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Qatar and Italy have strategic partnership across all sectors: envoy

Qatar and Italy have strategic partnership across all sectors: envoy

Bilateral relations between Qatar and Italy see “great opportunities ahead” in art and culture, education and research, health and sport, Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano has said.

Italian SMEs seek investment, export ties with Qatar, says envoy

Italian SMEs seek investment, export ties with Qatar, says envoy

Talks are underway to bring to Qatar small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Italy that are keen on forging investment and export ties with their Qatari counterparts, according to Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano.

Italy's 'genius' film director Franco Zeffirelli dies

Italy's 'genius' film director Franco Zeffirelli dies

The world of cinema was in mourning Saturday after Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli, feted for his lavish productions, died at home in Rome aged 96.

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

The European Commission formally put Italy on notice Wednesday about its deteriorating deficit and snowballing debt, re-opening a political battle with populist-led Rome.

Tourists panic as cruise ship slams into Venice wharf

Tourists panic as cruise ship slams into Venice wharf

Tourists ran for their lives in Venice Sunday as a massive cruise ship lost control, crashing into the wharf and hitting a luxury sightseeing boat after suffering an engine failure.

Italy's Salvini rules out early vote, dictates policy agenda

Italy's Salvini rules out early vote, dictates policy agenda

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday ruled out early elections, dismissing talk that he would capitalise on a triumph in European parliamentary elections ...

EU fires first shot in possible new clash over Italy debt

EU fires first shot in possible new clash over Italy debt

The European Commission wrote on Wednesday to the Italian government asking it to explain a deterioration in the country's public finances, a move that sets the stage for a possible legal clash ...

Market jitters as Italy's Salvini rejects EU budget discipline rules

Market jitters as Italy's Salvini rejects EU budget discipline rules

Italy's far-right deputy premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has vowed to ignore eurozone budget discipline rules, amid surging risk indicators for Italian government debt.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in Loire Valley

Five hundred years after the death of Italian master painter Leonardo da Vinci, the Loire Valley town where he spent his last three years will host top-level festivities celebrating his life.

Amir meets Italian Senate president

Amir meets Italian Senate president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met Sunday at his Amiri Diwan office with the visiting President of the Italian Senate, Maria Elisabetta Casellati, and her accompanying delegation.

Italy arrests two men planning IS attacks

Italy arrests two men planning IS attacks

Italy police on Wednesday arrested two men planning attacks in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Italy, France spar over tackling escalating conflict in Libya

Italy, France spar over tackling escalating conflict in Libya

France and Italy wrangled on Thursday over how best to tackle renewed conflict in Libya as a bid by eastern forces under Khalifa Haftar to seize Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the capital's southern outskirts.