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Amazon is bringing the Echo to Italy and Spain

Alexa’s slow but steady march across the glob continues, as Amazon gets ready to bring the smart assistant to Italy and Spain later this year. The AI will be joined by the company’s own Echo devices, along with with third-party hardware from Bose and Sonos. In the meantime, the Amazon’s opening the Alexa Skills Kit to developers in those countries. ...

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‘Hypocritical’: Italy challenges France to admit migrants instead of lecturing Rome over rescue ship

Italy has challenged France to take in migrants it promised to accept under an EU agreement, accusing Paris of turning back 10,000 people. The row flared up after France slammed Italy for turning away a ship with 629 migrants. Earlier Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that Italian government did not have any intention to receive “hypocritical lessons” from someone who ...

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Education or propaganda? Nazi WWII re-enactment stirs controversy in Italy (VIDEO)

Anti-fascist groups are up in arms over a previously postponed World War II re-enactment, saying the event’s use of Nazi SS soldier dress normalizes propaganda and military culture. The Cologno Monzes historical re-enactment near Milan was previously cancelled in April due to its focus on a military camp run by Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht unit. A watered down version including other ...

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Roman Holiday over for migrants: New interior minister vows end to ‘refugee camp’ Italy

Italy’s newly sworn-in minister of the interior and one of the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition, Matteo Salvini, has assured Italians that he’s ready to fight illegal immigration and fulfil his election promises. Only days after the long-awaited government was formed, the leader of the League party travelled to Sicily, where he confirmed that he intends to initiate a massive ...

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‘Unprecedented institutional clash’: Italy fails to form govt over anti-EU economic minister

Italy’s PM-designate Giuseppe Conte said he’s given up on attempts to form a government after President Sergio Mattarella rejected his candidacy for economy minister. The country may now face a new election by the end of 2018. “President [Mattarella] has received Prof. Giuseppe Conte …. who returned the mandate given to him on May 23 to form the government. The ...

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Train hits truck in Italy, leaving 2 people dead (PHOTOS)

Published time: 24 May, 2018 04:14 A train has derailed after colliding with a truck in northern Italy, near Turin late Wednesday night. Two people were killed and 18 others were injured. The accident was apparently caused by a truck that rolled onto the rail crossing just as the train was approaching. The collision resulted in the train’s locomotive and ...

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Court allows Berlusconi to run for office, derailing Italy coalition talks

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been on “good behavior” and a court in Milan has lifted his ban for public office over a 2013 tax fraud conviction. Meanwhile, talks to form a coalition government have stalled. Berlusconi, 81, had to give up his seat in the Italian Senate and was barred from public office for six years following ...

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France sends backup to standoff between pro- and anti-migrant activists at border with Italy

France’s Interior Ministry has decided to deploy reinforcements to an Alpine crossing where a group of far-right vigilantes has attempted to block ultra-left activists from escorting immigrants from Italy across the border. On Saturday morning, a crowd of roughly 150 anti-immigration activists occupied the Col de l’Echelle mountain pass in the Hautes-Alpes region of France, in what they said was ...

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‘Non-existent’ baby denied medical care in Italy over bureaucratic hiccup – report

An Italian-born baby boy has been left without medical assistance and does not exist according to state records, all because he shares the same first name as his twin brother. A Pakistani family who have been living in Italy for 10 years with a legitimate residence permit couldn’t imagine that giving their twins the same name would make them “prisoners ...

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'We're not Macron's toilet': French anti-migrant raid outside Turin sparks fury in Italy

Italian politicians voiced outrage over an incursion by armed French customs agents, during which they raided an Italian train station to search migrants wanting to cross into France. The story unfolded at a train station in Bardonecchia, a town near the Franco-Italian border, where an NGO called Rainbow for Africa was handling migrants trying to cross the Alps and reach ...

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