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Italy PM resigns after referendum defeat

Source: BBC

In a late-night news conference, he said he took responsibility for the outcome, and said the No camp must now make clear proposals.With most ballots counted, the No vote leads with 60% against 40% for Yes.  53 more words

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Child asylum seekers subjected to controversial age tests

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS

By Stefania Summermatter

NOV 25, 2016 – 11:00

An unaccompanied minor sits in a transit centre for asylum seekers in Davos

(Keystone)

The number of migrant children arriving in Switzerland unaccompanied by a parent has increased tenfold in the past decade, with more than 2,700 asking for asylum in 2015. 896 more words

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MUSLIM SICILY PART 1: THE RISE AND FALL OF ISLAM IN ITALY

Regarding the topic of Islam on the European continent, the focus is usually exclusively on the period of Muslim Spain, al-Andalus, that lasted from 711 to 1492 (with a Muslim minority population that remained until 1609) and the Ottoman Empire, which crossed from Anatolia into Southeastern Europe in the early 1300s. 2,034 more words

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Muslim woman in Italy fined $32,500 for refusing to remove niqab at public meeting

Published November 13th, 2016  via SyndiGate.info

While Italy has not enacted an official ban on the hijab, Italian law requires that people uncover their head and face in a public place. 193 more words

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80 Days in Europe: Bergamo, Italy

One night in Bergamo, Italy
September 15, 2016

After spending two months on Lake Como earlier this summer in May and June, I decided to return to my favorite place in the world for the month of September. 524 more words

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80 Days In Europe: Mantua & Verona, Italy

Mantua & Verona, Italy
May 20-31, 2016

During my eight weeks on Lake Como, I decided to take a mid-break trip to eat Prosciutto di Parma and Parmesan Reggiano from the source, taste aged Balsamico di Modena, and walk the streets famously known in the love story of Romeo & Juliet in Mantua and Verona. 1,351 more words

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