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Italy arrests 5 over migrant 'massacre' at sea

2014-07-23 10:30

Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reports.

749 migrants rescued in Italy, hundreds feared dead

2014-07-20 13:31

More than 700 migrants have been rescued in five different operations, while the International Organisation for Migration has warned that hundreds may have died at sea.

Italian navy rescues over 1 000 migrants

2014-07-17 20:19

Italy's navy has rescued more than 1 000 migrants from multiple boats intercepted crossing the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours.

Concordia floated for tow to Genoa

2014-07-15 17:43

Crews have successfully float the shipwrecked Concordia cruise ship ahead of towing it to a Genoa scrapyard.

Montezemolo: My 'duty' to fix F1

2014-07-14 10:43

'As it is now, we must do something. Otherwise Formula 1 has no chance," said Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo who believes drastic changes are needed in the sport.

Bottled water better in Italy

2014-07-10 18:30

The Italian government has failed to improve the quality of its drinking water, leaving people exposed to health risks from high levels of arsenic and fluoride.

Italy delays commercial debts goal

2014-07-06 13:25

Italy will settle the debt arrears it owes to private sector suppliers by the end of this year, says Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan.

Survivors: Traffickers left them to die like beasts

2014-07-02 05:00

Horrific accounts have emerged of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat.

30 migrants found dead on boat near Sicily

2014-06-30 16:12

As many as 30 corpses have been found on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily, Italy's navy says.

Italy: 30 bodies found in migrant boat

2014-06-30 08:01

About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat which was stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies report, citing the navy and coastguard.

Ferrari debuts R44-million F12 TRS

2014-06-26 12:28

The 2014 Ferrari Calvalcade, a parade of the automaker's top clients held on the Italian island of Sicily.

Ferrari debuts R44-million F12 TRS

2014-06-25 11:14

The 2014 Ferrari Calvalcade, a parade of the automaker's top clients held on the Italian island of Sicily, saw the debut of a one-off extreme sports car - the R44-million F12 TRS.

Mafiosi excommunicated - pope

2014-06-21 22:32
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Pope Francis has taken on one of Italy's most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of 'the adoration of evil' and saying Mafiosi are excommunicated.

Pope to miss procession but no health alarm

2014-06-20 06:33

Pope Francis will not walk in a traditional religious procession through the streets of Rome in order to save his strength for coming engagements, the Vatican says.

Knox defence turns to Italy's last resort court

2014-06-18 22:34

Amanda Knox's lawyers have formally ask top Italian court to rule; hoping for a new murder trial.

Ferrari to exit F1 for Le Mans?

2014-06-17 08:01

"Of course, we cannot do sports-car racing and F1. It's not possible," Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo hints that team could turn exit F1 to Le Mans by 2020.

Hamilton spotted at Maranello - reports

2014-06-13 08:51

Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has been spotted in Maranello, home of Ferrari. Some reports said he was shopping for cars - others were more suspicious...

Merc's Cowell to Ferrari: 'No, thanks'

2014-06-11 10:47

Ferrari might have loads of money to flash around but its Italian location is part of the F1 team's crisis and it's costing them dearly. But nobody wants a Move to Maranello...

WRC: Ogier victorious in Italy

2014-06-09 07:49

Sebastien Ogier won the 2014 Italian Rally in Sardinia on Sunday to chalk up Volkswagen's 10th successive victory.

Venice mayor held in corruption scandal

2014-06-04 14:16

The mayor of Venice and more than 30 other people have been arrested in a sweeping corruption investigation related to the construction of underwater barriers to protect the city from flooding.

Italy's rice fields find 'niche markets'

2014-06-01 12:15

The rice fields around Vercelli in northern Italy stretch as far as the eye can see with the snow-capped Alps behind.

Rossi honours mate Marco at Italian GP

2014-05-31 15:40

Rossi remembers Marco Simoncelli... Italian MotoGP ace Rossi was involved in the three-bike crash in which his friend was killed during the 2011 Malaysian MotoGP.

What a concept! Mini's stylish Superleggera

2014-05-30 11:30

BMW has debuted a retro-futuristic concept that combines classic Brit roadster with Italian flair - the Mini Superleggera Vision Concept.

Merc demo crash: World cup squad 'shocked'

2014-05-29 08:23

Germany's World Cup squad were 'shocked' after a car crash injured a race steward and a bystander during a Mercedes vehicle demonstration at a pre-World Cup training camp in Italy, according to reports.

Rosberg: 'Things will get better'

2014-05-28 08:58

Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg has said his rift with Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton will be gone and forgotten soon... We hope so!

 

Mass grave site found in Italy

2014-07-21 07:30

Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a cemetery in the 2 700-year-old port of Rome where they believe the variety of tombs found reflects the bustling town's multi-cultural nature.

