Prosecutors says ISIS ordered Italian resident to attack Rome

2016-04-28 19:16

Italian prosecutors say an Islamic State fighter abroad ordered a Moroccan-born man living in Italy to carry out attacks in Rome during Holy Year

No Italian military intervention planned for Libya

2016-04-27 07:26

An Italian senator says no military intervention is 'on the agenda' for Libya.

Ex-CIA agent loses appeal against extradition

2016-04-26 19:59

Portugal's Constitutional Court has rejected a former CIA operative's appeal against her extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in the US extraordinary renditions programme, a court official says.

Italy close to raising migrant disaster ship

2016-04-19 07:41

Italy's navy says work to salvage a sunken trawler filled with the corpses of migrants is progressing, but that the wreck will not be brought to port before next month.

Italy court orders rehiring of anorexia row ballerina

2016-04-18 18:59

Italy's top court has ordered the rehiring of a La Scala ballerina sacked after suggesting the famous company's dance school was responsible for multiple cases of anorexia among its young dancers.

The Bern meets Pope Francis

2016-04-16 17:37

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he has met with Pope Francis, describing the meeting as a "real honour."

ENI to invest €20bn in Africa

2016-04-15 15:00

Italy's Eni plans to invest about €20bn in Africa over the next four years, mostly in oil and gas, the company's chief executive officer Claudio Descalzi says.

Ex-CIA agent in last ditch appeal against return

2016-04-11 19:52

A court official says a former CIA operative has lodged an appeal at Portugal's Constitutional Court against her extradition to Italy.

Italy protests to Egypt over slain student

2016-04-08 21:09

Italy has recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations in protest over the lack of progress in a probe into the fate of slain student Giulio Regeni.

FIA clears Ferrari over 'coded' pit-board message

2016-04-08 09:34

Ferrari has been cleared of wrongdoing in the wake of reports Sebastian Vettel was shown an illegal 'coded' message on his pit board in Australia.


Italy to start fingerprinting migrants at sea

2016-04-28 10:07

Italy is to introduce the fingerprinting of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as soon as they are picked up by rescue boats, officials say.

UK unhappy about Egypt student murder probe

2016-04-26 20:59

Britain says it is unhappy at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt.

Pope visits Rome park marking Earth Day

2016-04-24 23:03

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to one of Rome's main parks to participate in an Earth Day event.

Alleged Mafia boss arrested in pizza delivery sting

2016-04-18 21:01

An alleged Mafia chief's appetite for pizza has cost him his freedom.

Italy aims to raise shipwreck containing drowned migrants

2016-04-18 14:01

Exactly one year after a fishing boat crowded with smuggled migrants capsized, sinking to the Mediterranean Sea floor with some 800 people trapped inside, Italy is launching efforts to raise up the ship and bring it to a Sicilian port

The Bern mobbed by media in Rome, but no pope

2016-04-15 21:13

He came (to Rome), he saw (the inside of the Vatican, but not Pope Francis) and he conquered (the few dozen students and expats who turned out to see him).

Italy rescues 4 000 migrants in two days

2016-04-13 05:16

Italy's coastguard says it has rescued about 4 000 migrants in the past two days, adding to fears of a fresh push to reach Europe via that route as the number of migrants landing in Greece sharply recedes.

Egypt rejects Italy request for killed student's phone records

2016-04-09 22:02

Egypt has rejected an Italian request to hand over the phone records of mobile subscribers in the Cairo district where an Italian doctoral student resided before being abducted, tortured and killed.

Italy expels Moroccan who says he wanted to behead Italians

2016-04-08 15:00

Italy's interior minister says a Moroccan man who shouted to police he wanted to 'behead Italians' and who supports ISIS has been expelled.

A new William Shakespeare First Folio discovered

2016-04-07 13:45

A new William Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original collection of 36 plays published in 1623, has been discovered on a Scottish island, the University of Oxford says.

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