Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

2017-03-25 17:00

EU leaders have renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome, celebrating the bloc's 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain.

Italian court: No rape happened since woman didn't scream

2017-03-24 11:39

Italy's justice minister has reportedly asked officials to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she didn't scream.

Ghanaian jailed in Sicily; migrants say he tortured them

2017-03-20 16:28

A young man from Ghana has been jailed after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting smugglers to send them by boat to Italy, police say.

Italy president hugs those, like him, who lost family to Mafia

2017-03-19 18:27

Italy's president, whose brother was murdered by Cosa Nostra, has travelled to an organised crime stronghold in southern Italy to honour hundreds of Italians slain by the country's mobsters over the past decades.

Italian thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice

2017-03-17 21:27

News reports say thieves attempting to rob a jewellery store in Venice's famous St Mark's Square set off panic among tourists when they ignited smoke bombs to cover their movements.

Ricciardo hoping Ferrari can 'fight Mercedes'

2017-03-16 09:15

Daniel Ricciardo hopes Ferrari's leading pace at the Barcelona tests is realised when the grid lines up in Melbourne next weekend.

Jealous Italian admits burning homeless man alive

2017-03-12 19:35

An Italian who doused a homeless man in petrol and set him alight as he slept has confessed to the killing, telling police he acted out of jealousy.

Pope Francis says may consider making married men priests

2017-03-10 11:46

Pope Francis said in an interview that the church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas faced with a shortage of priests.

Ex-CIA agent freed in Europe thanks Trump administration

2017-03-02 21:30

A former American CIA agent released from prison in Portugal hours before her planned extradition to Italy has thanked President Donald Trump for helping her.

'Raikkonen is not the future of Ferrari' - Montezemolo

2017-03-02 07:27

Amid a bizarre media blackout, Ferrari is nonetheless impressing so far with its 2017 car.


Brexit 'tragedy' lamented

2017-03-25 13:35

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says to have a festive meeting like the 60th anniversary of the EU founding treaty without British participation, is "a very sad moment".

Italy fishermen down rods in dolphin dispute

2017-03-22 22:17

Italian fishermen have announced plans for two days of strikes in protest over crafty dolphins they accuse of pinching their catch.

Italy summit seeks to make progress on Libya migrant accord

2017-03-20 12:10

Italy is hosting a European-North African migration summit aimed at helping implement a new accord with Libya to better patrol its coasts and stop smugglers from setting off with their human cargo.

Syrian refugees head to Italy 'pronto'

2017-03-19 13:22

Just before midnight in a sleepy district of Beirut, dozens of Syrian refugees huddle in small groups around bulging suitcases, clutching their pinging cellphones and one-way tickets to Italy.

Ten injured in Mount Etna eruption

2017-03-16 20:05

Volcanic rocks and steam has injured at least 10 people, including tourists and scientists, following an explosion on Sicily's Mount Etna, witnesses and media reported

Naples mafia targets crematoriums

2017-03-15 18:29

Italian police have detained dozens of politicians and businessmen around Naples in a swoop that revealed the local mafia has got its tentacles into archaeology and the crematorium business.

Italian police launch manhunt for killer of homeless man

2017-03-11 19:57

Italian police have launched a manhunt for a killer who doused a homeless man in flammable liquid and set him alight as he slept.

Pope should ditch top cardinal over sex abuse

2017-03-07 05:24

A prominent church reform group has urged Pope Francis to oust the head of a powerful Vatican department over sex abuse reforms.

At least three killed in Italian avalanche

2017-03-02 17:55

At least three people have died, two are missing and several others have been injured after two avalanches in off-piste sections of the Italian ski resort of Courmayeur.

Migrant rescues off Libya encourage traffickers: Frontex

2017-02-27 20:20

The head of EU border agency Frontex has criticised charities that rescue migrants off Libya, arguing that they encourage the traffickers who profit from the dangerous Mediterranean crossings.

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