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21 Jan
The arrest of a mafia boss is making headlines in Italy. Meanwhile, tributes to Italian beauty Gina Lollobrigida are pouring in from papers across Europe. We also discover cartoonists' takes on the challenges facing French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. We then discuss the future for nuclear energy in France and, finally, how scientists have made a breakthrough on directing lightning.
16 Jan
Police in Italy have arrested the nation's most wanted mafia boss. Matteo Messina Denaro was on the run for 30 years.
15 Jan
Italy's post-fascists are jubilant about their election triumph and are now the strongest force in parliament. DW's Alexandra von Nahmen outlines the consequences for cohesion in the European Union.
13 Dec
In a Facebook post, Italian PM Giorgia Meloni revealed that one of the victims who died in the shooting was her friend.
3 Dec
EU interior ministers address Italy-France migration spat and discuss more coordination in migration management
30 Nov
It's one emergency the EU didn’t need. Already dealing with a war on its doorstep, an energy crisis and rising inflation, the handling of the Ocean Viking – a ship carrying migrants rescued in the Mediterranean – starkly showed the limits of European solidarity.
27 Nov
The water levels in the ancient Italian trading hub are more than 1.5 meters above the normal level. Without flood protections, 80% of Venice's pedestrian paths would be under water.
20 Nov
France has criticized Italy for refusing to take in more than 200 migrants. Paris said Rome's actions were "incomprehensible" but Prime Minister Meloni said she was surprised by the French government's "aggressive" tone.
17 Nov
A trial pitting Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni against writer Roberto Saviano started in Rome. It follows an outburst two years ago by Saviano over Meloni's stance on migrants.
17 Nov
French authorities say 44 of over 200 on board do not qualify for asylum status. France said on Tuesday it will deport 44 migrants who disembarked in the country last Friday on board an NGO rescue ship, after Italy refused to let them dock at one of its ports
13 Nov
Three men onboard the Geo Barents vessel leapt into the water in the port of Catania, but were then quickly pulled from the water. Refugee rights groups have called on Italy to follow international law.
12 Nov
Italy granted rescue ship Humanity 1 access to a port in Sicily, but dozens of male migrants were barred from disembarkment. Only minors and those in need of medical care were allowed to enter.

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