Brexit summit in August. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP
        The summit announcement came as Theresa May took over as British Prime Minister.  
        Escape the heat at one of these beautiful Italian lakes
        Photos: (L) Seldon Vestrit and (R) Umberto Salvagnini.
        Stretching from Valle d'Aosta and South Tyrol to Umbria and Lazio, Italy has some of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. 
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        Asylum centre accused of covering up sex abuse
        Liezen, where the incident happened. Isiwal/Wikimedia
        Staff at an asylum seeker accommodation have been accused of a cover-up for allegedly telling the mother of a six-year-old boy not to complain about her child being sexually abused. 
        Swiss scientists uncover ‘amazing’ anti-aging secret
        Researchers at EPFL have found a 'miracle molecule' in pomegranate. Photo: EPFL/Alain Herzog
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        German police launch first nationwide hate speech raids
        Photo: DPA
        Authorities have conducted the first ever nationwide raids on people suspected of spreading hate speech on the internet. 
        History of Danish royal castle 'to be rewritten'
        The 'Goose Tower' at Vordingborg Castle. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Hubertus45
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        Spain has some amazing spots like Las Medulas gold mine. Photo: Jonathan Pincas/Flickr
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