Chinese officials contest Dalai Lama's visit to Milan

2016-10-20 13:12

The Chinese Embassy in Rome has strongly protested plans by Milan city council to bestow honorary citizenship on the Dalai Lama, saying it would have a negative impact on bilateral relations and regional co-operation.

Up to 800 died in deadliest known migrant wreck - officials

2016-10-18 21:50

Officials have put the death toll in the April 2015 migrant shipwreck at between 750 and 800 people, following autopsies on the remains retrieved from inside the vessel.

Pope opens private summer apartments to tourists

2016-10-15 09:03

Who needs a summer palace? Not Pope Francis, who has renounced the delights of Castel Gandolfo outside Rome and opened his private apartments to tourists, the Vatican says.

Oh dear! New Audi R8 crashes in Italy

It seems Ford Mustangs aren't the only cars susceptible to crashing at Cars and Coffee events. This clip shows an Audi R8 driver lose control and end up in an irrigation ditch after gung-ho acceleration.

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Police in Italy find fugitive mob boss hiding in home bunker

2016-10-05 22:18

One of Italy's most-wanted fugitive mob bosses has been arrested after five years on the lam when police found him hiding in a home bunker built between the bathroom and his son's bedroom.

Selfies and prayers as Pope visits Italy quake zone

2016-10-04 19:44

Pope Francis has paid a surprise visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August earthquake, mixing poignant silent prayers amid the ruins with cheerful selfies alongside survivors.

Two stolen Van Gogh masterpieces recovered in Italy

2016-09-30 13:43

Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago have been recovered by organised crime investigators in Italy, the Van Gogh Museum announced.

Pope urges 'sincere dialogue' as he meets Nice attack victims

2016-09-24 16:44

Pope Francis has called for a "sincere dialogue" between Christians and Muslims as he met grieving relatives and survivors of France's Bastille Day attack, in which a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd.

'The Americans should try and fix' F1 - Briatore

2016-09-21 10:54

Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore gives his opinion on what should be done to improve Formula 1.

2 Italian workers kidnapped in Libya

2016-09-20 14:25

Italy's foreign ministry says that two Italian workers have been kidnapped in Libya, declining, however, to provide further details.


F1 foray a 'dream' for Lamborghini

2016-10-20 09:52

'Motorsport is part of the DNA of Lamborghini, which is music to my ears,' says Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. Will the automaker enter the F1?

Makhura: Like Italy, small business should be SA's growth engine

2016-10-18 18:45

Gauteng premier David Makhura says the small business sector should be the driving force behind Gauteng's economy, as it is in Italy.

Nobel Prize laureate Dario Fo dies at 90

2016-10-13 11:23

Italian news agency ANSA says playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of Italian political life, social mores and religion won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died

Italy expels Tunisian accused of supporting Islamic State

2016-10-11 08:53

Italy says it has expelled a Tunisian who pledged support to the Islamic State group on his Facebook page and was allegedly planning to go to the Syrian-Iraqi region to fight.

Malaysian GP disaster: Vettel an 'idiot in crisis?'

2016-10-05 09:57

The Italian press has slammed Sebastian Vettel following his disastrous 2016 Malaysian GP, claiming Ferrari's number 1 driver has fallen into 'crisis'.

Italy: Over 6 000 migrants rescued in sea off Libya

2016-10-04 07:19

The Italian coast guard says 6,055 migrants have been rescued in one day in the waters north of Libya. At least nine bodies have been recovered.

Italian navy ship docks in Iran

2016-09-24 22:02

Iranian media says an Italian navy ship has docked in the first official visit by a Western naval boat in years.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

2016-09-22 17:45

Dozens of migrants are feared dead after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.

'No God of war' - Pope Francis

2016-09-20 22:03

Pope Francis has denounced those who wage war in the name of God as he met faith leaders and conflict victims to discuss growing religious fanaticism and escalating violence around the world.

Snap-happy tourist spooks elephant, is killed

2016-09-18 22:28

A police official says an elephant has killed an Italian tourist in a Kenyan reserve after he provoked the animal while trying to get a better photo.

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