Italian court clears Berlusconi in sex trial

2014-07-18 14:08

An Italian appeals court has overturned Silvio Berlusconi's conviction on charges of abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor, in a significant legal victory for the former PM.

F1 design legend slams 'ridiculous' DRS

2014-07-16 08:47

"I dislike the aerodynamics of current cars, allow normal overtaking without DRS," says Ferrari designer Mauro Forghieri - among other suggestions to spice up the sport.

New Panda: Fiat goes 4x4 with another 'cross'

2014-07-15 08:01

Following its debut at the 2014 Geneva auto show, the new Fiat Panda Cross, an off-road variant of its popular MPV, will make its debut in September.

Alitalia to cut jobs or face bankruptcy

2014-07-11 11:55

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned trade unions they must accept job cuts at Alitalia as part of a deal with Gulf airline Etihad or face bankruptcy.

New Ferrari boss hires 10 experts

2014-07-07 08:05

Ferrari's new team boss hopes to change his team's fortunes with the addition of 10 engineers, among them three engine experts from dominant Mercedes.

Pope calls exploitation of nature a sin

2014-07-05 13:12

Pope Francis has called for more respect for nature, branding the destruction of South America's rain forests and other forms of environmental exploitation a sin of modern times.

Costa Concordia wreck to be dismantled in Genoa

2014-07-01 08:26

The Italian government has announced that the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner will be dismantled in the north-western port of Genoa, putting an end to a dispute that threatened to delay operations.

World Ducati week: Everybody ready?

2014-06-30 08:21

Ducati will treat its fans to a spectacular World Ducati Week with 15 riders expected to make appearances at the event.

UniCredit to cut 2 400 jobs

2014-06-29 10:15

Italy's UniCredit has reached a deal with unions to cut 2 400 jobs in the first stage of workforce reductions in the bank's restructuring plan.

Ferrari debuts R44-million F12 TRS

2014-06-25 11:47

The 2014 Ferrari Calvalcade, a parade of the automaker's top clients held on the Italian island of Sicily, saw the debut of a one-off extreme sports car - the R44-million F12 TRS.

Late Uruguay winner sinks Italy

2014-06-24 20:10

Luis Suarez was at the centre of another biting storm as Uruguay sensationally dumped 10-man Italy out of the World Cup.

Ferrari to unveil two cars at Goodwood

2014-06-20 08:48

Two vehicle debuts, two Formula 1 cars, Kimi Raikkonen and John Surtees. Ferrari prepares to wow fans.

Ferrari to unveil two cars at Goodwood

2014-06-19 12:53

Two vehicle debuts, two Formula 1 cars, Kimi Raikkonen and John Surtees. Ferrari prepares to wow fans at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

Ferrari to exit F1 for Le Mans?

2014-06-17 11:25

"Of course, we cannot do sports-car racing and F1. It's not possible," Ferrari team president Luca di Montezemolo said.

Vodafone to buy Italy's Cobra Automotive

2014-06-16 12:30

British mobile phone giant Vodafone plans to buy Italian firm Cobra Automotive Technologies for €145m.

Judge - jungle slur punishment too much

2014-06-11 18:43

A district councillor from northern Italy who was fired from his job as a bus driver after writing on Facebook that a black former government minister should "go back to the jungle" was given his job.

Italy abandons refugees in car parks

2014-06-10 21:35

The UN refugee agency has accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan.

Singing nun wins The Voice in Italy

2014-06-06 09:48

A cheery Catholic nun has clinched an Italian television talent singing contest after winning millions of followers with her lively dance act and soulful renditions of pop classics.

Rossi honours mate Marco at Italian GP

2014-06-02 07:29

Rossi remembers Marco Simoncelli. The Ross paid tribute to his mate after an racing incident that claimed his life in 2011.

Update: Marquez takes 6th MotoGP pole

2014-05-31 16:37

There really is no stopping this young ace of the MotoGP circuit - Marc Marquez will be on pole on June 1 for the sixth time in 2014 when they line up for the Italian GP.

Ducati's Panigale scoops design award

2014-05-30 12:39

Ducati's 1199 Panigale has become the first motorcycle to be presented with Italy's top design award.

Ducati reveals SA-bound Monster 821

2014-05-29 11:01

Ducati has announced its new Monster 821 is headed for South Africa. We have details, prices and gallery images!

Ka-ching! Newey tempted by R240m?

2014-05-28 10:46

Ferrari has come up with a sweet deal, possibly including a R240-million salary, plus extras, for Red Bull's genius designer Adrian Newey. Tempting, Adrian, tempting...

What a concept! Mini's stylish Superleggera

2014-05-26 21:13

BMW has debuted a retro-futuristic concept that combines classic Brit roadster with Italian flair - the Mini Superleggera Vision Concept. We've a gallery of this stunning battery-car that takes selfies.

 
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