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Italy's Veneto defies government, lifts coronavirus curbs early

27 Apr 2020

PADUA, Italy The northern region of Veneto, one of Italy's early coronavirus hotspots, broke ranks with the national government on Monday and announced it would lift some lockdown restrictions a week ahead of schedule.

After the floods, Venice struggles with coronavirus hit

24 Feb 2020

VENICE, Italy Scarcely have floods that hit Venice last year receded than the coronavirus has posed a new threat to the lagoon city's billion-euro tourism industry, shutting carnival for the first time in 50 years and fuelling fears of a second "economic" virus.

Two dead, 79 infected in Italy as government fights to contains coronavirus outbreak

23 Feb 2020

MILAN Cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, rose on Saturday to nearly 80, killing two people and prompting the government to close off the worst hit areas in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

Two dead, 79 infected in Italy as government fights to contains coronavirus outbreak

23 Feb 2020

MILAN Cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, rose on Saturday to nearly 80, killing two people and prompting the government to close off the worst hit areas in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

Italy's coronavirus outbreak infects 51 people, kills two

22 Feb 2020

MILAN An outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy, forcing authorities to ban public events and companies to tell workers in affected areas to stay at home. | Video

Venetians shun referendum on split from mainland sister city

02 Dec 2019

PADUA Venetians gave the cold shoulder to the fifth vote in 40 years to break away from sister city Mestre on the Italian mainland, with little expectation of a parting of the ways.

Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

15 Nov 2019

VENICE An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated. | Video

Venice still waiting for Moses to hold back the seas

14 Nov 2019

VENICE/ROME If everything had gone according to plan, Tuesday's high tide should never have reached the lagoon city of Venice, let alone flood its basilica, submerge its squares and inundate its historic palaces. | Video

Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares

14 Nov 2019

VENICE, Italy Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings. | Video

Italy's Di Maio raps Salvini over 'irresponsible' debt remarks

14 May 2019

ROME Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday criticized a suggestion by his coalition partner Matteo Salvini that Italy could break European Union fiscal rules and increase its public debt in order to spur job creation.

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