Financial markets bounced as European officials played down the prospect of a broader euro zone crisis due to the resignation of Renzi.
A powerful earthquake devastated a string of mountain towns in central Italy on Wednesday, trapping residents under rubble, killing at least 73 people and leaving thousands homeless.
Eco was remembered as so high spirited that his friends at the funeral said they were intermittently weeping at his loss and laughing their heads off at his memory.
At about 500 locations across Italy, you can get gas, go to the bathroom and then, very likely, have a better dining experience than at most Italian restaurants in the United States.
The EU finally shores up some responsibility by declaring a “war” against the shady migrant smuggling business in the Mediterranean.
Giglio Island (Italy) (AFP) – Italy’s ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship floated for the first time Monday since it crashed in 2012, its rust-colored hull emerging from the waves off the Tuscan island of Giglio as an unprecedented salvage operation began. “The ship is floating and is well balanced. We’re extremely pleased so far,” Franco […]
Recife (Brazil) (AFP) – Bryan Ruiz’s goal in the first-half sealed England’s elimination from the World Cup and saw Costa Rica progress to the last 16 with a fine 1-0 win over Italy in Recife on Friday. Ruiz struck right at the end of the opening period after the Costa Ricans had a valid appeal […]
ROME — The Italian navy said Tuesday that it picked up 1,149 migrants in the southern Mediterranean over the previous 48 hours, as Rome issued a fresh appeal for more help from the European Union. Italian patrol boats intercepted 828 people on Sunday and 321 on Monday, a statement said. Two migrants were arrested after […]
By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times ROME — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend a year performing community service among the elderly as his sentence for committing tax fraud at his media conglomerate. The decision by a Milan judge spares Berlusconi, 77, a sentence of house arrest. But the former premier, […]
VATICAN CITY — Priests in the northern Italian town of Bergamo will be asked to give up a month of their salaries to fund charity projects in the name of the soon-to-be-saint Pope John XXIII, Vatican officials said Monday. John XXIII, who led the Catholic Church from 1958 until his death in 1963, came from […]
By Alvise Armellini ROME — Italy’s leader-in-waiting said Monday that he would need “a few days” to form a new Italian government, but he promised that as prime minister he would launch major reforms to revive the country’s moribund economy and modernize its inefficient political structures. Matteo Renzi, who leads the center-left Democratic Party, or […]
Rome (AFP) – Italy and the United States arrested dozens of people and broke up a fledgling alliance between New York’s Gambino family and the ‘Ndrangheta mafia on Tuesday, mainly thanks to a U.S. undercover agent who infiltrated the secretive Italian organised crime group. Italian and U.S. prosecutors and police gave details of the joint […]